The TrapdooreBook - 1988
A reporter must overcome personal tragedy to cover a grisly assignmentThe Dellacroce trial should be John Wells & rsquo;s biggest triumph. After years of hounding the mob boss, the New York Star reporter has finally brought enough evidence to light that the city can & rsquo;t help but prosecute. Just when Wells is about to dive into courtroom reporting, his editor pulls him off the story, dumping him on a human-interest fluff piece. The young girls of Grant County are killing themselves in droves, and Wells & rsquo;s editor wants to know why these teenagers keep putting their necks in nooses. It & rsquo;s a tedious assignment, but the normally combative reporter doesn & rsquo;t protest. He knows how it feels to lose a child to suicide. Wells chases the story in Grant County even as the hanging deaths rake up memories of his troubled daughter & rsquo;s death. When the suicides begin to look like murder, Wells & rsquo;s reporting puts his own neck on the line.
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, ©1988
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Call Number: eBook