The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly
When the LA Times announces crime reporter Jack McEvoy will be released from it’s staff in two weeks time, Jack decides to go out in style with one final big write-up. As his investigation of a murder, he discovers the real murder is not the person the police have arrested. Jack links this murder to another murder. On the hunt for the truth, Jack, his life in peril, follows the trail of bodies. With every twist and turn, will Jack’s search lead to the real killer?