Synopses & Reviews
In the land of aloha and paradise, dark secrets lurk just below the surface.
When a tragic accident downs a tourist boat off the coast of Hawaii, dolphin researcher Kaia Oana is one of the first in the water, risking her own life to try and save others. She's enlisted to help the U.S. Navy find out what really happened - utilizing her specially trained dolphins to help
Kaia and Lieutenant Commander Jesse Matthews team up in the investigation - but as they edge closer to the truth about the incident, their own lives are threatened. Will a spirit of grace and forgiveness prevail or will it be overshadowed by the distant echoes of past pain and the imminent danger from a cold-blooded killer?
Set on the breathtaking Hawaiian island of Kauai, this novel provides an intoxicating mix of romance and suspense with the rhythms of island life.
"After a missile 'accident' results in the deaths of several tourists, Hawaiian native and dolphin researcher Kaia Oana is enlisted to help the U.S. Navy determine whether the tragedy was an accident or something more sinister. When she teams up with naval security chief Jesse Matthews, readers will rightly suspect that the angry sparks that fly in their first meeting will eventually be replaced by embers of a more romantic kind. Several of the characters in this suspense novel are stubbornly two-dimensional, including the villain, and the book's faith element often feels tacked on via platitudes rather than integrated with the plot and the characters. On the other hand, the pacing is strong and consistent, with the suspense building slowly and clues being dangled at key points throughout. The real winner here is the Hawaiian setting, with Coble weaving welcome elements of traditional culture and language into the story." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Best-selling author Colleen Coble's trademarks-rich characterizations of people and animals combined with page-turning suspense and compelling romance-make this suspense series set in Hawaii a must-read.
While vacationing mainlanders and island locals revel in the cool waters and the sunny beaches of Kauai, Hawaii, a missile test goes off-course, destroying a local tourist boat and killing several passengers. Could sloppy science be at fault, or could sabotage be the culprit?
When the investigation leads nowhere, Kaia Ohana, island resident and dolphin researcher, is called upon by Jesse Matthews, head of security at the naval base, to help. Aided by dolphins Kaia's been teaching to communicate, Kaia and Jesse must try to stop a terrorist before he can strike again.
Even where oceans are warm, dark secrets lurk below the surface. Even where breezes are fragrant, trouble floats in the air. Even in the land of aloha, peace can be destroyed.
When a missile plows into a tourist boat, dolphin researcher Kaia Oana is one of the first into the water, risking her own life to help others. When called upon to investigate the incident, Lieutenant Commander Jesse Matthews enlists Kaia and her specially trained dolphins to help--and romantic sparks fly.
As Kaia and Jesse edge closer to the truth about the accident, their own lives are threatened. Will they be able to stop a killer before more lives are lost?