Nobody can dish morning television like Al Roker, who’s seen
every side of a business that looks good on camera—even when sharks are
circling inside the gleaming glass Manhattan media headquarters. Treachery
abounds in Roker’s riotously thrilling debut novel—at once an ingenious murder
mystery and a delicious behind-the-scenes look at network television. As fact
and fiction collide and the backbiting ignites, The Morning Show Murders will make you wonder, “How much of
this stuff is real?”
Network TV can be murder.
Just ask Billy Blessing, famous for his smile, charm, and
ability to survive the shark tank that is high-stakes morning television. But
though Billy has outlived his fair share of prima-donnas, his cooking segment
on Wake Up America! is a staple of the American diet, and his Manhattan
bistro is a mega-success, his career has just taken a very dangerous turn: his
show’s perky cohost, Gin McCauley, has launched into some brass-knuckles
contract negotiations. A visiting Mossad agent is about to tell all on the air.And then the network’s head honcho is murdered in his luxury apartment, and
an ambitious DA decides that Billy is to blame.
Forensics show that Gerry Gallagher was poisoned and that the fatal coq
au vin came from Billy’s restaurant. Gerry had an impressive list of women in
his black book—and a news assignment in Afghanistan had plunged the television
exec into the heart of a violent international secret. Now unsavory characters
are coming out of the woodwork, and another murder strikes the show’s inner
circle. Billy knows that someone’s trying to frame him. He also knows that a
ruthless international assassin has just arrived in New York City. Suddenly,
for the most trusted guy on television, the ultimate career move is not about
ratings. It’s about staying alive—and stopping the next murder from becoming
tomorrow’s breaking news.
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