Summoned to the Honolulu hilltop mansion
of radio pitchman Barry Buckingham, presumably to trace his missing
wife, the Surfing Detective is in for the letdown of his career.
Kai Cook is hired to track another lost family member. A dog.
his qualms, Kai would seem a natural for the case, since the golden
retriever named Kula is a famous surfing dog. Yet the PI knows
nothing about finding missing pets. But he does know where to find
help—Maile Barnes, an ex-K9 cop and kindred spirit with the
keys to unlock the dark underworld of animal theft in the islands.
Then a questionable tip takes Kai to a
late-night rendezvous, his tipster winds up dead, and the detective
himself becomes a suspect. Can he clear his name and find the
murderer before he strikes again? The PI tracks the illusive
retriever from O‘ahu
to the Big Island to Maui, but the killer is one step ahead—other
players linked to the dog’s disappearance keep turning up
Is a ghost from Barry Buckingham’s past behind the murders? Or
is Kai’s client just a misunderstood man with a lost pet?
To solve this third case in the Surfing DetectiveTM series, Kai
Cooke must do what he never does—take on a partner. Teaming
up with the headstrong K9 cop is his only shot to liberate the
famous surfing dog, who is somehow always at the center of this