Wicked Break

In his sophomore outing, surfing PI Noah Braddock and his six-foot-nine buddy, Carter, look for a missing undergrad gun dealer and tangle with gangbangers and racist skinheads.

Local Color
Sunny San Diego’s ”light blue sky over the dark blue water.”

Bodily Trauma
”Bone and cartilage disintegrated against my skull.”

Frat-boy fantasy scenarios — beach idyll, special-ops-style firefight, throwdown with ghetto badasses, hookup with randy coed — render the plot and characters less than believable.

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