Caryl Rivers is a nationally known author, journalist, media critic and professor of Journalism at Boston University. She is the author of four novels and four works of non-fiction, all critically acclaimed. Her books have been selections of the Book of the Month Club, Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club and Troll Book club. Caryl is a distinguished scholar in the areas of gender and media, and has been widely published in the New York Times Magazine,The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, and Chicago Tribune. As a screenwriter, she has written a number of acclaimed made-for-television films.
Indecent Behavior: A Novelby Caryl Rivers
“A stylish bio tech thriller…has you totally in its grasp. The finale is hair-raising! Rivers displays to good effect her streetwise, culturally
From international bestselling author Caryl Rivers, a street-wise crime reporter and all-American science writer stumble onto a conspiracy that will threaten not only their careers, but their very lives.
“A stylish bio tech thriller…has you totally in its grasp. The finale is hair-raising! Rivers displays to good effect her streetwise, culturally hip sense of humor.” – New York Daily News
Sally Ellenberg has a nose for bad news. It’s detrimental to her love life, but perfect for her job on the crime beat. When writing up a report on a minor hold up, she stumbles across a strange detail: in the middle of the holdup, the gunman screamed suddenly before falling dead. In searching for answers, Sally teams up with orderly (and sexy) science-writer John Forbes Aiken to chase down an increasingly bizarre series of clues, from missing autopsy reports to bizarre brain experiments on animals.
As Sally and Jack dig deeper, they uncover a conspiracy reaching into the highest levels of the U.S. government and the escalating War on Terror. Reeling from a new series of attacks from Al Qaeda terrorists, the military desperately seeks new ways to get intelligence on those who would attack the United States. As powerful forces attempt to discredit Sally and Jack, they find themselves increasingly alone as they get closer to the terrifying truth.
“Rivers has a very deft hand with prose and a gift for witty dialogue, assets that make it a pleasure to read INDECENT BEHAVIOR – the bio tech plot, which leaves the FBI, CIA and government looking sleazy and sordid, moves quickly in and around Boston, surprising the reader with its twists and turns…a great novel and a genuine pleasure to read.” –Boston Herald
“Rivers tries her hand at a bio-tech thriller, with slickly professional results. Rivers is as amusing as ever, and her leading couple make fine company indeed.” –Kirkus
“A lively story from the news racket… There aren’t too many really good newspaper novels, so it’s gratifying to report that INDECENT BEHAVIOR…has the old newsroom pungency, even though, as reporter Sally Ellenberg realizes, newsrooms aren’t what they used to be.” –Chicago Tribune
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Got to page 63. Boring. (dw)
2 stars- its an okay book, mostly a romance suppose to be a mystery but very little. I was drawn to the book for the mystery theme but was very disappointed in the first 50 pages the mystery theme maybe covered 2 pages the rest all about the two main characters their lives, their philosphy in life and their hidden sexual attraction to each other. BORING this could of been a really good mystery but i could not get pass page 50. I'm glad this was a free friday selection, if i paid for it i'd be asking for my money back. I will be deleting this book from my library.
Serious, but romance and drama ad comedy! Enjoyable read, different.
This was a very enjoyable book. It had a great story, interesting characters and a very good flow.