Back cover: When it comes to making movies, and creating screen goddesses, Nicholas Picard has a magic touch. One of Hollywood's hottest directors, Nick is notorious for his past four marriages to beautiful women he transformed into superstars. Now he's been shot and left for dead in the study of his home. When asked who did it, he gasps, 'My wife.' Juliet, Kate, Allison, Toby--each of them in her turn as Mrs. Nicholas Picard, found fame and fortune beyond her wildest dreams. And each paid a price for it. One of them has decided it's Nick's turn to pay...with his life.