Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paperto write the definitive murder story of his career.
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.
Jack is soon running with his biggest story since The Poetmade his career years ago. He is tracking a killer who operates completely below police radar--and with perfect knowledge of any move against him. Including Jack's.
There is no way Jack McEvoy will quietly resign from the Los Angeles Times, where he has worked as a crime journalist for years. No, he's going to show the higher-ups who've given him the pink slip what they will be missing when he's gone by dishing up a ground-breaking story. That's where Alonzo Winslow comes in. This 16-year-old confessed to brutal ****** and murder charges, but when Jack looks into the details, Alonzo's story quickly falls to pieces. Following leads across state lines, Jack needs FBI agent Rachel Walling's help to crack a case that grows more and more dangerous every step they take. With the crumbling newspaper industry and a sinister, all-pervasive digital technology infrastructure augmenting the already frightening sex-crime investigation, prolific author Michael Connelly offers another killer thriller with THE SCARECROW that's scary on multiple levels and addictive in as many ways. Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the 100 Best Books of 2009.
- Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Legal + Courtroom + Crime, General, Action + Thrillers, Science + Technology, Mystery + Crime
- May 26, 2009
- May 26, 2009
- Michael Connelly
- Peter Giles (Narrator)