Cadillac Beach, Dorsey's sixth novel, marks the return of Serge A. Storms, the maniacal, Florida-obsessed history-buff, and his pal Lenny,as they open their very own "offbeat" travel-service: Serge & Lenny's, a wild ride through the seamy underside of Miami and Miami Beach.
But Serge is also a man on a mission: his multi-pronged plan to solve the mystery of his grandfather's death way back in '65 involves the FBI, the CIA, the Cuban exiles, the Mafia, and Castro, and it all leads back to the same place: Murph the Surf's legendary real-life heist of the New York Museum of Natural History, from which a dozen priceless gems were never recovered.
Was Serge's grandfather involved in the heist? Who killed him? Can Serge find out while simultaneously embarrassing Castro, restoring the CIA's public-image, smashing the Mob, marketing his own South Beach energy-drink, and returning the Today Show to Miami? And do it all without stopping the tour, the customers of which seem to drop like flies?
This report prepared by James Craver