The Evening News: A Novel

The Evening News: A Novel

by Arthur Hailey

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ISBN-13: 9780385504249
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/28/2001
Pages: 580
Sales rank: 302,707
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Arthur Hailey (1920-2004), the author of eleven novels, many of which became #1 New York Times bestsellers, was born in Luton, England. He served as a pilot and flight lieutenant in the British Royal Air Force during World War II and immigrated to Canada in 1947. While working for a transportation trade magazine, he scored his first writing success with a television drama, and began to write screenplays full-time for various networks during the golden age of live television. His novel-writing career took off in 1959 with the publication of his first novel, The Final Diagnosis, and picked up velocity with Hotel and then Airport, which spent thirty weeks in the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list and became a blockbuster film.

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The Evening News 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.