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In the Midnight Hour

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Great crime reporters like Jimmy Breslin and Nick Pileggi raved about this very strong thriller when it first came out; now you can share their delight with the paperback version. Tyre takes the old-fashioned newsroom setting and turns it on its head, giving us in crime reporter Kate Murray the kind of feisty character another Kate--Hepburn--could have played to perfection. Murray is relentless in her pursuit of a story but tinged with sadness about her lost love, a drunk and disgraced police detective named John Finn. Both sides of her life play an important part in this story about corruption and redemption. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Reporter Tyre presents the second installment in the Kate Murray series, in which the TV journalist's investigation of corrupt narcotics cops draws her back to an ex-lover.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing (May 20, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517179695
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517179697
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.5 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,519,458 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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PEG TYRE was, until recently, a senior writer at Newsweek specializing in social trends and education. She has won numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize, a Clarion Award, and a National Education Writers Association Award. She lives in New York City with her husband, novelist Peter Blauner, and their two sons.

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A cop waging a losing battle with the bottle and his colleagues who, day by day, are looking dirtier through his alcoholic haze, and a former newspaper reporter turned TV face are the main characters in Peg Tyre's novel. This well-written work will give you an up-close look at cop think, TV nonsense, boozing and drugs, not to mention a woman's struggle between career and heart. Read this, for the grubby details of life in a cops' world, a peek at what passes for journalism on TV, or just because you want to read some fine writing.
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