California Fever

By John J. Jacobson

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Top surfer Dolphin Smoote gets more than he bargains for when he works up the nerve to ask out a brown-eyed beauty on a date. With the help of his lovable surfer crew—who often have more to say about stylishness than anything else—Dolphin finds himself between conmen, ghosts, an impending storm from the coast of Mexico … and still no money for a second date.

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Release

07-05-22

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Unabridged

Genre

Fiction

Release

07-05-22

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction

Overview

SoCal surfer Dolphin Smoote just wanted to earn quick dough for a date with the brown eyed beauty… what he got was G-men (and G-women), ghosts, and a Colt-45.

John Jacobson’s California Fever is the compelling fusion of mystery, crime, and Southern California beach charm. Top surfer Dolphin Smoote gets more than he bargains for when he works up the nerve to ask out the brown eyed beauty on a date. The search of quick coin without having to work will always lead a surfer to precarious places, and Dolphin is no exception. With the help of his lovable surfer crew who often have more to say about stylishness than anything else, Dolphin finds himself between conmen, ghosts, an impending storm from the coast of Mexico…and still no money for a second date. Along the ride, Dolphin finds in himself capacity for storytelling that would make P.G. Woodehouse himself chortle with laughter.

From the author of All The Cowboys Ain’t Gone comes this thrilling tale where a crime novel writer becomes caught up in crimes, and an aspiring writer tries to outrun the crime in her bloodline – what could go wrong? Jacobson immerses the reader in the world of California’s Casual-Radical surf culture, where radical stunts executed with the most casual air is a practiced form of art. In this world, rival surf clans goad each other on, upping the ante on casual radical stunts until mayhem looms. It looks like the storm brewing off the coast of Southern California just might disturb the tranquility of the beach.

John J. Jacobson

Author Biography

Though John J. Jacobson didn’t join the French Foreign Legion after being jilted by a girlfriend, or over his displeasure of missing the last great cattle drive, he has, borrowing Churchill’s phrase, lived a rather variegated life. He was born in Nevada, grew up in the West, surfed big waves in Hawaii, circled the world thrice, survived the sixties and seventies, corporate America, and grad school. Among other degrees he has an MA in Renaissance literature from Claremont Graduate University.