It was simple happenstance that I read EYES OF THE INNOCENT by Brad Parks when I did. I have been involved recently in a story that appeared in a local newspaper and as a result spent some personal time with a reporter. Thus it was a week of newsroom by day and Parks's novel by night. This follow-up to FACES OF THE GONE is set partly in the offices of the Newark Eagle-Examiner, a New Jersey daily newspaper that is struggling but still lively, due in no small part to the work of investigative reporter Carter Ross.
Parks, a former reporter himself, knows the Newark beat all too well; as a result, the narrati