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The Evening News

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This passionate, terrifying drama takes us behind the scenes of a great television network faced with mortal dangers and moral challenges as it collides with a smaller but equally potent force--the most feared terrorist group in the Americas. Few writers possess Hailey's ability to combine careful, accurate research with a profound sense of human drama. (Doubleday)
Paperback, 580 pages
Published July 10th 2001 by Doubleday (first published 1990)
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Girish Krishnakumar
Hailey's The Evening News is cold, detailed and leaves a taste of "business as usual" callousness. It's an achievement alright, but one that is tough to digest.

Hailey covers several aspects from news gathering, news hour, corporate-network ownership (how relevant!), psychology of terrorism, hostage rescue which leaves the readers believing they are experts in this. The characters of Harry Patridge, Crawford Sloane and the rest do their respective jobs with the Newsroom portrayed as an all consum...more
Even in my previous reviews of other works by Arthur Hailey I have mentioned how beautiful his writing is. But with this work I must add that depth of this story is superb. Tie a national prime time news segment- its host - crashing of a plane (brilliantly covered by another correspondent- show the friction between the news host and correspondent - a terrorist group - corporate and media ties- human lives and their loves plus international incidents and you have a complex work of art.

Reading th...more
Iva Endrychová
Páni, tohle číst poté, co si člověk prošel redakcí jedné nejmenované soukromé televize, byla síla. Když si člověk uvědomí, kdy to bylo psané, tak mnoho věcí už bohužel neplatí. Ale ten souboj ekonomické zájmy investora vs. objektivní a kvalitní zpravodajství... Dost dobrý.
Paula Dembeck
This books links the Medelin drug cartel with the violent mercenaries of the “shining path”, a Maoist terrorist group that kidnaps the family of a TV anchorman. The TV anchor’s wife Jessica, son Nicky and father-in-law Angus are smuggled in coffins to Peru, then marched to a steaming remote jungle village. Back in the US, Harry Partridge Jessica’s former lover, spearheads an investigation that the network’s parent company Globanic Industries tries to hamper.

I agree the plot was very predictable,...more
Maria Hench
Most of this is fast-paced, just like old-school newsrooms. I couldn't put this book down, even though the outcome was predictable and the motive for the kidnappings seemed weak. Interesting to look back at journalism and terrorism in the late 80s.
J. Ewbank
Anything Arthur Hailey has written I have enjoyed. He takes the time to make sure of the topic he is presenting and he presents information as well as an outstanding novel. This type of work is almost unique in my experience and I am grateful to him for writing in this manner. The research is superb and he weaves it into the plot so well you are unaware of the the effort which lies behind it.

A good read.

J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"
May 20, 2008 Kanika rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
I liked this book though it got a wee bit gruesome in the end. The story is fantastic but there is a part in the book where they cut off 2 fingers of a boy and then send it to his father..... that was sort of sick.... and i didn't sleep for 2 days because of that!!
I was a bit younger then and now i can read anything however gruesome it is... also i didn't like one part when they kill the protagonist of the book even when there was no need...
Sep 26, 2013 Sorcha rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2008
This is one of the better ones from Hailey, with plenty of background story, lots of threads being pulled together and a believable level of big corporation workings. [return][return]Set around the workings of a TV newsroom, this has the workings from the top to the bottom of how to get an evening News programme to air (long before 24 hour TV was invented), and what people would do to get - or be - the story
Dan Leiske
This book ebbed and flowed for me. Some parts you couldn't put it down and in others it was tough to stay awake. All in all it was a decent read. I believe that I learned a little about the News Business. I think Hailey does that with a lot of subjects. He gives you some insight into the business itself. I personally like that.
A newscaster's family is kidnapped by terrorists. The story follows the news crew doing their own investigation, their interaction (or lack thereof) with the FBI, and the wheels that turn within a news organization. Very intriguing and suspenseful.
Standard espionage/adventure book, with an added twist of corporate owned network news. Behind-the-scenes intrigue of network news, including principal journalists, producers, and sources of information were interesting.
famous news reporter's family is kidnapped by Columbian drug lords. I liked the background info about news bulletins and the world of media. The rest of the story is predictable.
I liked it, seemed well researched and kept my attention. The end was a little disappointing - it seemed to end suddenly, and no follow up.
Gives u an insight into how news channels function. How some people risk their lives for what we consider as "2 min headline"
Beautiful book. As every other book by Arthur Hailey. Though half-through I already knew who would die in the end. :)
Ix Cepeda
Perfectly captures the pace of broadcast news reporting, in front and behind the camera.
Arthur Hailey touches the world of journalism in this entertaining and educating book.
Good book. Nice plot line, but the ending wrapped up a little quickly.
Kathy Chung
not as good as airport, hotel, moneychanger and overload. acceptable read
Sep 01, 2010 Vicky rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2010
A little suspence is good now and then. Hailey delivers.
one of the first truly 'unputdownable' books i ever read.
probably the first thriller book I've ever read
Janet Wilcox
Journalism is in my blood--what can I say.
Oct 12, 2008 ram added it
some insight into the networks
my very favourite one
Dawn Michelle
RDC book. It was good!
A great read.
Great read.
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Arthur Hailey was a British/Canadian novelist. After working at a number of jobs and writing part-time, he became a writer full-time during 1956, encouraged by the success of the CBC television drama, Flight into Danger (in print as Runway Zero Eight ). Following the success of Hotel in 1965, he moved to California; followed by a permanent move to the Bahamas in 1969.

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