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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

"Treachery Times Two" by Robert McCaw

Koa Kane Mystery book #4

The story in a few words:

It all starts when the mutilate body of a woman is unearthed in an abandoned cemetery after a volcanic earthquake disrupts Hawaii Island. Chief Detective Koa Kane if called to the scene, his investigation leads him into the world of politically connected defense contractor, a secret military weapon and deep into an FBI espionage investigation. While facing multiple obstacles from his Chief of Police in his case, Koa’s thirty-three old secret resurfaces, a murder he committed and covered up. Now, the grandson of the dead man wants the case to be reopened.

My thoughts:

This latest can be enjoyed as a standalone but I assure you if you start here your interest will be piqued and you will be eager to read the prequels.

The story explores two themes: human flaws and the human compulsion to hide our misdeeds. We will find Koa and Keahi stand as two opposing bookend in this story.

This book has the perfect mix of culture and suspense-filled mystery. ”Treachery Times Two” is a wild ride that feels like you are sleuthing alongside Koa. It is easy to be immersed into the Hawaiian culture, language, traditions, scenery and smell of this beautiful place, Mr. McCaw does amazing work bringing all this to life with vivid imagery.

While the initial case still to be resolved Koa faces his nemesis.....can he get away with murder committed thirty some years back. His internal struggle is touching I was rooting for him to get away with his crime. I didn’t want to see him on the wrong side of the bars. The author never let up, the tension was so great I wanted to see what came up both with the case and with Koa’s personal dilemma. The story showcases Koa in his rawest, most human form: flawed yet morally strong. Of course by the end, the threads mesh perfectly together. What a satisfying read.

I love this story....so if you like mysteries, especially those with multi-layered plots give this series a go.

In exchange for an honest and unbiased review I received a copy of this book from Oceanview Publishing and Netgalley.

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