Delivering babies is not in my standard contract, says Kai Cooke to his very pregnant client, Summer McDahl. Summer has hired the Surfing Detective with an unusual request: to prove her husband is dead.
Corky McDahl wiped out on Christmas Eve in heavy surf at Waimea Bay and vanished. Now it’s February, Summer’s baby is soon due, and the P.I. finds himself on a twisted treasure hunt spanning three Hawaiian islands.
Did Corky pull off the most daring skip-trace ever?
The answer turns out to be more complicated than the question would suggest, involving the islands’ big-wave riding and drug trafficking scenes, not to mention the competing claims of Corky’s two widows.
Is Corky McDahl dead or alive?
Though the Surfing Detective seems the last to know, his client gains a great deal more than her money paid for.