In an adventure originally published in 1972, Paul Chavasse is confronted by an angry New York mobster who reminds him of a hair-raising episode from his days as a spy. Years earlier, the Albanians, eager to impress the Communist Chinese, set a trap to capture and deliver Paul to them. Naturally, Paul becomes entangled but with his customary resource is able not only to escape but to retrieve a lost Madonna figurine. Reader Christian Rodska is successful in bringing the listener into the action; his voice becomes part of the tension as he lowers his pitch and speeds his pacing to describe Paul's stealth and daring. Rodska achieves a believable portrayal of women by not overdoing a high pitch, as so many male narrators do. This should be popular in most libraries. Juleigh Muirhead Clark, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Lib., Colonial Williamsburg Fdn., VA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.