Down to the Wire: Book summary and reviews of Down to the Wire by David Rosenfelt

Down to the Wire

By David Rosenfelt

Down to the Wire

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A reporter for the Bergen News, Chris Turley could never measure up to his father. Edward Turley, a combination of Bob Woodward and Ernie Pyle, was one of the last great investigative reporters and a difficult man to impress. While stuck covering press conferences and town hall meetings, Chris, his father’s legend in mind, has always dreamed of his own Pulitzer, however unlikely it seems.

Then one day while he’s waiting to meet a source, a giant explosion takes out half of an office building next door. Shocked into action, Chris saves five people from the burning building. His firsthand account in the next day’s paper makes him a hero and a celebrity.

And that’s not all. The source’s next tip delivers a second headline-grabber of a story for Chris, and suddenly his career is looking a lot more like his dad’s. But then it seems this anonymous source has had a plan for Chris all along, and his luck for being in the right place at the right time is not a coincidence at all. What seemed like a reporter’s dream quickly becomes an inescapable nightmare.

Down to the Wire, David Rosenfelt’s shocking new thriller about an ordinary man who gets exactly what he’s always wanted at a price he can never pay, is an intense thrill ride that will have readers racing through the pages right up to the end.

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"Starred Review. Rosenfelt’s sly humor, breathless pacing, and terrific plot twists keep the pages spinning toward the showdown on New Year’s Eve in Times Square." - Publishers Weekly

[E]mploys a whiplash plot turn that may strain credulity, but it’s still an engaging suspense tale." - Booklist

"An effective page-turner despite by-the-numbers plotting and an unusually obtuse hero whose all-too-accurate mantra is 'it's all about me.'" - Kirkus Reviews

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David Rosenfelt Author Biography

David Rosenfelt grew up in Paterson, New Jersey and attended NYU. He was the former marketing president for Tri-Star Pictures before becoming a writer of screenplays and novels, including the Andy Carpenter Series, Don't Tell A Soul, Down to the Wire, and On Borrowed Time. Rosenfelt also founded the Tara Foundation, a golden retriever rescue, with his wife.

Andy Carpenter Series Order:
Open and Shut
(2002)
First Degree (2003)
Bury the Lead
(2004)
Sudden Death
(2005)
Dead Center
(2006)
Play Dead
(2007)
New Tricks (2009)
Dog Tags (2010)
One Dog Night (2011)
Leader of the Pack (2012)

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