On Sale: May 26, 2009
Featuring: Jack McEvoy
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Bouchercon 2009 Guest of Honor
The instant #1 bestseller from author Michael Connelly–“the best mystery writer in the world” (GQ)–brings back the hero of The Poet in a terrifying new thriller.
Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paperto write the definitive murder story of his career.
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.
Jack is soon running with his biggest story since The Poetmade his career years ago. He is tracking a killer who operates completely below police radar–and with perfect knowledge of any move against him. Including Jack’s.