Romanello, Bauer, Peterson, Male newspaper columnist (Chandler?), Female TV news anchor.
Author Robinson/Roberts/Richardson or some variant
Secret clinic in Switzerland
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The Children by Charles Robertson
You might meet them anywhere. In the subway. On a plane. In your bedroom. So innocent in their blue schoolboy blazers. So angelic with their bright faces.
Do not be deceived. They are the sons of wealth and power. And behind their shining eyes lurk cold, murderous hearts.
They are the weapons in a secret army. They might be anywhere from New York to Houston to Switzerland. They are waiting. For you.
Mark Chandler, tough reporter. Shelley James, top TV anchorwoman. Media stars, competitors, lovers. They have stumbled on the hottest, most dangerous story of this year or any year. They are the only two people on earth who can stop...
Howard Hughes gets mentioned in this review:
An 11 year old has his brain written over with the brainwaves of Howard Hughes and now he walks around Manhattan in his private school uniform shooting people who might reveal his dark secret in the face.
Found with a search for
science fiction novel "howard hughes" brain transplant, which turned up this article, which led to me searching for the novel's title and finding the Goodreads entry.