"From Jake's first day on staff, she needed The Chief. Same as a bullet required gunpowder to be effective, or a rocket needed fuel to fly, Jake's belief in The Chief powered her forward. Had he been most anyone else -- just another big boss in the world outside the newsroom -- proof of his propriety would have been required. Had he been the subject of a story, she'd have run his social security number, birthdate and mother's maiden name through every accessible Internet database and courthouse computer. But, The Chief wasn't her subject, she was his. What good was a god unworthy of trust?" (Chapter 1)

"You're my highest paid reporter. Go show Buckwalter here that I'm not just a sucker for a pretty face."

"Reporters like you don't want money, or a house. If you wanted that you'd have picked another profession."

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