. Science fiction author Goodkind takes a new approach to the modern-day thriller in this fantastic tale featuring Alex, a down-and-out artist set to inherit a fortune on his 27th birthday. The catch is that Alex is set to inherit his mother's insanity as well, which overcame her when she reached the same age. Mark Deakins proves a master storyteller; his strong performance shines with excellent stage presence from start to finish. Deakins speaks in a strong, commanding tone and is a virtuoso at accents and dialects — and Goodkind gives him plenty of each to play with. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved."Bestseller Goodkind () ventures into thriller territory with results sure to please fans of his fantasy fiction. . Fantasy and thriller readers alike will find themselves swept along. . and looking forward to the next installment."