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Jim Mitchell gave up a career with big media and bought a community newspaper because he wanted to print the truth - no slant, no bias, no spin.

When his best friend, Anthony Bravaro decides to run for mayor Jim's hopeful he'll be an honest politician.

Hope turns to dismay as Jim watches the quest for power turn a good man bad.

When Jim confronts his friend with damaging information that could end his run for public office he finds out how far Tony's prepared to go to win the mayor's seat - farther than he could ever have imagined.

News that can kill you

Rod Raglin is an author, journalist, photographer and a keen environmentalist living on the west coast of Canada. He's been editor and publisherof The REVUE Newspaper for over 35 years and has seven novels and two plays self-published.

Here's what the reviews are saying...

★★★★★ "...a story which pits an individual trying to do what’s right when it comes to reporting the news against those who would rather keep the status quo in keeping what happens somewhere stays there, I’ve given Mr. Raglin 5 STARS for his endeavor here."

★★★★★ "A very well written media/political thriller book. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns and a huge set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great political thriller movie, or better yet a mini TV series. A very easy rating of 5 stars."

★★★★★" engrossing and exciting story that moves quickly. The narrative comes alive because the characters are three dimensional. This is a novel well worth reading. Highly recommended."

★★★★★ "Interesting plot, fast-moving story, well-developed characters. Not only well presented but also very realistic. A whole range of characters, with all their good and bad sides. Many twists and turns, not always with a happy ending. Rod Raglin is definitely good at writing and gripping the readers' attention from the very first page. He managed to put so many levels in this book - corruption, drugs, murder, threats, politics. Yet, there is also place for love and friendship. He not only presents his story, he challenges his readers to get actively involved, to start asking questions and reconsidering their own life decisions."

★★★★ "Raglin’s Local Rag grips us with a dose of reality not seen on most major media. His story highlights the control over the minds of the public by special money factions. Readers have only to see similarities with today."
"challenges readers with the ethics of seeking justice, money control, and the role of an independent media."
"... hits the reader with the overwhelming forces in our life."

- Tom Pope,






FOREST - Love, Loss, Legend

THE BIG PICTURE - A Camera, A Young Woman, An Uncompromising Ethic

His Environmental Fiction series, ECO-WARRIORS includes

NOT WONDER MORE - Mad Maggie and the Mystery of the Ancients 

SAVING SPIRIT BEAR - What Price Success?

LOVING THE TERRORIST - Beyond Eagleridge Bluffs 

HARRY'S TRUTH - A Play in One Act

END OF THE ROPE - A Play in Four Acts

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