A detective's perfect vacation: sun, sand, surf… and murder.
When blind PI Steve Smiley visits his friend and writing mentor, Kate Bridges, he anticipates an idyllic South Padre Island getaway. The island's magic spell is shattered when Kate is accosted by her abusive ex-husband. Two days later, his body is found in the dunes, and she becomes the prime suspect.
As the authorities rush to put a final stamp on the case by arresting Kate, Steve sets out to find the real killer. His search takes him deep into a dark underworld of crooked cops and Mexican cartels where there are no rules.
In a desperate attempt to prove Kate's innocence, Steve lays a trap for the murderer. Can he outwit the devious opponent, or will the next blood spilled in the sand be his?
Escape to South Padre Island, Texas in this Smiley and McBlythe whodunit. And rest easy, there's no graphic violence, swearing or sex!
It keeps you thinking about the killing and why the victim was killed.