She may be super-rich and drop-dead gorgeous, but Los Angeles socialite Callaway Wilde can be as insecure as any girl about her man's love. Saying yes to a marriage proposal from sexy detective Evan Paley was a leap of faith for Cally, who has been pursued by many -- and almost killed on occasion -- for her money. When her fiancé disappears, Cally fears he's left her high and dry. Turns out she's right, but for the wrong reasons: he's been kidnapped.
Is he an accessory to a crime?
It started with a mysterious phone call that pulls Evan away from a little one-on-one time with Cally. Evan refuses to identify the caller -- a woman in distress -- which brings Cally down to earth fast. What secrets could he be keeping? Big ones, apparently: a dead body soon turns up in Evan's house, and Evan has vanished. On a heart-pounding race to find him, Cally follows a trail of clues to cold-blooded murder and deadly corruption -- and may uncover more than she bargained for about the man she thought she knew.
Shari Shattuck debuted her socialite-sleuth Callaway Wilde in her critically acclaimed suspense novel Loaded, published by Pocket Books. Her second Cally Wilde novel, Lethal, was featured in the Naughty Girls of Downtown Press launch and also received rave reviews. Shattuck is a successful actress with many film, television, and stage credits, including starring in the feature film On Dangerous Ground and a three-year run on The Young and the Restless. She lives in Los Angeles.