Sorcha is a young country girl who makes it to the top in the big, bad world of newspapers. From a farming family, she learns her trade in country papers before graduating to a main newspaper in the big smoke, Dublin. There, she rises to the top in a profession renowned for its back biting and betrayals, making it on her own verve, skills, and sheer tenacity.
Along the way, she has a lot fun. Sorcha quickly finds that she has no sexual inhibitions, with either men or women. She takes great pleasure in her many sexual adventures—some of which turn out to be hilarious. But despite all the fun and games, she also enjoys in her upward journey in the newspaper world. As she works, she learns more and more about what really goes on behind the scenes in the arcane atmosphere of newspaper production.
Rising to the Deadline is a story of raw, thrusting sexuality, but it’s also a touching story of how a young, talented country girl, with no important connections, makes a huge impact in the newspaper business, beating the old boys’ network at their own game.