Jack McEvoy is at the end of the line as a crime reporter. Forced to take a buy-out from the LA Times, he's got 30 days left on the job. His last assignment? Training his replacement, a low-cost reporter just out of J-school. But Jack has other plans for his exit. He is going to go out with a bang - a final story that will win the newspaper journalism's highest honour - a Pulitzer prize. Jack focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer from the projects who has confessed to police that he brutally raped and strangled one of his crack clients. But as Jack delves into the story he soon realises that Alonzo's so-called confession is bogus. The investigation leads him to a killer known as The Scarecrow who has worked completely below the police and FBI radar. Jack is soon off and running on the biggest story he's had since The Poet crossed his path twelve years before - but The Scarecrow knows he's coming...
- Paperback | 576 pages
- 128 x 194 x 38mm | 358.34g
- 13 May 2010
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
- New ed.
About Michael Connelly
A former police reporter for the LOS ANGELES TIMES, Michael Connelly is the author of the Harry Bosch thriller series as well as several stand-alone bestsellers, including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, THE LINCOLN LAWYER, selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club. Michael Connelly has been President of the Mystery Writers of America. His books have been translated into 35 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the EDGAR and ANTHONY AWARDS. He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his family.
Connelly writes with a taut precision and the sub-plots regarding data harvesting and media downsizing are gripping. CATHOLIC HERALD As ever, the plot is twisted and chilling, the characterisation spot on, the dialogue sharp...a riveting, page-turning read, with The Scarecrow a genuine monster at its heart. THE PRESS (York) when he's on top form -- as he is here -- nobody does it better NORTHERN ECHO
Connelly writes with a taut precision and the sub-plots regarding data harvesting and media downsizing are gripping. CATHOLIC HERALD