From bestselling author Joe comes this first instalment in her new sharply witty mystery series. Straight-talking, crime-busting TV news reporter Georgia Barnett is faced with a life-and-death hostage situation - with precious little time to solve a complex mystery and save a lifelong friend. Acclaimed novelist Yolanda Joe returns with this pacey, comic mystery. Georgia Barnett and her cameraman/partner, Zeke, are on an errand at the bank when they suddenly find themselves in the middle of a dangerous, and unusual, bank robbery. They quickly find out that the gunman, Brett, isn't looking for money. What he really wants is a major media outlet - the police have ignored his pleas to help find his missing daughter. So Georgia manages to strike a deal: in exchange for her investigative powers and televised appeals to the public for information about Brett's daughter, Georgia will walk free, but Zeke is held as collateral. Caught between a trigger-happy police force and bomb-wielding Brett, Georgia is under the gun, literally, to find Brett's daughter and save Zeke from the crossfire. Georgia finds an unlikely crew of cohorts in the Video Cowboys, a group of tough ex-news hounds. Put out to pasture because they were deemed too old to keep up with the demands of the job and the changing technology, the Cowboys are hell-bent on saving Zeke and proving that they've still got the chops to tough it out in the rough-and-tumble world of TV news. Their fast-paced investigation leads them all over Chicago. Time is running out, even as Georgia and the Cowboys hang on during a high-speed car chase, survive a shoot-out and uncover an intricate drug scandal...and Brett may not be the only threat to Georgia and Zeke's lives...
Series: Georgia Barnett Mysteries
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Pocket (January 31, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 1.1 x 7.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces