By Laura Lippman
The California dream weavers have invaded allure urban with their cameras, their stars, and their controversy. . . .
When inner most investigator Tess Monaghan actually runs into the staff of the fledgling television sequence Mann of metal whereas sculling, she expects sharp phrases and evil seems to be, no longer an project. however the corporation has been stricken by a chain of stressful incidents in view that its arrival on position in Baltimore: undesirable press, union threats, and small, expensive on-set "accidents" that experience wreaked havoc with its taking pictures time table. therefore, Mann's author, turn Tumulty, the son of a Hollywood legend, is anxious for the security of his younger woman lead, Selene Waites, and asks Tess to function her bodyguard/babysitter. Tumulty's drawback might be good based. no longer some time past a Baltimore guy was once found lifeless in his own residence, surrounded by means of pictures of the gorgeous, tricky superstar-in-the-making.
In the previous, Tess has had adequate hassle guarding her personal physique. retaining a spoiled motion picture princess lower than wraps could be greater than she will be able to handle-even with the aid of Tess's icily unflappable pal Whitney-since Selene isn't really as naive as each person turns out to imagine, and much extra devious than she at first seems to be. this isn't Tess's global. And those usually are not her form of humans, with their vanities, their self-serving agendas and invented personas, and their remarkably skewed visions of reality-from the series' getting older, shallow, former pretty-boy best guy to its green with envy, always-on-the-make cowriter to the officious younger assistant who could be too hungry for her personal good.
But the fish-out-of-water P.I. is all at once pulled again in by way of an incidence she's all too frequent with-murder. unexpectedly the wall of secrets and techniques round Mann of metal is at risk of toppling, leaving shattered goals, careers, and lives scattered one of the ruins-a disaster that threatens the folk Tess cares approximately . . . and town she loves.
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