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The Poet

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McEvoy is a newspaper man rather than a detective, so he's got a different agenda to Bosch, but there's a lot of Connelly's main man in him.

Connelly also explores another point of view in this story, we follow William Gladden who is a pedophile that a link to the cases that Jack and the FBI is trying to solve. Jumping from Jack to Gladden was a lot to wade through (this book was 528 page) and I was glad to be done. He is also a man who has become a father and knows my sense of wonder and joy and fear all at the same time.The most common is third person, multiple points of view and this applies to movies, TV drama's and novels.

The extremely repulsive villain, and again the subject of the abuse, mutilation and murder of children (which I tried mostly to skip over), left me ill. An investigation that looks like being the story of a lifetime, might also be Jack's ticket to a lonely end. Don't get me wrong, Michael Connelly's brand of mystery/thriller writing isn't exactly subtle, but echo-chamber effects made moments of tension feel downright hokey. When the FBI attempts to block the investigation, Jack is able to trade his knowledge of the other deaths for a role with their team, which includes Robert Backus, the agent-in-charge, and Rachel Walling, who is assigned to handle Jack and becomes personally involved with him. From an objective standpoint, the killer’s life is a sad one, and he appears (like almost all pedophiles) to have been a victim of gross sexual abuse as a child himself.He was named "The Poet" because he left notes containing lines of poetry from the work of Edgar Allan Poe, at each murder scene, disguising the deaths as suicides. He then learns that her father, a cop, had been suspected of molesting her and committed suicide when she was a teenager.

After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat. This is a tense, well-written book that is especially illuminating about the methods that the FBI uses for profiling and chasing serial killers.La parada y fonda en la serie de Harry Bosch, me ha llevado a otro de los personajes del universo Boschiano, Jack MacEvoy. This was one of the earlier Connelly books and he ended up inserting these characters into the larger Bosch world novels later on. It was refreshing to step back in time to an era when technology was a long way behind what it is now, and as things unfolded it reminded me of the early Bosch books. that also reminded him of a series of similar killings that ran from Sarasota, Florida to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jack goes on the trail of a serial killer of police officers nicknamed "The Poet", and ends up hunting an Internet pedophile named William Gladden.

En ocasiones me quede diciéndome, qué haces, cuando Jack no reaccionaba de la manera que debería haberlo hecho. Jack focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a sixteen-year-old drug dealer from the projects who has confessed to police that he brutally raped and strangled one of his crack clients. He has won the Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Macavity Award, Los Angeles Times Best Mystery/Thriller Award, Shamus Award, Dilys Award, Nero Award, Barry Award, Audie Award, Ridley Award, Maltese Falcon Award (Japan), . Backus admits that he himself is both Eidolon and The Poet, admitting to all of the killings and to his setup of Gladden as the "fall guy" for the murders. Perhaps the thing dating this the most is the idea that The Rocky Mountain News editors’ biggest concern is that they’ll get scooped by another newspaper in the fast paced world of print journalism, and not that their entire industry will collapse and they’ll be out of business by 2009.It should appeal to large numbers of crime fiction readers, and even if it is not quite as good as several of Connelly's other novels, that's only because Connelly himself has set the bar so high. While some things may very well be better left unsaid, continued physical and sexual abuse of children should never be one of those things that are swept under the rug or dismissed or simply ignored because it’s “too uncomfortable” a subject matter. Encima es que lo clava, el método que explica muy bien en la novela es el que se sigue utilizando con las mejoras técnicas de hoy en día. I had spent a dozen years as a police beat reporter and I knew that reality was quite the opposite of that.

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