The Silent Second

The Silent Second

Adam Walker Phillips

Mystery / Crime / Humor and Comedy

Twenty years in Human Resources have pushed Chuck Restic into an existential crisis. Only when he sets out to find a missing employee from his L.A. firm does he feel alive again. Applying his HR skills and wit to his detective work, Chuck unravels a web of crooked real estate deals and three murders, staving off a fourth: his own.
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The Perpetual Summer

The Perpetual Summer

Adam Walker Phillips

Mystery / Crime / Humor and Comedy

A missing teenage girl leads LA corporate HR exec-turned-private eye Chuck Restic to a high profile fight over a new art museum and a forty-year-old murder that won't stay in the past. Anyone could be behind the teenager's disappearance: her fitness-obsessed mom, switchblade-toting chauffeur, personal life coach, or even the girl herself. This is the second book in the Chuck Restic mystery series. Adam Walker Phillips is a Los Angeles-based executive at a global financial services company who has endured countless PowerPoint decks, offsite visioning sessions, and synergistically minded cross-functional teams, all for the sake of his Chuck Restic mystery series. Phillips holds an MFA in film from Columbia University, and was also the winner of New Line Cinema's development award for his film, Bibles.
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The Big Con

The Big Con

Adam Walker Phillips

Mystery / Crime / Humor and Comedy

Chuck Restic, HR manager and part-time private investigator, has a problem: the consultant guru Julie St. Jean is the bane of his existence. Over his twenty-year HR career, he's been forced to partner with her on inane employee engagement programs whose only value has been to Julie's sizable bank account. When Julie is suddenly wanted for the murder of an associate, Chuck sees his chance to rid himself of her forever, until the corporate tables are turned on him and he must find the elusive figure or risk losing his job. The search uncovers a dark past of murder and stolen identity. And what begins as a search to save his corporate neck soon turns into one a lot more literal.
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