News is crackling all around him when Jack Flynn, ace
reporter for The Boston Record, is summoned to a secret
meeting with his esteemed publisher, Paul Ellis. Ellis
sadly reveals that the newspaper they both love, owned by
his family for more than a century, is the target of a
hostile takeover bid by a shadowy corporate chain.
Desperate, he asks for Jack's help.
Already on the brink of a hot political scoop, Jack sets
out in pursuit of a hidden truth. But that very day his
life is threatened. The Record is beset by horrific
tragedy. And a death from years ago no longer appears what
it once seemed.
Now Jack is forced to question not only the words published
in his own paper but the relationships that have been the
bedrock of his life -- in particular those with his
gorgeous ex-girlfriend, who writes for a rival tabloid, and
with the venerable Record reporter Robert Fitzgerald,
Jack's longtime mentor.
And all along, Jack is sitting on a goldmine of information
that could torpedo the president's controversial nomination
of the Massachusetts governor to be the next U.S. Attorney
General. As he balances on a tightrope of personal and
professional peril, shuttling from the swamps of central
Florida to the corridors of Congress, then back to the
alleyways of Boston, Jack is left with just two questions:
Will his newspaper survive long enough for him to tell his
story? Will he?
Combining breakneck speed and tension-packed plotting with
the insights of a consummate political insider, Brian
McGrory explores the ethics and direction of modern
journalism and analyzes how, in this era of media
saturation, reputations are made and too often destroyed.
The Nominee, peopled with irresistible characters that
linger long after the last page is turned, confirms his
position at the forefront of today's most talented young