- Watch Her Fall
Agent: Sarah Ballard, United Agents.
- Orphans of the Storm
Agent: Robert Kirby, United Agents.
- Short Takes
A book by psychoanalyst Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer called Extraordinary Knowing: Making Sense of the Inexplicable in Everyday Life was preempted by Toni Burbank at Bantam with a "significant" sum for world rights; the author chose her after seeing 11 publishers, introduced around by agent James Levine.
When several Iranian cab drivers are murdered in that city, FBI agent Mary Agnes McCaskey and Chicago cop Jack Corrigan try to recruit Hallet to help them solve what seems to be the deadly work of an anti-Arab serial killer.
- Cold Harbour
Fortuitous turns are the norm in this improbable story, as cardboard heroes pull off miraculous rescues, double agents lurk everywhere and villains in uniform serve on both sides of the conflict.
- Death of the Office Witch: A Charlie Greene Mystery
This semi-supernatural mystery, an uneven work that doesn't live up to its best moments, marks the return of L.A. literary agent Charlie Green.
That is what readers are meant to believe as top KGB agent Nikolai Malik gets his hands on a portable, U.S.
- Hot Shot
He's in no shape to turn down his agent's latest project: co-writing the memoirs of a hooker who had an affair with a dead and discredited TV star named Dick Mann.
- The Master Spy: The Story of Kim Philby
Knightley ( The Second Oldest Profession ) obtained a series of remarkably frank interviews with Kim Philby not long before his death last year, and from them has written an intimate portrait of the man widely regarded as the most successful penetration agent in the history of espionage.
- Short Takes
Boston's Palmer & Dodge agency is becoming part of the local law firm of Hill & Barlow, with principals Ike Williams and Jill Kneerim and agent Rob McQuilkin continuing to represent their clients....
- Broadway Hot on Green
Maybe, to encourage Broadway editor Ann Campbell to sign her for two more books in the same vein from agent Deborah Schneider at Gelfman & Schneider.
- Young Up at Hyperion
Lindsay to FinePrint Colleen Lindsay has joined FinePrint Literary Management as an agent.
- Fiction Notes
They get "the Potter," former head of the KGB's sleeper agent school, to betray his best protégé, "the Sleeper," sending the Potter on a cross-continent trek to rescue his student with the help of the Sleeper's ex-lover, a mortuary hair stylist.
- Harrison Joins Victor Agency
"I definitely don't want to be an agent."
- Achilles' Heel
Top-flight adventure writer Flannery brings back U.S. military intelligence analyst Bill Lane and his lover, British agent Frannie Shipley, this time hot on the trail of an old Russian submarine, which is said to have been sunk with all hands but has in fact been sold to unfriendly powe