The Evening News: A Novelby Arthur Hailey
Cold-blooded politics, naked power, and raw terror behind the scenes. Murder in New York, terror in South America, bloody riots in Eastern Europe. That's the evening news as calmly reported by top TV anchorman Crawford Sloane. . .until his own life is torn apart in one dramatic moment. For when terrorists snatch his family, no one knows better than Sloane how slim are the chances of getting them back alive. Now their fate depends on Sloane's rival, ace reporter Harry Partridge; on a beautiful and ruthless network CEO, and on Sloane's determination to track the kidnappers downfrom New York to Columbia to the Peruvian Andes and a final heart-stopping climax of danger and death.
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This book was first published in 1990. Post 11/09 the reader aptly wonders at the stark realism in the words of Crawford Sloane, a leading character in the novel ¿ ¿The day is not far away when terrorism reaches the shores of our own homeland¿. As is the characteristics of Arthur Hailey thrillers, the plot revolves round a particular industry ¿ this time the news media. Once again, Arthur Hailey brings out in his inimitable style the day to day operations in the industry and the lives of people that revolve round it. Crawford Sloane is CBA-TV's most celebrated and popular newscaster, who has climbed up the ladder all the way from his days as a journalist in the Vietnam War. He is an idealist who strongly believes that the US policy in dealing with internatio0nal terrorism is wrong. He strongly argues against encouraging terrorism by paying ransoms. When Crawford Sloanes wife, son and father are kidnapped, by the dreaded Peruvian terrorist group Sendero Luminoso (The Shining Path) CBA News decides to set up a task force of their own, led by Harry Partridge, friend and colleague of Crawford Sloane from the days of Vietnam War. For Harry, this is more than just a mission. It is the only chance to save his the love of his life - Jessica, Crawford's wife. Will Harry succeed in saving the lives of the kidnapped? Will Crawford Sloane give in to the demands of the kidnappers, against his life long philosophies? A tightly woven plot and a nail biting finish makes this book a very interesting reading. A must recommended for Arthur Hailey fans.
Picked this up in nostalgic moment, remembering his older book Airport. Don't know why I haven't kept up with him, because his novels remain intense, informative and enjoyable from start to finish....moral issues and power of the press thought provoking. Another good one from an author that has been around for years.