Saturday, February 7, 2009


New from Farrar, Straus and Giroux: Security by Stephen Amidon.

About the book, from the publisher:

There isn’t much crime in Stoneleigh, Massachusetts. It’s a college town, a mountain getaway for the quietly rich, where the average burglar alarm is set off by wildlife. So when Edward Inman, owner of Stoneleigh Sentinel Security, gets a late-night alarm from the home of Doyle Cutler, one of his wealthiest clients, Edward thinks nothing of it—until a local student claims that she was sexually assaulted that same night at Cutler’s house.

From the author of Human Capital (“a wonderfully wicked satire on a twenty-first-century gilded age,” Chicago Tribune), Security is a timely, wry, and riveting story of adults and children, suspicion and sexual hysteria. It confirms Stephen Amidon as a master of the art and one of the foremost chroniclers of American life today.
Visit Stephen Amidon's website.