The Fly Who Knew Too Much is a fast-paced race through the entertainment industry, politics, the legal system, therapy, horse racing, gambling, and even drug cartels. What makes this journey unique is the first-person narrative rendered solely by a fly.
Central to the story is the fly's relationship with a beautiful blonde actress living in Malibu, whose career is rising faster than insects reproduce. Much to her surprise, she learns that she and the fly can communicate. Although the fly cannot speak, he can follow her directions to eavesdrop, undetected, and then communicate his findings through the use of body language and buzzing in response to her questions.
From his lofty position, usually on a wall and beyond the line of sight, the fly observes the human condition with a clear view. Due to his many experiences, most generated by the actress, he progresses from being a mere curiosity to a trusted friend and confidant.
The two principal characters travel together, celebrating their mutual triumphs, holding tight to their secret relationship, which, if disclosed, could derail and destroy the promising career of the actress. A woman who talks to a fly and allows him to inhabit her home would be a risky choice to employ in film or television.
The fly recognizes one glaring flaw in the actress that he cannot change. She has terrible judgment when it comes to men. She chooses exceptionally handsome men, unworthy of her beauty, intelligence, and insight. However, he manages to affect those relationships in subtle ways that ultimately expose the character of those men.
Most of the fly's exploits are tense and dangerous, primarily because of the human propensity to strike a mortal blow when confronted by a harmless insect.
Ultimately, the fly is caught on camera, which leads to an
FBI investigation of both the fly and the actress. She is released to reap the benefits of stardom in her first blockbuster hit, while the fly is sent to Mexico to infiltrate a drug cartel – or face certain death by dissection.
His mission is to infiltrate a drug cartel and prevent a major drug infusion into the US. While completing his assignment, he overhears a plot that would endanger the life of the now world-famous actress. The fly learns that the FBI cannot protect his former confidant, leading him to the most challenging moment of his life, the protection of his devoted companion.
On his own, he invents a never-before-utilized method of protection to prevent harm to his mentor and friend.
Through all of his death-defying crises, the fly has acquired human attitudes, behaviors, and thoughts. Having long outlived the normal life thirty-day lifespan of a fruit fly, he considers his demise from a human perspective
The mystery of the human afterlife is now his… Is there an afterlife, and will he be a part of it?
If humans go to Heaven, are flies welcome there too?