Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2003
CS ISBN 0743530071 $39.95 Eight cassettes
Victor Slezak's sensuous voice is just right for Brown's tale of a second chance at love for Paris Gibson, who hosts a late night radio show devoted to love songs and call-ins from the lovelorn. A threatening call from a man calling himself "Valentino," who claims to have a hostage he will kill in 72 hours, leads Paris to contact her former lover, Dean Malloy, now an Austin Police psychologist. (Malloy is also her late fiancé's best friend.) With his calm reading, Slezak sensationalizes neither the sex club that Malloy's son and the hostage take part in nor the character of the sex-addicted dentist, who may be a suspect. D.T.H.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]