Just noticed that my old college buddy Joe Eszterhas - who went on to become the most famous (or infamous, depending how you felt about his work) screenwriter in Hollywood - has a book coming out at the same time as mine and from the same publisher. It's called Deliverance from Evil, about the three women in Cleveland held captive by Ariel Castro. It will be published by Atria on August 12 - the exact same publication date as my book from Atria, The Kennedy Connection. What are the odds of that? Haven't talked to Joe in years, but I'm sure we never figured on anything like that when we were hanging out together at Ohio University in Athens back in the 60s. He moved back home to Cleveland after turning Hollywood upside down with scripts like Basic Instinct and Show Girls.
R.G. Belsky is an author of crime fiction and a journalist in New York City. His new suspense thriller, BLONDE ICE, was published by Atria in 2016. It follows THE KENNEDY CONNECTION in 2014 and SHOOTING FOR THE STARS in 2015. They are part of a series of books featuring Gil Malloy, a hard-driving newspaper reporter with a penchant for breaking big stories on the front page of the New York Daily News. Belsky himself is a former managing editor at the Daily News and writes about the media from an extensive background in newspapers, magazines and TV/digital news. At the Daily News, he also held the titles of metropolitan editor and deputy national editor. Before that, he was metropolitan editor of the New York Post and news editor at Star magazine. Belsky was most recently the managing editor for news at NBCNews.com – where he worked closely with Nightly News with Brian Williams, the Today show and oversaw all digital news content on the NBCNews website. His previous suspense novels include PLAYING DEAD and LOVERBOY.