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The Kennedy Connection author R.G. Belsky pens an original novella where the once-disgraced newspaper reporter Gil Malloy picks up a lead a fellow reporter kept secret from everyone—and which may have led to her murder…

Still plagued from the fallout of the “Houston” prostitute scandal, New York Daily News reporter Gil Malloy finds an opportunity to land a big story and return his reputation to good standing when a star reporter at the paper is found dead in an abandoned building. Even with all hands on deck to cover the high-profile case, no one at the paper can make sense of her death. But Gil’s investigative instinct takes over. Following up on a scoop the dead reporter had inexplicably kept secret, he is led to a peculiar event from decades ago: the Gallagher family murders.

High-profile murder, corrupt city politicians, serial killers, the press, the police—it’s all here in the follow-up to the critically acclaimed The Kennedy Connection, which New York Times bestselling author Jan Burke called a “thought-provoking thriller…loaded with tension and full of unexpected twists and turns.”

About The Author

Photograph by John Makely

R. G. Belsky, a journalist and author based in New York City, is the former managing editor of news for Prior to joining NBC in 2008, he was the managing editor for the New York Daily News, the news editor for Star Magazine, and the metropolitan editor of the New York Post. He is the author of the Gil Malloy mystery series, which began with The Kennedy Connection.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (February 3, 2015)
  • Length: 112 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781476762357

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Raves and Reviews

“Belsky surrounds Malloy with a good cast of characters . . . . I hope there is a next Malloy installment.”

– Men Reading Books, Blog review


"The characters were so deftly drawn, and the story kept me turning the pages. Gil Malloy for President!"

– Donald Bain, bestselling author of the MURDER SHE WROTE mystery series and the MARGARET TRUMAN CAPITAL CRIME series

“An engrossing journalistic thriller.”

– Kirkus (starred review)

“Shrewd doses of competition, conspiracy and corruption.”

– Julie Kramer

Thought-provoking thriller."

– Jan Burke, bestselling author and Edgar Award winner for BONES

“Unexpectedly clever twists, perfect for the conspiracy-oriented reader.”

– Library Journal

“Belsky has created a character that you’ll want to spend time with.”

– Matthew Klein, author of NO WAY BACK

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