Carmel, California is an idyllic setting that is very familiar to visitors and residents of that beautiful state; however, there is an underbelly of this place that is the dark side of the community. This book, from a fictional perspective, addresses matters of unspeakable crimes that have taken root, without the knowledge of the local residents and visitors. The former Chief of Police of Phoenix, Lennie Mason, and his friend, Walter Stolz, the Chief of Police of Carmel have led an initiative to eradicate a drug, sex, and human trafficking ring in their city. Lennie, at the behest of Chief Walt Stolz, agreed to assume the temporary role of Special Investigator and Deputy to the Chief of Police of Carmel. In that role, Lennie Mason experienced many unsuspected incidents of suspense and intrigue. Many of the rich and famous, such as Doris Day and Clint Eastwood, to mention only a couple of stars, lived and/or worked in this beautiful hamlet.