The Evening News

The Evening News

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When Crawford Sloane's wife, son and elderly father are mysteriously kidnapped, his life turns upside down.As CBA-TV's most celebrated and popular newscaster, he has become a prime target for terrorists.While the TV network is held to ransom, Sloane decides to launch his own rescue mission, and asks Harry Partridge, his colleague and competitor since the days they covered the war in Vietnam together, to head the operation.This is the most perilous assignment either has ever undertaken, and in an uneasy partnership, it will require all their professional and emotional strength.For Jessica, Crawford's wife, is the only woman Harry has ever loved... The Evening News sweeps from the battle between profit and ethics in the boardrooms and newsrooms of New York, to the clash of idealism and brutality in the jungles of South America, from an FBI investigation of a tragic crime, to a Florida-bound jet carrying a most unusual human cargo.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 27mm | 344g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552165530
  • 9780552165532
  • 1,470,652

Review quote

"Arthur Haley knows the human soul. . .by the end of a Haley novel, the reader. . . has become an expert."--"New York Newsday" "Full of drama, romance, and treachery that also informs us about issues behind the headlines."--"San Francisco Chronicle"show more

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Cold-blooded politics, naked power, and raw terror behind the scenes. Murder in New York, terror in South America, bloody riots in Eastern Europe. That's the evening news as calmly reported by top TV anchorman Crawford Sloane. . .until his own life is torn apart in one dramatic moment. For when terrorists snatch his family, no one knows better than Sloane how slim are the chances of getting them back alive. Now their fate depends on Sloane's rival, ace reporter Harry Partridge; on a beautiful and ruthless network CEO, and on Sloane's determination to track the kidnappers down--from New York to Columbia to the Peruvian Andes and a final heart-stopping climax of danger and death.show more

About Arthur Hailey

Arthur Hailey was born in England and began his writing career while an RAF pilot during the Second World War. After the war he lived and wrote in Canada, becoming a Canadian citizen as well as British; he also lived briefly in the United States. For the last years of his life Arthur Hailey and his wife Sheila made their home in the Bahamas. Hailey's novels include the bestselling Hotel, Strong Medicine, Airport, In High Places, The Final Diagnosis and Detective and have been published in thirty-nine languages; an estimated 160 million copies are in print worldwide. Most of his books have been made into films or TV series.show more

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2,853 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 28% (786)
4 40% (1,153)
3 26% (748)
2 5% (131)
1 1% (35)
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