A Modern Rake’s Progress
They said young McCord would go to the top if he kept his hands clean. But George was a cynical news salesman, who didn’t mind dirt so long as it paid off.
He sold his women a bill of goods – his friends down the river – and himself into the most powerful spot in a fabulous wire-service empire.
This is the brutally frank story of a modern rake’s progress, which rips the lid off the jungle behind the headlines.
Title: The Wire God
Author: Jack Willard
Imprint & Number: Popular Library 577
Cover price: 25¢
Publication date: 1953
Cover artist: uncredited