Friday, October 30, 2009
Its Prime Time!
Hank Phillippi Ryan wrote Prime Time and Face Time both in 2007. Both these books were re-released with new book covers along with Air Time, the third Charlotte McNally novel. Just like Hank, Charlotte McNally is a television reporter for Channel 3. She always gets the top stories but being number one comes with a price. Charlotte finds herself not only reporting the news but being the news as well.
Channel 3 has been reporting the story of the missing disappearance of Bradley Foreman who worked at Aztratech Pharmaceuticals. A new development has caused this story to have a sad ending. Mr. Foreman’s car was found. He had run off the side of the road. The authorities have categorized his death as a suicide. Charlotte does not by the suicide story, especially since she received an email from Mr. Foreman before his death. He was trying to tell her something about Aztratech Pharmaceuticals but what?
These books can be read separately. In fact I started with Air Time and am now working my way backwards. Charlotte is quick on her feet and sharp as a whip. She calls the shots. Beware if you follow in her footsteps as she stirs up trouble everywhere she goes. As much as I like this book, there is something that about these books where I never really got up to full speed with the intensity levels. Whether it be from a lack of ok characters or an alright storyline. I don’t know but either way I still do plan to read Face Time.