This book pits the good against the bad and the good win--how imaginative. However, it is not your typical murder mystery in that the hero, Chas Kirkland, is a married homicide detective and he doesn’t get involved in affairs with every woman he meets. The story revolves around a friend of the detective who disappears travelling to the beach in Delaware. The detective learns that other women are also missing and he pulls out all the stops with his fellow police officers, his wife and their friends to find the women. Will he be too late or does he rescue them? Is one of the missing women a secret lover of a state Senator--did he kill her? You learn to hate the villainous leader of the Sparks Clan and root for justice to be done. Root for Chas and he might let you in on some other exciting police stories.