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Honey Trap
by Tony Brenna

Overview


Foreign correspondent Mike Delano barely escapes with his life from jihadists in Iraq, only to plunge into the sleazy world of tabloid journalism – seduced by fame, money and power. He falls in love with Rachel, the married daughter of his employer, criminal media tycoon Lord Maxwell Rothenberg. When Lord Max discovers their affair – and that his daughter is pregnant – the two men become mortal enemies, a conflict that can end only when one of them is dead. Honey Trap pulls back the curtain on the vicious media competition to strip the private lives of stars bare. It looks behind the scenes at how ruthless reporters build up superstars, only to humiliate and destroy them. Rothenberg is a media baron who provokes enemies from all sides. They become Delano's enemies, too, when they threaten Rachel. Mike struggles to rescue the woman he loves from her tyrannical father, and survive attacks by assassins, terrorists, and drug cartels. He comes out on top professionally, but his success brings heartbreak.
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Description


Foreign correspondent Mike Delano barely escapes with his life from jihadists in Iraq, only to plunge into the sleazy world of tabloid journalism – seduced by fame, money and power. He falls in love with Rachel, the married daughter of his employer, criminal media tycoon Lord Maxwell Rothenberg. When Lord Max discovers their affair – and that his daughter is pregnant – the two men become mortal enemies, a conflict that can end only when one of them is dead. Honey Trap pulls back the curtain on the vicious media competition to strip the private lives of stars bare. It looks behind the scenes at how ruthless reporters build up superstars, only to humiliate and destroy them. Rothenberg is a media baron who provokes enemies from all sides. They become Delano's enemies, too, when they threaten Rachel. Along the way, Delano and Rachel run afoul of Middle Eastern terrorists and Colombian cocaine gangsters. The action moves from London to Hollywood to Colombia – and a yacht and submarine encounter in the Caribbean. Mike struggles to rescue the woman he loves from her tyrannical father, and survive attacks by assassins, terrorists, and drug cartels. He comes out on top professionally, but his success brings heartbreak.
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About the author


Tony Brenna is a veteran journalist who has worked for a broad spectrum of publications in both the UK, his native land, and the US, his adopted home. He previously published a biography of one of the stars of the Dallas television series ("Victoria Principal," St. Martin's Press, 1989). He worked as editor and reporter for local weeklies in Surrey (England) and on London's Fleet Street where he worked as a reporter on national daily and Sunday papers. He rose through the ranks from reporter to executive editor during his time at "World's Press News," the trade journal of the British press. As Deputy Editor of "Creel," the UK's first full color monthly angling magazine, he commissioned and edited articles, as well as handling layout. In New York, he covered the United Nations and US national news for "The Daily Telegraph," the "Daily Mail," and the BBC World Service as an on-air correspondent. His time there included reporting for the "Herald Tribune" and becoming Associate Editor at "Editor & Publisher," the trade journal of the American press, interviewing senior editorial management about the newspaper business. Recruited by the "National Enquirer," he was based at the paper's Florida headquarters where he became a senior reporter, roving editor, and Hollywood correspondent. He moved to Los Angeles where he continued to work for the Enquirer. Later, he was West Coast correspondent for the "Daily Mail." He's contributed news and features to newspapers and magazines in Germany (Gong, Bild), Brazil (O Estado de Sao Paulo), Australia (Woman's Day), the UK (Sun, News of the World, Mail on Sunday, Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror), and the US (Star, Globe, Life & Style). As a weekly columnist, he wrote about Madison Avenue for Britain's Advertiser's Weekly and celebrity news for New Zealand Woman's Weekly, where he also contributed features. With a Canadian psychic, Tony created the world's first "psychic gossip" column that appeared for ten years in the Sunday sections of the Toronto Sun, London Free Press, Ottawa Sun, and others in the Sun group. While living in LA, Tony appeared on TV shows such as Hard Copy and Inside Edition. Recently, he was prominently featured in the Emmy-nominated CNN documentary "Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer" (2019). He now lives near Seattle, Washington with his wife, writer Elena M. Rodriguez.
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Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Thrillers

Language:English

Pages:380

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9780985210922

Paperback ISBN:9780985210915


Overview


Foreign correspondent Mike Delano barely escapes with his life from jihadists in Iraq, only to plunge into the sleazy world of tabloid journalism – seduced by fame, money and power. He falls in love with Rachel, the married daughter of his employer, criminal media tycoon Lord Maxwell Rothenberg. When Lord Max discovers their affair – and that his daughter is pregnant – the two men become mortal enemies, a conflict that can end only when one of them is dead. Honey Trap pulls back the curtain on the vicious media competition to strip the private lives of stars bare. It looks behind the scenes at how ruthless reporters build up superstars, only to humiliate and destroy them. Rothenberg is a media baron who provokes enemies from all sides. They become Delano's enemies, too, when they threaten Rachel. Mike struggles to rescue the woman he loves from her tyrannical father, and survive attacks by assassins, terrorists, and drug cartels. He comes out on top professionally, but his success brings heartbreak.

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Description


Foreign correspondent Mike Delano barely escapes with his life from jihadists in Iraq, only to plunge into the sleazy world of tabloid journalism – seduced by fame, money and power. He falls in love with Rachel, the married daughter of his employer, criminal media tycoon Lord Maxwell Rothenberg. When Lord Max discovers their affair – and that his daughter is pregnant – the two men become mortal enemies, a conflict that can end only when one of them is dead. Honey Trap pulls back the curtain on the vicious media competition to strip the private lives of stars bare. It looks behind the scenes at how ruthless reporters build up superstars, only to humiliate and destroy them. Rothenberg is a media baron who provokes enemies from all sides. They become Delano's enemies, too, when they threaten Rachel. Along the way, Delano and Rachel run afoul of Middle Eastern terrorists and Colombian cocaine gangsters. The action moves from London to Hollywood to Colombia – and a yacht and submarine encounter in the Caribbean. Mike struggles to rescue the woman he loves from her tyrannical father, and survive attacks by assassins, terrorists, and drug cartels. He comes out on top professionally, but his success brings heartbreak.

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About the author


Tony Brenna is a veteran journalist who has worked for a broad spectrum of publications in both the UK, his native land, and the US, his adopted home. He previously published a biography of one of the stars of the Dallas television series ("Victoria Principal," St. Martin's Press, 1989). He worked as editor and reporter for local weeklies in Surrey (England) and on London's Fleet Street where he worked as a reporter on national daily and Sunday papers. He rose through the ranks from reporter to executive editor during his time at "World's Press News," the trade journal of the British press. As Deputy Editor of "Creel," the UK's first full color monthly angling magazine, he commissioned and edited articles, as well as handling layout. In New York, he covered the United Nations and US national news for "The Daily Telegraph," the "Daily Mail," and the BBC World Service as an on-air correspondent. His time there included reporting for the "Herald Tribune" and becoming Associate Editor at "Editor & Publisher," the trade journal of the American press, interviewing senior editorial management about the newspaper business. Recruited by the "National Enquirer," he was based at the paper's Florida headquarters where he became a senior reporter, roving editor, and Hollywood correspondent. He moved to Los Angeles where he continued to work for the Enquirer. Later, he was West Coast correspondent for the "Daily Mail." He's contributed news and features to newspapers and magazines in Germany (Gong, Bild), Brazil (O Estado de Sao Paulo), Australia (Woman's Day), the UK (Sun, News of the World, Mail on Sunday, Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror), and the US (Star, Globe, Life & Style). As a weekly columnist, he wrote about Madison Avenue for Britain's Advertiser's Weekly and celebrity news for New Zealand Woman's Weekly, where he also contributed features. With a Canadian psychic, Tony created the world's first "psychic gossip" column that appeared for ten years in the Sunday sections of the Toronto Sun, London Free Press, Ottawa Sun, and others in the Sun group. While living in LA, Tony appeared on TV shows such as Hard Copy and Inside Edition. Recently, he was prominently featured in the Emmy-nominated CNN documentary "Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer" (2019). He now lives near Seattle, Washington with his wife, writer Elena M. Rodriguez.
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