|FBI agent Rachel Walling gets the call she has dreaded for years. The Poet has returned. Years earlier she worked on the famous case tracking the serial killer who wove lines of poetry into his hideous crimes. Rachel has never forgotten the Poet and, apparently, he has not forgotten her...|
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Harry Bosch investiga la muerte del ex profiler del FBI Terry McCaleb, que muchos lectores de Connelly recordarán como el héroe de su novela "Deuda de sangre", llevada al cine con Clint Eastwood en el papel principal. |Las indagaciones de Bosch le llevan a sospechar de Robert Backus, conocido como "El poeta", a quien se daba por muerto. Decidirá entonces pedir la ayuda de la agente del FBI Rachel Walling, encargada en su día de la ...
Michael Connelly's best-known novels feature Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch, an LAPD detective who is relentless in his efforts to solve cold cases. Connelly feels that crime fiction performs an important function. "The world has become more confusing. It has also become more dangerous," he has said. "These books tend to follow a standard in which justice prevails. This is reassuring. I think we all look at the world and see that bad people often get away. [But] that doesn't happen too often in fiction." Connelly, who was born in Philadelphia, decided to become a crime writer after reading the works of Raymond Chandler as a teen. He earned a degree in journalism, and after being short-listed for a Pulitzer, for a 1986 story about a plane crash that he had written for a Florida newspaper, he was offered a job at the Los Angeles Times, where he remained until the mid-1990s. His first Harry Bosch novel, THE BLACK ECHO (1992), garnered an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America, an organization that Connelly would later head. Since that first outing, Bosch has been the focus of several other books, most of them bestsellers. Connelly's other series protagonist is Mickey Haller, a Los Angeles defense attorney who works out of his car. The character was introduced in THE LINCOLN LAWYER (2005), which was made into a film starring Matthew McConaughey in 2011. That did not mark the first time Connelly's work had been adapted for the big screen, however; in 2002 BLOOD WORK, a 1998 non-series novel about an ex-FBI agent who receives a heart transplant, had been filmed by Clint Eastwood. Besides seeing his characters brought to life by Hollywood, Connelly has also had the distinction of portraying himself in an episode of the ABC-TV series CASTLE.
"...Michael Connelly's best crime novel since CITY OF BONES." - Janet Maslin 05/03/2004 "Fiendishly clever plotter that he is, Connelly has a field day maneuvering all the players into game position for this murder marathon." - Marilyn Stasio 05/09/2004 "Connelly is a master and this novel is yet another of his masterpieces." (starred review) 04/12/2004 "One of Connelly's best." - Philip Oakes 07/01/2004