Orange County Bloodbath!Film Executive Butchered!Police Suspect Mob Hit!By dawn of what is already the longest day of his life, Carl Phillips, college baseball coach from New York's Hudson Valley, is on a plane racing west to Los Angeles to confront the brutal murder of his millionaire father. Killed mob-style by a single gun shot to the head, Carl's father was discovered by police the previous night in the living room of his sprawling Newport Beach ocean front mansion.With the help of his father's dangerously alluring assistant, a secret FBI informant and a grizzled Mafia warlord, Carl scrambles to unlock the mystery of his father's death. As he digs deeper into the dark corners of the film industry, Carl uncovers puzzling links between his father and the head of New York's largest crime family, but it's not until he is named a suspect himself and faces the biggest trial of his life that Carl realizes the truth. All his life he's considered himself a failure compared to his father. Now, despite the shocking truths he reveals regarding the man he thought he knew so well, this at last is his chance, his time to prove himself worthy of the man who first taught him to throw a baseball.