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 paper to 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... show more
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 paper to 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 Poet made 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.
Publish date: 2009-05-26
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 419
Edition language: English
The main reason why I am not giving this five stars is that it's a bit much that Jack keeps facing off against killers. It's okay that he's a reporter and that's it. Also the story gets a little lost at times I thought. It picks up when Jack meets Rachel again, but I wish that Connelly actually spen...
Jack was being downsided. He got a pink slip. A 12 days notice before clearing his desk. He also needed to train his replacement Angela Cook, a very green journalist. A woman was found in car trunk, dead and naked. Jack reported it and was harassed by a caller who claimed the guy was innocent...
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This is what a serial killer thriller should be: taut, scary, fast-moving, making good use of the usual tropes (for the killer: childhood trauma, cool/goofy nickname, grotesque fetish, high intelligence; for the hero: personal life in a shambles, likeability issues, high intelligence) while building...