Discrimination attorney specializing in women’s rights and family issues Toni Halleen‘s untitled novel, about an impoverished twenty-year-old who plans to earn college money by becoming a surrogate mother for a lawyer with two grown sons and his wife, but two days after giving birth, she escapes from the hospital into the snowy woods of Northern Minnesota, taking the newborn with her, forcing the wife to shift into investigative mode in a way that risks destroying her marriage, to Sara Nelson at Harper, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (world).