The city of Santa Monica is under siege. A vigilante launches a mission to destroy homelessness using an unprecedented method. Bodies begin showing up in streets. The vigilante uses the ensuing media frenzy as a tool to warn the public of his clear demand: Be kind to the homeless or risk a horrifying fate. With law enforcement stymied, the coveted beach-side city 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 who does the right thing at the wrong time, is lured and then trapped in the vigilante's scheme to maintain the public's fear-fueled generosity. Mark can end the city’s terror by matching technological wits, but saving his own life will be far more difficult.
Geoffrey Neil lives with his wife and talkative son live in Los Angeles with a useless, ungrateful fish that Geoffrey threatens at least once daily. Writing novels has proven to be a grueling process for Geoffrey, but he can't break the obsession even though he tries to prioritize sleep, TV and people over keyboards. His books provide a satisfying scare with very little blood, a tactic many readers find equally assaulting on the senses. Geoffrey's overactive imagination and genuine fear of almost everything are tools that help him write novels, but also get him wound tighter than an eight-day clock. His wife calls him the mayor of Stress Town. Go try one of his books. It will make the poor guy feel better ... And that could save a pathetic fish.
Oh, and he's written three novels to-date: Dire Means, Human Resources and Wanton Regard (all available on Amazon)