Jamie Swift lives in the small quiet town of Beaumont in South Carolina where she runs the local newspaper that has been in her family for generations. Romance is not an important factor when compared to the newspaper although she is engaged to a man she feels is stable and normal. Her life is quiet and predictable as she struggles to keep the newspaper running and plans her wedding. However, when Max, her mysterious sexy silent partner in the newspaper, turns up, he completely shakes up her quiet, safe life. Max is in town to support his ex-wrestler brother-in-law Frankie in Frankie's campaign for mayor. However, there is opposition to Frankie's political aims. When in Max's arrival is met with violence, Jamie gets sucked into the danger, and faces Max's unwanted romantic attention, her own attraction to him, and two unknown assassins. Jamie and Max try to catch the assassins.
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St. Martin's, Feb 2003, 7.99, 352 pp.
Wealthy inventor Max Holt visits his sister DeeDee and her husband Frankie “the Assassin” Fontana in Beaumont, South Carolina because his sibling asked for his help. Frankie has tossed his hat in the ring to run for mayor. While in town, Max plans to investigate the Beaumont Gazette, in which he is a silent partner. However, in reality he only wants to conduct a hands-on interview of his partner Jamie Swift, fiancee to some local yokel.
Frankie gives a speech about reducing the bureaucracy and to determine what happened to missing tax money. The talk gives Frankie plenty of supporters and a real shot at winning the election. However, he alienates someone because now Frankie and his brother-in-law are targets of a hired assassin with Jamie along claiming she only wants the story.
FULL TILT is a wild way out amateur sleuth investigative tale that hooks readers from the moment Muffin (think of a female Kit from Knight Rider) provides Max a picture of Jamie. The story line is played for fun and in many ways satirizes the Plum books. Max and Jamie chaperoned by Muffin make a delightful duo investigating murder attempts and the return of dizzy DeeDee (see FULL HOUSE) leaves the audience with an uproarious amusing novel.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner