Veteran actor Porter excellently reads Winslow’s latest thriller. The story opens with San Diego private investigator and consummate surfer Boone Daniels looking into the mysterious disappearance of a stripper slated to testify in a high-profile insurance case. Daniels would rather spend time with his surfer pals, but after the stripper’s best friend is found dead, he puts down his board—albeit temporarily—to get to the truth. Porter’s rendering of the eclectic cast of characters showcases his vocal versatility, as he reflects the clipped speech of a comely British lawyer as easily as the deep, deliberate tones of dudes who spend their days riding the waves. Among the best of the surf set is endlessly mellow-fellow Hang Twelve, whose voice is reminiscent of the Jeff Spicoli character in the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. --Allison Block
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“Might be the best summertime crime novel ever.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Heartbreaking. . . . Could be a breakthrough for Winslow.”—Los Angeles Times
“One of the most entertaining beach books of this-or any other-summer . . . [A] rocketing thriller.”—The Times-Picayune
“Colossally cool. . . . Captures the essence of Southern California itself: forecast sunny and clear, with an undertow of darkness.”—San Antonio Express-News