MICHAEL CONNELLY - Scarecrow , in hardback , First Edition / Impression published by Orion in 2009 .
This book is signed by the author - I met Michael at a signing for his book , The Drop .
Another novel by the author of The Poet and The Lincoln Lawyer - this is the second book to feature Jack McEvoy and follows on from The Poet .
" Jack McEvoy is at the end of the line as a crime reporter . Forced to take a buy-out from the LA Times as the newspaper grapples with dwindling readership and revenues , he's got 30 days left on the job . His last assignment ? Training his replacement , a low cost reporter just out of J-school who couldn't find the police station if it was right next store to the Times , which it is . But Jack has other plans for his exit . He is going to go out with a bang - a final story that will win the newspaper journalism's highest honor - a Pulitzer prize . Jack focuses on Alonzo Winslow , a 16-year-old drug dealer from the projects who has confessed to police that he brutally raped and strangled one of his crack clients . Jack convinces Alonzo's mother to co-operate with his investigation into the possibility of her son's innocence . But she has fallen for the oldest reporter's trick in the book . Jack's real intention is to use his access to report and write a story that explains how societal dysfunction and neglect created a 16-year-old killer . But as Jack delves into the story he soon realizes that Alonzo's so-called confession is bogus , and Jack is soon off and running on the biggest story he's had since The Poet crossed his path twelve years before .
" This time Jack is onto a killer who has worked completely below police and FBI radar . His investigation leads him into the digital world of data collocation services where server farms are watched over by techs who liken themselves to scarecrows - keeping the birds of prey off their clients' data . But Jack inadvertently set off a digital tripwire and the killer - the Scarecrow - knows he's coming . "
About Michael Connelly
Connelly has won the Edgar , Anthony , Macavity , Nero , Barry , Ridley , Maltese Falcon (Japan) , .38 Caliber (France) , Grand Prix (France) , and Premio Bancarella (Italy) awards .
In addition to his work in publishing , Michael Connelly was one of the creators , writers , and consulting producers of Level 9 , a TV show about a task force fighting cyber crime that ran on UPN in the Fall of 2000 .
He lives with his family in Florida.
Very good condition - some very slight creasing and scuffing to the dust jacket , and some very slight discolouration , mainly to the page edges - still quite a decent copy .
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