Author: Neil S. Plakcy
Published: April 1, 2008 by Alyson Books
Series Name: Mahu
Category: Police Procedural
Main Character: Kimo Kanapa'aka
WHERE THERE’S SMOKE…THERE’S MURDER The hero of MAHU and MAHU SURFER returns! MAHU FIRE, Neil Plakcy’s third mystery novel, begins as Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapa’aka attends a local charity event in support of gay marriage. When a bomb disrupts the gala, Kimo, his family and friends are thrust into a deadly contest between the forces of good and evil. A wave of religious fundamentalism sweeps through Oahu, at the same time as violence against gay and lesbian-owned businesses is on the rise. Coincidence? Kimo doesn’t think so. Working with hunky fire inspector Mike Riccardi – day and night – Kimo digs through the ashes to discover a motive for the attacks, as well as who is behind them. MAHU FIRE showcases a handsome, sexy hero who struggles to overcome personal troubles and makes private sacrifices for the public good. Throw in an exotic tropical locale, plenty of aloha spirit and a dash of surf culture, as well as a slam-bang ending that puts Kimo and the people he cares about in danger, and you’ve got the makings of a page-turning mystery.