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The Poet Connelly, Michael/ Schirner, Buck (NRT) 1 of 1

Product Details:

Format:  CD
ISBN-10: 1423323238
ISBN-13: 9781423323235
Sku: 202434694
Publish Date: 6/30/2006
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 6.25H x 5.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  9
Age Range:  NA
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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 novel 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.
Annotation:
Following the suicide of his police detective brother, journalist Jack McEvoy decides to exorcise his grief by writing a feature on police suicides. Researching his story, Jack stumbles on a shocking federal investigation that leads him to the most terrifying elements on the Internet. In grabbing hold of the story of a lifetime, Jack knows that he is making himself the most visible target for a brilliant killer who has eluded the best investigators in the country.
Author Bio
Michael Connelly
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.
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Product attributeBook Format:   Audio Cassette - Unabridged / Audio CD - Unabridged
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   9
Product attributePublisher:   Brilliance Audio
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