Christy Petrino hadn't planned on a vacation on Ocracoke Island but when she learns her fiancé and boss, suave Michael DePalma, is a "made man" and the Philadelphia law firm where she works is a front for his mob, she breaks her engagement and quits her job. But no one walks away from the DePalma family business so easily....Only if she delivers a locked briefcase to a motel on Ocracoke Island will she -- and her mother and sisters -- be free. After clandestinely making her drop-off, Christy unwittingly runs into a new kind of terror. Now a witness at the center of a homicide investigation, Christy learns the police are hunting for a serial killer dubbed the "beachcomber" because beatiful young women -- women who resemble her -- have disappeared while vactioning at nearby beach communities. Only when she's with Luke Rand, her big surfer-dude next-door nieghbor does Christy feel safe. Can she trust this handsome stranger rto help her survive a hot and deadly summer? Beachcomber -- a tour de force of passion and supense -- is the quintessential summertime must-listen.