The second book is the blazingly original, darkly funny crime series by Jimmy Sangster.
James Reed is an ex-Scotland Yard cop who then became the ex-husband of a famous Hollywood actress. He's happily lazing around in the Malibu beach house he snagged in the divorce when a storm slams the coastline with monster waves. He rushes out to help evacuate other homes...and discovers a passed-out, drunken neighbor and a naked woman robbing the man's floor safe. Reed lets her go... a mistake that gets him falsely accused of rape, chased by killers, and hired by a billionaire being blackmailed into marriage. And that's only the beginning of Reed's troubles.