Signet, Jul 2004, 7.99, 400 pp.
Los Angeles based Wolfgang Schmitt could not handle the advertising meeting that made Chiclets gum the center of the universe. All he could think of was his mom using Chiclets to hide her cigarette odor from her mouth and to Wolfgang they tasted like chlorophyll. He suggest to the twenty-something grave like MBA's heading the round table negotiations that one of them needed to get a life.
Billionaire Nelson Scott believes the handsome Wolfgang is perfect to perform a simple job. He flies Wolf from Oregon on an exclusive jet that makes Air Force 1 look like a Smithsonian historical exhibit. He wants Wolf to seduce his wife Kelly. For trying, Wolf will receive one million dollars, for succeeding four million. Wolf wants to catch his spouse in the act so that their prenuptial clause will leave her with nothing when he divorces her. When Wolf agrees, he was unaware that he will need luck to survive as double crosses, murder and money make fine bedfellows.
BAIT AND SWITCH is a wild suspense thriller that one moment keeps readers on the edge of their seats with tension and the next scene leads to uproarious laughter. The musings on the world that starts almost every chapter are amusing, fun and insightful in a quick fortune cookie style, which in many ways sums up Wolf. Fans will adore him, as he is a true wise guy, more tongue than gun. Larry Brooks provides a terrific tale filled with philandering spouses, cheating louses, and centered by a superb mouse.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner