London offers a fascinating peek inside the cutthroat world of the music industry and a backstage pass to the drama behind the celebrity tabloids. Several secondary characters are necessarily unlikable, but the leads are sympathetic, the dialogue smooth and the premise intriguing.
Former Air Force pilot Jack Price's business arranges extreme outings for wealthy clients. He meets Audrey on one such excursion and ends up signing on as her security for her first national tour. Though Jack dreams of starting his own flight school, his time with the talented singer has him dreaming about love as well. (BERKLEY, Aug., 314 pp., $14.00)