Producer Martin Tafft, the beta secondary character in two previous novels by Alice Duncan, becomes a heart-winning hero in HER LEADING MAN. He has great hopes for his latest film for Peerless Studios, but his idealistic view of the film industry is becoming more difficult to maintain.

When the egomaniac leading man of his new film breaks his arm, Martin must play the role himself. But the beautiful star, Christina Mayhew, openly challenges the old-fashioned Martin to have an affair with her.

While acting comes easy for Christina, for her it is only a means to pay her way to medical school. An ardent feminist, when Martin sparks her sexual interest, Christina decides to indulge her desirejust as a man would.

Alice Duncan recreates the silent movie era and process to perfection. This one has romantic comedy, special film industry background and a unique, lively suffragette heroine. Sensual (Nov., 348 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Gerry Benninger