Five international vacationers, strangers to each other, misfits running from their daily lives, are brought together at the same small seaside Hotel of Dreams, by a rental scam, an international art heist, passion, murder and a haunting.
It had seemed like the perfect getaway for Malibu's famous TV private investigator, Mac Reilly and his girlfriend/partner, Sunny Alvarez, along with his three-legged, one-eyed rescue dog Pirate, and her snippy three-pound fiend on four paws, the chihuahua, Tesoro. But now they find themselves having to sort out the misfits' lives, including two lonely children on the trail of the mystery, solve crime, and a murder, all against the sunny, glamorous backdrop of St. Tropez.
In bestseller Adler's sparkling sequel to One of Those Malibu Nights, PI Mac Reilly, the star of TV's Mac Reilly's Malibu Mysteries, and his fianc e, Sunny Alvarez, are looking forward to spending June at Chez La Violette, a villa they've rented in St. Tropez. Sunny arrives first, only to discover that they've been scammed, along with a number of others who thought they were renting a fancy house on the French Riviera, among them Belinda Lord, the estranged wife of a Russian mobster, and widower Billy Bashford, a Texas rancher, and his eight-year-old daughter, Laureen. After Mac arrives, Sunny and Mac decamp to the nearby H tel des R ves, where they help protect Belinda from her nasty husband and become entangled in some art thefts in St. Tropez. An enchanting subplot involving the cute but realistic Laureen, who befriends an abandoned 11-year-old boy staying at the hotel, lifts an escapist clair into something more substantial.