Library Ed. Books on Tape 2003
CS ISBN 0736694951 $64.00 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 0736695443 $72.00/ $17.95 Nine CDs
Except for his rich, meddling family and his tendency to inconsolability, John March is a tough private eye in the Raymond Chandler tradition. His current client wants him to eliminate the pressure from an unknown blackmailer who threatens to implicate him in a massive money-laundering scandal. The assignment embroils March in the affairs of some not so innocent victims, endangering him and his girlfriend. Affecting a Marlowesque world-weariness, narrator Scott Brick seems indifferent to the cliché-ridden novel, jumping to life only during the climactic confrontation. Y.R.
© AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 04]