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  • ISBN 0736623787
  • ISBN13 978-0736623780
  • Language English
  • Author Donada Peters,Edna Buchanan
  • Publisher Books on Tape, Inc.; Unabridged edition (March 1, 1993)
  • Formats docx mbr lrf mobi
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Contemporary
  • Size ePub 1376 kb
  • Size Fb2 1784 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 478

Miami is the beat for a Pulitzer Prize-winning police reporter in Edna Buchanan's new series launch. Blonde, green-eyed and game, Cuban-American Britt Montero knows the city's sleaze like her own backyard.

But now she's stonewalled. How did D. Wayne Hudson, a well-respected black, die? Did the cops do it?

Her editor wants to play it down, but Montero is onto a story about excessive police violence. When it breaks, so does the fragile truce that holds the city together. Montero finds her very life is at stake.

"Edna Buchanan is outrageous and unrivaled. Wonderful and unforgettable!" --Patricia D. Cornwell


Contents Under Pressure book. Edna Buchanan, Donada Peters (Narrator). CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE - Good Buchanan, Edna - 1st in Britt Montero series

Contents Under Pressure book. CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE - Good Buchanan, Edna - 1st in Britt Montero series. When a black football star dies following a police car chase, crime reporter Britt Montero suspects a cover-up and is determined to find out. Her investigation takes her from the high-intensity of the newsroom to riding the dangerous and often violent midnight beat with the cops.

Edna Rydzik Buchanan was born in 1939 near Paterson, New Jersey. These titles include Contents Under Pressure; Miami, It's Murder; Suitable for Framing; Margin of Error, and Act of Betrayal. She attended creative writing classes at Montclair State Teacher's College. Buchanan was one of the first female crime reporters in Miami. She has been a contributor to several magazines, including Fame, Family Circle, Cosmopolitan and Rolling Stone.

A thirty-ton crane being used to remove a forty-five-ton metal sign over the Palmetto Expressway toppled over, and the sign crashed onto the roadway.

A thirty-ton crane being used to remove a forty-five-ton metal sign over the Palmetto Expressway toppled over, and the sign crashed onto the roadway rs were trapped in a six-hour traffic jam that spawned three heart attacks and numerous fistfights. The official temperature was 92, but out on the sun-blasted pavement it had to be 110. I parked on a side street that flanked the Palmetto and climbed the embankment to the x-way to interview the unhappy workers, hassled highway patrolmen, and melting motorists.

CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE by Edna Buchanan is the first in the Britt Montero mystery series

CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE by Edna Buchanan is the first in the Britt Montero mystery series. The author has hit a home run. However, to fully appreciate the storyline and Buchanan's writing, a reader needs to know a little about the author. PC's, laptops and cell phones exist but aren't used in proliferation as current day. CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE is fast-paced and loaded with all kinds of crime stories, which are occurring concurrently with the main suspense case.

I listened to the recorded book, ably read by Donada Peters. I am an avid reader of Edna Buchanan's books. Edna really tells it like is about life and crime in Miami

book by Edna Buchanan. I listened to the recorded book, ably read by Donada Peters. Action and Suspense with a Strong Female Character. Published by Thriftbooks. Edna really tells it like is about life and crime in Miami.

Contents Under Pressure is an immensely satisfying read, one that will leave its audience craving more. Miami, Florida - one of America's most exotic and dangerous cities - is journalist Edna Buchanan's beat. In the widely acclaimed The Corpse Had a Familiar Face and Never Let Them See You Cry, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Miami Herald reporter took her readers through the dark underbelly of the Sunshine State, where murder, drugs, and corruption are as common as sand on the beaches. Now, Buchanan brings her years of hard-won experience, her unflinching eye, and her warm and witty prose style to bear in her powerful new novel.

Books related to Contents Under Pressure. More by Edna Buchanan. A Dark and Lonely Place.

Contents Under Pressure. From New York Times–bestselling author comes the first in the hard-hitting series starring a Miami crime reporter is a crackling good page-turner (USA Today).

Edna Buchanan (née Rydzik, born March 16, 1939) is an American journalist and writer best known for her crime mystery novels

Edna Buchanan (née Rydzik, born March 16, 1939) is an American journalist and writer best known for her crime mystery novels. She won the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for General News Reporting "for her versatile and consistently excellent police beat reporting. Buchanan was born in Paterson, New Jersey. In high school she worked in a coat factory and after graduating she worked, along with her mother, at a Western Electric plant.

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Der Bat
CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE by Edna Buchanan is the first in the Britt Montero mystery series. The author has hit a home run.

However, to fully appreciate the storyline and Buchanan's writing, a reader needs to know a little about the author.

In a journalistic career spanning 18 years, Buchanan spent most of her time working at the Miami Herald as a crime reporter. In 1986 she was awarded the Pulizer Prize. It is also of note that the author was one of the first women in print journalism to cover the crime beat.

As such, the Britt Montero mystery series is losely based on a similar fiction character to herself. Montero is 31 years old, half Cuban, single and working the crime beat at the Miami Daily News.

What I love about this story and series is that they have a ring of authenticity. The constantly changing and varied stories Montero covers, as well as a behind the scene look at a daily newsroom in action, feel genuine.

These are the journalistic days of the latter 20th century. Newsroom editors keep in touch with staff via beepers, while land lines and pay phones are the primary method of communication. PC's, laptops and cell phones exist but aren't used in proliferation as current day.

CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE is fast-paced and loaded with all kinds of crime stories, which are occurring concurrently with the main suspense case.

The main story is about a well-known pro football player and community advocate, D. Wayne Hudson, who dies after a high speed chase with police, which results in a car crash. Montero begins to gather details to write a news story only to find law enforcement being evasive and facts not fitting the official police report.

Interspersed in the storyline is Montero's best friend, Lottie, who also works for the newspaper as a journalistic photographer; a lovely, well-meaning mother who doesn't understand her, and occasional love interest, Homicide Sargeant Ken McDonald.
Tantil
Edna Buchanan's Britt Montero series is realistic, informative, and fast-paced. Believable characters, dialogue and story lines. These are not happily everafter's so you may wish to have something fun lined up to read next.

Takeaway thoughts from this story:
Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already-- you can see it now!
ISIAH
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The newspaper fiercely editorializes against handgun ownership, and I am loyal to the people who pay my salary! but the highly paid executives who write editorials don't keep the hours or go to the places that I do. Like a hurricane tracking chart, a gun is something you hope you will never have to use. But if you live in Miami, you can be damn well sure that you will need them both someday. It is a fact of life.

SITKOM Family: Single income, Two kids, Outrageous mortgage

I will re-read this book and look forward to other works from this,author.
Cordanara
What a story. Real people, real action, life and death, not much truth but much deceit. The author programmed this story to tell the story of white vs black, good vs evil, written by an author with great understanding and the ability to get it all on paper.

Normally I do not get excited with feet hitting the floor and "running" to overcome the excitement. This book got me involved, "running", and screaming internally during the enormous situation of street fighting, fires, eruptions of gun fire, ambulances and fire trucks and finally to a place of safety.

Now, are you interested in a fantastic, well-written story that will open your eyes to reality? Read it! You will be glad you did!
Era
I am so delighted to see these books re-issued. I read Buchanan years ago and recently re-read this one. What gives her books the extra, sharp edge is that she actually was a crime reporter, in fact, she won a Pulitzer Prize for her work. So, if you've any interest in how news is gathered by a real reporter, you get a fascinating glimpse in this fast-paced thriller.
Crime reporting is necessarily a brutal job in any big city. Buchanan accurately describes those pressures and the pressures of balancing the competing interests local police, politicians and editors.For those who crave "authenticity" in their crime and legal thrillers - and I do - this aspect of her work is a true pleasure.
But, apart from this, it's just good, well-plotted, well-written suspense. Enjoy.
Billy Granson
So writer Edna Buchanan is a real life crime reporter channeling her professional self into lead character Britt Montero. Britt takes us through the life of a crime reporter, a jumble of stories investigated and workplace politics tolerated, with the addition of the mandatory "career-driven single woman without a boyfriend" . A nice way to pass the time.
snowball
I always try to read Book One in any new series or new Author.
This book seem slow to start but then climaxed into a powerful ending.
Most readers will be able to relate to this book as it now seems to be
the world we live in or have possibly been on the edges as the climax
unfolded.
Ral
I think this book was just too journalistic for me. Lots of lengthy and slightly boring sideline stories and a subplot that was good however totally unrealistic at the end even for a work of fiction. The reporter solves a major crime against the police, confronts the murderer but doesn't tell anyone before she steps out into a riot??? It was well written but just droned on when I have other books I would rather read.
Quick light mystery to read on a snowy day. First in the series that could be interesting. The detective is a woman journalist for a Miami newspaper. The author was also an award winning newspaper reporter in Miami. She is definitely writing what she knows. The mystery is good and the descriptive material is interesting.