by Sukey HowardMarch, 2000
Here's a crime writer whose audience and reputation grow with every book, and with Void Moon (abridged, $24.98, 6 hours, 1570427119), nimbly narrated by Barry Bostwick, he's back in bestsellerdom again. Cassie Black, his hero/anti-hero, is one of the more appealing criminals to show up for some time, and it's hard not to root for her. She'd given up robbing high rollers at Las Vegas casinos after a night when the best laid plans went disastrously awry and the man she loved chose death rather than prison. But now, for reasons I won't reveal, she's decided to give it one more go and then get out forever. Does she or doesn't she? You'll find out and, along the way, get the inside scoop on how to scope out a mark, rig a room, dismantle locks, and ply the more arcane tricks of this treacherous trade.
Sukey Howard reports on spoken word audio each month.