By Harley Jane Kozak

Serial dater and greeting-card artist Wollie Shelley is going undercover in a media-training corporation suspected of video piracy, but if a useless physique looks at the company’s estate, she’s stuck up in a conspiracy that is going manner past a few stolen DVDs.

Wollie Shelley isn’t chuffed approximately taking the task as a “social trainer” at MediaRex, however the FBI makes her a proposal she can’t refuse. If she has the same opinion to infiltrate the corporate, they’ll ensure that her schizophrenic brother can have a house on the federally backed midway condo he’s come to like. So Wollie launches into educating 3 overseas celebrities the way to do something about the customs of Beverly Hills, enhance their English, and turn into Oprah-ready. And while a coyote-chewed corpse appears to be like within the MediaRex compound, Wollie realizes that her colleagues are concealing a few severe secrets and techniques in their own.

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Many trainees,” she said, “come from countries with no infrastructure, so our freeways present a challenge. We haven't time for driving lessons. ” “Precisely. When Miss Lemon first sued us, Yuri created the position of social coach, to teach the proper dating rituals of the United States and to eliminate the need for the trainees to drive. ” “Nothing. ” “Wherever they wish to go. But we keep them very busy. ” She turned to her computer and typed. ” I said. ” She glanced at me, squinted, then turned and typed some more.

The former Donatella Timmalini,” Joey said. “From Italy, obviously, but studied at the Sorbonne. S. A. and married this guy Milos. ” “Yuri,” I said. “Yeah. ” Fredreeq asked. Joey nodded. ” “So, Wollie,” Fredreeq said. ” My friends stopped chewing and stared at me. Again. ” I said. ” Joey asked. “I assume I'm a behind-the-scenes person. ” Fredreeq said. ” “I don't know the details. They'll fill me in on Monday. The thing is, you guys, I do need a job. And it's quite a lot of money. ” Fredreeq cracked a pistachio shell with her teeth.

You're right, I should've caught that. ” Fredreeq pulled an apricot from her plastic bag and took a bite. She offered me one. I shook my head. “No pausing either. You can't stop to think,” Joey said. ” “Wollie's not up to this,” Fredreeq said. ” “Another thing,” Joey said, “is don't second-guess yourself. Tell the lie, move on. ” “I do,” I said. ” “Then be someone else. You have to adopt the mind-set of, in this case, someone who is not transporting root vegetables in a Prada handbag. Change the subject if it's appropriate, but it can't look like you're changing the subject.

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