From the Publisher:
When a powerful government official, scheduled to speak to a group of millionaires, turns up dead, it is an event worthy of the notice of the great Nero Wolfe. Balancing on the edge of financial ruin, the orchid-loving detective grudgingly accepts the case. Soon a second victim is found bludgeoned to death, a missing stenographer's tape causes an uproar, and the dead man speaks, after a fashion. While the business world clamors for a solution, Nero Wolfe patiently lays a trap that will net him a killer worth his weight in gold.
Rex Stout: The Silent Speaker. A Nero Wolfe Mystery. Introduction by Walter Mosley. Crimeline, ISBN: 0553234978 (February, 1994), 288 p., $5.99