An ingenious vigilante launches a bizarre mission to end homelessness in the coveted beachside city of Santa Monica.
Randomly-chosen citizens mysteriously disappear after they are secretly videotaped ignoring or exhibiting cruelty to the homeless. Days later, their corpses show up in the streets, bearing a message. The vigilante's demand is clear: Be kind to the homeless or risk the same horrifying fate. With law enforcement stymied, Santa Monica becomes a virtual armed encampment. Citizens engage in flagrant displays of public kindness as the only way to feel safe outside their homes. Businesses join in, using storefront window signs to flaunt perks for the homeless and avoid being targeted.
Mark Denny, a computer technician, is lured and then trapped in the vigilante's scheme to maintain the public's fear-fueled generosity. Matching technological wits is the only way he can end the city's terror, but it could cost his life.
This taut thriller brings you page after page of nail-biting tension laced with moral quandaries.
Human Resources has been optioned for film or TV adaptation by Mace Neufeld Productions, producers of The Omen, The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Invictus, The Sum of All Fears and many other successful titles.
Some things are much worse than getting fired. A beautiful business consultant swoops in to rescue a struggling company from financial disaster. She cancels layoffs and dazzles everyone with her killer looks and corporate savvy. Employee, Lonnie Raiford, becomes skeptical when he and the other staff notice inexplicable, over-the-top attention and affection she showers on his best friend, Hugh Berish. As curiosity mounts about the woman's intentions, Lonnie launches a frantic investigation that uncovers her true identity and a secret plan more disturbing than anyone at the company had imagined.
Successful executive, Hailey Vaughan, lives a privileged life in a secure, gated community with an insecure, overly-protective husband. When a mysterious admirer approaches her, Hailey allows herself to enjoy a "safe" amount of his flattery--with disastrous results.
Her admirer is an obsessed stalker who already knows all the most intimate details of her life. Hailey attempts to salvage her already-rocky marriage by hiding her dilemma from her suspicious husband. Her problems deepen when a fanatical leader of a religious sect in town targets her for conversion to his cause and won't take no for an answer.
Hailey must find a way to free herself from the unrelenting stalker, a religious fanatic and a jealous, gun-toting husband who converge in a battle to control her. A last-minute business trip offers Hailey the perfect escape from the life-threatening attention. But her trip will become more terrifying than she could have imagined after she learns that it's one-way.
This chilling, fast-paced story of high-tech stalking will make you wary of every object in your home, in your car, in your office ... and on your body.