"It was a lifeless body, and not just any body. It was
When Ratnoff's secretary, Ellen Butterby, discovers his body in the
New York Globe's newsroom, the newspaper's future is
thrown into chaos. Senior editors grapple with the fact that one of
their own has been brutally murdered in their hallowed workplace.
An editor's spike, a symbol used to kill stories in old-time
publishing days, has been driven into Ratnoff's chest. Affixed to
the spike is a note, written in purple ink, Ratnoff's t