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“Being a former newspaper reporter, I’ve watched in recent years as the newspaper economy has crumbled…. Along the way, many people I worked with have lost their jobs to buyouts or layoffs. I am also a big fan of the TV show The Wire.  In its last season, the show explored… what was happening to the newspaper business.  Watching that show made me want to take  a shot at the story that would be a thriller first and a torch song for the newspaper business second.”

– Connelly’s reason for bringing back The Poet protagonist Jack McEvoy.  Scarecrow copies in print:  405,000. (Publisher’s Weekly, June 8)

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