"This futuristic murder mystery about a contract killer is set in 2059, complete with communicators; high-speed, artificially intelligent computers; and lots of other gadgets. An ugly murder occurs at the Roarke Palace Hotel just days before a big benefit auction, triggering Lt. Eve Dallas, Roarke's wife and the primary investigator, along with her highly efficient team, to search for the killer. Susan Ericksen's hard, clipped tones often sound sharper than necessary. Still, she develops the characters in depth and breadth. Who would pay millions of dollars to murder a housekeeper, or was the target really Roarke, or someone else? Robb creates a twisting mystery; Ericksen keeps pace and brings the best, or worst, out in each character. M.B.K. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"