To avoid being shipped off to boarding school, Malley takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard knows his cousin's in trouble before she does. So he enlists Skink, the ragged, renegade, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, to help him track Malley down.
With Richard riding shotgun, the unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets, and giant gators. As Skink serves up his unique brand of swamp justice, their search for the missing girl alternates between nail-biting tension and laugh-out-loud humor.