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Fair Warning

Narrated by: Peter Giles, Zach Villa
Series: Jack McEvoy, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)

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Veteran Reporter Jack McEvoy has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realises he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he's ever encountered.

McEvoy investigates - against the warnings of the police and his own Editor - and makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths across the country. But his inquiry hits a snag when he himself becomes a suspect.

As he races to clear his name, McEvoy's findings point to a serial killer working under the radar of law enforcement for years and using personal data shared by the victims themselves to select and hunt his targets.

©2020 Michael Connelly (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group
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not as good as bosch

narrator was good but the story was that exciting. the Bosch series was so much better

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Not the usual Michael Connelly masterpiece

I found this story difficult to listen to. The constant use of "he said, she said" was frustrating and unnecessary. I have avidly read all of Michael Connelly's previous books and although the story had substance, this didn't feel as if it was written by him or to his usual standard (sorry Michael).
Perhaps it was just that the audible version wasn't as good as reading the book myself.

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chapters are cut off

Chapters 7 and 9 end mid sentence. I suspect more. where is the quality control?

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Quick paced and exciting did it again by Connelly

Like good Michael Connelly books, this one is intriguing and fast paced. 10 hours went by in a flash. A bit disappointed at the end (don't want to spoil the story) or would have been 5 stars.

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how hum

This is a tired story that I lost interest in quickly. Not up to the usual Michael Connelly standard.

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Rather testosterone filled story

I won’t be reading Michael Connellys books again. This one was so Americanised a one layered story with no interesting thoughts. Also the protagonist voice was really vanilla. I did finish it but was constantly sealing out loud complaining about it. I’m sure lots of people like his books just not me. 4/10

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  • Lia
  • 26-05-2020

Michael Connelly Delivers Again

I have every Connelly book in my library so I am a real fan and love most of his books. This book did not disappoint.
Journalist Jack McEvoy works for an Internet news site called "Fair Warning" and usually investigates situations that affect consumers. When he's questioned by the LAPD about the homicide of a woman he had a one-night-stand with, he becomes interested due to the way she was killed. He senses there might be a story and finds that the victim also had told a friend that she had been a victim of cyber-stalking. Jack sets out to learn all he can about Tina Portero and soon finds himself down the rabbit hole. Soon he has information about four similar deaths and all of the women had turned their DNA over to a company known as GT23. All of them seem to be the work of one person -- The Shrike.

This was great writing and lots of action with details galore. Although two other books by this author feature Jack McEvoy, this worked fine as a standalone. (I listened to THE POET and also THE SCARECROW again before the book was released to refresh my memory. Both great books) The listener is immediately drawn into the story and the well-drawn characters are believable as the narrative continues relentlessly to the climax. Who is the elusive Shrike and where will he strike next? The really scary stuff within actually has to do with the concern about the DNA that so many willingly put in an envelope and mail to these companies. For, you see, government oversight of the DNA analytics industry is a bit lax.

Another interesting aspect of this novel is that, even though this book is a work of fiction, the news site "Fair Warning" actually exists and does watchdog reporting as described. The science is real. The dangers are real.

Peter Giles and Zach Villa were wonderful with the delivery of the story

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  • Smit Says
  • 27-05-2020

Chapters chop off 8 & 9 so far

I was really looking forward to this book and so far the storyline is engaging, exciting and it’s great to see Jack back.

The actual editing of the story and narration is not doing the book justice. At the end of two or three chapters so far the narrator is cut off. We are losing a sentence or two of the work.

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  • **Rainbow**
  • 28-05-2020

Errors in audio editing

Enjoying the story so far, but as a previous reviewer has reported, chapters 8 and 9 cut off before the finish, haven’t got any further than that yet.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-05-2020

solid

It's Michael Connelly. There's no showboating. You get solid engrossing, forward-driving, wish I had time to listen to the whole thing today, story. Believable characters with their own voices, situations you can imagine happening, never a fault in the plot. Great stuff.

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  • mollyeyre
  • 26-05-2020

A bit dreary

I felt that this book is a little jaded, I am getting fed up with the self opinionated characters.

The story was OK but I don't feel that I would have missed out on anything if I'd given it a miss.

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  • Matty
  • 08-07-2020

Can't like Jack MacAvoy

Unlike Connelly's other major characters (Bosch and Mickey Haller) its very difficult to like Jack MacAvoy who seems to want the story at all cost as opposed to doing whats right. Not my favourite, Bosch and Haller much better

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  • Mark
  • 08-07-2020

Superb Thriller

'Fair Warning' is a really gripping and engaging thriller. It is beautifully read and a joy to listen to. Michael Connelly is always great with his research and the plot's many strands have a contemporary and authentic feel about them. That the book so effortlessly and credibly glides along is a real testament to his skill as an author and if the definition of a thriller is that you always want to know what happens next then this novel, once again, ticks that box. He really is the best of the best. Also, do listen to the excellent interview at the end.

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  • Valued_ Customer_No1
  • 30-06-2020

Another Michael Connelly winner

One of his lesser known characters, but if your a fan you quickly remember him. A good story well told. Don't be disappointed it's not bosch or Ballard or Mickey haller but rejoice that the prodigal has returned. Good audio book extra on the end. Liking forward to the next Connelly book irrespective of the characters involved.

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  • Van helmond
  • 25-06-2020

Not my favourite Connelly

Although I normally very much enjoy Connelly’s writing, I didn’t love this book. The issue of dna/privacy is very interesting though. I didn’t warm to Jack or Rachel, their characters lack depth and didn’t really come to live for me.

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I didn’t like the ending, Connelly seems to want to wrap things up in a hurry. No time for further explanations or analyses, but still a dead bad guy so everyone can return to normal.

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Giles puts a lot of drama in his rendition. Together with the character’s rather dramatic thoughts and phrasing it was all a bit much for me.

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  • Dazler
  • 24-06-2020

Another Winner from Michael Connelly!

I am a big fan of Michael Connelly and his L.A. tales. And this lates book did not disappoint except for one little thing I thought was a little lazy at the end! If you read it I'm sure you will know what I mean!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-06-2020

Fair Warning.

I have been a Michael Connelly fan for at least 20 years. I thought the story was really good. The narration however nearly spoilt it for me. Too much he said she said during conversation between characters. Awful. Surely an experienced listener can work that bit out.