When Jim and Carlos investigate the death of a millionaire who bequeathed all his wealth to an organization of UFO enthusiasts, the organization's leader accuses the FDLE of covering up the true cause of death: an alien abduction.
A beautiful synchronized swimmer in an elaborate mermaid costume washes ashore dead, and the clues lead Jim to a bittersweet love triangle and a hip hop mogul trying to turn a mermaid show into multimillion-dollar phenomenon.
When Jim finds the ex-Navy Seal owner of his favorite food truck dead in the truck's kitchen, he ends up embroiled in a heated political battle between the new wave of gourmet food trucks and the established boardwalk restaurants.
The body of an $80-million Florida state lottery winner is found murdered on a remote island in Islandia, and Jim and Jennifer must unravel a personal vendetta spanning over a decade between the victim and the island's only resident.
On the day of Callie's board exam, Jim must solve the murder of a businesswoman who had founded a new surf clothing line and was about to offer the endorsement opportunity of a lifetime to a young, local surfing champion.