St. Martin's, May 2002, 24.95, 336 pp.
He may be the best paparazzo in Europe for the rich and famous know that when Graham Wells sets his scope on you he gets the shot. Graham sees a monster scoop in Paris when he catches celebrity philanthropist Lady Anne Godwin with French soccer star Georges LeMoine. The couple recognizes they are spotted and take off with Graham in pursuit. However, tragedy occurs when the stars' vehicle crashes. Graham flees the scene not wanting to be part of the story especially in French court.
Graham recuperates in Los Angeles unaware that the CIA knows he was at the scene of the accident. Agent “Mr. Smith” contacts Graham in order to blackmail him into destroying selected celebrities. After wrecking a few lives, Graham concentrates on actress Lanie Byrne, but this time digresses from the plot when he saves her life following a suicide attempt. Now he is the target and his enemies seem to be everywhere.
This novel is not a rehashing of the Princess Diana tragedy though the opening act is almost identical. Instead, EXPOSURE is a powerful conspiracy book whose key is that the prime cast seems real and their actions and reactions plausible. Anyone who relishes a powerfully well-written conspiracy novel by an author who would make Earl Warren believe that an invading Cuban military force killed President Kennedy, will want to be exposed to the works of Mr. Russell.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner