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The Poet | [Michael Connelly]

The Poet

Our hero is Jack McEvoy, a Rocky Mountain News crime-beat reporter. As the story opens, Jack's twin brother, a Denver homicide detective, has just killed himself. Or so it seems. But when Jack begins to investigate the phenomenon of police suicides, a disturbing pattern emerges, and soon suspects that a serial murderer is at work.
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Publisher's Summary

With his four Harry Bosch novels, Michael Connelly joined "the top rank of a new generation of crime writers" (Los Angeles Times). Now Connelly returns with his most searing thriller yet - a major new departure that recalls the best work of Thomas Harris (Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs) and James Patterson (Along Came a Spider)

Our hero is Jack McEvoy, a Rocky Mountain News crime-beat reporter. As the story opens, Jack's twin brother, a Denver homicide detective, has just killed himself. Or so it seems. But when Jack begins to investigate the phenomenon of police suicides, a disturbing pattern emerges, and soon suspects that a serial murderer is at work - a devious cop killer who's left a coast-to-coast trail of "suicide notes" drawn from the poems of Edgar Allan Poe. It's the story of a lifetime - except that "the Poet" already seems to know that Jack is trailing him. . .

Here is definitive proof that Michael Connelly is among the best suspense novelist working today.

©2004 Michael Connelly; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

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    Paul 07-09-10
    Paul 07-09-10 Member Since 2007

    always looking for my next 'driveway' book

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    "A Connelly Classic"

    In my opinion ties with the best of Connelly's Harry Bosch novels and almost as good as the Lincoln Laywer.

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    Kim Maarssen, Netherlands 07-08-10
    Kim Maarssen, Netherlands 07-08-10
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    "Gripping!"

    This is Connelly at his best! Absolutely gripping you from minute one and does not let go till the last chapter. Superb!

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    Karen Weiss 04-20-10
    Karen Weiss 04-20-10 Member Since 2009
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    "wow"

    This was such a great book. I loved his style. The reader is also very good. I was totally captivated. I will definately be getting more of his work.

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    Trisha Huntington Beach, CA, USA 01-30-10
    Trisha Huntington Beach, CA, USA 01-30-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Good but not GREAT!"

    I liked this book, but I had a real hard time getting into it at first. I was not instantly engaged as I have been with other Connelly books. if you are a die hard Connelly fan, then get it, but if not, try some of his others and skip this one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marilee Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA 01-28-10
    Marilee Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA 01-28-10 Member Since 2002
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    "Another fine one from Michael Connelly"

    It was interesting having someone other that Bosch as the protagonist in this Connelly book. The story had plenty of twists and revelations and as always with an audiobook, my test is whether I find excuses to listen longer, including sitting in the garage listening to the book on my car speakers for awhile longer when I get home. The Poet passed the test with flying colors.

    I don't understand the complaints about the narrator. I thought he was excellent, with varied voices and accents for the characters. His voice was deep and pleasant, his pacing spot on.

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    Jay Monarch Beach, CA, USA 11-07-09
    Jay Monarch Beach, CA, USA 11-07-09
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    "Good story with annoying narration"

    I found myself very much immersed in the story line which was fast paced with breadth. However, I found the Narrator to sound robot like and came close to quitting early. However, I soon became use to his annoying staccato like narration and continued to finish the story.

    I actually would recommend the book... but with some hesitancy because of the narration.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Liz Cochranville, PA, United States 11-03-09
    Liz Cochranville, PA, United States 11-03-09 Member Since 2009
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    "the Poet"

    I struggled to finish this one. It went on and on-- much too long. The plot had about 3 twists too many. Character development was weak. I couldn't relate to any of the characters, nor did I care about any of them. I couldn't wait for it to be over. Sorry!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robyn CanvastownNew Zealand 09-18-09
    Robyn CanvastownNew Zealand 09-18-09
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    "Really good read"

    The plot had twists and turns that were not expected and I really enjoyed it

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    Barbara Vista, CA, USA 09-04-08
    Barbara Vista, CA, USA 09-04-08
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    "Good Read"

    Story line was interesting and surprising all the way through.

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    Susan Boise, ID, United States 09-29-09
    Susan Boise, ID, United States 09-29-09 Member Since 2007

    I enjoy Scandinavian mystery and crime authors like Asa Larsson, Helene Tursten, Jo Nesbo, Karin Fossum and Amaaldur Indridason just to name a few.

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    "The Poet"

    Mr. Connelly never disappoints. I have read all his novels and with The Poet I have been wondering how he could top this one and then came The Scarecrow to answer the questions left hanging in The Poet. Oh, what a pleasure it is to listen to Mr.Connelly weave his tales.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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