Another great story from Connelly. If you don’t know him you should, he is top of his class. It stars Jack McEvoy, hero of The Poet, and I really don’t want to say more about it except you must read him.
Jack McEvoy is at the end of the line as a crime reporter. Forced to take a buy-out from the LA Times, he's got 30 days left on the job. His last assignment? Training his replacement, a low-cost reporter just out of J-school. But Jack has other plans for his exit. He is going to go out with a bang - a final story that will win the newspaper journalism's highest honour - a Pulitzer prize. Jack focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer from the projects who has confessed to police that he brutally raped and strangled one of his crack clients. But as Jack delves into the story he soon realises that Alonzo's so-called confession is bogus. The investigation leads him to a killer known as The Scarecrow who has worked completely below the police and FBI radar. Jack is soon off and running on the biggest story he's had since The Poet crossed his path twelve years before - but The Scarecrow knows he's coming...
Crime journo Jack McAvoy is a strongly drawn protagonist who made a mark tracking down serial killer The Poet. He knows his days at the LA Times are numbered, so when he encounters the grandmother of a young drug dealer he uses both her and the boy to fuel a story. But is the boy innocent, as the grandmother claims? And is the murder of a young woman in a drug deal more than it seems – does Jack McAvoy have another serial killer in his sights?
'Connelly writes with a taut precision and the sub-plots regarding data harvesting and media downsizing are gripping.' CATHOLIC HERALD
'As ever, the plot is twisted and chilling, the characterisation spot on, the dialogue sharp...a riveting, page-turning read, with The Scarecrow a genuine monster at its heart.' THE PRESS (York)
'when he's on top form -- as he is here -- nobody does it better' NORTHERN ECHO
Publication date: 13/05/2010
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||13th May 2010|
|Publisher:||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
Michael Connelly is a former police reporter for the LOS ANGELES TIMES and the international bestselling author of the Harry Bosch thriller series. He is the author of several standalones, including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, THE LINCOLN LAWYER, which was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club. BOSCH, the TV series based on Michael's novels, is the most watched original series on Amazon Prime Instant Video and has just been commissioned for a second series. His novel Blood Work was adapted into a film in 2002 with a screenplay by Brian Helgeland and direction by Clint Eastwood, who ...More About Michael Connelly