Botulism, anthrax, smallpox, plague: as medical producer for television's highly-rated morning news program, Annabelle Murphy makes her living explaining horrific conditions to the nation. So when a KEY News colleague dies with symptoms terrifyingly similar to those of anthrax, she knows the panic spreading through the corridors of the Broadcast Center is justified.
As one death follows another, Annabelle's co-workers look to her for assurance, but she finds it hard to give comfort. To her, the circumstances surrounding the infections suggest diabolical murders.
And when the authorities lock down the Broadcast Center with the identity of the killer still unknown, neither the victims nor the murderer can escape...
""The dexterity in keeping so many guilty-looking characters afloat at once and the revelation of a truly surprising killer make Clark's sixth dispatch from KEY News her best.""
""Clark has perfected the suspense novel, where in classic Christie fashion, everyone is a potential suspect...timely, and downright fun.""-Booklist
""A fast-paced story line...a winner. Readers will appreciate this strong whodunit.""
-Midwest Book Reviews
""Clark...brings to her novels the insider's knowledge of an industry known for its cutthroat competition, adulation of youth, and the all-important need to look good on camera. All of which makes for fun reading. The story unfolds in tasty sound bites.""-Orlando Sentinel
""Impossible to put down.""-Library Journal
""Clark brings a network news producer's sensibility to the story of a newsroom in the throes of anthrax-induced pandemonium...brisk dialogue and rapid-fire action sequences...the yarn entertains with a little network gossip and a short lesson in bio-terror.""-Publishers Weekly
“Mary Jane Clark has a gift for writing page-turners.” –Mary Higgins Clark, author of The Second Time Around