In a world of secrets and deceit, he was the quiet one. Unassuming, focused on his work. Little did his co-workers know, he was a ticking time bomb. At a boutique recording company in Hollywood, Linda Sharman finds herself immersed in a man's world, fearful of her job. Tony Benedict is the man with flash and attitude, full of macho bravado, who wants all the glory…and Linda, too. And then there's quiet executive Paul Mizzell, a man without a past, intent to keep it that way. Because Paul Mizzell doesn't exist. His identity is pure fiction, hidden behind a veil of secrets. Someone has found him though and has begun to taunt him…threatening to expose the savage crime that, so far, has gone undetected. When Paul is pushed too far, he explodes--and Linda finds herself his new target. Filled with insight into the seedy underbelly of the music business, SEVERED TIES is a thriller that burns with slow heat…until it boils over.