Library Ed. Books on Tape 2003
CS ISBN 0736691510 $72.00 Nine cassettes
CD ISBN 0736693564 $88.00/ $16.50(R) Eleven CDs
Smith's latest thriller, the second to feature FBI Special Agent Ana Gray, again displays her strength in serving up multidimensional characters. Gray's behavior--impulsive, quick-tempered, frequently unprofessional--is compelling. She rises well above the typical genre character. Kathe Mazur recognizes that these messy personalities are what make this series stand out from countless others; she does quite a nice job dramatizing Ana and her flaws. Mazur credibly reconciles the gentler aspects of Ana's character with her edgier, less stable side, and also provides well-drawn vocal characterizations for the supporting cast. J.P.M.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]