Philomene Doucette is a made-to-order assassin, and death never looked so good. Orphaned and brainwashed from the age of six, by Beau Dupree, a C.I.A spook, she is a beautiful, empty killing machine, fractured from systematic abuse. Philomene is given her most important assignment yet: executing Haruto Mori, the leader of a deadly Japanese clan. To conceal her identity, Philomene is smuggled into Japan under the guise of being a sex worker and is presented as a gift for Haruto. Philomene’s mission to kill Haruto becomes an inner battle as she struggles between her conditioning, the affection she feels for Haruto and her increasing desire for Tadakai, her CIA handler.
When Haruto is unexpectedly murdered by another assassin, Philomene uses her deadly training to find answers. She learns of a shocking government plot for mass murder at an upcoming Yakuza Summit—where Tadakai will be in attendance.
Philomene rescues Tadakai, and together they find a haven in a remote, abandoned farmhouse. As they forge a deeper connection, the two make a life-changing decision to leave this dangerous lifestyle behind to create a new life together...but their past misdeeds will not be absolved without exacting bloody sacrifices.
Currently performing in the Broadway National Tour of The Book of Mormon, Monica has worked with such notables as Jesse Norman, Diahann Carroll and Freda Payne. She covered Eartha Kitt as the Fairy Godmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein's' Cinderella and sang opposite Jon Secada as the Narrator in the National Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Her other credits include; Broadway: Finian's Rainbow, Abby's Song, and Ragtime. Off-Broadway: Little Ham. National Tours: Disney's The Lion King, Annie 30th Anniversary; City Center Encores! productions: On The Town, Pipe Dream, Fanny, Anyone Can Whistle, Purlie, Finian's Rainbow and Applause. When she is not onstage, you can find her in a quick change booth--writing, playing video games with her daughter or perched on a stool, having a cocktail
What's a femme fatale supposed to do when her target is being targeted before his usefulness runs out?
The guard stood up when he saw the figure approaching. “Sumimasen. Excuse me but the…”
Using the rifle case, Philomene struck the guard on the side of his head and knocked him to the ground. She bent down and checked his pulse. He would wake, she thought, albeit with one hell of a headache. Afterward, she dragged him back to the sentry booth, and as an added caution, taped his mouth and his extremities together. Then she cautiously proceeded down a small alleyway. She scanned the nearby buildings for movement as she checked the tracking device; Haruto was less than a quarter of a mile away. With her mind’s eye, she cast out spidery receptors.
On a rooftop three buildings down, a figure crouched within the shadows. He or she was aiming a weapon at the building directly across. Haruto always had teams of two. So where’s your partner, she asked herself as she bent down and opened the rifle case. After assembling the weapon, she positioned herself on one knee and looked through the scope for another guard, but there was none. She squeezed the trigger, and the bullet made contact. Philomene retrieved her spent shell and said a prayer for all who would be journeying on this night, herself included.
The foreboding she felt didn’t subside with the kill. Philomene looked through her scope again.
She repacked the contents of her case and her mind mulled over the possibility that her gut was wrong.
But we’re never wrong, said the other sides of herself.
Philomene ran across the street toward the dead assailant. They were right. There had to be someone else, someone on the inside maybe? But how could she remove the threat without being detected herself? She scaled the fire escape and accessed the roof. Stepping over the body, she bent down and looked inside the large duffel beside it. In addition to the machine gun the gunman was readying for use, he had brought a mini arsenal. Philomene picked up the AK-47, recalling one of Beau’s tenets.