Hanging Ten in Paris
In Hanging Ten in Paris is a novelette (short novel) in which Kai investigates the apparent suicide of surfer and study-abroad student, Ryan Song, found hanging in his room in Paris. With scant knowledge of French or France, Kai tries to piece together what happened in the City of Light, without ever leaving the islands. He interviews a half dozen students and their professor who had accompanied Ryan abroad and finds that while their stories tally, none sounds like the truth. What are they hiding? Did Ryan really hang himself, or did some dark motive among them cause his death?
Note: This novelette is included in the Slate Ridge Press edition of Wipeout! & Hanging Ten in Paris. The novelette is made available separately in Kindle edition for those who already own and/or have already read the stand-alone edition of Wipeout!