Where the truth ends, that's where the lies begin...but where is 'where'? The question plagues former Los Angeles Police Chief Daniel F. Duke Marion time and again after he's enlisted by the scheming, double-dealing head of the government's Department of Domestic Terrorism, Rupert Bachman, to help bring in Bruno Guy, a terrorist who has eluded capture for seventeen years. Bruno is the key to preventing a national tragedy that will result in the deaths of thousands of people. He's ready to surrender, but only to Duke, his boyhood best friend - or are there ulterior motives at play here? The surrender plan goes amiss when Duke saves the life of Nell Fontanne, a movie legend who, after years of self-exile, has returned to the city to be honoured by her peers at a star-studded gala. He shoots and kills her would-be assassin in the crowded, panic-stricken ballroom, triggering a politically-motivated investigation that threatens Duke with a Grand Jury indictment for manslaughter and can destroy his role as one of LA's 'Five Kings' on the all-powerful County Board of Supervisors.
All the while, as the clock continues ticking and disaster looms, there are more deaths and the threat of more to come while Duke attempts to connect with Bruno by sorting out the truth from the lies. This work is written by a No. 1 "Los Angeles Times" bestselling author.