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The Poet (1996)

por Michael Connelly

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Séries: Rachel Walling (1), Jack McEvoy (1), Harry Bosch Universe (5)

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FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HARRY BOSCH AND LINCOLN LAWYER SERIES. An electrifying standalone thriller that breaks all the rules! With an introduction by Stephen King. Death is reporter Jack McEvoy's beat: his calling, his obsession. But this time, death brings McEvoy the story he never wanted to write--and the mystery he desperately needs to solve. A serial killer of unprecedented savagery and cunning is at large. His targets: homicide cops, each haunted by a murder case he couldn't crack. The killer's calling card: a quotation from the works of Edgar Allan Poe. His latest victim is McEvoy's own brother. And his last...may be McEvoy himself.… (mais)
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  2. 10
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    mikedraper: Fun book by a well regarded author.
  3. 00
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    mikedraper: One of a great author's last books. Brings me back to the old TV westerns.
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    mikedraper: Very descriptive, almost a paranormal.
  5. 01
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    mikedraper: Book award winner, highly regarded, well written.
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I kept thinking the author must have formerly been in law enforcement. I finally checked, and actually it's the main character in this book that is more like the author--a journalist, which makes even more sense. I do like how the author always keeps me guessing.
P.S. Although this was a new narrator for me, I thought Buck Schirner did great. ( )
  TraSea | May 6, 2024 |
Maybe it's just bad timing - I recently read another "catch the serial killer" novel, but this one felt very formulaic. His Lincoln Lawyer series is far more inventive. ( )
  lbspen | Apr 20, 2024 |
Not his best... ( )
  jemisonreads | Jan 22, 2024 |
An interesting look at an FBI murder investigation from a journalist's point of view. Jack Riley is an investigative reporter with a plum beat with the Rocky Mountain News where he covers the police beat on his own terms. As the story opens, Jack finds out that his twin brother, Sean, has killed himself in a deserted parking lot of a National Park. The thinking was that an unsolved gruesome murder has haunted Sean, and he couldn't take it any more.

When Jack breaks the story, he uncovers details that bring in the FBI to begin to link his brother's suicide with similar suicides by cops. The other side of the story that Jack finds, and that the FBI investigates, are the series of children's murders committed to which these same cops are assigned.

Because of Jack's breaking the case wide open, he is given access to the FBI during its investigation of this case. The common theme of suicide with quotes from Edgar Allen Poe's works begin to point to murders, not suicides. And we are also given the POV of a pedophile named Gladden, released from years-long imprisonment on a technicality, who continues to stalk children now that he is back on the streets.

While the ending seemed like a necessary wrap-up due to the length of this book, the story itself is a good one and kept me and my book group guessing. ( )
  threadnsong | Jan 21, 2024 |
Really really good with lots of twists and turns (a couple of which I should have seen coming but didn't). Not only does Connelly craft a great plot, his characters are wonderful multiple layers of humanity. Even a character who you may think is a stock character turns out not to be. Jack McEvoy is the star of this one, a newspaperman whose policeman brother is thought to have committed suicide over a tragic case that he has been unable to solve. Jack wants to figure out the why and uncovers a whole heck of a lot more. He ends up getting himself embedded with the FBI (and in-bedded with one particular agent, Rachel Walling). You never quite know what's coming next and just when you think it's over, it's not. (I am a huge fan of Harry Bosch and wasn't sure how I'd feel about a non-HB book by Connelly, but I am sold.) ( )
  AliceAnna | Jan 17, 2024 |
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FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HARRY BOSCH AND LINCOLN LAWYER SERIES. An electrifying standalone thriller that breaks all the rules! With an introduction by Stephen King. Death is reporter Jack McEvoy's beat: his calling, his obsession. But this time, death brings McEvoy the story he never wanted to write--and the mystery he desperately needs to solve. A serial killer of unprecedented savagery and cunning is at large. His targets: homicide cops, each haunted by a murder case he couldn't crack. The killer's calling card: a quotation from the works of Edgar Allan Poe. His latest victim is McEvoy's own brother. And his last...may be McEvoy himself.

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