The Almighty

The Almighty

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by Irving Wallace
     
 

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Edward Armstead has lived much of his life in the shadow of his famous media lord father. When his father dies, he leaves a will that makes it nearly impossible for Edward to keep the thign he wants most - The New York Record - his father's flagship newspaper. Edward's determination to exceed his father drives him to embark on two obssesive quiests - to make the New

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Edward Armstead has lived much of his life in the shadow of his famous media lord father. When his father dies, he leaves a will that makes it nearly impossible for Edward to keep the thign he wants most - The New York Record - his father's flagship newspaper. Edward's determination to exceed his father drives him to embark on two obssesive quiests - to make the New York Reporter the number one nerwspaper in the city - and the the world - and to make his father's young mistress his own.

In a swiftly paced and prescient story reaching out of Manhattan into the inner circles of power in England, France, Spain, Switzerland, and Isarael, a growing wave of violence gives the publisher sensational headlines, exclusive to the Record, that turn Armstead into a media legend almost overnight.

As Weston begins to believe his own hype, considering himself media's 'Almighty', a young, prize-winning investigative reporter on his staff, Victoria Weston, begins to suspect that someone is manipulating front-page news. As she follows her investigation through France and back to Manhattan, she begins to suspect the terrible truth.

This novel brings Rupert Murdoch and the current string of media scandals immediately to mind. A sobering tale of power, corruption, and madness at the highest levels from a master craftsman of the written word.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013078598
Publisher:
Crossroad Press
Publication date:
09/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
326,759
File size:
606 KB

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The Almighty 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too much explicit sexual intercourse. Not my cup of tea.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago