“God help you if you ever get a second chance.” So writes Tad Beckman, a Miami columnist who learns that lesson too well. After falling for a woman fleeing a violent ex-husband involved in a million-dollar fraud, Tad derails the scheme. But that’s just the start of an odyssey that takes him to a remote coastal village where he finally understands his lover’s deceit and her pursuit of justice. More
“God help you if you ever get a second chance.” So writes Tad Beckman, a bored and cynical newspaper columnist who learns the hard way the truth behind that thought. After dismissing a reader who’d called for his help in dealing with an abusive husband, and later learning she’d been murdered by him, Tad goes into temporary exile before returning to the newspaper world.
Landing in Miami, Tad falls in love with a beautiful woman fleeing a violent ex-husband who has launched a million-dollar fraud scheme. Given a second chance, and reinvigorated both professionally and personally, Tad succeeds in derailing the fraud. But what he thinks is the end of the story is actually the beginning of an odyssey that takes him to a remote coastal village in Georgia, where he finally understands the truth: of his lover, of her ex-husband’s scheme, of Tad’s own family secret, and of the idea that justice is sometimes wrought in curious ways.