A suicide, a murder and a mysterious key. Are they connected and what do they mean? Can a cub reporter working for a small, neighborhood newspaper unravel a confusing puzzle with the help of the suicide victim’s sister? The story begins on an average Monday morning in San Diego and winds its way along a strange path, ultimately including Hawaii, corporate interests and an international impact. As the two amateur detectives try to make sense of a confusing set of seemingly unrelated clues, their mutual interests merge into a growing and warm relationship. How will this end and who might benefit from the conclusion?