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The Poet (Jack McEvoy #1)

Michael Connelly

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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.

Praise For The Poet (Jack McEvoy #1)

"Chilling . . . The Poet Rings True."—San Francisco Examiner

"Pulse Pounding . . . Connelly is one of those masters of structure who can keep driving the story forward, paragraph by paragraph, in runaway-locomotive style."—USA Today

"Prepare to be played like a violin. Connelly writes suspense out of every possible aspect of Jack's obsessive hunt for his brother's killer."—Kirkus Reviews

"Connelly keeps a surprise up his sleeve until the very end of this authoritatively orchestrated thriller."—Publishers Weekly

"An intriguing new protagonist. . . . Connelly doesn't just talk about poets, he writes like one, with a spare, elegiac tone that is the perfect voice for the haunting tale he has to tell."—People

Grand Central Publishing, 9780446602617, 528pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1997

About the Author

Michael Connelly is a former journalist and has won every major prize for crime fiction. He lives in Florida.