With some $200 million sunk into a real estate development on Kauai, the investment partners have a lot to lose if Peter Roosevelt succeeds in stopping the project for the sake of preserving Hawaii’s rich and exotic environment. When Roosevelt is found dead in his home, his neighbor, Wayne Takei, is quickly arrested–and becomes the latest, and possibly the most difficult, challenge for Honolulu’s top criminal defense attorney, Pancho McMartin.
The obstacles to proving Takei’s innocence are daunting. His gun was the murder weapon. He has no alibi. And his affair with Roosevelt’s wife provides ample motive. Lies and deception quickly plague the proceedings as Pancho and his team wade through a slew of suspicious characters, all of whom have alibis. Suspense is high as time is running out for Pancho to save his client from a lifetime in prison.
This is David Myles Robinson’s fourth novel in the increasingly popular Pancho McMartin legal thriller series.