Damned In Paradise by Max Allan Collins
A Nathan Heller Novel (Nathan Heller Novels)

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On leave from the Chicago police department, Nate Heller goes to Hawaii to help family friend Clarence Darrow by investigating the rape and murder of a bride only to uncover a morass of bigotry, lies, and revenge.

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Max Allen Collins was born in 1948 in Muscatine, Iowa. He is a two-time winner of the Private Eye Writer's of America's Shamus Award for his Nathaniel Heller historical thrillers "True Detective" and "Stolen Away". Collins also wrote the Dick Tracy comic strip begining in 1977 and ending in the early 1990s. He has contributed to a number of other comics, including Batman. Collins created his first independent feature film, Mommy, following a nightmarish experience as screenwriter on the cable movie The Expert. Collins has been contracted by DC Comics to write three tie-ins to his critically acclaimed graphic novel "The Road to Perdition", which was adapted into the feature film. Author of other such move tie-in bestsellers as "In the Line of Fire" and "Air Force One", he is also the screenwriter/director of the cult favorite suspense films "Mommie" and "Mommie's Day".
Published September 13, 2011 by Thomas & Mercer. 320 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Darrow's been hired to defend Navy wife Thalia Massie's husband and society mother, along with a fireman and seaman accused of taking part in shooting Joe Kahahawai, one of four accused kidnappers and rapists still free largely because of Thalia's selective memory.

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Darrow has been lured out of semi-retirement to defend Massie, his mother-in-law Grace Fortescue and two seamen against charges of murdering one of the five mixed-race youths accused of raping Thalia Massie.

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