cover image Ruling Passion

Ruling Passion

Judith Michael, Michael. Pocket Books, $6.5 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-671-70125-3

Rivals since their college days, two women clash anew when one digs up dirt on a televangelist show the other has launched. This ``plodding riches-to-rags and rags-to-riches tale'' with its ``one-dimensional cast'' disappointed PW . ``Only in the final quarter is there excitement enough to carry the heavily padded prose to a spirited conclusion.'' (Feb.)