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Two O'Clock Eastern Wartime (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Two O'Clock Eastern Wartime - Audio Cassette - Abridged
Author: John Dunning, Boyd Gaines (Narrator)
he summer of 1942, just months after America's entry into World War II. Its appealing hero is Jack Dulaney, a former novelist whose damaged eardrum has kept him from being drafted. In the wake of a pair of personal tragedies (the death of his oldest friend at Pearl Harbor, the end of his love affair with Holly Carnahan), Jack has lost his wa...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780743506687
ISBN-10: 0743506685
Publication Date: 1/1/2001
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Publisher: Audioworks
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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By the author of "Booked to Die" and "The Bookman's Wake"

It's the summer of 1942 at radio station WHAR on the New Jersey coast. As bombs fall on Britain, a troupe of gallant actors, sound-effects people, writers, and producers explores the promise of this exhilarating medium, struggling to create programming that entertains, informs, and enlightens its listeners.

Into this intense community come Jack Dulaney and Holly Carnahan, determined to find Holly's missing father, who sent his last desperate missive from this noisy seaside town. Holly sings like an angel and quickly becomes a star. Jack--a onetime novelist who's hit every kind of trouble--gets hooked by the extraordinary power of radio and discovers that he can write scripts with the best of them.

Holly's father is nowhere to be found, and soon it seems that his disappearance may be linked to an English actor who walked out of the station six years earlier and was never seen again. It is a link that some people will do anything to hide--including murder.

Like E. L. Docorow in Billy Bathgate or Caleb Carr in The Alienist, Dunning has written a magnificent story of mystery, murder, and revenge that brings to life another era."