After turning a film student's directorial debut into a hit movie, New York mobster and movie fanatic Vinnie Callabrese takes off for the bright lights of Hollywood, where he begins a new life as Michael Vincent, Producer. A natural born wheeler-dealer, he lands not only a major studio deal, but also a gorgeous actress girlfriend.
It isn't long before Michael Vincent is one of the most successful producers in town, given his knack for bringing in films under budget -- not too difficult when you're willing to lie, seduce, intimidate, and even kill to get what you want. But some of the people from his past have long memories and a far reach, and now it's Michael'sturn to watch his back. Because even in the land of make-believe certain enemies -- and their bullets -- are very real.
Not so good of an ending!, January 29, 2003 Reviewer: Mandy Morreale from Tampa, FL United States This was my first Stuart Woods novel that didn't have the Stone Barrington character in it. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, but I really loved the Michael/Vinnie character. I thought that Woods did a great job of developing all of the characters in the book. There was a great plot, too. I wasn't exactly sure how the novel was going to end, but I definitely didn't expect the actual ending. I felt that Woods could have done a much better job with the ending after having enjoyed the other parts of the book so much. Not that the ending was bad, it was just a little too far fetched and so much happened within like 15 pages. I do recommend the book, however, for the characters and the rest of the story.