There are several events in my book The Corporate Whore of Babylon which are relevant to the primary murder. The murder of a hustler is relevant because it is handled by a fellow detective,Lt. Donna Henson, who has worked with Detective Gladd before. It is eventually revealed that her murder victim is connected to Gladd’s investigation. Both of these detectives are also assisted by a techno-nerd with a penchant for disguises using a pseudonym of Alexander Dali. Lt. Henson’s victim leads the trio to a yacht in Newport Beach which is owned by one of William Babble’s sons. The question becomes, did one of his sons kill the hustler or did someone else?
Another event of relevance is Det. Gladd’s trip to a small town in Idaho. This aids in giving more information to the reader about the “bad guy” and what the trio of investigators are up against. While Gladd is checking into strange things in Idaho, Alex Dali is in Ebert County, Georgia following up on a lead that the Georgia Guide Stones may hold an answer to some of the mystery behind Babble’s death.
I also have used some other recent areas of interest to conspiracy theorists, such as the Bildenberg Conference, the Mayan Prophesy, and a (sorry,the group’s name eludes me right now) group of politicians and business leaders who go on a yearly retreat in the Russian River area in Northern California.
I feel that these factors help to draw in people who are interested in these subjects and, at the same time, create a venue for pro and con discussions. These subjects have been the topics of Brad Meltzer’s and Gov. Jessie Ventura’s television shows. I admit that I was inspired by these shows, but the fact that they are being discussed makes this book relevant in today’s, what I like to call, “sheeple” society.