Summary

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 door 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 newspaper journalism's highest honor - a Pulitzer Prize. He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.
©2009 Hieronymus, Inc. (P)2009 Hachette Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kurt on 29-05-09

Another Winner from Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly just seems to get better with each new book. I couldn't put it down. It's a very topical story about the demise of the newspaper industry, internet identity theft, plus the usual dose of heroes and villains. Wonderful narration combined with excellent audio production quality. You won't be disappointed.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lauren on 11-08-09

Vintage Connelly

Superb - another outing for Jack McEvoy, who perhaps makes a more well-rounded, less cliched 'detective' character than Harry Bosch (much as I love him) - less cynical, jaded and commitment-phobe; and I think the novel benefits from that. The plot is taut, tense, thrilling and utterly chilling, very hard to stop listening to - many important jobs were put on hold while I was engrossed in it! The villain, to whom we are introduced very early on, is authentically psychopathic, yet intriguing and the narration is very nicely judged - one of the few audiobooks I've listened to where I don't recall wincing at narrative gaffes even once. Without question, this is for me a five star audiobook. I'm only sorry I've finished listening to it. Buy it!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lia on 26-11-09

Wonderful listen

Michael Connelly at his best. This is highly recommended book. Any listener will not be dissapointed.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Barry on 15-01-14

Fantasic - couldn't stop!

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Another fantastic Michael Connelly novel - fast moving and gets your interest from the start . As the story unfolds the way the characters are described makes them real. Very good plot too.

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