About the Book:
Obsessed with finding the cause of his patient's death--discovering what or who ripped the power over life and death from his surgeon's hands--Peter becomes entangled in an ongoing investigation. He also becomes a source of deep irritation to detective Lisa Kealoha, who has jurisdiction over the case.
The reluctant pair join forces, diving deep into Maui's evolving gang culture, and unearth a conspiracy that runs deeper than either could have imagined. Knowing too much is deadly--and they must catch the killer before the killer catches them.
Hannibal takes the first part of the novel to set the stage. The neurosurgeon in London and the detective in Hawaii have lives seemingly unrelated. When the doctor is forced to take a break in Hawaii, the lives intersect and the novel takes off.
This is a good police procedure mystery with a twist in that it includes an amateur sleuth pretty much with equal status in solving the murder. Peter's character development was interesting. He starts out as a cocky and over assured neurosurgeon. His experiences in Hawaii changes him in good ways. Lisa is a good detective character. She is so tenacious it gets her in trouble. The two work well together, after a few tense moments. Peter brings a new perspective to investigative work as he sees and processes information differently than trained officers.
The plot is interesting in that a new gang is infiltrating the island. There are other nefarious things going on too. Hannibal developed one of the villains such that the person was easily identified early on. Other than that, a good combination of police procedure and amateur sleuth in a tropical setting.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
About the Author:
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)