Jack Eadon began by writing a book in grade school, then a short story. In high school he began a decade in rock music with the band Khazad Doom, writing many of the songs with a moralistic drama theme, something he continues to put into his writing today. He entered the corporate world with his MBA in 1974, which took him to 1983, when he opened a business in southern California.
Now, after having lived in Illinois, Texas, California, Kansas, and Illinois, Jack resides back in southern California with his executive wife and Caspurr the Cat, and writes full-time. He relies on a few close friends and a network of e-mail buddies to provide him a support system. He travels occasionally, doing book talks in the many places he's lived.
“Gigolo” on the Row
Synopsis: Mark, the protagonist of Jack Eadon's ""Gigolo" on the Row," is a novelist who is struggling to improve his fledgling writing career, while his wife Katrina runs a restaurant. They lead the regular life of an American couple, until the evening that Katrina becomes the victim of a hit-and-run accident. Her sudden death throws Mark's life into complete disarray.
Unable to come to terms with the loss of his wife, he begins to reflect on his life with Katrina. Matters get complicated when Mark makes new revelations about Katrina's life. Beginning with an appearance by Katrina after her death and the coroner's disclosure that Katrina was pregnant at the time of her death, Mark learns about various hidden aspects of his dead wife's life, prompting him to investigate his wife's past and, by extension, his own. He discovers Katrina's part in a neighborhood drama, and it is one of the first vital clues that leads him to her secret life.
The role the demure housewife and restaurateur played in the episode shocks Mark and he is forced to use all of his resources to unravel the mystery surrounding his wife's death. Eadon's skill in depicting his characters as real people leads the reader to empathize with their situations. The narrative is fast-paced, and the tone understated. Sure to be a bestseller, the book is a highly engrossing thriller that leaves the reader asking for more.