The agent in question is Todd Shuster. He's my co-author Lis Wiehl's agent, and he's the one who made our four-book deal for a new mystery series.
Read more about him in this heartening blog entry from an editor who says houses are still paying the big bucks, at least occasionally, here. [Full disclosure: notice these are authors with "platforms" and nonfiction books. But still. It's nice to know someone is buying something.]