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by Mark Brown
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 059527417X, Paperback)Two wealthy landowners have disappeared from the north shore of Kauai. When an ancient Hawaiian fish hook is found at each crime scene, and talk of mystical fireballs and Hawaiian ghosts—Night Marchers—arise, the local police chief calls on his long-time friend, Tobi Otaki, the Captain of Detectives in Kona, for help. Tobi's response...Ben McMillen, part-haole, part-Hawaiian, Kona's top detective, is loaned to the Kauai police force, a decision based on Ben's past experience solving a connected set of murders on the Big Island, and his understanding of the 'ways of old.'
The trail to solving the crimes crosses that of the emotionally-charged issue of Hawaiian Sovereignty thrusting Ben into the most compelling case of his life...one where his knowledge of Hawaiian folklore and mythology will both help and haunt him.
Two days after Ben's arrival on Kauai, a third prominent landowner vanishes, this time from a plantation on the southern shore.
As the case evolves, the clues point to Kauai's rugged western coast, where a gruesome discovery unveils the Night Marcher's motive and the rest of the shocking plan.
Praise for The Puna Kahuna
"Brown takes a big chance blending Hawaiian myth and folklore with modern-day elements in his suspenseful tale…he succeeds admirably."
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:05 -0400)
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