Library Ed. Recorded Books 2003
CS ISBN 1402566352 $79.95 Eight cassettes
Our hero sings in Gotham nightclubs, where the ladies adore him. Secretly he wears a badge and harbors a personal grudge against the drug lords he's vowed to bring down. His mission: to infiltrate the heroin-smuggling Cleopatra Gang and ferret out its leaders. Whatever thrills and suspense the author has injected into this premise, narrator Arkin mutes with strident, inexpressive intonations. He is, as they say in the trade, "phoning it in," getting the words in the right order, and not bothering much with the values. Y.R.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]