He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.
Jack is soon running with his biggest story since The Poetmade his career years ago. He is tracking a killer who operates completely below police radar--and with perfect knowledge of any move against him. Including Jack's.
©2009 Michael Connelly; (P)2009 Hachette
Excellent story . . . good reader. Connelly remains a great story teller. And his insight into current day newsrooms is tack on.
A terrific audiobook on all levels. Good plot, believable, sympathetic characters, a first-class antagonist, and excellent narration.
The narrator's style very much reminded me of the "hard bitten reporter" genre, rather noir. Perfect fit for this audiobook.
m connelly never disappoints. this entertained me while doing my power walk - walked much further than planned as i didn't want to turn the nano off!!
other than the constant mispronunciation of a few words, this was a really enjoyable story. the Narrator was easy to listen to.
Excellent listen! Kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. SO much to learn about security issues! I will never feel safe again.
You ping and pong between the reporter and his FBI girl friend, at one end, and the scare crow, a particularly nasty serial killer. The killer is a computer wizard who can snoop on and reach out to hurt people using the internet in a rather disturbingly realistic way.
It is typical Connelly, and if you like Connelly, you will like this one.
Not a dissapointment........true to his works............really enjoyed every minute....and I am hard to please
I just finished listening to the Scarecrow and enjoyed it for the story and the atmosphere but found the characters and the dialog a little stilted. "Lincoln Lawyer" was much superior and presented a main character who was much more interesting to spend my time with. I found the character of Jack Mcavoy too heavy and his relationship with Rachel contrived and unrealistic.
The story itself made up for most of the faults though as it was very interesting and suspenseful.
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