Sebastian Hunter is a rake and womanizer. He’s also a star reporter for the CBC. He has the money shot of a luxurious house falling over a cliff, and the whole world is watching. He’s about to take down the chief of police and is working a story that could topple a government. Everything is lining up. Engaged to the boss’s daughter, Sebastian’s path to the anchor seat on the nightly news broadcast seems a foregone conclusion. But when foreign correspondent Ethan Tremblay threatens Sebastian’s rise, someone’s career has to die. And if that happens on air, all the better. In The Money Shot, Glenn Deir offers a scathing and hilarious satire of broadcast journalism. And in the process, he gives us Sebastian Hunter, a character readers will love—or love to hate.
About the author
Glenn Deir is a Provincial Affairs reporter with CBC television in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He’s a passionate world traveler, and has never turned down any food he’s been offered. Once a year he’s transformed into a person he doesn’t recognize and becomes a hunter of caribou or moose. Sick Joke is his first book.
"The Money Shot" by Glenn Deir offers a scathing and hilarious satire of broadcast journalism. And in the process, he gives us Sebastian Hunter, a character that his readers will love -- or love to hate! Written with a genuine flair for deftly crafted and memorable characters, "The Money Shot" is an extraordinary and consistently entertaining read. While very highly recommended for community library General Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "The Money Shot" is also available from Breakwater Books in a Kindle format ($17.99).
"There's an old newsroom saying: if it bleeds, it leads. Watching to see who bleeds next in order to satisfy Sebastian's lusts, both personal and professional, keeps the reader happily turning the pages of this light, humorous novel right to the end."