TYBEE Island, Ga. –
(PRWEB) October 24, 2012 -- Politics reporter Mike Taylor has a reputation for taking people down, especially crooked politicians, but wants to keep a low profile as he begins a new job at the Clarion in Savannah, Ga. Despite Savannah’s charm and his best intentions, Taylor can’t escape intrigue. An investigation into a brutal murder involving a victim who schemed to inflate the newspaper’s readership numbers and boost ad revenue takes an unexpected turn when a congressman gets the FBI to take over the case. Instead of speeding up justice, that and other events throw obstacles into the probe’s path.
In “Last Days of the Coastal Empire,” a term referring to former bastions of the newspaper’s coverage area, Taylor and his fellow reporters endure a burglary, vandalism, computer hacking, threats, a mugging and a nerve-wracking chase as they pursue the increasingly complicated case. Suspense – and the body count – rise as they dig deeper. The author adds a dash of romance to this page-turning thriller, filled with lively descriptions of action that unfolds both in Savannah and its Mayberry-by-the-Sea neighbor, Tybee Island. He includes perspective on the lost art of journalism from his unique perspective behind the scenes, detailing the gradual decline of the newspaper industry and its precarious efforts to save itself.
Peterson is an award-winning political reporter and columnist for the Savannah Morning News. He has four decades of experience as a reporter, columnist, supervising editor, editorial page editor and freelance writer, as well as covering six national party conventions and numerous political candidates. Peterson has worked at five daily newspapers, and his freelance work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, California Journal and Financial Times of Canada.
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Last Days of the Coastal Empire
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