"Jim Ryan has a lousy secretary, a wayward daughter, an adulterous ex-wife, mysterious mail, troubled sleep, and a Bridie Murphyish past life as a sociopath. All of these factors somehow relate to a clue he receives during self-hypnosis that sends him to a Colorado ghost town, where danger lurks from the women he beds, the strangers who follow him, and the secrets he discovers. Thin on characterization, thick on incident, the suspense novel gets a matter-of-fact, low-blood-pressure reading from Jack Garrett. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"