Down to the Wire

Down to the Wire

Book - 2010
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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.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312373948
Branch Call Number: ROS
Characteristics: 294 p.


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Jul 21, 2019

Enjoyable and fast paced. Didn't know snowblowers needed a minimum amount of snow before they could be used. Must be an American thing. High body count. Will be looking for another book by this author.

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.

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.

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.

May 24, 2011

Very enjoyable read, entertaining and fast-paced

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