"A real page-turner"
Since her divorce, La Jolla, California's Becky Weston
has worked hard to get where she is now. She partially
supports her daughter and son, nurtured her demanding
elderly mother, and attended law school at night while
working as a receptionist at Roth, Tolbert & Anderson. Now
a lawyer at the same firm, Becky is still at times assigned
the tasks of a receptionist.
When her ex husband dies, his will causes havoc on
Becky and their children as his second wife controls the
trust funds. Her professional life begins to look up as
Becky is assigned to legally represent current in-crowd
guru Bobbi Crystol, proponent of an anti-aging program.
However, just when her legal career looks upward, Becky
notices that many participants in Crystol's program seem
sicker when they leave. Knowing she needs her job, but
fretting over her integrity, Becky struggles with what to
do about her new client.
EXIT STRATEGIES is an insightful look at an optimist
who has been down for the nine count on several occasions,
but always gets up jabbing. Becky makes the story line as
readers follow her trials and tribulations that probably
make her feel as if she is part of Job's gene pool. The
support cast mostly adds stress to Becky's life, but that
enables the audience to observe her coping with one
disaster after another. Catherine Todd provides an
insightful look at a true survivor, who surprisingly never
runs away from home though the thought is bouncing around
her conscious electrons.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 23, 2002