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While Mark Yeager is vacationing with his wife, Sophie, on Maui, he discovers a pickleball court and a dead body. Detective Puna Pa’a and his sidekick, Akahi Mendoza, consider Mark a suspect in the death of George Tanabe. Mark meets three pickleball players, Ted Franklin, Lefty Kalama and Keone Ahuna, and joins a game with them, hoping to learn more about the murder. Mark works to clear his name but only gets in more trouble with the police. He gets set up on a drug bust and has to hide from the police to avoid being arrested. Then Sophie is kidnapped, and Mark has two days to figure out who the kidnapper is so he can rescue Sophie. Along the way he gets crosswise with a local crime boss, known as Oana. Mark must use all his wits to figure out a way to rescue Sophie, solve the murder and stay alive while the police seek him for additional crimes including a second murder.
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Praise for Court Trouble - book one of this series
“This solid series launch from Befeler introduces an unlikely amateur sleuth, platform tennis buff Mark Yeager. . . . Readers will look forward to seeing more of this determined tennis enthusiast and cancer survivor.” — Publishers Weekly