Deadline Man

Deadline Man

Book - 2010
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He's a man we know only as "the columnist." He writes for a newspaper in Seattle, isn't afraid to stir up trouble, and keeps his life - including his multiple lovers and his past - in safe compartments. But it's all about to be violently upended when he goes out on what seems like the most mundane of assignments, looking into a staid company that "never makes news."

The moment one of his sources takes a dive off a downtown skyscraper, the columnist is plunged into a harrowing maze of murder, intrigue, and secrets that powerful forces intend to keep hidden at all costs. All he has to go on is a corporate world where nothing is as it seems, increasingly menacing encounters with mysterious federal agents, and the unsettling meme "eleven/eleven."

Meanwhile, the paper itself is dying. So the columnist joins with an aggressive young reporter to see if one explosive story can save a newspaper. Soon they're running to make the deadline of their lives....

Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, [2010]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781590587140
Characteristics: 276 pages ; 23 cm


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Jul 25, 2020

It’s an above average page turner with big topics of concern these days like the mercenary industry, the demise of the free press, hedge funds gutting enterprise for cash assets and more. Our hero is a columnist in Seattle who loves the newspaper business—and all his girlfriends. Deadline Man would make a great movie! I hope Talton will write a sequel with this hero.

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