New York Times Bestselling Author of Meet Me in Venice
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.
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're one step behind an elusive murderer and one step ahead of an actress who wants nothing more than to get lost....
With Elizabeth Adler's trademark descriptions, plot twists, and irresistible characters, One of Those Malibu Nights is beach-reading suspense at its best.
Mac Reilly, an L.A. PI who hosts a cold case crime show called Mac Reilly's Malibu Mysteries, investigates a hot case or two in this sparkling novel of romantic suspense from bestseller Adler (Meet Me in Venice). Mac is strolling along the Malibu shore when he hears a female scream from a neighbor's house. Rushing to the rescue, Mac encounters a young woman with "the face of a naughty angel," who points a handgun at him. When the gun goes off by accident, Mac makes a hasty exit and later learns he's met one of the girlfriends of Ronald Perrin, a "billionaire investment mogul" married to Hollywood actress Allie Ray, who wants a divorce. Ron asks Mac to find out who's following him, while Allie hires Mac to discover who's stalking her. When Allie vanishes after the Cannes Film Festival, the fun really begins. Infused with Malibu glamour and set in alluring locales in Mexico, Italy and France, this summertime read offers plenty of romantic lan and international intrigue.