Prepare to be played like a violin in Michael Connelly’s THE POET as he strings you along from page one to its ambiguous conclusion.
No Harry Bosch or Mickey Haller making an appearance in this one, just Jack McEvoy a reporter for the Rocky Mountain News who has just learned that his twin brother Sean, a Denver homicide detective has been found dead in his car – an apparent suicide. The suicide note is perplexing and Jack is certain that this is not a suicide. Of course, no self-respecting crime reporter would fail to investigate on his own and Jack’s mission is personal. His investigation uncovers a nationwide succession of recent cop suicides all which contain one sentence notes quoting from the writings of Edgar Allan Poe.
The plot thickens – the FBI gets involved – and the chase is on. Any further information would ruin the rest of the story - - and far be it for me to ruin another readers joy of discovery.