A big talent competition in Las Vegas brings in participants from all over the United States. Millions of dollars and a huge contract is the prize for that one act that will headline on the Vegas Strip in one of the casino showrooms. Someone wants to stop the show, but do they want it bad enough to murder people? Or a judge? Jim goes in search of the killer as Penny becomes a celebrity judge for the contest. Will her life be in danger or will Jim prevent the killing before there are no more competitors? On the side, Trapper must find out why his lady friend, Samantha, is being accused of killing a past client of her former escort service. All in a days work for the Richards Investigation and Security firm, and more fun for Jim and Penny in this 23rd book of the series.