Steven Black had two obsessions: books and Joanne Fontaine, the head librarian for Los Angeles County. While Fontaine was pleasant, she was also firm in her disinterest in dating. Steven was also the heir to Black Robotics, an AI company founded by his late father. When Steven’s brutalized body is found near the library entrance, it not only becomes a federal case it invites the Iron Eagle.
On a cool Sunday morning at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Sentinels had taken the field. In an all-too-familiar sight, superstar wide receiver Golden Madden knelt to the jeers and boos of a waning crowd as the national anthem began. Madden’s previous antics included spitting on the color guard before games and yelling profanities as the anthem was sung.
Child Protective Services. The very words call to mind images of dedicated case workers protecting innocents and improving families. Those who enter the field are seen as selfless for their actions, but every saint has a secret.
For most Southern California families, a visit to the Santa Monica Pier is a special treat. But for the Simmons family, a coincidental meeting with a renowned astrophysicist leads to tragedy. Found drowned and restrained beneath the pier, their deaths are the latest in a string of killings by an unknown group of serial killers masquerading as clowns.
Doctor Anthony Stone liked engaging in risky behavior with beautiful women. Doctor Andrea Hart, whom he shared a medical practice was left holding the bag. When Hart finds his severed hand in a shoe box on the hood of her car its a a game changer. When law enforcement gets involved an even bigger question rises where is the rest of Doctor Stone?
Ask a room full of people what the word “suburbia” brings to mind, and you’ll likely hear things like: peaceful, family-oriented, charming, and well groomed. But when a convicted pedophile ends up dead behind the local ice cream parlor, law enforcement has little to go on, especially since Los Angeles Sheriff Samantha Pritchard is still reeling over the loss of her soul mate, Maria.
When a well-known criminal is reported murdered two LA sheriff’s detectives are sent to the scene. Once on scene they not only find the body the two detectives are ambushed, brutalized, and executed. As events unfold days after, all branches of law enforcement find themselves under attack by killers with a savage and unknown agenda.
Markus Levin, is an expert in artificial intelligence he was on the cutting edge of android development. Teo, his first prototype android, not only looked human, it behaved like a human. When a human under Teo's care dies of suspicious circumstances science fiction becomes science fact sending Swenson and O'Brian into a terrifying new world.
On any given day, there is an extreme shortage of available organs needed for transplantation. But where needs exist, so do criminal enterprises. Other Peoples’ Organs Procurement Association privately monitors all resources to acquire organs for high-paying clients who don’t want to linger on the UNOS list, even if that requires murder.
Speaker of the House Denise Kline called Los Angeles home, but she wasn’t well liked in her district or in Washington. Since she was third in line for the presidency, she had her own Secret Service detail, which she was notorious for slipping every chance she got. However, after slipping her security she lands in the arms of a sick serial killer.
Tamara Jenkins had gone to the doctor for some routine tests, in a matter of hours, her world crumbled around her as she was diagnosed with stage three melanoma. She underwent emergency surgery and was in the ICU. A doctor on the floor spotted a figure near Tamera's room, then she died, was it a coincidence or the hospital's angel of death?
When the 14-story Versailles Tower condominium complex collapsed, taking more than 800 residents with it, the LAPD had more than just a catastrophe on its hands. An anonymous terrorist group had forewarned a local Times reporter that a tragedy of great proportion was imminent, but they didn’t say why or demand anything…initially.
Andre Grain and Kendra Hopkins operate the Spirit Group Home in the San Fernando Valley. Theirs is a charitable mission, at least on the façade, aimed at helping young children and teens awaiting adoption or placement with foster families. When young Helen Chu dies under their care, as the investigation progresses an inhumane picture unfolds.
On a quiet beach, two lifelong friends with benefits fall victim to a murderous voyeur with evil intentions. Jolene Pastor and Eric Hanson’s murders baffle the FBI and Sheriff’s Department in their search for an unknown killer whose heinous, random actions leave few clues and an ever-growing string of dead in its wake.
In a small San Fernando Valley apartment, Kevin Bartlett and Coco Harold are putting the finishing touches on the Jolly Roger. The skull and crossbones logo of the downloadable encryption app flies on the Internet, promising users a way to share encrypted files for free. But nothing is ever truly free as the unsuspecting users are going to learn.
“Who the hell is Reaper?” The murder of federal witness Alexander Felton, known as “Felt,” would not be news if it weren’t for the fact that his brutalized body was discovered in his prison cell in Los Angeles Prison where federal authorities were trying to hide him. Felton was murdered by a hitman known only as Reaper.
“Why am I doing this to you? Well … I’m a bad person, and I like trains.”
In a city known for gridlock and sigalerts, Los Angeles commuters rely on its Metrolink trains at all hours, day or night. But when the trains arrive at the station splashed with the bloody remains of murder victims, FBI Special Agent John Swenson is tasked with finding the killer.
“Secrets are only kept by the dead.’’ CHP Officer Eric Fox has been put on desk duty after an officer involved shooting that left an unarmed man dead. Fox is cleared by IA and is in therapy with Doctor Karen Faber. While in therapy, Fox commits suicide and a cryptic note left on his body leads investigators,Swenson, O'Brian, Pritchard, and others to believe it was not suicide... but murder.
“Cry out to your God … pray for him to save you. Your agony has blurred your senses. Cry louder. Perhaps God can’t hear you.”
In the Chatsworth Reservoir, street workers shoo wildlife from the ragged remains of what was once a middle-aged man. Los Angeles Sheriff Jim O’Brian along with Sheriff-Elect Samantha Pritchard are called to investigate a horrific murder scene, one of pure evil.
The Law Office of Cohen, Miller & Hyde is one of the oldest and most recognized law firms in Los Angeles. Howard Cohen, the firm’s founding partner, is the recipient of several phone calls from a killer with a grudge. Cohen can only listen helplessly as his senior partners are burned alive, pleading for mercy.
“Buried alive – the damn victims have all been buried alive.”
In the San Fernando Valley, a serial killer is going to great lengths to torture and brutalize victims, burying them alive in caskets equipped with oxygen, lights, video, and audio, so he can torment them even further. The killer’s taunting notes for the Iron Eagle lead Special Agents John Swenson and Chris Mantel into a merciless world
On the helipad of the tallest building in Los Angeles, a meeting is taking place between business leaders and lawyers fronting the new gangs of LA – there's nothing legitimate about any of them. They are the kingpins of the newly organized gangs, their business and legal tactics are providing power and influence. There's a serial killer hunting the gangs brutally as well as taunting the Eagle.
High school is hard, but for four seniors who have been bullied all of their lives, enough has now become more than enough. For years, they endured public and private ridicule with social media attacks from every direction. All that is about to change as they’ve been pushed to the edge and then over, setting the stage for a mass murder plot of horrific proportions.
In a remote outcropping in the Santa Monica Mountains, four-month-old Emily Swan is found murdered. FBI Special Agent John Swenson and LA County Sheriff Jim O’Brian have been called to investigate her murder. As their work continues, they discover that a small religious sect, founded decades earlier by an infamous serial killer, seems to have reappeared and are kidnapping and killing children.
“We have a killer, gentlemen, and that killer has just declared war on the LAPD.”
The head of Internal Affairs for the LAPD is found brutally and publicly murdered. The suspected killer, a fired LAPD officer is in jail but the killings continue. A list of high ranking LAPD commanders are targeted for execution for corruption, no one can be trusted.The Iron Eagle steps in to take down a killer.
Lately, bodies have been found in a remote area known as Devil’s Chair. The nude victims appear uninjured and died due to “exposure,” not foul play. Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim O’Brian and FBI Profilers Special Agent Steve Hoffman and John Swenson aren’t buying it, and their search to discover why young, healthy adults are winding up dead in the hills reveals an unimaginable horror.
A low-profile serial killer has enjoyed relative anonymity and killed without consequence in the Hollywood Hills and the Hollywood Lake area of Los Angeles. The predator prayed on transients and prostitutes working the hard streets of tinsel town, his victims now include high profile modeling talent. Once again, Jim O’Brian and John Swenson must unravel the mystery before more young woman die.
Despite the partial success of ‘Operation Rome Is Burning,’ the City of Los Angeles is in danger. ‘Operation Red Alert’—the secret code name for a mission to take out the 9/11 terrorists but scrubbed by the government has been retooled and re-hatched as a plot to kill the President of the United States. The Iron Eagle and his men know the plot but can they move fast enough to stop it?
FBI Special Agent John Swenson, aka The Iron Eagle, and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Jim O’Brian are in search of what appears to be a serial killer. The killer leaves poetry at the scene of each killing in an effort to lure The Iron Eagle out. As the men investigate the killings, they learn that the killings are merely a distraction from a larger, more sinister terrorist plot.
There’s a scourge on the streets of Los Angeles. A serial killer is stalking, capturing, torturing, and killing young teenage boys. FBI Profilers Special Agent Steve Hoffman and Special Agent John Swenson are working with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Detective Jim O’Brian to catch this elusive killer. The deeper they delve into the killings the darker the soul and source of the depravity becomes.
If someone you loved was murdered, would a jail sentence be enough punishment for the killer? The Iron Eagle doesn’t think so either. Meet the surprising vigilante handing out justice that truly fits the crime in this Los Angeles-based 30-novel series. For the killers who cross the Eagle’s path, there is no mercy. See justice delivered with exacting precision for their crimes against the innocent.
"Of the wonders I yet have heard, / it seems to me most strange that men should fear; / seeing that death, a necessary end, / will come when it will come." William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act II, Scene II.
How can something meant for such good go so bad?
Against the Grain takes you inside the mega-church machine, dissects the structure of these monolithic temples (claimed to be dedicated to God), and shows them for what they really are: huge mega-businesses that survive by using fear, guilt and psychological terror to control their followers.
“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through me.”--John 14:6
With those simple words Jesus of Nazareth set into motion a religion that has won converts and conquered nations for over 2000 years. But did Jesus actually say those words?