Saturday, February 27, 2016

A Thriller Set in the Cable News Business

Erica Sparks has just taken a job with a new cable news station, GNN, Global News Network. She's thrilled to be in New York and hungry for success. Her first assignment, to interview the Duchess of Cambridge, turns into an unexpected news break when a ferry crashes into the seawall very close to where the duchess is scheduled to have lunch.

The news story catapults Erica into one of the top reporters at GNN and opens her to the jealousy of rival reporters. It also brings her to the notice of the billionaire owner of the network. The immediate fame has payoffs, but as Erica and her colleagues pursue the story about the ferry accident, it leads them into danger.

This is a very fast paced read with action based on current events. If you like a thriller that moves quickly from crisis to crisis, this is a good one. However, the writing is merely okay and the character development is minimal. We learn a great deal about Erica, her past and her drive to succeed. However, the other characters have almost no background information and act as foils for Erica.

Although this book is sold by a Christian publisher, it's not typically Christian fiction. Erica doesn't rely on God or pray, except for the Serenity Prayer. None of the other characters appear to have any religious conviction. If you read secular thrillers, this isn't a problem, but if you're looking for a typical Christian novel, this may disappoint.

I received this book from BookLook Bloggers for this review.