There are a lot of inconsistent character behaviors in this suspenseful novel. Plot twists come in bunches. Romance is incongruous at times when comfort would seem more appropriate. A hero shouldn’t drink himself into oblivion just because he didn’t get the girl—or did he? The book is a page-turner and the description of the Texas’ Gulf Coast shows imagination. But this reviewer, like every character in this book, must lift an eyebrow and wonder.