Hacker's back as the US Open heads to bucolic Pebble Beach. But change is in the air: newly married, newly laid off, Hacker finds the celebrity owners of the Lodge at Pebble Beach locked in a corporate succession battle. And when a young assistant pro drives his cart off the cliff at the eighth hole, things start to get serious. Can Hacker avoid danger, uncover the truth and manage to enjoy watching the championship unfold? Is Pebble Beach the greatest meeting betwixt land and sea in the world?