NOT LONG AGO, I received an advance reader’s edition of a new novel from the William Morrow imprint of HarperCollins. The book is Takeover, by Lisa Black — a name unfamiliar to me. How did the publicist get my name and address? Curious, I reviewed the author’s biography and a light went on. The details about a Cape Coral forensic scientist who formerly worked in Cleveland (the novel’s setting) revealed that Lisa Black was an author whose work I had read (and in one case reviewed), though those two novels were published under the byline of Elizabeth Becka. Well, I had really enjoyed Becka’s work, so why shouldn’t I like Lisa Black’s?
Read the complete review published in the Fort Myers Magazine, September-October 2008 issue