"At 8: 58 A.M., I double-clicked the send button on my computer screen. The California office would not open for another hour and a half. I had plenty of time to clear my desk of any personal items missed in earlier sweeps. I picked up the latest copy of The Surfer's Journal. A map of the world lay on the credenza next to my desk. I had drawn a series of lines on the map in strong red ink. The first line started in Los Angeles, stretching across the light blue of the Pacific Ocean to the island group of Fiji. Another red line left the southern shores of Fiji nearly straight down to the islands of New Zealand. There were more red lines on the map, some more vertical than others, but all headed in a westerly direction. In the late afternoon, just before five o'clock, I would step out of my office for the last time." Thus begins a genuine odyssey - a slow-motion career meltdown followed by a round-the-world journey. From the cracking surf of the South Pacific's blue-water reefs to the dense bush of Kenya's game parks, Anderson Burke delivers an inspiring, humorous, classic travelogue of adventure and redemption.