Bruce Nichols at the Free Press (Richard Clarke's editor) bought a book by the New York Times's

James Risen about the CIA's ups and downs during the tenure of the recently resigned George Tenet; it was a world rights buy from

Tina Bennett at Janklow & Nesbit.... Warner's

Jamie Raab, buying for

Kristen Weber at Mysterious Press, made a three-book deal for Cosmopolitan editor

Kate White, for two new Bailey Weggins mysteries and a nonfiction book that's a frank and funny guide to men and what turns them on. The deal, a big one, was signed with Coast agent

Sandra Dijkstra for North American rights.... Dublin agent

Marianne Gunn O'Connor made two American deals: one for a novel called

Recipe for a Perfect Marriage by

Morag Prunty, about two women generations apart and their marital struggles, sold to

Peternelle van Arsdale at Hyperion; the other a four-book deal for crime writer

Ken Bruen with

Ben Sevier at St. Martin's/Minotaur.... HM's

Susan Canavan bought a book about a legendary fight between Depression-era boxers Max Baer and James Braddock by

Jeremy Schaap, ESPN anchor and son of famous sportswriter Dick Schaap; the agent was

Scott Waxman.