No Good Deed by William Reef
Approx. 101,140 words.
Published on September 3, 2010.
Noah Stone is a big-wave surfer drowning in a sea of guilt after his wife's death. When he learns that she was, in fact, murdered, he goes to Guatemala looking for the people who killed her. Snared in the shadow of US foreign policy, his foes all make the same mistake: they don't know big-wave surfers aren’t like normal people. Normal people run away from danger; big-wave surfers run toward it.