Besides being a book about the behind the scenes world of television news, there is also a murder plot that is written and woven with eloquence. I have taken a year to read books in the past. This one took me two weekends. It captivated me and held my attention. I felt for the assignment desk, the producers and for every one of us who has had to carry the dead weight of a bad hire or two. If you’re a TV veteran, this is a must read. If you’re a young reporter, you'll get an insight in what you might have to look forward to as your career takes off. Besides a story about journalism and crime, did I mention there is a fair amount of sex in the book. Yeah, reporters are human too.
I've already asked Forrest for some insight to a possible sequel. I won't give the plot or the next city away, but if he writes it, it will be an extension of the Felix and Arrow. Where do veteran reporters go once they've made a name for themselves? I'll be buying it. For a guy whom I've never met, I felt like Carr and I have a connection. He's had his day in the newsroom trenches as news director. This book had to be cheap therapy for a recovering journalist. Good luck. Thanks for the fictional reality check into the world of television news!
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