On the (stylish) heels of BULLETPROOF MASCARA, a “delicious…fashion-forward thriller” (Publishers Weekly), Bethany Maines pits top secret agent Nikki Lanier against an exotic anarchist.

In her hilarious, action-packed debut, Bethany Maines introduced sleuth Nikki Lanier and melded the best of Charlie’s Angels, Alias, and Janet Evanovich in a smart, ultra-modern spy spoof.

Still reeling from the break up with CIA agent Z’ev Coralles, Nikki is tracking a Basque anarchist who may be planning to kill fellow Carrie Mae operative Camille Masters. Nikki’s search leads her to Camille’s son, bad-boy pop star Kit Masters, who’s traveling to Paris on tour. When Nikki receives a picture of Z’ev with another woman, Kit is happy to help mend her broken heart, but first they have to fend off masked gunmen and get Kit safely to his New Year’s Eve concert.

When internal conflict within Carrie Mae gets her fired from the mission, Nikki defies orders and recruits her friends to help solve the case. But staying alive long enough to do it—and untangle her increasingly messy love life—will be the hardest thing Nikki’s ever done.

What do you get when you cross a bunch of Avon ladies with Charlie's Angels? A world-class intelligence organization run entirely by women. When unemployed twenty-six-year-old Nikki Lanier finally decides it's time to move out of her nagging mother's house, she'll take any job, even selling make-up to housewives. When her disastrous sales efforts lead to an offer of a mysterious job working for The Carrie Mae Foundation, she is initiated into the secret world of Carrie Mae agents: a world of espionage, arms dealers, high-grade explosives and essential waterproof mascara. Whisked off to Thailand, Nikki soon finds herself in over her head. Between investigating the whereabouts of a Carrie Mae agent gone AWOL, tracking down a murderous arms dealer, keeping up with her wildly dangerous new partner, and occasionally trying to have a dating life, Nikki can't help but feel inadequate. How can a rookie with zero experience and the wrong shoes hope to get out alive, much less bring down the bad guys?

With a lively cast of characters including boot camps gals, a perfectly coiffed “CEO”, and a pig-tailed in-house information specialist, Nikki will overcome even the most heartbreaking obstacles—or die trying.