Joe Fletcher is busy considering his next move; whether it's about Kirsty, his seemingly now-a-fixture girlfriend, or his long-awaited vacation, or his ever-elusive surfing lessons. But, when a new job raises its head and he agrees to investigate a robbery in the luxury community of Mango Cay, he gets drawn into the seedy world of antique dealing.
When what appears to be the simple robbery of a set of cherished Japanese swords ends in the tragic death of an elderly war veteran. Joe is asked by the veteran's granddaughter to pick up the investigation where the police have left off.
The further Joe digs, the more he realizes that this may not be a one-off robbery, and that someone may be running an organized crime-ring targeting owners of antiques. Criminals once again seem to be insisting on getting between Joe and his afternoon beer.
Based against the tropical backdrop of Anna Maria Island, can our lovable sleuth solve the mystery before his next surfing lesson?