The Poet Book Summary and Study Guide

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Jack McEvoy writes the murder column for a Denver newspaper. When his twin brother, a police officer, commits suicide, apparently despondent over his inability to solve a murder, McEvoy investigates his death as a means of coping with his grief. What McEvoy uncovers leads him on a nationwide hunt with the FBI, gives him the story of a lifetime and the truth about his brother's death.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of sex Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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