ever since he went ot work at us broadcastion.peter herbert has listened to nostalgic tales of the golden age of tv news.but peter knows the truth ,he comes to work in the golden age of chicken****,when loyality is a quaint, outmoded concept and even the most talented are afraid to stand up to corporate bosses and out-of-control egos. now usb is the victim of an ugly takeover,and heads are rolling,peter tries to on to both his job and his integrity, and when the balancing act fails, his image of himself as hotshot producer and family provider takes a beating. but peter hangs on to one last shred of hope;revenge.he stakes his future on a wild plot to bring nown usb's slipppery owner.
This was Jon Katz's first novel, and having read several other books by him first, it was interesting to see how he would later develop characters from this plot. The book was also good in its own right. If you've ever wondered what happened BEFORE you saw the news on TV, you won't have to wonder any longer. I found myself trying to figure out what would happen next when I was at work and didn't have the book at hand to finish!