On the island of St. Croix, retired homicide detective Mad Dog Cotton has a reputation for being able to find missing things. It seems Betsy Rourk’s husband, Bob, has vanished, having disappeared following a dive with a friend. But when she asks Mad Dog to find her husband, he turns her down.
When the price Betsy offers is a single golden piece of pirate treasure, however, common sense is abandoned, and he says yes. As he begins the search for the missing man, Mad Dog has no idea that he’s about to walk into a four-hundred-year-old mystery. What he unearths brings the ancient ghosts of greed, lust, and insanity down on his head, disrupting his tranquil existence and threatening to destroy everything he loves. Only time will tell whether he’ll find the answers he’s seeking in time to keep himself safe.
In this mystery novel, set in the Caribbean, a retired detective takes on the search for the missing man and stumbles into a centuries-old story involving treasure and murder.