Tidalwave's tour bus bursts into flames while the band is relaxing on the beach. The band's leader, Danny Tide, hires private detective Tracy Gayle to do some discreet investigation into the matter. She's joining the band on tour as security chief. The arsonist is discovered, but much deeper, more dangerous things come to light as well: an assault, an attempted murder, and then two murders. Tracy is faced with far more than she bargained for. Her stint with the band goes further than just that summer tour. She is fully determined to protect America's favorite rock and roll heartthrob, and they become the best of friends along the way.
America's favorite rock band, Tidalwave, is playing the Miss America pageant. Band leader Danny Tide is emceeing the event. All is going according to schedule. The judges have picked the 10 semi-finalists. Suddenly, everything comes to a halt. Miss New Jersey is missing. Nobody knows what happened to her or where she is.
Danny calls his longtime PI friend, Tracy Gayle, and asks her to come down to Atlantic City to help figure things out. In need of her best friend for personal support and eager to get to another case, Tracy agrees.
There's an all-out search of the hotels on the boardwalk. They find Miss New Jersey, but it's not good. Her kidnapping leads to another assault and murder. The big star and the lady PI work together on this one, so that the Miss America pageant can continue as usual.
The plot includes two assaults, two murders, and a sizzling romance between the main characters, Tracy and Danny.
The Danny Tide story continues.
Somebody's trying to kill the rock star's second wife, talk show hostess Blair Nelson. Danny and Tracy, now a couple expecting a baby, get pulled into it because Danny finally agrees to do an interview with his ex-wife. She’s been bugging him for a while.
That evening, after a draining day at Blair's studio, when Danny and Tracy are home in bed, Danny's phone goes off. It's his and Blair’s daughter, Liz, announcing that she found her mother unconscious on her bathroom floor. Blair ingested a drug overdose.
Who would want to eliminate the talk show queen, and why? Could the perpetrator be Blair's housekeeper? Her personal assistant? The owner of the television station? The show's producer? Even Danny and Liz are on the suspect list.
Everyone had opportunity, but no one has a motive. They're all devoted to Blair.
They need Blair to wake up and give them some answers.
In 1997, at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Trish Hubschman saw the rock band Styx for the first time. She fell in love. The following year, she created the fictional character and musician Danny Tide, leader of the rock band Tidalwave. She wrote two romance novels with him as the main character. After that, he was put in a drawer for a decade. She continued seeing her favorite band, Styx, in concert.
Around 2010, her Long Island private investigator, Tracy Gayle, emerged for her own set of mystery stories. Never did it dawn on Trish that at some point she would bring Tracy and Danny together.
In 2014, a few days after Trish saw Styx, their tour bus burst into flames. She tried to find out the cause but was unsuccessful. She decided to weave her own tale about it. Tracy Gayle solves the mystery of Tidalwave's tour bus fire. That was Book One. The chemistry between the lady PI and the rock musician is strong from the start.
Trish Hubschman and her husband, Kevin, along with their dog, Henry, recently moved to northern Pennsylvania. They formerly lived on Long Island, New York. Trish is a graduate of Long Island University's Southampton Campus and has a Bachelor's degree in English/Writing. She is the author of the popular Tracy Gayle mystery series.