Roland Stone and Doug Hardwood are New York City's top news anchors. Trusted, respected, revered among the media's who's who. In their profession, it's all about getting the exclusive. Whoever breaks the big story first gets the viewers, and whoever gets the viewers gets the advertisers. It's all money in the end. With their stations neck to neck in the ratings, and the threat of hipper, younger anchors waiting to take their places, each knows they must come up with a juicy story to save their job. Suddenly, a horrific murder rocks the airwaves, and Roland Stone has the inside story. But great minds think alike, and it's just mere hours before Doug Hardwood is reporting on the work of a different serial killer. Over night, New York City becomes a haven for two of the most inventive serial killers ever to walk the streets, each bent on getting more press than the other. Two desperate news anchors. One city. A whole lot of bloodshed. Story at eleven.

"A fiendishly entertaining dark comedy!" - Jeff Strand, author of Pressure

""Sharp and ingenious and a whole lot of fun. Ryan C. Thomas is not just a writer to watch, but one that has already hit a stride that most others at their own game should envy." -

"Ratings Game is a dark, humorous and ultimately original thriller, reminiscent of Ellis's American Psycho and Palahniuk's Lullaby. If you're a fan of either, I strongly suggest you pick up a copy of this book!" -

"Ratings Game is a sociopath's wet dream. Half the fun is seeing what these maniacs are going to do next, and just how far they will go. Ryan C. Thomas does a great job of conveying the frantic pace of New York City, and the crazy people that dwell within it. Gory, depraved, and funny." -

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A friendly entertaining dark comedy." - Jeff Strand

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September 2007 : USA Paperback

Title: Ratings Game
Author(s): Ryan C Thomas
ISBN: 0-9777196-3-4 / 978-0-9777196-3-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cohort Press
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September 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Ratings Game: A Serial Killer Comedy
Author(s): Ryan C Thomas
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