His last assignment? Training his replacement, a low-cost reporter just out of J-school who couldn't find the police station if it was right next door to the Times, which it is.
But Jack has other plans for his exit. He is going to go out with a bang - a final story that will win newspaper journalism's highest honor - a Pulitzer Prize. 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.
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Michael Connelly just seems to get better with each new book. I couldn't put it down. It's a very topical story about the demise of the newspaper industry, internet identity theft, plus the usual dose of heroes and villains. Wonderful narration combined with excellent audio production quality. You won't be disappointed.
Have downloaded most of the Michael Connelly audio books and love them. This is my favourite thus far - excellent narration. I was gripped until the end
Superb - another outing for Jack McEvoy, who perhaps makes a more well-rounded, less cliched 'detective' character than Harry Bosch (much as I love him) - less cynical, jaded and commitment-phobe; and I think the novel benefits from that. The plot is taut, tense, thrilling and utterly chilling, very hard to stop listening to - many important jobs were put on hold while I was engrossed in it! The villain, to whom we are introduced very early on, is authentically psychopathic, yet intriguing and the narration is very nicely judged - one of the few audiobooks I've listened to where I don't recall wincing at narrative gaffes even once. Without question, this is for me a five star audiobook. I'm only sorry I've finished listening to it. Buy it!
This is an easy listen, but think too hard and the plot crumbles away. It's just a shame that MC used established characters to write this pot boiler; would Agent Walling really be so dumb??Best not to think too hard then.
Lie back and enjoy.
Addicted book worm
Definitely, loved it, so many twists and turns. I loved THE POET and this was up to standard.
This is a bit like asking which part of the dessert you liked best. It's the combination of flavours and textures that make it. Same with a book, the plot, sub plot characters, writing, all combine to make the book just right
Yes, I like him . Very clear diction, pleasant tone
Indeed it was. So glad iI was ill and had an excuse to stay in bed and listen to it!
Hope this is not the last of Jack and Rachel. They work well together Rachel so analytical, Jack, jumping in with inspiration and feelings, great couple.
Will not play don't purchase for android app.
since I made audible aware of the problem this wasn't rectified before I downloaded again.
Very like the The Poet as it starts slowly and just gets better & better until you can't put it down (or turn it off)
That would spoil the experience
Brings a style & character that I couldn't
an enjoyable surprise
all in all a really good experience and I'm really pleased I listened to it all
Michael Connelly at his best. This is highly recommended book. Any listener will not be dissapointed.
"Fantasic - couldn't stop!"
Another fantastic Michael Connelly novel - fast moving and gets your interest from the start . As the story unfolds the way the characters are described makes them real. Very good plot too.
"Fantastic! Could not stop listening!"
The 2nd instalment of the Jack McEvoy series was just great. I could not stop listening and finished the book in just a day. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a good read.
"If you liked The Poet, you'll like this!"
I very much enjoyed Connelly's books about the Poet and looked forward to another McEvoy novel. This book does not dissappoint! The shifting perspective between the killer and those who chase him, and of course the plot as a whole make it well worth listening. Peter Giles does a great job narrating.
"What a letdown !"
As numerous and previous readers of the Poet’s first novel, I naively thought that this sequel would somehow live up to my expectation. I was totally mistaken in my judgment. The first part of the book painlessly moves forward and is soon entirely submerged by the insipidness of the last part. Don’t look for any of the ingredients that enchanted you on the first installment, there is none.
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