It was just one of those Malibu nights, dark as a velvet shroud, creamy waves crashing onto the shore, breeze soft as a kitten's breath.... But when Private Investigator to the stars, Mac Reilly, hears the sound of a woman's scream over the crashing waves, his low-key beach-bum lifestyle is changed forever. A beautiful, distraught woman wearing only a black lace negligee stands in the doorway of a fabulous beach house. In her hand, a gun, and it's pointed directly at him. Mac escapes her bullet, but barely. Who is that woman? Days later she's disappeared and the Smith & Wesson she almost killed him with finds its way into his car. Not so coincidentally, Allie Ray, star of the big screen and America's sweetheart, has also gone missing. The two women are connected, and Mac suddenly finds himself tangled up in a web of deception. He's going to need some help if he's going to get to the bottom of it all.