Following a family tragedy that has broken his spirit, crime reporter Will Finch returns to his news desk in San Francisco eager to reboot his career and renew his lease on life. When he’s assigned to cover the grisly death of a witness to a multi-million dollar bitcoin fraud, Finch discovers some troubling complications: A Mercedes-Benz abandoned in the wilderness. A wounded bear. A cop who rules a remote town with an iron fist. And the witness’s fiancée — a US senator’s daughter — knows there’s something mysterious about her lover’s death. But what?
A brutal attack ends Frankie Moretti’s love affair with New York City, so she trades subways and high-rises for grape vines and rugged Central California shorelines, and speech writing for fiction. The sleepy beach town is the perfect new beginning for Frankie until she spins the drama meant for her pages into real life and has a tumultuous affair with a married man. And when she finds herself in the center of a murder investigation, there’s no turning back, no hitting the delete key.