Dan Martinez aims for the straightforward life of a triathlete only to have his plans upended by the welcoming arms of a beautiful artist—and further thrown into chaos by the murder of her husband. The obvious suspects are the artist, Dan himself, and Dan’s own father. Dan unearths the victim’s dark past and a host of suspects, one of them the long-lost daughter of the victim that Dan may be falling in love with. The hero makes his way with wit, grit, and a sometimes shaky understanding of criminal law. Can Dan fend off the sheriff while not becoming the next victim himself?