Evan Wyler, a newly-renowned novelist, is taken under the wing of a jet-setting record producer, Alexa Vere de Vere, who hires him to write the story of her life. He is drawn into a whirlwind of limousines, rock stars, and night clubs, and finds himself quickly seduced by the celebrity lifestyle as well as by his mysterious employer. Everything changes when Alexa suddenly vanishes leaving him thousands of dollars in debt. Wyler embarks on a quest to unearth her past, and discovers a striking reality that's stranger than fiction. A droll indictment of celebrity culture, Douglas Carter Beane's As Bees in Honey Drown weaves a modern picture of life, art, love, and betrayal.