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Book Launch Reception: Burying the Lede

You're invited to an open house celebration of the release of Joe LeValley's new novel, "Burying the Lede." The reception is being hosted by Drake University. Light hors d'ouevres and beverages provided by Graham Construction and RDG Planning & Design. The book is particularly relevant to students studying journalism, law, criminology, and political science. The book is now available on Amazon, Kindle, in selected books stores, and directly from the author. The first chapter is available for free on the author's website: http://www.josephlevalley.com/index.html

About the book:
A horrific double murder in small town Iowa leads to the arrest and conviction of the young man who owned the murder weapon. However, Tony Harrington, a reporter for the local daily paper, doesn't believe the man is guilty. His search for the truth sparks a chain of events with tragic consequences. Undaunted, Tony pushes on, risking everything to uncover the most important facts - the story's true "lede." But even Tony can't imagine the magnitude of the evil he's facing or the true purpose behind the crimes that have besieged this quiet Iowa town. A first novel from author Joseph LeValley, Burying the Lede has it all: mystery, courtroom drama, romance, action, tragedy, villains, and heroes. Throughout the book, LeValley draws on his real-life experiences as a newspaper reporter to create a narrative with compelling details about the worlds of newspapers and the criminal justice system. The novel is as entertaining as it is shocking. Once you start reading Burying the Lede, you won't want to put it down. And each time Tony Harrington gets called out in the middle of the night, you will find yourself looking forward to going along for the ride. 

Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Olmsted Center, 2nd Floor 2875 University Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa

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School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Law School, College of Arts & Sciences
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Joseph LeValley

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