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Jack
McEvoy is a Denver Colorado reporter, his beat is Death, when violence visits,
Jack is the man to put it to words.  His
twin, Sean, is a hot cop in the homicide division.  The brutal murder of a young woman shocks the
Rocky Mountain town; the killing mimics the grisly details of LA’s famous Black
Dahlia killing. Jack wants to write the story, figures he has an in with a
homicide cop, but when Sean refuses to talk it causes a rift between the
brothers.  So Jack didn’t realize how
depressed his brother was when months later they had no viable lead.  He is taken completely by surprise when the
cops show up at his door, to have him come along and break the news to Sean’s
wife that her husband won’t be coming home anymore.  Sean drove up to Estes Park by the lake, the
same lake that claimed his sister long ago, took his service revolver and ended
his life. The rift between the brothers was not deep; it would have mended
given a little time.  For Jack, the best
way to honor his brother is to write about him. 
As he delves deeply into the circumstances he makes a startling discovery.  A number of homicide cops have died in eerily
similar circumstances.  Jack’s digging
will take him from Denver to Chicago and on to Washington DC where he will meet
Rachel Walling, a formidable, determined FBI agent.  The story will head on to other cities as
they continue with their grisly discoveries. 
This is an edge of your seat thriller with surprising twists and turns.

— Deon Stonehouse

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FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HARRY BOSCH AND LINCOLN LAWYER SERIES

An electrifying standalone thriller that breaks all the rules! With an introduction by Stephen King.

Death is reporter Jack McEvoy's beat: his calling, his obsession. But this time, death brings McEvoy the story he never wanted to write--and the mystery he desperately needs to solve. A serial killer of unprecedented savagery and cunning is at large. His targets: homicide cops, each haunted by a murder case he couldn't crack. The killer's calling card: a quotation from the works of Edgar Allan Poe. His latest victim is McEvoy's own brother. And his last...may be McEvoy himself.



About the Author


Michael Connelly is a former journalist and has won every major prize for crime fiction. He lives in Florida.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780446690454
ISBN-10: 0446690457
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: July 2002
Pages: 608
Language: English