The deliciously twisted novella by Teresa Dovalpage, set on a Caribbean cruise, showcases the celebrity's dark - sometimes deadly - side. Former Havana detective Marlene Martínez, now happily running a bakery in Miami, has booked a week-long cruise with her niece, Sarita, to Mexico and the Caribbean as the girl's quinceañera present. Sarita is more than excited to discover that Carloalberto, a Cuban telenovela star, is also on board for the trip. But while trying to keep her niece away from the uncomfortably handsome actor, Marlene gets the feeling that Carloalberto is in some sort of trouble—he's constantly on the edge, and shady characters seem to find their way to him. When murder occurs on board the North Star, Marlene will rely on instincts that she hoped would never again use.