A kick-ass heroine who proves life after 50 can be an adventure.
Marley Clark, a retired military intelligence officer, works security on Dear Island. The feisty widow’s yawner of a job transforms into a deadly battle of wits when she finds a corpse bobbing naked in a Jacuzzi amid a potpourri of veggies. With Detective Mann, she sorts through a viper’s nest of suspects as a pun-loving killer plans her grizzly epitaph.
Marley Clark attempts to save a billionaire when he tumbles from a tourist boat captained by her cousin. The victim—founder of a biotech empire—is dead before his body hits the water. As Marley becomes embroiled in the murder investigation, members of the tycoon’s family perish faster than overripe fruit, and the arrogant head of a security firm renews an old vendetta.
Marley's friend Janie has launched a start-up company that manages homeowner associations (HOAs). When murder seems to become the main method of solving HOA disputes, Janie asks Marley for help. Are the deaths copy-cat murders or is a single killer targeting victims in the wealthy coastal communities Janie manages?