Topper Jones


A Thad Hanlon Mystery

When top-ranked Thaddeus Hanlon gives up his dream of becoming a surf pro, he turns his focus to more important things—like becoming a dad. Now he’s working as an investigative auditor for an international accounting firm. But by night, while his pregnant wife slumbers, he catches waves in the moonlight off the Santa Monica Pier with Rafi, his work buddy and best friend.


Until one day their firm reassigns Rafi to Washington, DC, on a hush-hush government assignment. A month later he comes back dead. When Hanlon and Rafi’s spunky fiancée—Breezy de la Guerra—investigate, they find the facts don’t add up.


That’s when Hanlon and de la Guerra risk everything to set the ledger straight.


That’s when they stumble on financial skullduggery so brazen it sets a new gold standard.


And that’s when all hell breaks loose in the nation’s capital.


Surfing crime fighter Thaddeus Jude Hanlon, CPA, debuts in this fast-moving, action-packed mystery from Topper Jones. Fans of crime writers Robert B. Parker and Robert Crais and the hit Showtime series Billions will be delighted by the intrigue, characters, and high-stakes twists.