Tara Stewart has a secret. Behind the flaring beauty which the world sees on its screens lies a passionate drive for justice and revenge for a man she adores, who cannot fight back for himself. A child of poverty and deprivation, faced by an enemy who is a multi-millionaire philanthropist, she has trained herself from her teens to grasp and use the only power open to her-star power the glitter and clout of the world of television and the media.
Armed with her native intelligence and her kinship with ‘The Mystery’, an ancient fraternity outside the law, she infiltrates and masters the world of television its politics, its trickeries and techniques. Then she starts to move against her enemy; seeing her coming he starts to move against her. The stage is set for an epic battle, fought in both the dazzle of the limelight and the treacherous shadows of a very real underworld.
Into it is drawn a gallery of fascinating lovers. Rich playboy Jason Planter, with the face of a Renaissance prince, haunted by a hidden dread; Ben Maitland the blond, blue-eyed stuntman who would die for her; Paul Cranmer the big brown bear of a producer who gave her his heart and her start…and the not-quite-archangel Michael, the great true love of her life, whom she must finally and heart-rendingly betray.
Studded by vividly drawn characters like Aunt Rita, the whisky-flavoured human blancmange, Cyril Goldstein, the last of the old-style television tycoons, and Mail Room Sid, the action rages from Marbella to Belgravia to the more esoteric comers of Merseyside. And though it all strides Tara fighting with her sexual magnetism and whiplash Liverpool wit to bring back to the world a man it has buried alive.
Hardcover, 310 pages. In very good pre-loved condition with the exception where a corner has been cut from the first page.