Tabloid City

A Novel

by Pete Hamill

Tabloid City

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When a wealthy socialite and her secretary are found murdered in a stately West Village townhouse, a flurry of seemingly unrelated people spring into action. A reporter chases the story while a tabloid executive holds the presses, a ruined financer attempts to leave the country, a war veteran plots revenge, and a terrorist plans an attack.

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Veteran journalist and writer Pete Hamill's Tabloid City revolves around the devoted editor-in-chief of New York City's last afternoon tabloid. Sam Briscoe "lives for news, despite running a paper with a bare-bones staff and dwindling morale that is living in the shadows of days when newspapers were great," says critic Adam Rathe. "But from two minutes past midnight, when we find Briscoe stuck at work trying to fit the story of a model student shot dead onto the front page, until

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