Best Book Award Finalist
Nikki Z is a love-her-or-hate-her news anchor on Atlanta TV.
Cassie Page is an African-American crime reporter for cable news giant Global News Service. Jimmy Hagan is her lover, an Irish-American police detective.
Rudy Decker is a flashy playboy, a user and abuser of women. And, he’s getting rich slaughtering black bears for their body parts, worth thousands in Asia. Human life is cheap too. A sexy TV talent coach is murdered for making a ten-second phone call.
Just as Nikki Z is about to expose Rudy’s poaching ring, he has her kidnapped by animal activists. Rudy’s bloody schemes are threatened by Cassie and Jimmy and by women set on revenge.
What People Say
“Fatal Ambition is another edge-of-your-seat thriller by award-winning authors Don Farmer & Chris Curle, whose intimate knowledge of TV news is on full display.” —Bert Rudman – News Director Sinclair Broadcast Group, Eugene OR
“Fatal Ambition is a wild ride through the worlds of TV news and criminal wildlife trafficking. The twists and turns in this book make it hard to put down. I can’t wait for the film version of Fatal Ambition.” —Dr. Terry Maple – Former President/CEO of Zoo Atlanta & Palm Beach Zoo, past President Assoc. Zoos & Aquariums, author & university professor
“Don Farmer has done it again in Fatal Ambition, delivering heaps of humor among the homicides. Bad deeds and revenge abound.” —Gail Evans – Former CNN Executive Vice President, best-selling author
“Don Farmer again weaves his insider’s knowledge of television news through an action-packed tale about bad men, feisty women and ambitions that turn deadly.” —Neal Boortz – Best-selling author and former national talk show host
“Don Farmer has written a thoroughly engrossing. As a veteran newsman and TV anchor, Farmer captures the strong personalities of the newsroom and the “can’t look away” drama of a riveting news story. Great characters, strong women, a vile villain and a plot that keeps you turning pages.” —Rebecca Chase Williams – former ABC News Correspondent & former Mayor of Brookhaven GA
“Former TV Newsman Don Farmer gives us an edgy thriller that has it all…heinous schemer, hard-driving news anchor, clever detective and insider details. You simply cannot put it down!” —Karna Small Bodman — Bestselling author of Trust but Verify