Murder becomes real when a mystery writer decides to kill his collaborator. Mystery writer, David Palmer accidentally discovers that his egocentric writing partner, Jonathan Durrell, has betrayed him, and decides to sever the collaboration. Durrell, who dreams of success, money and celebrity, decides that nothing will stop him from reaching his lofty goal. The obstacle to his plan, of course, is Palmer . and Durrell, through devious manipulation and unsavory tactics, sets up a plan to achieve the perfect murder. In a shocking and unexpected turn of events, Durrell's murder plan goes terribly awry. Suddenly, he is caught in the grip of Dimitri Kozlov, a greedy and tenacious, Russian blackmailer. Durrell's dilemma deepens, when he hires hit man, Tony Vanucci, to "take care" of the extortionist. Durrell's illusion of fame and success begins to disintegrate . he finds himself trapped in a vortex of lies, deception, conspiracy and murder. A taut, fast-moving tale that probes the glittering facade of the City of Angels . a city on the dark side of the sun.