is on the island of Maui lecturing at Maui College on community
involvement in police investigations. A subject she knows
all too well. Her partner on this lecture is legendary retired
detective Mike Kane. He is a large man who shares his love
of Hawaiian lore and history with Jessica.
all stops when the body of Mala Kapul is found at the rocky
base of a cliff.
friend and colleague Mala Kapul was a botanist and popular
professor at the school. She was known for her activism and
efforts on behalf of the volcanic crater Haleakala. The crater
is already home to an observatory but now there are plans
to build the world's largest solar telescope there as well.
Mala argued fiercely to preserve the delicate ecology of the
area. The locals were split on the issue. Was someone trying
to quiet the protesters or was Mala's killer making a more
up to Jessica and Mike to uncover who was driven to silence
and betray the true meaning of "aloha."
decides to make a trip up the volcano Haleakala. To ride up
and then bicycle down to take her mind off of the terrible
murder. As she's riding her bicycle a man who left about the
same time starts to close the gap between them. All of the
sudden he begins crowding her over to the edge of the cliff.
Finally, he gives one last push with his hand and speeds ahead.
This leaves Jessica headed for a thousand-foot drop into oblivion.
again Jessica and Donald have a hit. I always enjoy this series.
It's just like watching the TV series all over again. I always
appreciate the way it is written in the first person. It makes
it so much more personal that way. I can almost hear Jessica's
voice reading the words as I go over each page. I know you
will too. This is another great mystery. See if you can figure
out who done it before you finish the book.
of other titles in this series
and Murder #24
Question of Murder #25
Strikes and You?e Dead #26
Slaying in Savannah #30
Fine Art of Murder #36
at High Tide #37
on Murder #40
of a Blue Blood #42
Ghost and Mrs. Fletcher #44
for Murder #45