cry ohana, adventure & suspense in hawaii
Murder, blackmail and passion thrust a Hawaiian family into the tentacles of Honolulu's dark side.

When Hank Pualoa drives drunk, killing his beautiful wife, he tears apart his Hawaiian family (ohana) and leaves the Islands in shame. His children thrive with their grandmother until twelve-year-old Kekoa witnesses the murder of Big John, his loving uncle. The murderer stalks him, plotting to kill his only witness. Kekoa flees, plunging into a hand-to-mouth life in the sugarcane fields, the Chinatown streets, and as a baker's helper to a Japanese couple. A stray Black Lab becomes his only friend. He's lost his sister, Leilani, to a foster home, where she falls in love but yearns for her family. And will their father ever return?

Cry Ohana vibrates with local color and scenery to die for. But danger lurks everywhere—at a Filipino wedding; at a Maui resort; and amid the Big Island's volcanic steam vents. Blackmail and betrayal erupt as the family struggles to re-unite and bring down the killer.
Read A Review:

A predictable thriller set in Hawaii. Cry Ohana tells the story of a family torn apart by one man's carelessness, and kept apart by another man's evil nature. The writing is competent with sections that are compelling. Over all, the story is interesting and the Hawaiian background is a little like a tour of the island. The characters of the teenage children are strong. It is their fortitude that brings the story to its logical conclusion. The deaths of peripheral figures are sad; they lead the reader into a direction the authors do not follow.

Sherry Lee Benic

I loved this story! The authors write with such eloquent detail, you can almost feel the island breezes and see the breathtaking scenery. . . .This is an uplifting story of family and love, as well as an extremely suspenseful novel with a very satisfying ending.

Tanzey Cutter, Fresh Fiction