A skydiving student on spring break appears to have drowned in midair - a case strange enough to convince Monk to travel to Mexico to investigate. While there, he must deal with a myriad of phobias, the theft of his luggage, the shortage of his favorite brand of bottled water, and apparent attempts on his life, all while trying to unravel one or more murders that are not what they seem. Written by
Did You Know?
Mr. Monk, in his refusal to drink anything but Sierra bottled water, refuses a can of Coca-Cola Sherona bought him from a vending machine because he can't be certain where it was bottled. In fact, Mexico is the largest consumer, per capita, of Coke and Mexican Coke is highly prized in the U.S. because it's made with cane sugar rather than high-fructose corn syrup. See more
The San Marcos coroner tells Monk that Chip's blood was "hypertonic." Hypertonicity in fluids refers, more or less, to an imbalance in cellular pressure gradients internal and external to the cell. The term the coroner was probably meant to use was "hypervolemic," which refers to excess water/fluid in the blood. See more
Mexico. I can't - I can't go to Mexico.
It's not... *here*.