Down to the Wire by David Rosenfelt

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A reporter for the Bergen News, Chris Turley could never measure up to his father. Edward Turley, a combination of Bob Woodward and Ernie Pyle, was one of the last great investigative reporters and a difficult man to impress. While stuck covering press conferences and town hall meetings, Chris, his father’s legend in mind, has always dreamed of 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 for Chris, and suddenly his career is looking a lot more like his dad’s. 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 a coincidence at all. What seemed like a reporter’s dream quickly becomes an inescapable nightmare.

Down to the Wire, David Rosenfelt’s shocking new thriller about an ordinary man who gets exactly what he’s always wanted at a price he can never pay, is an intense thrill ride that will have readers racing through the pages right up to the end.


About David Rosenfelt

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David Rosenfelt is the Edgar and Shamus Award--nominated author of nine Andy Carpenter novels, most recently One Dog Night, and three previous stand-alones. He and his wife recently moved to Maine with the twenty-seven golden retrievers they have rescued and rehabilitated over the years.
Published March 11, 2010 by Minotaur Books. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Can Chris and his buddies at the News, entertainment editor Dani Cooper and online editor Scott Ryder, end the carnage before a high-stakes New Year’s Eve deadline?

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And Chris is the one blamed for it, so the killer is killing people to hurt Chris.

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Book Reporter

The anonymous source is not merely a “snitch,” but a murderer intent on seeking revenge against him for a decades-old investigative story written by Edward Turley that ruined lives.

Jan 21 2011 | Read Full Review of Down to the Wire

Nights and Weekends

It’s just another day at the Bergen News when reporter Chris Turley gets an anonymous tip—or at least it’s suggested that there’s an anonymous tip waiting for him, if he’ll meet the tipster at a park nearby.

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Spinetingler Magazine

Unfortunately, that principle does not apply to Chris Turner, a reporter for the Bergen News who is led by the nose by a serial killer, who initially entices him with a tip about a scandal about a leading political figure and then feeds him additional leads.

Sep 06 2010 | Read Full Review of Down to the Wire


Chris Turley, reporter for the Bergen News, lives in the shadow of his father, award-winning investigative reporter Edward Turley.

Oct 04 2010 | Read Full Review of Down to the Wire

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