This is a Veronica Mars mystery by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham. I wasn't familiar with Veronica; never watched the series on television or read any of the other books. This was a nice bit of fluff to read in waiting rooms, etc. Keith Mars is recuperating from a shooting, so when the Neptune Chamber of Commerce comes looking for someone to investigate the Spring Break disappearance of a young co-ed, Veronica gets the job. Then another girl disappears, from the same party house, and this young woman strikes a little too close to home. A Mexican drug cartel and a long con are also included.