When amateur sleuth Cassidy Blair is given the task of trying out a beauty salon for the dancers at The Pussycat Club, it's difficult to explain why she finds herself waking up the next morning on a local beach, at sunrise, naked apart from some awkward sunburn, and a pathetic story about a lost dog.
Cassidy Blair, twenty-nine years old and addicted to matching underwear, is up to her G- string in trouble when she decides to pay off her credit card debt by taking on another job as a sexual sleuth.It's a short step for someone who has spent a lifetime talking her way out of embarrassing incidents.
Cassidy still has a Visa debt, a crazy pet parrot and a penchant for expensive underwear. And she still has the gorgeous Sam Tasker (he of the tall, dark and dropdead handsome looks) - although Sam appears to have lost her phone number.
Cassidy Blair returns in her third sexy PI adventure with more confidence, more money in her bank account and more Officer Sam Tasker in her life than ever before. So when Cassidy lands a job infiltrating one of the city's most dangerous nightclubs while wearing the skimpiest of outfits, the odds are Sam isn't going to be too thrilled. Meanwhile, Cass has to survive a battle with her crazed parrot, a complete body wax and the disturbing reappearance of her high school nemesis.
Makedde Vanderwall is a woman with a past. She is beautiful, street-smart and single, a model paying her way through a degree in forensic psychology. But behind the wit and winning smile is a woman haunted by violent nightmares and plagued by thoughts of Detective Andy Flynn, the ex-lover who saved her from a serial killer in Sydney.
Mak has returned to Vancouver, her hometown in Canada, eager to finish her studies, move on from the ordeal, and find some peace of mind. But instead she walks straight into a city gripped by fear, and a campus where the students are fair game.
Makedde Vanderwall has her PhD and she has started a new life in Australia with her detective boyfriend, Andy Flynn. To scrape together extra cash to start her first forensic psychology practice, Mak begins working part-time for an infamous Sydney PI.
Tall, blonde and beautiful - It's no surprise that Canadian Makedde Vanderwall is a model. What is surprising is her street-smart ways and her own recognition that modeling is only a stopgap career, a lucrative means to fund her tuition for a degree in forensic psychology. But more surprising - and disturbing - is that while on assignment in Sydney, Australia, Makedde finds herself in the middle of a grisly, sensational hunt for the "Stiletto Murderer" - a serial killer who brutally murdered Makedde's best friend - and may see Makedde as his next fashion victim.
Eighteen months after her ordeal at the hands of the sadistic 'Stiletto Murderer', fashion model and forensic psychology student Makedde Vanderwall must confront her demons when she returns to Sydney for the trial. But just as the verdict is handed down, the unthinkable happens -- the killer makes a daring escape, aided and abetted by a twisted accomplice that no one suspected ...
Mak Vanderwall - beautiful, street-wise daughter of a cop, graduate in forensic psychology, and now PI - is hired by a widowed mother to track down her missing nineteen-year-old son. Has he come to harm? Or has he run off with a bizarre troupe of shady French cabaret artists sweeping through Australia?
Blurb from the book:
Robert G. Barrett's books have sold over one million copies, earning him the crown of king of Australia's popular fiction. This new novel, featuring his much-loved hero Les Norton, is a cracking story featuring the legendary witch of old Kings Cross, Rosaleen Norton, and a modern-day hunt through Victoria. Hold onto your hats for a rip-roaring read full of all the action, sex and humour that is the Robert G. Barrett trademark. 2003 marks a very special anniversary for the former butcher from Bondi, with the publication of his 20th book.