↠´ The Poet ↠´ Download by ☆ Michael Connelly
↠´ The Poet ↠´ Download by ☆ Michael Connelly Oh, mid 90s, how quaint you seem in this book published in 96 with your dial up internet connections, faxes, pagers, landline phones, and new fangled digital cameras Perhaps the thing dating this the most is the idea that The Rocky Mountain News editors biggest concern is that they ll get scooped by another newspaper in the fast paced world of print journalism, and not that their entire industry will collapse and they ll be out of business by 2009 Of course, if all their reporters acted like Jack McEvoy, it s no wonder they went broke Jack s twin brother was a cop who apparently shot himself, but when Jack decides to exploit his tragic death by writing a story about police suicides, the research indicates that a serial killer has bee Wow, from the opening line Death is my beat.
to the chilling conclusion, this haunting tale grabs you by the scuff of your neck and never lets go Meet Jack McEvoy a reporter who makes his way covering murder stories Little does he know that the next story he will write involves the death of his own brother, an apparent suicide Jack has a difficult time accepting that his brother Sean, a homicide detective, would take his own life, further still he does not understand his brother s last words, written by his hand just before death Out of space Out of time He begins to investigate the possible meaning in that message and in the process uncovers other deaths and other quotes, left by a suicidal hand It would seem that other detectives also quoted Edgar Allan Poe in their final dying moments As Jack s investigation continues it becomes clear t Jack McEvoy is a newspaper reporter in Denver When his twin brother, Sean, a homicide detective, is found dead in his car by what s ruled a self inflicted gunshot, Jack decides he wants to write his story But, the he probes, his suspicions grow about it possibly being a murder As he continues his research, Jack lands himself into an FBI investigation that points to a diabolical serial killer While this case is referenced in early Harry Bosch stories, Harry doesn t make an appearance here But, it s important to get the background on the case origins before Harry does get involved so that s why it is part of the Harry Bosch Universe Now, regarding the story This one is really different because Jack s a reporter, not a detective or private investigator so he doesn t have cop instincts I had to check myself on occasion when Jack didn t reac
I really liked this book It has a strong beginning and a lot of credible characters What I liked most was the fact that it seemed to end on page 450 I thought Ok, not a bad solution, but a bit obvious But then I noticed there were still 100 pages to go Finally I realized the end was not the end, but only a fake end, and then the real story was about to begin Very strong and surprising until the very last page.
Loved this one and now starting on the second Hope it is as good Great story great characters.
I personally disagree with that sentiment While very few topics are considered taboo any, a few cultural taboos still linger subjects upon which many writers still fear to tread due to its general unpleasantness Cancer used to be taboo So did adultery and homosexuality Taboos succeed in creating an atmosphere in which feelings never get expressed and problems never get solved Taboos generally make things worse.
Pedophilia is, in some ways, still a taboo subject It s probably taboo for a good reason, as the word itself is cringe worthy It stops conversations dead, makes everyone feel uncomfortable, and brings to mind nothing but disturbing thoughts and images It s understandable why pedophilia is a taboo subject, but it s also important to note that it s an issue that needs to Wow, what a book Excellent story, great attention to detail and fantastic characters Connelly has confirmed himself in my mind as the best in the game Everyone else pales in comparison.
Denver Crime Beat Reporter Jack McEvoy Specializes In Violent Death So When His Homicide Detective Brother Kills Himself, McEvoy Copes In The Only Way He Knows How He Decides To Write The Story But His Research Leads Him To Suspect A Serial Killer Is At Work A Devious Murderer Who S Killing Cops And Leaving A Trail Of Poetic Clues It S The News Story Of A Lifetime, If He Can Get The Story Without Losing His Life This is less of a review than it is a sort of caveat to my rating the caveat being that I listened to this book I don t know if there are multiple audio versions of The Poet out there, or if they just love to re copyright things every few years, but the 1996 audible edition felt like it undermined the story s natural suspense Don t get me wrong, Michael Connelly s brand of mystery thriller writing isn t exactly subtle, but echo chamber effects made moments of tension feel downright hokey.
That being said, the many twists and turns made it a worthwhile experience and I definitely still trust Richard s recommendations Jack McEvoy s role as a reporter makes him into a different sort of leading man McEvoy is a storyteller by trade, so it feels natural that his narrative voice frames the tension so well Most homicides are little I received a recommendation from a Goodreads member to read The Poet by Michael Connelly I am so glad I listened to their recommendation.
This was an amazing novelthe best I have ever read by this talented author.
Jack McEvoy was a reporter for the Rocky newspaper, who wrote about murder stories Death was his Beat Sean,his twin brother,a veteran Denver Police detective was in charge into the slaying of a University student, Theresa Lofton, found dead of an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound.
Sean McEvoy was found in his unmarked caran apparent suicide There was a note written on the windshield that said, Out of Space Out of Time But both Jack and Sean s wife, Riley, didn t believe that he would commit suicide.
It didn t add up Then Jack decides to dig deeperand find out what really happened to his brother He joins forces with the FBI to solve the mystery.
The FBI began