Retail pak Random House Audio 2000
CS ISBN 055352738X $25.95 Four cassettes
Carol Starkey is a former bomb technician scarred both physically and psychologically by an explosion three years earlier. Now she finds herself dealing with a notorious bomber, Mr. Red, after a colleague is killed by a device built in the killer's style. Patricia Kalember keeps the narration moving well in this briskly paced story, undoubtedly speeded up even more by the abridgment. She tends to give male characters thin, feminine voices. While this is usually a minus, it creates a unique, memorable voice for the character of the meek, imprisoned bomber who has clues to the fatal blast. The story's editing preserves the plot without telegraphing important clues to the ending. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/JAN 01]
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