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An avid reader, [2] Hailey began to write poems, plays and stories at a young age. Paramount , and for television in as Terror in the Sky. The book received good reviews, [13] [14] and was a selection of the Literary Guild of America. Dealing with international politics [9] the book was again selected by the Literary Guild, and was a best seller in Canada.

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The plot follows many of the issues of the day, including race relations, corporate politics, business ethics, terrorism and journalism. Hailey would later explore television journalism in another novel, The Evening News. Plot Synopsis[ edit ] The novel is described from the point of view of vice-president of Golden State Power and Light, Nimrod "Nim" Goldman, who, despite being married, tends to be somewhat of a Lothario and has many extramarital affairs.

The geographic area of service of the fictional electric utility, Golden State Power and Light, matches the actual Northern California footprint of the real-life Pacific Gas and Electric Company. There is a board meeting about the incident. After some time, Nim and Ardythe make love. As a result of Nim noticing how some customers were marked for emergency restoration because they depend on electric power for survival, such as iron lung users and certain disabled persons , utility billing supervisor Teresa Van Buren convinces Nim go visit one of these emergency restoration customers, Karen Sloan, a quadriplegic who uses a portable respirator on her wheelchair, whom he instantly befriends, angering Ruth, his wife and his children Leah and Benjamin.

Later, Nim and Harry London, property protection president, go to Brookside, to catch power thieves. And surprisingly, they catch many. Nim later learns that the terrorist attacks were by a group called "Friends of Freedom". Later the leader of the group, Georgos Archambault, mails letter bombs and kills five people including utility president Fraser Fenton.

Not having much experience with coal, Nim decides to take a trip to Colorado and visit a power plant operated by Public Service Company of Colorado now known as Xcel Energy. Noticing that a worker on the furnace feed conveyor was in danger, Nim instinctively runs down to the plant floor and saves the man from otherwise certain death.

Then, later, the lady who originally wanted to bed Nim arrives, and is able to get Nim to have sex with her as well. A California Examiner the local newspaper for San Francisco reporter, Nancy Molineaux, reports Nim to be selfish when she sees him arrive in a utility-owned helicopter.

Birdsong and Georgos later plan to destroy the power workers, including Nim Goldman who would meet for a conference at a hotel. Unknown to Georgos, Yvette, his mistress, knows of his plans and betrays him to Nancy Molineaux, who reports it to the police thirty-six minutes before the bombs go off. The think group, using coded incoming mail, finally arrest David Birdsong and expose Georgos.

The plant manager, noticing that someone had gotten into the reservoir, realizes that if the plant is bombed while it is operating, the damage would put the plant out of operation for months, but a bomb when the plant is shut down would only cause minor damage, chooses to shut the plant down, causing a major power shortage.

This shut down, however, causes a major blackout throughout the region. Karen Sloan dies after her respirator fails due to this power outage. Nim discovers his wife is dying of cancer, and the novel ends as Nim finally befriends Nancy Molineaux and visits her at her house as she offers Nim a one-time opportunity to be her lover.

Reception[ edit ] Kirkus Reviews called the novel "timely" and "certain to move fast", but also noted that Hailey "heavily stack s the argument against nice-nelly ecologists".

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The plot follows many of the issues of the day, including race relations, corporate politics, business ethics, terrorism and journalism. Hailey would later explore television journalism in another novel, The Evening News. Plot Synopsis[ edit ] The novel is described from the point of view of vice-president of Golden State Power and Light, Nimrod "Nim" Goldman, who, despite being married, tends to be somewhat of a Lothario and has many extramarital affairs. The geographic area of service of the fictional electric utility, Golden State Power and Light, matches the actual Northern California footprint of the real-life Pacific Gas and Electric Company. There is a board meeting about the incident. After some time, Nim and Ardythe make love.

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