Born in Hawaii, “Pop” ran the Huntington House Group Home in Southern California. “Pop” was a surrogate father and surfing instructor for Shane Scully and the other orphans that came to (and passed through) Huntington House. When “Pop” is found dead from an apparent suicide, there are reasons to believe it may have been murder. Shane Scully and five other of Pop’s grown wards are named to be his pallbearers, but their tasks may extend far beyond his funeral. They may have to find his murderer.