The List Author:Steve Martini Mystery Large Print EditionThe fiery finish and final revelations put Martinis new novel squarely in the commercial territory tracked by the list . . . a likely blockbuster in its own right. Publishers Weekly* A New York Times Bestseller* A Literary Guild Main Selection* A Doubleday Book Club Main Selection* A Mystery Guild Main SelectionA bold... more » and successful scheme to outwit the most powerful players in the publishing and film industries animates this novel a suspenseful thriller in which the price of fame becomes terror. Gable Cooper has $6 million in rights offers for his novel and he doesnt even exist. The real writer, attorney Abby Chandlis, wants a stand-in for herself, thinking that a charismatic male face posing as the phantom author will clinch success for her novel. Abby makes a deal with the devil, and all the legal contortions in the world wont stop her from being trapped by her own creation . . .« less
Not a typical Martini book in that it doesn't revolve around the coutroom. A woman, ex-lawyer, turned novelist concocts a scheme to make it to the best seller list by posing as a man...not herself, but she has to find a man willing to pretend he wrote the book.... It sounds complicated, and it does cause some problems, but it makes for one terrific read.