Bob Tillman, a Phoenix native who has traveled the US working in the American technology sector, has believed he would be a writer ever since his fourth grade English teacher wrote, “Someday Robert will be a professional writer” on his paper. This book is fulfillment of that prophecy.
In his preface to INSANITY, Bob tells the reader that his story was originally the pitch for two genre-diverse television shows between which the characters would jump back and forth. Because his ideas received no response, he decided to write them up in the form of a book. If the reader does not keep this in mind, he will be unable to truly appreciate the book.
INSANITY takes us behind the glamour, mystery, and exoticness of the movie industry, wherein lies a rather quirky and often ridiculous reality. Jordan St. Clair is a one-woman security detail tasked with placating celebrities, guarding the movie lot with paintball guns, and wrangling snakes. Her job is often dangerous and rarely boring. Throw in two Project Support Team members, Jackie Faraday and Tonya Manning, and their own interesting back stories, and you have a recipe for a very exciting read. Although the situations that the team gets into are borderline ridiculous at times, it is the interaction between these three likable characters and the friendship that slowly develops that makes it all work.
Jackie and Tonya arrive for their new jobs full of excitement about rubbing elbows with celebrities. Jordan St. Clair quickly makes them aware that their jobs have very little to do with that sort of interaction. Their jobs swing between the mundane moving of files and paperwork between buildings and driving the van during a car chase with a clown car. They are constantly asking each other, and themselves, just who exactly is Jordan St. Clair? And more importantly, what is she going to get them into next?!