Fair Warning - Michael Connelly

Fair Warning

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2020-05-26
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 2,535 Ratings


The hero of The Poet and The Scarecrow is back in this thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Jack McEvoy, the journalist who never backs down, tracks a serial killer who has been operating completely under the radar—until now. 

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.

Jack investigates—against the warnings of the police and his own editor—and makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths across the country. Undetected by law enforcement, a vicious killer has been hunting women, using genetic data to select and stalk his targets.

Uncovering the murkiest corners of the dark web, Jack races to find and protect the last source who can lead him to his quarry. But the killer has already chosen his next target, and he's ready to strike.

Terrifying and unputdownable, Fair Warning shows once again why "Michael Connelly has earned his place in the pantheon of great crime fiction writers" (Chicago Sun-Times).

Kirkus Best Book of 2020


  • typical Connelly!

    By nutsp2190
    excellent premise, true to life investigation, believable resolution…..worth reading
  • Disappointing!

    By Shahram Osk
    I read all of Connelly’s books and enjoyed them. He is unsuccessfully trying to introduce new characters. This one is by far his weakest. It looks like he is out of ideas. Time to retire?
  • Good but not great

    By Susan, Berkeley, CA
    I only recommend this to hard-core Connelly fans who enjoy the rush and can forgive him an occasional over-the-top story with too many characters and dizzying plot twists.

    By Pandemicoverandout
    Such a disappointment! I have purchased and read most of Michael Connelly’s books on my iPad over this last year, during the pandemic. I have enjoyed them so much. The main character ,Jack McEvoy, is a big jerk, I have no respect for him at all, as he is rude, self centered, self serving, self consumed....and he is boring!!
  • Blossom

    By Blossom's Pride
    The book was great and I couldn’t put it down. Michael Connelly addresses many of the concerns we all have regarding the abuses that can take place under the internet. It’s a great thing but there’s always someone who has issues and looks for victims to exploit. Looking forward to the next book. Will Jack and Rachel ever get together?
  • Entertaining throughout

    By Bri1164
    Different Connelly book in that not written from perspective of law enforcement but from purview of private citizen. Well paced and skillfully written.
  • Fair Warning

    By Live for books
    I have read all of Michael Connelly’s books and this is the only one I did not like. Story line and characters were great, but to much technical information for me. Not exciting!
  • Big fan!!!

    By 75gfd
    Storyline involves internet, public testing, looking for lost past. Well done
  • Okay.

    By KRDinCT
    Harder work than I’m used to with Connelly.
  • Jack is just plain stupid

    By fjcan2
    Of all of Michael Connelly’y characters I dislike Jack McEvoy the most. I’ll speak to the character here, not the author. Some may laud his journalistic zeal, but I think he’s single minded and selfish. His desire to be first in line in actuality perpetuates the negatives with journalists today. His quote “I’m the press, I have a right to be here” shows just how out of touch he is. He feels his rights usurp common sense, and this is why I don’t like him. I’m going to go into a soliloquy here, but in his love live, again his stupidity comes to the forefront. Let me just say that he deserves to be alone. Michelle could do better! Good story, but frustrating character to follow.