First Time Killer


In shock radio, nothing is too far over-the-top in the pursuit of ratings. Not even murder.

During his twenty-six-year career, D.C. radio talk show host Rick Jennings steered clear of outrageous radio. Wasn’t his thing. So when WTLK execs tap him for the Afternoon Circus to land a lucrative satellite deal, Rick struggles to maintain his standards—and his dignity.

A chilling call (“I’m a long-time listener, first time KILLER.”) leads to the discovery of an intern’s arm in a trashcan. Rick spars with the “First Time” killer over the airwaves. The police are stymied. Ratings skyrocket. And First Time continues to knock off members of the Circus, phoning in to gloat afterward.

In a world of psychics and poseurs, crazy deejays and crazier callers, it’s up to Rick to bring First Time down before more people perish.


“One of the best reads I’ve had in the last year and I would be at a loss to pick out a character or subplot or incident that could have been tossed out without being missed; nuances are important.”
—Amazon Review (5 stars)

“With detectives, psychologists, and other experts roaming through the station, including a psychic, this one gets rowdy fast, so grab a comfortable seat ,and a cool drink of whatever, sit back and relax … because soon you won’t be able to relax, your mouth will be dry, and you’ll be looking around for First Time!
—Amazon Review (5 stars)

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