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Jan 12, 2015 Kate rated it really liked it
Though this mystery was written 20 years ago, the issues it raises, most significant amongst which are geothermal drilling, environmental concerns and indigenous land rights, are still very valid today. It did not feel to me that much has dated about the novel - perhaps that is saying something about the setting of Puna region and Big Island, Hawaii. The characters are believable, with a lovely range of the cultural mix which makes up the population of the island today. There is enough intrigue ...more
Since I live on the Big Island of Hawaii, I love to read books that have Hawaii as the setting. This book is the third book in the Ben McMillen Hawaiian mysteries and I found it to be a great mystery and fascinating for all the Hawaiian history and beliefs in the story. This book was written in 1993 but the Puna Geothermal plant is still an issue 20 years later. Although it is a novel, many of the facts brought out in the story gave me new eyes to read what is in the news about this project and ...more