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After inheriting her father's powerful newspaper empire, beautiful Morgana Tate must choose between her own family and her responsibility to the public

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In Chicago of 1949, newspaper magnate Howard Croft Tate faces a sticky decision: Does he blow the whistle on a mobster whose empire is built on slum housing, or does he knuckle under to blackmail? From the day his headstrong heir Morgana leaves her glittering, 21st birthday bash to save a child from a burning tenement, she crusades to destroy the man her father rightfully fears. To this pot, Masterton (Maiden Voyage adds a headline-grabbing "Hacker," who kills and dismembers women, a sister who steals Morgana's fiance for herself, a mother distraught over the loss of her lover and the usual social whirl of the wealthy. With the exception of a snappy Polish reporter and his photographer sidekick, most of these characters fail to charm or even to sound believable, despite the catchy lingo they spout. Toward the end, the pace becomes frenetic and a few bittersweet twists force Morgana to choose between impulse and responsibility.
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The setting is 1949 Chicago. The heroine is Morgana Croft Tate, daughter of a super-rich newspaper mogul who informs her on her 21st birthday that the Chicago Star will one day be hers. Morgana's life seems all glamour and excitement until the mayor tries to involve the Star in a crusade to expose slum landlords and clear the slums. Why is Morgana's father refusing to cooperate? Could gangster Enzo Vespucci have some hold over him? While these questions are being resolved, subplots involving Morgana's promiscuous sister, her tentative romance with an ace reporter, and the activities of a demented killer keep the story racing along to a melodramatic climax. While not particularly original, a spunky heroine, lots of action, and plenty of name-dropping add up to a satisfying novel. For popular collections. Beth Ann Mills, New Rochelle P.L., N.Y.
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