Patrick soon realizes that the fatally stabbed corpse of outsider Sanchez only seems washed up on the coast of San Felix island, being on the wrong side to come from the mainland and given the tide. So he scrutinizes the closed society islanders, such as fishery entrepreneur Jack LaFleur, butterfly reserve manager William Gardner and Jed Stack's ranch, focusing on mainland connections. Meanwhile the team starts from the victim's past as a wayward foster-kid who wanted to revenge her father, whose murderer may have an islander alias. And Rigsby faces his date in her capacity as rather hostile public defender. Written by
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I threw a flower into the ocean for her.
It's an old island custom. My mother said it sent a message to your people who had passed over. I mean, I know the girl isn't my family, but I think it'll still work, don't you?
Well, it can't hurt.
You think I'm a foolish old woman, but I'll tell you this. I feel better. I feel like I did Something to give that girl some peace