"Not since Elmore Leonard's seminal Get Shorty has a book so brilliantly skewered all things Los Angeles than Tom Sawyer's Cross Purposes. One of the creative forces behind Murder She Wrote, Sawyer plays it all for fun in this masterfully wry, sardonic parody of a world you literally have to experience to believe. The result is comic farce of Hiaasen-esque proportions, populated by all manner of rogues, ruffians, and refugees from a modern-day Damon Runyon opus. Zany, sidesplitting fun!" ~ Jon Land -- Bestselling author of The Tenth Circle & Strong Rain Falling
“Incredible – a really great thriller, and a hoot to read! You’ll see the characters, and laugh yourself silly. I love it!” ~ Erskine Rogers – Erskine Overnight Talk Radio
“Magnum P.I., Inspector Clouseau, Rockford, Mike Hammer and Barnaby Jones: Mix them all together in a blender and you won’t even come close so you better add a touch of Maxwell Smart to try and equal Barney Moon. He’s unique, smart, resourceful and daring. Take the ride with Barney and Melodie and find out what’s next.” ~ Fran Lewis: Reviewer
“Hollywood insider Sawyer deftly balances humor with suspense in a classic caper updated with a cyber-crime spin.” ~ Pamela Callow -- Bestselling Author of Damaged
A routine arson case sends New York PI Barney Moon to what he regards as an Alien Planet -- Los Angeles. His should-be one-day mission quickly escalates to murders and conspiracies, trapping him in LA – and in growing danger. Worse, Barney doesn’t drive, a problem he solves by apprehending gorgeous would-be car-thief, Melodie, 18. Narrowly evading assorted bad guys, LAPD detectives and at the last second, violent death, this comically mismatched pair foils a bizarre terror plot just as it’s about to kill thousands.