Jefferson Huîtres lives on a houseboat in the Marina at Key West Bight. When he isn’t drinking or fishing, Jefferson is in the recovery business; a skip tracer, who searches for stolen objects and missing men. Nora Kinsley has more money than she can spend and more dead rich husbands than she can bury. Money means nothing to Nora, yet she hires Jefferson desperate that he find her stolen pearl necklace and Emerson Penny, the man who conned her. Jefferson is confident he can find the man however the pearls prove more elusive.