Recommended Reads: ‘Anonymous Source’ a media thriller with roots in 9/11
Seize the opportunity next Saturday, Oct. 24 at noon to meet A.C. Fuller at The Edmonds Bookshop, and hear firsthand the way he spins a thrilling tale.
This media thriller engages you from its very beginning, which is 9/11. When the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center, Macintosh Hollinger was in his executive offices on the 99th floor of the South Tower. What happens to him that day is not what his loved ones believed. A. C. Fuller skillfully reveals a story of intrigue that whirls around a fast-changing media business, and also around a cast of characters, each with passions that boil so close to the surface.
A year after the attacks, a young newspaper reporter in New York is seeking excitement and a fast break into flashy television news. He’d been disappointed by his assignment to a bland court circuit, until now with the beginning of the Santiago trial. He knows this media-circus story will finally land him on the front page and will keep him there for weeks. What he doesn’t know is that he’s about to start down a trail where he’ll uncover the scoop of a lifetime. So why then does his editor bury the story? And it can’t be some coincidence that his source turns up dead. What ensues will test this reporter’s courage and integrity.
Now Alex Vane is a reporter in the midst of a violent media conspiracy. He needs to solve the mystery before more people end up dead, before he could end up dead. Who is the anonymous source that seems to be helping Alex? What is motivating this anonymous source? Is he really helping Alex? And how does any of this relate to Macintosh Hollinger? You’ll be eagerly analyzing along with Alex as he tracks down facts, interviews people, and investigates clues using the newly emerging internet and other turn of the 21st century technology. In the end, it’s a mix of reporter’s intuition and some old fashioned common sense that puts it together and reveals a secret that leads back to the tragic morning of 9/11.
This author has been an observant witness to the unprecedented media reporting changes of this time frame. A. C. was a freelance reporter, and previously taught Journalism at New York University. He’s currently an English teacher at Northwest Indian College on the Olympic Peninsula, and fortunately for readers he’s also now a published author.
Thereby hangs a tale . . . .
— By Wendy Kendall
Wendy Kendall is a writer, project manager and volunteer at the Edmonds Library. She’s enjoyed living in Edmonds for over 20 years. Follow her via her blog here or on Twitter @wendywrites1.