One morning, California wakes up to find that one-third of its population — the Hispanic third — has disappeared. A strange pink fog envelops the state, and communication outside its boundaries is completely cut off. The economic, political and social implications of this disaster threaten California’s way of life, and for a group of disparate people (all white, except for one Latina), the cracks in their private lives are forced wide open.
A darkly comedic travelogue of the underworld – set against an all-too-familiar urban backdrop of used car lots, gated communities, strip malls, and the U.S. Capitol. And populated with a contemporary cast of reprobates, including famous – and infamous – politicians, presidents, popes, pimps. And the Prince of Darkness himself.
Scuba-diver turned beach-bum Jonathan Slade is forced back into his previous milieu – the world of international espionage – in order to retrieve Black Boxes from an American jetliner that crashed under mysterious circumstances into the Black Sea. With his computer-hacker younger brother, Slade travels to a resort on the Russian-Turkish border to begin his quest. To his surprise and dismay, he’s now joined by another secret agent, a beautiful but highly-skilled woman named Alex. As they begin diving in search of the downed jetliner, Slade and Alex begin to suspect they’re being manipulated by higher-ups who may not be committed to American interests.