Down to the Wire

Down to the Wire

Book - 2011
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A reporter for the Bergen News, Chris Turley could never measure up to his father--one of the last great investigative reporters and a difficult man to impress--but still, he can dream. Stuck covering small-time press conferences and town hall meetings, Chris fantasizes about winning his own Pulitzer, however unlikely it seems.

Then one day while he's waiting to meet a source, a giant explosion takes out half of an office building next door. Shocked into action, Chris saves five people from the burning building. His firsthand account in the next day's paper makes him a hero and a celebrity. And that's not all.

The source's next tip delivers a second headline-grabber of a story, and suddenly Chris's career is looking a lot more Pulitzer-worthy. But then it seems this anonymous source has had a plan for Chris all along, and his luck for being in the right place at the right time is not luck at all. In the blink of an eye what seemed like a reporter's dream becomes an inescapable nightmare with his own life on the line.

David Rosenfelt's Down to the Wire is a dazzling, page-turning thriller.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2011, c2010.
ISBN: 9780312356804
0312356803
Characteristics: 375 pages ; 20 cm.

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NRBBrady
May 09, 2018

This author does not disappoint! I totally encourage anyone who likes self-deprecating humor, interesting plot twists, and engaging characters to give this book a try! Rosenfelt has a delightful series starring Andy Carpenter (and beloved golden retriever, Tara) but this book is a stand alone that doesn't require any other prior book in order to make sense of characters or history.

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brianwalsh1948
Apr 21, 2017

Another excellent book by Rosenfelt. I found it difficult in the beginning, to make any sort of attachment to the main character (Chris), but as the story unfolded, it got better. Great storyline, with several twists and turns. If you are a Rosenfelt fan, I would recommend this book to you.

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bridge1
Jun 17, 2012

ChrisTurley is a reporter waiting for his big Pulitzer Prize story. He gets a lot more than he bargained for in this mystery that goes on too long. Usually I love Rosenfelt's books but this one got tedious.

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rahmmie
May 24, 2011

Very enjoyable read, entertaining and fast-paced

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