Library Ed. Books on Tape 2003
CS ISBN 0736695745 $108.00 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 0736696555 $99.00 / $17.95(R) Nine CDs
To what lengths will a publisher go to sign a prolific and popular author? Grimes steps outside her Richard Jury series to shine a harsh spotlight on the cutthroat competitiveness of the literary world. When a bestselling writer agrees to sign with a new publisher as long as it "gets rid" of one of its most literary writers, can he possibly know how the publisher intends to implement that request? Stephen Hoye gives a spirited and versatile narration. His character portrayals are at their best with some of the more stereotypical characters, who provide entertaining comic relief in this bizarre, insular world. J.E.M.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]