Novels by Charles Slater

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Cutting In

Derric Evan has inherited wealth, social standing, political influence, a wife, a daughter at UCLA, and a passionate relationship with Rachel. Rachel is close to graduation and candidate for a Rhodes Scholarship. An LAPD officer, Alex Blake, comes to her door inquiring about a stolen car left near her beach house...and a love affair ensues.

 
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For The Love of Eddie Boze

Detective Sergeant Lucas Miller of the Redondo Beach police is on the hunt for his roommate's killer. Eddie was a charming rascal who had a way with women. Lucas' life takes a turn when he meets Rita, the sister of a missing woman who is part of his urgent case file. The politics of policing is ever-present, full of the dog tricks of individual personalities. A murdered policeman has a huge impact on the beach community, and a growing love has the power to influence Lucas.

 
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Gabe

Tom and Tina struggle with the accidental death of their much loved, three year old son, Gabe. He was the center of their existence making their over-spent lives tolerable. This driven young couple, determined to live the good Southern California beach life are nearly sunk to despair and must find new worth in themselves.

 
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The Survivor

The Survivor is Charles Slater's tale of a hopeful, accomplished life spun into unthinkable loss. Philo York is a teacher of college literature, doing what he loves, when in a single day all his presumptions are shattered.

 
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Too Early Darkness

Carly is a valued bank employee who gets restless with the limits of her life. She believes money can get her all she doesn't have and devises a way to steal from the bank's biggest depositor. She manages to buy half interest in a beach apartment building with stolen assets and strikes up a relationship with Eric, the building's manager. Even when things go awry, Eric never wavers from his belief that she deserves the happiness she has never known.