cover image Treachery Times Two: A Koa Kane Hawaiian Mystery

Treachery Times Two: A Koa Kane Hawaiian Mystery

Robert McCaw. Oceanview, $26.95 (386p) ISBN 978-1-60809-464-6

Early in McCaw’s solid fourth mystery featuring Hilo Chief Det. Koa Kane (after 2020’s Fire and Vengeance), an earthquake on the Big Island uncovers the mutilated body of a young woman. Koa and his team soon discover that the victim was an employee of the high-tech firm X-CO—though the company does everything it can to block the police investigation. Meanwhile, Kane has an investigation of his own to block: three decades earlier, he hid his responsibility for the death of unscrupulous businessman Anthony Hazzard, and now a young man named Bobby Hazzard has arrived on the island to research his grandfather’s death. Koa must constantly reconsider evidence in both cases after he barely survives an ambush while leading Bobby to the remote cabin where old Hazzard was killed. The stakes rise when representatives of the Department of Justice and the FBI bring Koa into their search for a spy/saboteur embedded in X-CO. McCaw ably blends police procedural, espionage thriller, and guilt-ridden personal saga. Readers will look forward to Koa’s further adventures. Agent: Mel Parker, Mel Parker Books. (Jan.)