The deadline

Kiki Swinson

Book - 2020

As an off-air TV news journalist, Khloe Mercer covers the tough Norfolk, Virginia, neighborhood she grew up in. But between a hostile boss and stiff competition, she has to break a major exclusive to save her job--and lock down the coveted anchor desk slot she feels she deserves... When a murder takes place on her home turf, Khloe has easy access to the dirty truth behind it. But she'll have to decide whether to exploit every angle and leverage any favor to make her career explode big-time-...-or keep quiet and keep herself, and her family, safe. Until the choice is out of her hands... Once the ruthless power brokers behind the hit put Khloe in their sights, they start brutally cleaning up loose ends. Now with an inescapable target on her back and odds racking up against her, she'll find nowhere is safe, and ambition may be her most dangerous enemy...

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Subjects
Genres
Detective and mystery fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Published
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp 2020.
Edition
First Kensington Hardcover edition
Language
English
Physical Description
230 pages ; 22cm
ISBN
9781496729729
1496729722
Main Author
Kiki Swinson (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

As an off-air TV news journalist, Khloe Mercer covers the tough Norfolk, Virginia, neighborhood she grew up in. But between a hostile boss and stiff competition, she has to break a major exclusive to save her job--and lock down the coveted anchor desk slot she feels she deserves... When a murder takes place on her home turf, Khloe has easy access to the dirty truth behind it. But she'll have to decide whether to exploit every angle and leverage any favor to make her career explode big-time--or keep quietand keep herself, and her family, safe. Until the choice is out of her hands... Once the ruthless power brokers behind the hit put Khloe in their sights, they start brutally cleaning up loose ends. Now with an inescapable target on her back and odds racking up against her, she'll find nowhere is safe, and ambition may be her most dangerous enemy...

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Desperate to break a major exclusive to secure a coveted anchor desk slot, an off-air TV news reporter risks her family's safety to investigate a murder in the tough Norfolk, Virginia neighborhood where she grew up.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Desperate to break a major exclusive to secure a coveted anchor desk slot, an off-air TV news reporter risks her family’s safety to investigate a murder in her Southern home town. By the author of Wifey.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

National bestselling author Kiki Swinson always ups the ante with shocking twists, relentless characters, and a hard-edged portrait of Southern living'and dying. Now all bets are off as a newbie journalist desperate for the spotlight plunges into a killer story' Anything for the fame As an off-air TV news journalist, Khloé Mercer covers the tough Norfolk, Virginia, neighborhood she grew up in. But between a hostile boss and stiff competition, she has to break a major exclusive to save her job'and lock down the coveted anchor desk slot she feels she deserves . . .  Anything for the lies When a murder takes place on her home turf, Khloé has easy access to the dirty truth behind it. But she'll have to decide whether to exploit every angle and leverage any favor to make her career explode big-time'or keep quiet and keep herself, and her family, safe. Until the choice is out of her hands . . . Anything to stay alive Once the ruthless power brokers behind the hit put Khloé in their sights, they start brutally cleaning up loose ends. Now with an inescapable target on her back and odds racking up against her, she'll find nowhere is safe, and ambition may be her most dangerous enemy . . .

Review by Publisher Summary 5

National bestselling author Kiki Swinson always ups the ante with shocking twists, relentless characters, and a hard-edged portrait of Southern living—and dying. Now all bets are off as a newbie journalist desperate for the spotlight plunges into a killer story… Anything for the fame As an off-air TV news journalist, Khloé Mercer covers the tough Norfolk, Virginia, neighborhood she grew up in. But between a hostile boss and stiff competition, she has to break a major exclusive to save her job—and lock down the coveted anchor desk slot she feels she deserves . . .  Anything for the lies When a murder takes place on her home turf, Khloé has easy access to the dirty truth behind it. But she’ll have to decide whether to exploit every angle and leverage any favor to make her career explode big-time—or keep quiet and keep herself, and her family, safe. Until the choice is out of her hands . . . Anything to stay alive Once the ruthless power brokers behind the hit put Khloé in their sights, they start brutally cleaning up loose ends. Now with an inescapable target on her back and odds racking up against her, she’ll find nowhere is safe, and ambition may be her most dangerous enemy . . .