Plus-sized P.I. Savannah Reid gets a taste of the high life when she attends a Hollywood premiere on the arm of husband Dirk Coulter. Savannah may be a newlywed, but even she gets weak in the knees when she meets celebrity athlete-turned-movie-star Jason Tyrone. So imagine how she feels when the star’s rock-hard body is found rock-hard dead…
Some guys have everything. With his stunning looks and dazzling charm, Jason Tyrone is America’s favorite new action hero. Make that was. Once so spectacular in action, the blockbuster idol was found dead in his hotel room after his latest premiere. Despite his chiseled physique, Jason is never getting up again…
Though the autopsy reveals Jason may have gotten his killer body through doping, no one wants to believe the beloved athlete is a fraud, least of all Savannah. Soon she’s deeply immersed in the dark world of body enhancing drugs, and wondering if the world-class gym where Jason worked out is really just a front for a lucrative drug ring. Was Jason’s death the price he paid for threatening to expose other celebrities caught in the clutch of keeping a flawless image? Or was everyone’s favorite hero a victim of his own desire to always be at the top of his game? No stranger to society’s obsession with image, Savannah is determined to get to the truth. And for the voluptuous investigator, this time it’s personal….
In McKevett's disappointing 19th mystery featuring Southern California PI Savannah Reid (after 2013's Killer Honeymoon), tall, handsome, well-built movie star Jason Tyrone has it all: fame, fortune, and a rumored relationship with the gorgeous leading lady in his latest superhero film. Soon after Savannah attends the film's premiere with her new husband, Det. Sgt. Dirk Coulter, Jason turns up dead in his room at the Island View Hotel. Pursuing lines of inquiry with Jason's associates an unstable former lover, a financially challenged chauffeur, and a dodgy gym owner leads to repercussions for Savannah's immediate circle. The lack of a sufficient array of suspects, slapstick humor that jars with the case's serious issues, the tendency to provide key information late rather than with proper foreshadowing, and the focus on Dirk's reunion with his birth parents at the expense of the investigation may leave some readers feeling cheated.