Publisher Harry Mordecai, a San Francisco newspaper's new owner, is such a meddler -but doesn't insist with his ideas to make Jessica's new book spicier- that editor John Galloway quits, but accepts to stay on a month. Wall Street reporter Max Charles hears his grumpy colleague Loretta Lee -in fact a passed-on pen name for Claire Hogan-, who runs a very popular letters column, found out his game to write a glowing column about a stock till it rises enough, then cash in and talk in down again. After Loretta had an argument with Harry, a man shoots her in the arm in the lobby while she was standing next to John and Jessica. SFPD Lt. Evans, using prints from a bottle in an abandoned coat, arrests T.D. for the shooting. When John and Jessica go tell Loretta the news, they find her dead at the hotel she was hiding out at. John's name is carved into a glass table with Loretta's diamond ring, but the position on the ring on her finger means she probably didn't write it. Jessica guesses Max's...
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You're dead, Loretta.
References All the President's Men