A Georgia Barnett Mystery
Bestselling author Yolanda Joe brings back savvy Chicago reporter Georgia Barnett in a novel that moves to the beat of the newsroom and pulses with wit and intrigue.
She's calling the shots.
Georgia is at the center of a chaotic scene, but not as a TV reporter breaking an incredible story. She and her partner, Zeke, are taken hostage when a bomb-wielding gunman holds up a bank. He doesn't want money, though. He wants national media to focus on the story of his missing daughter. In exchange for access to the airwaves, Georgia can walk. Zeke, however, is going nowhere fast.
She's dodging the bullets.
With her tough cop boyfriend away on assignment, Georgia's taking help where she finds it. Enter the Video Cowboys, a rough-and-tumble camera crew hungry to ride with Georgia on a nail-biting, action-packed investigation that leads them all over Chicago. With a trigger-happy police force facing off against a desperate father, Georgia is under the gun to find the missing girl and save Zeke from the crossfire. And time is running out. . . .
Action fans who don't require much to suspend their disbelief should enjoy Joe's third Georgia Barnett mystery (after 2002's Hit Time). The attractive African-American Chicago TV journalist finds herself in the center of a big news story when she and her cameraman, Zeke Rouster, are taken hostage by Brett Andronte, a bomb-wielding man demanding that the local authorities search for his missing daughter. Barnett uses her people skills to persuade Andronte to release her so that she can give his requests more publicity. Once free, she loses no time in ignoring the police's instructions and begins to search for the girl herself, with the help of the eponymous video cowboys-a motley crew of cameramen. The suspense builds as their trail leads them to drug deals, the local mob and a desperate 11th-hour effort to defuse the bomb. Agent, Victoria Sanders.