The Paris Correspondent is a fast-paced trip into the dark heart of a newspaper office. Addictive and illuminating, it deftly portrays the rivalries and complicated passions at the story’s center. The Paris Correspondent is at once a great story and a tribute to journalism, love, and liquor in a turbulent era. Ed Clancy and Joe Shelby are journalists with The Paris Star, an English-language paper based in Paris. Relics from a time when print news was in its heyday, when being a reporter meant watching a city crumble around you as you called in one last dispatch, Clancy and Shelby are taken by surprise by the Internet age. The two friends are faced with the death of what they hold most dear–their careers–and, for Shelby, a woman he cannot bring himself to mention. Written in riveting prose that captures the foreign correspondent’s life, The Paris Correspondent is not to be missed. Writing from experience and in homage to Reynold Packard’s Dateline Paris, Alan S. Cowell, with his razor- sharp and darkly funny style, will win readers the world over.