Somebody’s killing drug smugglers off the Southern California coast, hijacking their cargo of contraband, and leaving their boats smoldering, bullet-riddled wrecks. Are the perpetrators latter day pirates or something much more sinister? Coast Guard Lieutenant Ransom Quay has to discover the truth, but it’s a truth he may not want to know. A mystery short story by Martin Roy Hill, author of military mystery thriller, The Killing Depths.

Includes a special sneak preview of the author’s newest mystery thriller, Empty Places.