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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deborah Turrell Atkinson Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9781455192557
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Some nasty predators dwell in paradise. The day attorney Storm Kayama arrives in Kahului to help Lara Farrell set up her new dive shop, someone bombs a restaurant. When one of Lara’s employees, a recent Japanese immigrant, kills himself and one of his young daughters, Storm begins to ask questions. A dangerous, Japanese organized-crime group is ensnaring local businesses, real estate, and politics. Cunning and deadly, the clan leaders exploit underage women and eliminate anyone who dares face up to them. Storm finds herself up against a lethal and faceless enemy in a place where disposing of a victim is as easy as dumping her in shark-infested waters. But who is hunting whom? Caught in a struggle to the death, Storm begins to realize that surviving doesn’t always mean living. For some, the ghosts of the past may be more painful than the anguish of the present.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rich with Hawaiian folklore, Atkinson’s…fourth mystery…uncovers secrets on an island that’s only idyllic on the surface.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Bernadette Dunne’s narration of this Hawaiian thriller is pleasing to the ear and snappy enough to keep listener attention throughout…Thanks to the author, listeners get a subtle dose of Hawaiian mythology and local culture, and a taste of skin-diving adventure as well. Dunne handles the numerous accents called for and makes Storm crackle with life. She’s highly credible in the male roles as well.”


  • “Bernadette Dunne’s narration of this Hawaiian thriller is pleasing to the ear and snappy enough to keep listener attention throughout.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi | 8/26/2011

    " Although this book had my 3 favorite "things" in it, Hawaii, books and Scuba Diving, I thought the story fell short and was simply "blah". Unless I need them for challenges, probably won't continue on in the series. "

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About the Author

Deborah Turrell Atkinson lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, with her husband and two children. A zest for traveling off the beaten path, friends, and her deep interest in the native myths and lore that abound among Hawaii’s rich and varied cultures contribute to her books.

About the Narrator

Bernadette Dunne is the winner of seventeen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway. She lives in Brooklyn.