Bestselling author Jake Tapper's "absolute page-turner" (Gillian Flynn) transports readers to the 1970s underground world of cults, celebrities, tabloid journalism, serial killers, disco, and UFOs.It's 1977. Ike and Lucy, the kids of Senator Charlie and Margaret Marder, are grown up--and in trouble. US Marine Ike has gone AWOL after a military operation gone horribly wrong. Now he's off the grid, working on the pit crew of the moody stunt master Evel Knievel and hanging in the roughest dive bar in Montana. His sister Lucy has become the star reporter of a brand-new Washington, DC tabloid breaking stories about a serial killer and falling in with the wealthy, shady British family that owns the newspaper. As they deal with the weirdness and menace of the time--celebrities, cults, the rise of tabloid journalism, the death of Elvis Presley, the Summer of Sam, and a time of national unease--Ike and Lucy soon realize that their worlds are not only full of compromises and bad choices, but danger. As their lives begin to spiral out of control, they also spiral towards one another. And the decisions they make could mean life and death not only for them--but also their beloved parents.
Author: Jake Tapper
Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Size: 9.53h x 6.35w x 1.15d
Library Journal Prepub Alert 02/01/2023 pg. 5
Publishers Weekly 05/08/2023
Kirkus Reviews 06/01/2023
About the Author
Jake Tapper is the chief DC anchor and chief Washington correspondent for CNN; he hosts the weekday show The Lead with Jake Tapper and cohosts the Sunday public-affairs show State of the Union. A Dartmouth graduate and Philly native, he lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, daughter, and son.