"Smokescreens and Searchlights" by Bill Guy. [review - radio script]
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"Smokescreens and Searchlights" is the portentous title of a novel by Bill Guy, for many years the foreign editor of the "Adelaide Advertiser". The hero, David Hallam is the newly appointed editor of a newspaper in a fictional Australian state capital. He is a great boss, a brilliant editor, a brave investigative journalist, a sensitive lover – conveniently a widower after his wife’s tragic accident.