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Madison Castelli is a beautiful New York journalist who has arrived in L.A. to interview the legendary Hollywood agent, Freddie Leon. Madison is a gutsy and focused young woman, one who uses her integrity and instincts when running a story down. Madison is staying in L.A. with her best friend, Natalie DeBarge, an African American anchorwoman who has a keen interest in all the Hollywood goings on. On the flight to L.A. Madison made the acquaintance of gorgeous actress Salli T. Turner, a bubble headed blonde with a heart of gold. Madison has decided that while she is in L.A. she'll do a sit down interview with Salli regarding her experiences in Hollywood. Several hours after the interview Madison is informed that Salli has been murdered in a grisly fashion. While Natalie races to the news set to report on Salli's death, Madison heads to Salli's house to speak with the officer in charge of the murder investigation. Madison feels that her interview with Salli may have some link to her death. Meanwhile, Freddie Leon has called out his partner Max Steele during a dinner party at his house. Freddie has been informed that Max,his partner in I.A.A. talent agency, is planning to take another job and sell his shares of the company to the highest bidder. Freddie confronts Max and the two have an explosive argument, during which Freddie's wife, Faye, sides with Max, who she is secretly in love with. Freddie vows that to ruin Max before he sees him leave the agency. Kristin Carr, the beautiful high class call girl, has met and fallen for photographer Jake Sica. Jake is unaware of Kristin's deadly double life. Although she hates prostituting herself, Kristin is determined to make enough money to care for her comatose sister. Although Kristin despises her encounters with the mysterious and kinky Mr. X, he pays well and is one of her best customers. As Kristen's encounters with Mr. X become more bizarre and frightening, Kristen tries to break ties with Mr. X. Kristen fears that her budding relationship with Jake will be severed when he realizes the awful truth. And no one is safe as a dangerous killer lurks in the shadows.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Life of a profession:    -   agent (sports/celebrity) Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   catching a killer Kind of sex:    -   really kinky sex Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Taboo sex story?    -   Yes Lover is    -   a prostitute (practice makes perfect!)

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk!    -   Weiner talk! Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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