‘JESUS GOD, STEVE. HE’S DEAD. THEY’VE GONE AND KILLED HIM.’
In the thick of a West End riot, three hooded men attack respected BBC reporter Steve Ross – and kill his cameraman friend, stealing every scrap of his equipment. The police insist the murderer was a rioter intent on removing video evidence. Steve’s instincts tell him otherwise. But who could want a clumsy, outdated TV camera badly enough to kill?
Amid the discreet respectability and laundered money of the Swiss cantons sits a profiteer of apartheid who knows the answer. His unwilling detainee is a Colombian explosives expert whose beauty is as incendiary as her deadly services. And Steve’s determination to discover the truth draws him into a nexus of international terrorism that his investigative powers could barely have predicted.
‘I loved Hard News. James Long grabs you by the scruff of the neck, yanks you behind the scenes and grinds your face in the grubby world of TV News and its raw material. He writes with killer pace and total authority. Do not start this book if you are planning an early night’ – Sam Llewellyn