Michael Connelly has always tried to give his readers bonus material with each new novel. Short stories, lost chapters, and visual adaptations. This time he has something new. A short film called “Conflict of Interest,” which features the exploits of FBI Agent Rachel Walling leading up to the point she enters the story of THE SCARECROW. Don’t worry, there are no spoilers here. The story runs parallel to THE SCARECROW. The case Rachel is working comes very close to the story Jack McEvoy is chasing. Starring Julie St. Claire, Chris Bruno, and James Remar (Sex and the City, Dexter.) Written by Michael Connelly and directed by T.L. Lankford, the film will be available in three parts. The first installment is linked below. Watch for part two next week, and the finale on May 26, the day THE SCARECROW is published in the USA and Canada.