An epic standalone novel by Eric Van Lustbader, author of THE NINJA. .In the scorching heart of Hollywood, a place of broken dreams and twisted ideals, one woman must find her own values and her own salvation. Daina Whitney is destined for an Oscar and a place among the Hollywood elite. Her ambition is both fuelled and tempered by her overwhelming love for Rubens, the ruthless producer with whom she lives, and by her driving obsession to avenge the brutal death of her best friend. Set against the glamorous backdrop of the movie industry, the extravagance.