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Prime Time

Prime Time

A Charlotte McNally Novel

Charlotte McNally (Volume 1)

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Forge Books

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Seasoned investigative reporter Charlotte McNally knows that in the cutthroat world of television journalism, every story could be your last. There’s always someone younger and prettier to take your place, always a story more sensational to drive ratings through the roof.

When Brad Foreman’s widow demands to know why Charlie never answered his email, Charlie is confused. She never received his message. What did Brad, an accountant at a pharmaceutical company, want to tell her? As she searches through her computer, she finds an innocent-looking email in her junk mail folder that may turn out to be the biggest story of her career.

Is the encoded email--and the ones that follow--linked to Brad’s “accidental” death? Charlie’s investigation leads her to Brad’s friend, professor Josh Gelston, who is charming and exceedingly helpful--perhaps suspiciously so.

Charlie must decide if she can trust Josh…before a multimillion-dollar fraud ring with murder in its arsenal makes her the next lead story.

CHAPTER ONE



Between the hot flashes, the hangover and all the spam on my computer, there’s no way I’ll get anything done before eight o’clock this morning. I came in early to get ahead, and already I’m behind.

I...

Praise for Prime Time

"PRIME TIME is a cleverly written, completely captivating mystery with just the right soupçon of romance." - Chicago Tribune

“Snappy language, danger and a wonderful mystery that will keep you guessing. PRIME TIME has...the perfect combination of mystery and romance.” - RT Book Reviews

“A wonderful mystery... The author juggles plot and character very deftly with Charlie emerging as one of the wittiest and brightest protagonists in current crime fiction." - Connecticut News

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Hank Phillippi Ryan

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is the investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate, and has won thirty-two Emmys and ten Edward R. Murrow Awards. The Boston Globe bestselling author of the Charlotte McNally series (Prime Time, Face Time, Air Time), Ryan has won two Agatha Awards, in addition to the Anthony, Macavity, Daphne du Maurier, and Mary Higgins Clark Award. She is on the national board of directors of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

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