L.A. Crime -
An Evening with Bestselling Authors Miles Corwin & Gregg Hurwitz – Special Guest:
Kevin Dobson from the legendary Kojak TV series
Registration/Tickets Required (SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW TICKET OPTIONS)
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Dinner: 7:00 p.m. – Dessert: 7:30 p.m. – Event begins at 8 p.m.
McCormick & Schmick’s
Wilshire Private Dining Room
206 North Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Dessert Only includes: dessert, choice of coffee or tea, tax & gratuity
Dessert is served promptly at 7:30 PM
VIP Dinner includes: salad, choice of 4 entrees (beef, chicken, fish & vegetarian options),
dessert, choice of coffee or tea, tax & gratuity
Dinner is served promptly at 7:00 PM
CASH BAR AVAILABLE
BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT THE EVENT
Valet parking – $5.00 with a validation
Los Angeles is a town of dreamers—and those who prey on them. The scene of innumerable bizarre crimes, it is also the home to an elite detective unit called Homicide Special, whose mandate is to take on the toughest, most controversial, and newsworthy cases. In this insider’s account, Miles Corwin uses unprecedented access to narrate six of the unit’s most dramatic cases.
When a call girl from Kiev dies in the line of duty, detectives Chuck Knolls and Brian McCartin seek her killer among a circle of Russian women who have been sold unwittingly into prostitution. When a gangster’s daughter takes a bullet, veterans Jerry Stephens and Paul Coulter trace clues scattered across the country to a Manhattan real estate magnate. A cold case is reopened; a mother-daughter drowning and a baffling rape-murder are solved. And, finally, Corwin re-creates the investigation surrounding the late Bonnie Lee Bakley, allegedly murdered by her actor-husband, Robert Blake.
With an epilogue updating each of these cases, Homicide Special offers a riveting, behind-the-scenes look at one of the most high-profile units of homicide detectives in the country.
When a legendary ex-cop is murdered in LA, the pressure’s on to find the killer. Lt. Frank Duffy needs his best detective on the case, but his best detective, Ash Levine, quit a year ago.
A tenacious, obsessive detective, Ash resigned after Latisha Patton, the witness in a homicide case he was working, was murdered. Without his job, Ash is left unanchored—and consumed with guilt that he somehow caused Latisha’s murder.
When he’s asked to rejoin the force, Ash reluctantly agrees. Getting his badge back could give him the chance to find Latisha’s killer.
Ash dives in headfirst into the shadow lands of Southern California to investigate the ex-cop’s murder. But even when he has a suspect in custody, something about this case doesn’t sit right with Ash, and he continues working the increasingly-dangerous investigation while quietly chasing leads in Latisha’s murder.
Unable to let either case go until he has answers, Ash finds that his obsessive nature, which propels him into a world of private compromises and public corruption, is a flaw that might prove fatal.
Ash Levine, the top detective in the LAPD’s elite Felony Special Squad, is called out to solve the murder of two young black men found shot to death in a Venice alley. The case is a high priority because one of the victims is the son of City Councilman Isaac Pinkney, a frequent critic of the LAPD. Searching for the killer throws Levine into the world of Los Angeles’s Russian Mafia, Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, and Middle Eastern archeologists.
Ash’s history as a child of a Holocaust survivor gives him a unique perspective on murder, redemption, and justice. His background as a paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces, and his relentless, single-minded focus on his investigations make him a thoroughly absorbing character. As Ash closes in on the killer, the investigation becomes increasingly complex—and personal. Ash soon discovers that he is not just an investigator, but a target.
Daniel Brasher is ready to move on from his job as a group counselor for recently paroled ex-cons to start his own practice. But before he can leave, he finds an envelope in his department mailbox—placed in his slot by accident. Inside is an unsigned note, saying only “admit what you’ve done or you will bleed for it. You have ’til November 15 at midnite.” With the deadline past, and the intended recipient brutally murdered, this threat marks only the beginning.
Soon, Daniel finds more warnings in his office mail, to people the police cannot track down, to victims that cannot be saved. Daniel’s efforts, however, have alerted the killer to his involvement and soon he receives a threat of his own. Now, with the clock ticking, Daniel—with no clue what he’s supposed to have done or to what action he must confess—must somehow appease, or outwit, a seemingly unstoppable killer.
One morning in Los Angeles, Nate Overbay—a divorced former solider suffering from PTSD and slowly dying from ALS — goes to an eleventh-floor bank, climbs out of the bathroom window onto the ledge, and gets ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself, a crew of robbers burst into the bank and begins to viciously shoot employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate confronts the robbers, taking them out one-by-one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning.
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A. Refunds are only given if cancellations are made in writing at least one week prior to the event.
Q. Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
A. The name of each guest must be provided at registration. Registration/tickets are only transferrable if a request is made in writing and authorized prior to the event. Only those whose names appear on our registration list will be admitted into the event.
Q. Where do I park?
A. Valet parking is available. The entrance is on Dayton Way near Rodeo Drive. The cost is $5.00 with a validation.