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This is an auction for THE AGENCY by Ally O'Brien.

'Tess Drake is a literary agent with only two clients: a depressive novelist whose masterpiece is a thousand-page fantasy retelling of Paradise Lost, and a dotty old woman who writes about pandas in children’s novels full of pro-PETA agendas. Tess has been toying with the idea of quitting the agency and opening her own. So when her boss dies and Tess’ archenemy Cosima takes control of the agency, it seems like a perfect time to exit. Except suddenly a young lawyer produces old manuscripts of the panda stories, claiming that his dad wrote them and Tess’ client plagiarized them. Oh, and she’s also sleeping with Cosima’s husband, and the police are suddenly very interested in her because they believe she killed her boss. Tess has to watch her back now that everything and everyone is suspect, as deals are made and money changes hands and rumors are spread. O’Brien’s novel is as cutthroat, merciless, and entertaining as a celebrity gossip website.'
- Booklist (US) review:

'I bought The Agency because it is co-written by Brian Freeman, who is a thriller author that I very much enjoy. This is a night and day departure from his other work. The Agency is a sex and shopping (for clients) novel: it features a sassy heroine, illicit affairs, and lots of celebrity name dropping. I particularly enjoyed the jabs taken at the publishing industry and several best selling authors. Initially Tess might be off-putting to some because of her behavior, but the character shows a potential for growth. The Agency is a smart and sexy beach read.'

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Paperback 2010.

316 pages.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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