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The Fire

Katherine Neville, , read by Susan Denaker. . Random House Audio, $29.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-7393-5708-8

Neville's anticipated follow-up to her debut novel, The Eight , finds protagonist Alexandra Solarin trying to decipher a series of clues surrounding her mother's sudden disappearance. Like its predecessor, The Fire is infused with historical references and ties to the present, sending readers back to the days of the Ottoman Empire to help unravel the mystery. Susan Denaker offers an entertaining, almost theatrical reading. Her characters are rich and well crafted, always surprising and refreshing when the audience least expects it. A fun and ultimately thrilling listen. A Random House hardcover (Reviews, Aug. 4). (Oct.)