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 realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he's ever encountered.
... intriguing ... The briskly paced Fair Warning spins on its realistic look at journalism as Connelly, who worked as a reporter at the South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Los Angeles Times, makes the minutia of reporting exciting. Connelly is careful not to glamorize reporting — as if anyone believes it is a glamorous profession — but shows that good journalism is based on getting details right and ethics. Connelly also illustrates the energizing “addictive momentum” that a journalist often feels when a story that can right a wrong comes together ... should please fans as it fits well in Connelly’s oeuvre.
... really of the moment ... But no matter how modern-day the subject, there’s still plenty of that good old fashioned storytelling which Michael Connelly does so well. He takes you into the nuts and bolts of modern-day journalism and demonstrates that not all reporters are as unreliable as current opinion would have you believe. The up-against-the-deadline moments zing, in contrast to some of the more ‘scientific’ moments which demand a little more focus from the reader.