I remember reading this book in 12 hours. Straight. I just could not put it down. Made the mistake of starting it in the afternoon. It was daylight when I finished.
People (and back-covers) often claim the terms "page-turner" and "will not be able to put it down" and then we have to plow through verbalistic word-stuffing for weeks, succumbing to sleep after only a few pages.
THE POET is tight, precise, imaginative, smart and very well researched.
It defined Michael Connelly and, justifiably, made his career.
You will enjoy it too.