"Smart, juicy sequel to 2014's The Kennedy Connection....Belsky keeps this highly satisfying mysery zipping along right up to the final twist."
– Publishers Weekly
“What shines brightest here is Belsky’s talent for keeping the pace steady and fast so that every round of inquiries produces more satisfyingly tawdry revelations.”
“This wisecracking but suprisingly sensitive and self-aware crime solver will appear to fans of Robert Crais’ Elvis Cole novels and Harlan Coben’s early Myron Bolitar mysteries.”
“I was thoroughly hooked by Gil Malloy’s glibness and the intricate plot. I read it in two sittings.”
– Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling author
“Completely entertaining. Belsky deserves the highest journalist accolade: this is a terrific story. And he nails the voice of his wonderfully authentic reporter Gil Malloy...tenacious, curious, hilarious, and endearing. Loved it.”
– Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark award winner/TRUTH BE TOLD
"Readers are taken on a personal ride through the investigative process of journalism while also displaying his obvious contempt for the ‘new media’ that places more value on electronic hits than it does on The Story. I have an opening on my power rotation and am seriously considering elevating Belsky.” Great story that I could’ve read in a single sitting. Malloy may be a deeply flawed character, but that’s part of what makes this a highly readable book."
– Men Reading Books
Shooting for the Stars takes readers on a wild ride from the high rises of Manhattan's ravenous media machine to the seedy underbelly of 1980s Hollywood and back. Veteran reporter Belsky has written a fast-paced, fun read with twists around every corner and an ending you will never see coming.”
– Julia Dahl, author of Invisible City
“Belsky has created yet another entertaining Gil Malloy thriller. . . . Malloy’s personality makes it comical, shrewd and engaging, a truly enjoyable read.”
– Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
This book is journalism at its best . . . . There is not a dull moment throughout this book as it is laden with mystery and suspense.
"Belsky scores a direct hit...Malloy is perhaps more akin to Mike Hammer, James Rockford, or Jake Gittes with a nose for news and a knack for getting in trouble. You just don’t see many reporters of his ilk anymore."
– G. Robert Frazier, author and founder of AdventuresInWriting.com