She was a little bit askew. A little bit
angry. And a little bit sexy. All in all, cross-eyed Lainie
Commins had the right stuff to get Matthew Hope to take her
case: a copyright infringement suit against toy company tycoons
Etta and Brett Toland, who Lainie claims have stolen her idea
for a cuddly cross-eyed teddy bear named Gladly. But before
Matthew Hope can sue, he gets another case. This one is homicide.
And Lainie Commins has been charged.
In a world of fabulous wealth and sun-seared
squalor, from the yachting types to the tooting types to the
dangerous sexual games that Lainie played, Matthew Hope is
trying to see one thing straight: is his client a beauty with
a blemish -- or a killer whose gun-sight is twenty-twenty.