The Poet - Chapters 1-10 Summary & Analysis

Michael Connelly
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Chapters 1-10 Summary

Chapter 1 of "The Poet" by Michael Connelly begins with Denver news reporter Jack McEvoy being informed that his twin brother Sean is dead. Sean was a member of the Crimes Against Persons Unit (CAPS) in the Denver Police Department. According to two of Sean's men, Harold Wexler and Ray St. Louis, Sean committed suicide while parked in his car at Bear Lake.

Jack recalls the last good night he spent with Sean before the Theresa Lofton case. The brothers sat drinking beer at "Pints Of," a cop bar in Denver. Previously Sean had told Jack about the concept of "the limit." Each homicide cop has a limit on the number of dead bodies he could see before the cop is forced to retire or becomes so mentally disturbed that he "eats a bullet." Sean claimed that the limit was different for...

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