Saving Paradise

An action-packed, must read novel.” – WASHINGTON TIMES

When Special Forces veteran Pono Hawkins finds a beautiful journalist drowned off Waikiki he is caught in a web of murder and political corruption. Hunting her killers, he soon finds them hunting him, and blamed for her death. A relentless thriller of politics, sex, and murder, “an action-packed, must read novel … taking readers behind the alluring façade of Hawaii’s pristine beaches and tourist traps into a festering underworld of murder, intrigue and corruption.” – WASHINGTON TIMES

 

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When a beautiful journalist drowns mysteriously in Honolulu Bay, former Special Forces veteran Pono Hawkins, now a well-known Hawaii surfer and international correspondent for surfing magazines, soon gets embroiled in trying to find why she died. What he learns quickly makes him a target for murder or life in prison as a cabal of powerful corporations, foreign killers and crooked politicians focuses the blame on him.Haunted by memories of Afghanistan, and determined to protect the Hawaii he loves from dirty politics tied to huge destructive energy developments, Pono turns to Special Forces buddies and his own skills to fight his deadly enemies, trying both to save himself and find her killers.Alive with the sights, sounds and history of Hawaii, Saving Paradise is also a deeply rich portrait of what Pono calls “the seamy side of paradise”, and an exciting thriller of politics, lies and remorseless murder.

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Praise for Saving Paradise

“Bond is one of the 21st Century’s most exciting authors… An action-packed, must read novel … taking readers behind the alluring façade of Hawaii’s pristine beaches and tourist traps into a festering underworld of murder, intrigue and corruption.” – WASHINGTON TIMES

A complex, entertaining … lusciously convoluted story.” – KIRKUS

“Highly recommended.” – MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

A rousing crime thriller – but it is so much more… a highly atmospheric thriller focusing on a side of Hawaiian life that tourists seldom see.” – BOOK CHASE

“An intersection of fiction and real life.” – HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO

“An absolute page-turner.” – ECOTOPIA RADIO

An unusual thriller and a must-read.” – FRESH FICTION

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A complex murder mystery about political and corporate greed and corruption… Bond’s vivid descriptions of Hawaii bring Saving Paradise vibrantly to life.” – BOOK REVIEWS AND MORE

Saving Paradise will change you… It will call into question what little you really know, what people want you to believe you know and then hit you with a deep wave of dangerous truths.” – WHERE TRUTH MEETS FICTION

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