May 15, 2004
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316155306
ISBN - 13: 9780316155304
About the Book
In this newest thriller by Michael Connelly, private investigator Harry Bosch confronts the most terrifying killer he's ever known--the monster known to millions as "the Poet."
From the Publisher
FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years.The Poet has returned.Years earlier she worked on the famous case tracking the serial killer who wove lines of poetry into his hideous crimes. Rachel has never forgotten the Poet-and apparently he has not forgotten her. Former LAPD detective Harry Bosch gets a call, too, from an old friend whose husband recently died.The death appeared natural, but this man's ties to the hunt for the Poet make Harry dig deep.What he finds leads him into the most terrifying situation he has ever encountered. So begins the most deeply compelling, frightening, and masterful novel Michael Connelly has ever written, placing Harry Bosch squarely in the path of the most ruthless and ingenious murderer in Los Angeles's history. This spectacularly dramatic and shocking novel will have Michael Connelly's readers desperately hungry for the next book from 'one of America's best writers' (Cleveland Plain Dealer).
About the Author
Michael Connelly (born July 21, 1956, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American author of detective novels, notably those featuring Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch. Bosch, named after the Dutch painter of the same name, is the protagonist of a series of Connelly's novels. The character is an LAPD detective. The Black Echo, the first book featuring Bosch, won the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for Best First Novel of 1992. Connelly has written other books outside the Bosch series, including Blood Work, which was made into a 2002 movie directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. In 2006, The Lincoln Lawyer was selected as one of ten books to feature in Richard and Judy's televised book club. Connelly is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a bachelors degree in journalism. In addition to his books, Connelly has written for television.
From Our Editors
After finishing Michael Connelly’s book The Poet, the only way to fall asleep was to convince yourself that the ruthless serial killer eventually met his deserved fate and ended up six feet under. Well, the best-selling author is here to remind you to keep the nightlight on…the cunning murderer known as The Poet, famous for killing homicide detectives, is back and has a few vicious verses left in him. Crossing over from Michael Connelly’s incredibly popular series, detective Harry Bosch is investigating the suspicious death of a friend and is led right into the path of the seemingly unstoppable Poet, joining the chase already in progress by FBI agent Rachel Walling, a previous acquaintance of the killer. Knowing exactly who the executioner is doesn’t diminish the fear factor as the author expertly builds the suspense, racing towards a conclusion that will leave your knees knocking.
To meet more brilliant crime-fighters, try:
Prayers for Rain by Dennis Lehane,
Silent Joe by T. Jefferson Parker,
The Monkey’s Raincoat by Robert Crais.
Prior to becoming an award-winning novelist, Michael Connelly worked as a crime reporter for The Los Angeles Times.
Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch was named after the 15th century Dutch painter whose work depicted dark and violent landscapes.
According to his website, Michael Connelly realized when he became a father that he had to write a sequel to The Poet as he was no longer able, even in the f