Breaking News

Despite ABS News producer Bill Ramey's distaste for seamy news stories, he pursues evidence that links Senator Gerald Smith to the disappearance of a beautiful blond coed. Nothing is as it appears and soon Bill uncovers dark secrets that someone would kill to protect. As the news story unfolds Bill Ramey and Senator Smith are swept into the funnel of a media tornado that neither of them can control. Though Bill tries to hang on to his integrity, he becomes one of the players in a dangerous game of media manipulation.

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By Schuyler (Wilsonville, OR) · ★★★★★ · March 18, 2014
“Breaking News” is a captivating book, full of caricature, satire, stereotype, and raucous action. There are twists and turns in the plot that keep the reader guessing. And, best of all, it reveals what we all suspect about the news media; all is not what it appears.

The authors, writer J.D. Rader... ...more
By Heather (Ledyard, CT) · ★★★★★ · April 01, 2014
What a great book! It was a little slow in the first half, but then there were several good twists that kept the action going. The story is of heartache, revenge, and trying to do the right thing. The characters are all appropriately flawed and damaged which makes for great drama.

The main charac... ...more
By Linda (New Albany, MS) · ★★★☆☆ · March 13, 2013
This book came to me free from Bookbub. It was near perfect in the mechanics of good writing and so easy to read. The plot was tied up in a pretty bow at the end.

The book is about how television news is delivered to its audience. That news may be important, it may be real, or it may be manufactu... ...more
By Karen (The United States) · ★☆☆☆☆ · July 28, 2014
I didn't finish it. I got to chapter 42 and felt like gouging my eyes out. I can't stand to read stories where it's "told" to me instead of helping me "live" it through a character's eyes. Though I knew what the characters were doing, I never got to know the characters. Where was the emotion? Whe... ...more
By Linda M Ratzman (The United States) · ★★★★★ · November 15, 2014
Great read!

This story held my interest and I couldn't put it down. I would love to read more by this author. ...more
By Barb (Richmond, VA) · ★★★★★ · April 01, 2014
This is a real page turner. I couldn't put it down. ...more
By Jeremiah (New Castle, PA) · ★★★★☆ · January 13, 2013
Really great and suspenseful story. Especially toward the end, I found myself unable to stop reading. It was very interesting to get what I can't help but assume is an accurate behind-the-scenes look into the world of media manipulation, wrapped up in a very suspenseful story.

I found myself very... ...more
By Sally (Cape Girardeau, MO) · ★★★★☆ · January 26, 2012
This book was an entertaining read. Fiction? Yes, yet so true! The narrator is a former print journalist turned TV news producer. He rues the deterioration of his field from news reporting to entertaining. The story includes enough mystery albeit a bit too predictable to keep the reader engaged;... ...more
By Rick (Johnson City, TN) · ★★★★★ · January 09, 2013
This was a good book about the news industry. Even as fiction, the book aptly points out the flaws in broadcast news. Sex and intrigue sells over boring news about things such as debt limits and other mundane stuff. The initial part of the book is tied into the ending with a masterful stroke. The... ...more
By Dorothy (Edmonds, WA) · ★★★★★ · April 22, 2013
I thought this was an excellent book. Written by a Seattle author, it takes place primarily in Chicago. It really got my "critical thinking cap" working with regard to how broadcast news is shaped by the entertainment needs of the television audience. I finished this the day before the Boston mar... ...more