A posh New York apartment building on Park Avenue is home to the rich and famous: Sidney Sapphire, the blond anchorwoman of ABC News; Angela Somoza, the gorgeous Nicaraguan jet-setter; Bob Horowitz, the former chairman of the United Jewish Appeal; and the usual collection of banking and industrial CEOs, Wall Street magnates, and white-haired philanthropists. Vinnie Ferretti, the Brooklyn-born doorman, joins the ranks when he becomes a major fashion designer.
The co-op board, rich as clotted cream, sips gin in the afternoons and devises ways to keep out anyone deemed "inappropriate". Stifled resentments come to a head when some suspect the board of more discrimination toward prospective buyers than might be legal.
©2004 Valerie Ann Leff; (P)2006 by Blackstone Audio Inc.