After a teary conversation with her niece, New York TV
director Lucy Armstrong storms onto a movie set in Georgia
ready to rescue her sister, who's in trouble. Finding her
sister not forthcoming with the details and refusing to
leave, Lucy stays and reluctantly accepts filming the final
four days of an action flick after the director and his
staff quit. Discovering her ex-husband is the stunt
director and knowing his propensity for trouble, Lucy needs
to extricate her sister from his influence.
When Green Beret Captain J.T. Wilder accepts a gig as an
advisor on a movie, he figures easy money and easy work.
Instead, he walks into a disaster where someone is shooting
real bullets. Before long, the CIA contacts J.T. and
coerces him into helping them on the set. They're awaiting
the arrival of a Russian mobster and an international
The sparks fly between J.T. and Lucy as they try to uncover
the numerous plots of intrigue. People are not what they
appear to be and danger is exploding all around. Lucy
decides to place her trust in J.T. and hope they can put
the missing pieces together.
The pairing of Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer
in this hilarious and utterly satisfying novel is
brilliant. Crusie, with her funny ensemble characters, and
Mayer, with his action-packed hero, create a tale that
leaps off the pages and grabs readers' attention. A
Lucy Sullivan is a director of television commercials who's
just been offered her big break: a chance to direct an
action movie. But she arrives on the set to discover that
the entire directing staff has quit, the stars are
egomaniacs, the stunt director is her charming ex-husband,
and the lead actor has just hired a â€śmilitary consultantâ€ť
who has the aggravating habit of always being right.