One Of Those Malibu Nights : 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 Riley 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 was that woman? Days later, she's disappeared and the Smith & Wesson she almost killed him with finds its way into his car. 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. This is where Sunny Alvarez comes in. Sunny and Mac have an on-again, off-again relationship. Lately it's been more "off" than "on." But now he needs her more than ever. Together they go on a quest that takes them from Southern California, to the beaches of Mexico, to the streets of Rome and the countryside of France. All the while, they are one step behind an elusive murderer, and one step ahead of an actress who wants nothing more than to get lost. . . .