City of DarknesS
Robert Binder is a prominent attorney currently waiting to hear from the White House about his appointment as Assistant Secretary to the Department of Health and Human Services. His wife, Ann, is a renowned economist and, quite possibly, a future Nobel Laureate. Their teenage son, JG, is a musical prodigy.
The Binders have built the perfect life.
Then, late one night, while Robert is on a run to get Ann some cold medicine from a nearby pharmacy, he sees a woman being forced into a van. Robert immediately stops his car to intervene in the abduction and—a split second later—the Binders’ perfectly constructed world shatters.
In our era of high-tech communications and media saturation, the wrath of one deeply troubled, irrational person can become the whole, viral story—and Robert will find out that accusation and conviction in the court of public opinion are not necessarily two separate things.
City of Darkness is a thriller that will shake you to your perfectly constructed core.
A Perfect death for hollywood
Vic Eton, ex-LAPD detective was happy tracking down stolen movie studio equipment, taking his thirteen-year-old daughter fishing, and tinkering with his classic Morgan. Now he has a client who's a high-class hooker and a case involving a teenage corpse. The kid was tortured, shot, and crucified under the Hollywood sign.
It looks like the work of a psychopath. Then the second body blows every theory to blazes. A twisted trail leads from an eccentric escort service to Rodeo Drive and the lavish estate of a Hollywood legend. When nothing makes sense, Eton's motto is: Make something happen. But he's peering into Hollywood's darkest corners, stirring up ugly secrets and what Vic Eton makes happen could make him dead.
Dark of night
When the young daughter of successful independent film producer Mackenzie Gordon disappears from his Hollywood mansion, Gordon knows that recovering her will require the help of someone who can act quickly, effectively, and above all with discretion, he calls on Vic Eton, private detective and former LAPD cop, whose hard bitten crime solving savvy is well known in certain circles of the sometimes nefarious, always high-powered underworld of Los Angeles.
The case is complicated by the fact that Laurie, Gordon's mentally impaired daughter, has carried off material crucial to Gordon's latest film, bringing the project to a calamitous halt, as well as by Gordon's demand that Laurie's disappearance be kept from both her mother, an internationally renowned actress, and the ravenous press. Just as Eton agrees to take the case, Gordon himself is mysteriously killed, and Eton is forced to try to piece together the mystery of his client's death at the same time as he tries to locate Laurie.