Munch Mancini is trying to get clean and get her act together, but when she becomes the prime suspect in a murder case, sobriety may be what gets her killed. A former junkie-turned-auto mechanic, Miranda “Munch” Mancini just wants to make an honest living. But nothing in life is easy, and Munch’s hopes for a new life are dashed when her abusive father turns up murdered, and Munch is the main suspect. Staying clean is one thing, but staying off Detective Mace St. John’s radar, especially when a series of gruesome murders all point to Munch as the culprit, may prove impossible.
Miranda "Munch" Mancini has seen the worst of times, but she's still looking for the best. A recovering addict and auto mechanic, she's now a single mother and a fledgling businesswoman trying to run a limousine service. But being her own boss means she can't afford to turn down a client, even when a seedy government type offers her big money to drive around a foreign businessman... The problems start when Munch promises to hire Ellen, an old friend fresh out of prison, as a driver.
The last thing "Munch" Mancini needs is a visit from her ex-lover, "Sleaze" Garillo, a shady hustler looking for a favor. Munch is a hardworking, no-nonsense auto mechanic in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. She's recently shed nearly every addiction known to man and woman. Munch is doing her best each day to keep the sins of her past behind her, but it seems that there's always some old friend or temptation blocking her path. When Sleaze drops out of sight under troubling circumstances, Munch can't help but get involved.
Munch Mancini and little daughter Asia are doing just fine. Munch rejoices in her job as an auto mechanic at the Brentwood Texaco. She and Asia have a house -- not in tony Brentwood -- and a dog, and Munch has been off drugs for years. She plans to stay that way. It's tough, though, when people from her old life resurface. Such a person is Lisa Slokum, Asia's aunt. Lisa has always meant trouble, and why should now be any different?
Miranda “Munch” Mancini has transformed her life, from low-life junkie to high-class mechanic, respected businesswoman, and mother. But life hasn’t been as forgiving for her old friend Ellen Summers. Munch and Ellen were an inseparable pair in their youth, but when Munch went straight, Ellen went to prison. One day before she’s to be released from prison, Ellen’s mother and stepfather are murdered. When the killer threatens Ellen, she turns to Munch as the only person she can trust. While Munch questions some of her friend’s story, the danger she is in proves to be all too real.
Miranda “Munch” Mancini has worked hard to overcome her past life as a hard-living street junkie, including cutting ties with the people she used to run with. She’s caught by surprise when an old friend turns up dead, and Munch’s photo appears in the woman’s criminal file, connecting Munch to a crime she’s worked hard to put behind her.
After leaving life on the street behind, Miranda “Munch” Mancini finally feels she has her life in order. As a mechanic to the elite of Los Angeles, a beloved mom, and a fledgling business owner, with the handsome Garrett Dimond at her side to complete the perfect picture. But the assault of a client and the murder of another put Munch on edge. When the killer targets Munch and her daughter, it sends her over. Munch will have to team up with an adversary from her past to find the killer, before he finds her.