Allen & Unwin Australia
The hero of The Poet and The Scarecrow is back in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Jack McEvoy, the journalist who never backs down, tracks a serial killer who has been operating completely under the radar–until now.
Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he’s ever encountered.
McEvoy investigates—against the warnings of the police and his own editor—and makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths across the country. But his inquiry hits a snag when he himself becomes a suspect.
As he races to clear his name, McEvoy’s findings point to a serial killer working under the radar of law enforcement for years, and using personal data shared by the victims themselves to select and hunt his targets.
Called “the Raymond Chandler of this generation” (Associated Press), Michael Connelly once again delivers an unputdownable thriller that reveals a predator operating from the darkest corners of human nature—and one man courageous and determined enough to stand in his way.
Michael Connelly remains my all-time favourite male crime fiction writer! I don’t know how he does it, the writing is always fresh and intelligent, the themes, contemporary and plausible and so addictive.
The introduction is dramatic and gripping, the characters then propel the story forward. Some contemporary science and policing methods are brought into the discussion and for about 5 minutes I was convinced I knew where this story was heading and who was the culprit. I was wrong, so wrong!
Engaging, relevant, dynamic, character lead, crime fiction – Michael Connelly has this genre sewn up.
Great to see McEvoy back, isn’t it, Carol? And I couldn’t agree more about Connelly. He is one of the finest crime fiction talents out there. He’s one of those few writers who never let me down.
I don’t know how he does it Margot – to continue this series is such a fresh and contemporary style over so many “ episodes” but glad he does.
I must admit I did not find this nearly as absorbing as I usually do with a Michael Connelly novel. Although Harry Bosch is my favourite, I have always enjoyed Connelly¹s other books and eagerly awaited each one. But I just can¹t get absorbed in Fair Warning.. I put it aside and tried again.. then again, but still find myself losing interest after a few pages. So disappointing, but I will keep trying!
Ann Creber Producer/Presenter of The Good Life on 3MDR 97.1FM
On 26/6/20 10:02 AM, “Reading, Writing and Riesling” wrote:
> readingwritingandriesling posted: ” Fair Warning Michael Connelly Allen & > Unwin Australia ISBN: 9781760877989 Description: The hero of The Poet and > The Scarecrow is back in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling > author Michael Connelly. Jack McEvoy, the journa” >
That’s a shame Ann but reading is such a personal experience – we all read the same book differently. Hope your next read is amazing.