By Jim Brown
(Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780345446985, 384pp.)
Publication Date: May 28, 2002
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On a small Caribbean island a woman joins the newest reality TV show: 24/7. For Dana Kirsten, winning the $2-million prize could mean saving her child’s life. But only fifteen minutes into the first live broadcast, the show’s host and crew die a ghastly death. The shell-shocked contestants hear a voice echoing from hidden speakers: “I am Control, and this has just become the ultimate reality show.” Suddenly the voice is hurtling them through a maze of traps and macabre, individually designed puzzles. And when the worldwide audience votes one person off the island, it isn’t just a loss . . . it’s death.
Jim Brown is a broadcast journalist and a three-time winner of the Associated Press Best Newscast Award. As a reporter, Mr. Brown has covered the Atlanta child killings, the Stocking Strangler, Kip Kinkel, and other criminal cases. For ten years he was a news anchor at the local NBC affiliate in Eugene, Oregon. He now lives in Fresno, California. 24/7 is his first novel.
“Readers who like their novels racing like a roller coaster will enjoy Jim Brown’s debut from first page to last.”
Author of The Analyst
“24/7 WILL KEEP YOU UP 24/7. . . . A FINGER-BURNING PAGE-TURNER THAT YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO PUT DOWN.”
“LIKE CRICHTON ON OVERDRIVE, BROWN’S DEBUT IS A GRABBER.”
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