Matt and Lindy are two retirees living a quiet life on the coast in Brunswick County. Matt is happy to catch and cook blue crabs, listen to jazz, and shoot the breeze with the neighbors. Lindy prefers a more active life, and she is in town most days working as a volunteer translator at the health clinic and other county offices. Their quiet life is changed when Matt discovers the body of a Mexican immigrant in the water near his crab pots. The young man has been murdered in what appears to be a professional hit. Another murder follows. Although the murders appear to have been done by a local policeman, the police chief thinks that they were the work of someone else, possibly an outsider. Matt and Lindy find confirmation of that hunch when a desperate immigrant that Lindy knows through her translating work takes refuge with Matt and Lindy. Soon they are all in the gun sight of the local boss of a Mexican crime syndicate in this novel that wraps the subject of illegal immigration into a fast-paced thriller.
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