I too won this book in exchange for a review.
I wish that I could give a high rating but there are some problems for me. I did not find any of the characters to be memorable.
I do not think any journalist with a thought for anything other than a front page story would put themselves in harm's way without a thought for his life or those around him. A bit over the top for me.
The book is not all gloom though. The basic story, cliche as it may seem, was thoughtful. The author dwelt in too much minutia and I found myself wandering at times.
I feel this is an average story leaning towards the fairly good side. Not a bad first effort. Hopefully his next book will be in something other than the journalism realm.