Mr. Paradise: A Novel
In hindsight, lingerie model Kelly Barr realizes it was a very bad idea to accompany her call girl roommate, Chloe, to Tony Paradiso’s palatial Detroit home. A wealthy eighty-four-year-old ex–Motor City lawyer, “Mr. Paradise” enjoys watching old Michigan football games on TV while a sexy companion prances around his bedroom topless in a cheerleader outfit. On this particular night, however, two intruders decide to join the party, leaving Chloe and the old man dead while Kelly’s off elsewhere with Tony’s right-hand man. But just maybe Kelly can walk away from it all with a big score. First she needs to convince the cops she’s somebody else—and investigating Detective Frank Delsa, while good-hearted and lonely, is not stupid. That good heart, though, could get him into a lot more trouble than he ever bargained for.