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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.


If you toss the movies Network, Play Misty for Me, and Talk Radio into a blender and add a liberal serving of Howard Stern, you’ll get the flavor of FIRST TIME KILLER (a full length suspense/thriller – 86K words, the equivalent of approximately 350 printed pages). It's available exclusively in digital form.


And now in audio!




ZAK ALLEN is the author of the THE TASTE (horror/thriller) and RIDE-ALONG (suspense).

ZAK ALLEN is the darker pseudonym of ALAN ORLOFF, author of the
Agatha-Award finalist DIAMONDS FOR THE DEAD, and the Last Laff
all from Midnight Ink.

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Cover design: Melanie Hooyenga / Ink Slinger Designs

Interior Design/Formatting: Natasha Fondren / The eBook Artisans

Copyright © 2013, Alan Orloff. All rights reserved.