Version: Unabridged
Author: John Dunning
Narrator: Ed Sala
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: October 2000
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 45 minutes
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During his first day at a new job, a veteran journalist is drawn into a strange closed society After years of churning out copy as a newspaper reporter, Dalton Walker still can't resist a fire. When a circus tent goes up in smoke, seventeen are killed, and one body in particular draws his attention: a little girl, charred beyond recognition. The adult that brought her there must have survived, but no one comes forward to claim the body. Why? It is a strange case, and the more Walker digs, the stranger it becomes. At the same time, his new editor hands him a fluff pieceā€”a profile of something New York City has never seen before: an Amish Rockette. As Walker investigates how a girl who was taught that dancing is a sin could have found her way to Radio City Music Hall, he begins to suspect that her apparent fear of reporters is more than just shyness. Danger surrounds the dancer, who is learning that life on the kickline can be just as perilous as a circus-tent fire.

Author Details

Author Details

Dunning, John

"John Dunning is the Nero Wolfe Award-winning author of Booked to Die and The Bookman's Wake, a New York Times notable book of 1995. An expert on rare and collectible books, he owned the Old Algonquin Bookstore in Denver for many years. He is also an expert on American radio history and the author of On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (Oxford, 1998) and was for many years host of the weekly Denver radio show Old-Time Radio. He has a personal archive of 40,000 shows on high-quality recordings. John Dunning lives in Denver, Colorado. "