The Poet Setting & Symbolism

Michael Connelly
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Denver, Colorado

Michael Connelly's "The Poet" is set mainly in Denver, Colorado. Jack McEvoy is a reporter for the Rocky Mountain News and his brother, Sean McEvoy, works as a member of the Crimes against Persons Unit in the Denver Police Department.

Denver, often referred to as the Mile High City, is known for being situated at the base of the Rockies, the place where Jack McEvoy often escapes to win the life of a news reporter got to be too hectic.

On the outskirts of Denver is Bear Lake the place where the McEvoy family often spent summers. Bear Lake is also the site of Sarah McEvoy's death and the location of Sean McEvoy's reported suicide.

As a general rule, weather in Denver is temperate, and is not often plagued by snowstorms. Because of two unpredicted snowstorms, investigating Sean's murder becomes even more difficult for Jack.

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