The Poet Topics for Discussion

Michael Connelly
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Why did The Poet choose to use quotes from Edgar Allan Poe at the murder scenes?

What could Jack McEvoy do to repair the relationship with his parents? Which side is right?

Considering that Sean McEvoy was at least ten years younger than some of his subordinates, how do you think the men regarded him as a leader?

How might the story have worked out differently if Glenn had assigned the story of Sean's murder to Jack? Would the focus have remained the same?

Would the story have had a different impact if the killer had used quotes from another poet?

Examine Jack's relationship with the FBI. Do you think his interaction with the agents was logical and reasonable or irrational?

What was Jack's first clue that the police suicides were connected? What caused him to start a nationwide search?

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