Several sub-plots run concurrently in this newest novel by James Anderson. Although we meet the same characters as in Deadline, and there are references to the stories from the first book, this is a standalone book. We again follow the reporter Trevor as he meets a new girlfriend (who literally stumbles into his life), and who is not quite what she seems; Editor Braden and his girlfriend, who are dealing with a diagnosis of cancer along with the usual headaches of managing a newspaper; and publisher Andrew and his bride-to-be Katie, who are frantically preparing for their upcoming wedding. In addition, events unfolding include a murder trial and a child's fight for life. Add to the mix a terrorist intent on bringing Canada and the US to its knees, and you have an amazing thrill ride as they all come together in Toronto.
Once again, Mr. Anderson's personal knowledge of the newspaper publishing industry shines thru as you watch the juggling act performed at the break-neck speed required to put a paper to press. He has skillfully depicted the characters and events, and managed to weave them into a page-turning read. Bravo!!