Jed Donahue, busily building a conservative list at Crown Forum, signed Bill Gertz (Betrayal) for a book called Treachery: How America's Friends and Foes Are Secretly Arming Our Enemies; it was a world rights deal, signed with agent Joseph Vallely for fall 2004.... Philip Turner at Avalon's Carroll & Graf bought a sardonic inside view of our second largest financial paper, called Crazy Money: Inside Investor's Business Daily, in which author Ivan Goldman, who worked there, portrays a highly eccentric operation. Turner bought world rights from agent Michael Hamilburg.... Random's Lee Boudreaux bought a first novel by a young Iowa Writers Workshop grad, Curtis Sittenfeld, about the misadventures of a cocky teenager at a ritzy boarding school. It's called Cipher, and Shana Kelly at William Morris made the North American rights sale.... Stan Goff, who is, unusually, a former Special Forces sergeant turned radical army critic, is writing a book called Full Spectrum Disorder, about what he sees as the current shortcomings of the U.S. military, for publisher Richard Nash at little Soft Skull Press.