With his four Harry Bosch vels, Michael Connelly joined the top rank of a new generation of crime writers (Los Angeles Times). Now Connelly returns with his most searing thriller yet--a major new departure that recalls the best work of Thomas Harris (Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs) and James Patterson (Along Came a Spider). Our hero is Jack McEvoy, a Rocky Mountain News crime-beat reporter. As the vel opens, Jack's twin brother, a Denver homicide detective, has just killed himself. Or so it seems. But when Jack begins to investigate the phemen of police suicides, a disturbing pattern emerges, and soon suspects that a serial murderer is at work--a devious cop killer who's left a coast-to-coast trail of suicide tes drawn from the poems of Edgar Allan Poe. It's the story of a lifetime--except that the Poet already seems to kw that Jack is trailing him.... Here is definitive proof that Michael Connelly is among the best suspense velist working today.