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In the aftermath of a direct hurricane strike on Vero Beach, Florida, WILL AND BETSY BLACK discover the body of one of Will’s colleagues, DAVID TRESSLER, in his office. As far as the authorities are concerned, it is a storm related casualty but Will and Betsy are not convinced. As the people in the City of Vero Beach begin to sort through the debris, live without electrical power, take cold showers, eat canned food and drink warm drinks, these experiences test tempers and human foibles rise to the point of actual humor. Against this backdrop of inconvenience and frustration, Will and Betsy, along with their friends GUY and PENNY WALSH decide to become amateur sleuths to uncover the truth about Dave Tressler’s death. Since they are not able to work as a result of hurricane damage to their offices, they have time to devote to the investigation. They discover Dave Tressler was a highly unethical stock broker and encounter numerous potential perpetrators that could have killed him. With GUY and PENNY’s help, their sleuthing reveals hostility towards Dave even from his widow, CONNIE TRESSLER, his father-in-law, MIKE POLLARD and his brother. Alarming evidence also links Dave with illegal security sales for a group of Colombians. However, once the Colombians become aware of the interest in their affairs, the Blacks and the Walshes experience a series of dangerous encounters As evidence continues to mount that Dave’s death is a homicide, so do the suspects and the level of intrigue.

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