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From Publishers Weekly Wiehl and co-author Sebastian Stuart have coiled a tight spring of broadcast news intrigue that puts Erica Sparks, a too-good-to-be-true TV journalist, in mortal danger. Handpicked from her job at a New Hampshire affiliate to become the darling of the recently launched Global News Network (GNN), Erica is determined to impress her new boss with her investigative reporting skills. She isnt aware that megalomaniacal station owner Nylan Hastings has hired her for entirely different reasons. The job change also introduces her to handsome Greg Underwood, her sketchily drawn executive producer. When a catastrophic accident conveniently occurs while she is covering another story, Erica and GNNs ratings go skyrocketing. Then, when another terrible accident happens while shes reporting, her bad news hackles are raised and Erica begins a dogged pursuit for the truth. Whom can she trust in the competitive, powerful, high-stakes world of the newsroom? A fantastic premise and good pacing are hampered by subpar character development. Agent: Todd Shuster, Zachary Shuster Harmsworth (Jan.)\n Read more Review This book is distinctive, with a terrific plot and an imperfect main character who is spellbinding. Kudos to Lis Wiehl for imaginative, yet absolutely believable in this ?me? world, great writing. Wiehl has distanced herself from the pack with this one. (Suspense Magazine) The Newsmakers is sure to grip readers and open their eyes to the intense field that is journalism. (CBA Retailers + Resources)Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl puts her experience to splendid use in The Newsmakers, a tale that masterfully takes her quasi-alter ego, Erica Sparks, across the line from reporter to subject after she saves the life of a presidential candidate during an interview. This in the wake of her covering a Staten Island ferry disaster that may or may not have been an accident. The fun lies in watching Sparks pursue the nagging feeling that these two events may be somehow connected, uncovering a conspiracy of Seven Days in May proportions at the expense of hers and her daughter?s safety. In that respect, the thus ironically titled The Newsmakers harks to the best of Robert Ludlum?s paranoid tales of shadow governments and secret cabals, as well as classic political thrillers like The Parallax View or Three Days of the Condor. That?s a high bar to set, but Wiehl is more than up to the task in crafting a superb page-turner as provocative as it is scary. (Providence Journal) Wiehl?s insider knowledge of the television news industry gives this novel credibility and excitement beyond the everyday tale. (RT Book Reviews) As for Lis Wiehl?s newest story, The Newsmakers, the mystery is physiologically and gripping at the same time. Wiehl ends the story in a cliff-hanger, begging for the next book to hurry up and be released. (Book Talk at Fiction 411) Read more See all Editorial Reviews