Tess Monaghan #10
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Featuring: Tess Monaghan
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Mystery Woman Sleuth
When private investigator Tess Monaghan literally runs into
the crew of the fledgling TV series Mann of Steel
while sculling, she expects sharp words and evil looks,
an assignment. But the company has been plagued by a series of
disturbing incidents since its arrival on location in
press, union threats, and small, costly on-set "accidents"
wreaked havoc with its shooting schedule. As a result,
creator, Flip Tumulty, the son of a Hollywood legend, is
the safety of his young female lead, Selene Waites, and asks
serve as her bodyguard/babysitter. Tumulty's concern may be well
founded. Not long ago a Baltimore man was discovered dead in
home, surrounded by photos of the beautiful, difficult
In the past, Tess has had enough trouble guarding her own
body. Keeping a spoiled movie princess under wraps may be
more than she
can handleâ€”even with the help of Tess's icily unflappable friend
Whitneyâ€”since Selene is not as naive as everyone seems to
far more devious than she initially appears to be. This is
world. And these are not her kind of people, with their
self-serving agendas and invented personas, and their
visions of realityâ€”from the series' aging, shallow, former
leading man to its resentful, always-on-the-make cowriter to the
officious young assistant who may be too hungry for her own
But the fish-out-of-water P.I. is abruptly pulled back in
occurrence she's all too familiar withâ€”murder. Suddenly the
secrets around Mann of Steel
is in danger of toppling, leaving shattered dreams, careers,
scattered among the ruinsâ€”a catastrophe that threatens the
cares about . . . and the city she loves.
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