John Dunning captured top places on national best-seller lists with The Bookman's Wake, a New York Times notable book of the year that prompted one critic to comment, "John Dunning writes stunningly good mysteries." Deadline is a suspenseful tale that begins in a dusty newsroom, but spins out into a dark world of conspiracy and murder. Although Dalton Walker is an award-winning journalist, his attempt to write fiction has gone nowhere. So he hires on at a small New Jersey newspaper, the Tribune, hungry again for the excitement of headlines and hard-hitting features. His job begins with covering a child's death in a fire and a showgirl's Amish background. But these routine assignments soon lead the reporter in unexpected directions-deep into disturbing new emotions, and back into his own turbulent past. As Walker tries to obey his reporter's instinct, the risks mount with each piece of information he gathers. These deadlines could be a death sentence.
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"Dunning, author of the acclaimed BOOKMAN'S WAKE, here creates a novel of suspense and intrigue featuring a newspaper reporter. The supporting cast includes an Amish woman turned Rockette, a still-in-hiding 1960s radical, and various straight and crooked FBI agents. The plausibility of the plot may be questionable, but the pace of the action keeps the listener involved. Narrator Ed Sala has one voice for the protagonist, a second for most of the women, and a third for the rest of the males--though perhaps the FBI agents do sound alike. Sala's voice and pacing keep the listener involved in the story, and his reading maintains the suspense until the end. R.E.K. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"
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