As people around him come under attack, Chief Detective Koa Kane wonders if he might be the real target.
In the back alley of a bar on Hawaii Island, a young man is found stabbed to death. When Hilo Chief Detective Koa Kane begins investigating the crime, the murder weapon is recovered only a few feet away from the body. Crime scene technicians find fingerprints on the knife—they are a perfect match for Koa’s younger brother, Ikaika.
As the brothers scramble to prove Ikaika’s innocence, another crime sends shockwaves through the Hilo police force. A sniper tries to take out Makanui, Koa’s closest colleague. As Koa tries to figure out whether these crimes are linked, the sinister force continues their killing spree, threatening Koa and his loved ones at every turn.
Could Koa be the real target? If so, who is behind this trail of retribution? With his own secret criminal past, Koa confronts an all-out offensive against those closest to him and his police force to which he has devoted his life. As the bodies pile up, Koa finds himself the ultimate target of a ruthless adversary and must risk it all to survive.
Perfect for fans of Michael Connelly and James Lee Burke.
While all the novels in the Koa Kane Hawaiian Mystery Series stand on their own and can be read in any order, the publication sequence is:
Death of a Messenger Off the Grid Fire and Vengeance Treachery Times Two Retribution
About the Author
Robert McCaw grew up in a military family, traveling the world. He is a graduate of Georgetown University, served as a U.S. Army lieutenant, and earned a law degree from the University of Virginia. Having lived on the Big Island of Hawaii, McCaw’s writing is imbued by his more than 20-year love affair with this Pacific paradise. He now lives in New York City with his wife, Calli. Retribution is the fifth in his Koa Kane Hawaiian Mystery Series.
Praise for the Koa Kane Hawaiian Mystery Series
“Robert McCaw brings you Hawaii in the way that C. J. Box delivers Montana. Fast-paced and engaging, Retribution is everything you want in a thriller. Another great addition to a compelling new series!” —Ward Larsen, USA Today best-selling author
“McCaw ably blends police procedural, espionage thriller, and guilt-ridden personal saga. Readers will look forward to Koa’s further adventures.” —Publishers Weekly
“In Off the Grid, Robert McCaw has fashioned the year's most original mystery-thriller set, appropriately enough, in the equally original setting of Hawai‘I . . . a relentlessly riveting tale that races out of the gate and never lets up for a single minute or page.” —Jon Land, USA Today best-selling author
* “Readers who crave watching a smart cop work in a crackerjack police procedural will find a beauty here. Want a good espionage adventure? It's here, too, with intrigue, betrayal, assassination.” —Booklist (Starred Review)
“Moves with volcanic force to a heartfelt, gripping conclusion.” —Rick Mofina, USA Today best-selling author
“. . . interesting local details and a crackling pace.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Off the Grid is flush with action and vivid descriptions. This unputdownable book is sure to make a mark in the literary world.” —New York Journal of Books
“Readers who love a complex hard-boiled detective with flaws and secrets, and depictions of Hawaii’s culture and beauty, will be drawn to Koa Kane and the mosaic richness of an American paradise.” —BookTrib
“With one deftly crafted cliffhanger of a plot twist after another, Death of a Messenger by mystery novelist Robert McCaw is an inherently riveting read from cover to cover.” —Midwest Book Review
"While one potentially wild chase scene involving a car and helicopter tells more than it shows, the last fourth of the novel is afire with action and suspense."—Booklist