Charles Stone, Boston lawyer and sculptor, travels to Hawaii for a much needed vacation after performing two life threatening assignments for Franklin life Insurance Company. What is thought as paradise becomes a tropical hell and once again Franklin life has to call on this experienced investigative attorney for help. Stone is woven through a tapestry of racial discontent to confronting a radical movement trying to secede as the 50th state. He finds the cultural melting pot boiling over, threatening tourism and other island businesses and encounters violence and tragedy.
The reader will meet several characters from the author's previous travel mysteries, Sentimental Me and Canyons of the Soul and be introduced to other new and exciting ones. Lovers of travel, adventure and mystery will experience romance, island hopping, a cruise on the SS Pride of America and be introduced to ancient Hawaiian lore as they follow Charles Stone through the darker passages of Aloha.
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PUBLISHERS REVIEW I want to give you my overall impression of your work: I think that I have had the pleasure of reviewing each of your submissions now. It was my pleasure to have reviewed your work again. Much like your previous pieces, you have a terrific writing style. You have obviously done a significant amount planning and preparation again in crafting this piece. Your prose is nicely written with details that capture the reader. Right from the start your plot was very engaging. You do a nice job of slowly making your way through the story with details and a certain voice that allows your reader to really interact with the characters (who are all round and very nicely developed). I particularly enjoyed your main character, Charles. He was very believable and dynamic. He adds so much to your storyline. The greatest value in fiction, it seems to me, lies in what we can learn about our own lives when we take time to analyze someone else's -- even if that someone else is just a character in a story. Characterization is one of the most important elements of any successful story. I always love it when I leave a story feeling like I know the characters. This is true for your prose - especially in Charles. (And, with the name connection - I often wondered if his character mirrored your life in some way. We do write best about what we know.) You have crafted another quality piece of writing. Bravo!