Daughters of Fire by Tom Peek

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A multicultural adventure set amid the beauty, volcanic power, and cultural tensions of Hawai'i A visiting astronomer falls in love with a Hawaiian anthropologist who guides him into a Polynesian world of volcanoes, gods, and revered ancestors. The lovers get caught up in murder and intrigue as developers and politicians try to conceal that a long-dormant volcano is rumbling back to life above the hotel-laden Kona coast. The anthropologist joins with an aging seer and a young activist, and these Hawaiian women summon their deepest traditions to confront the latest extravagant resort as the eruption and murder expose deep rifts in paradise. “A multifaceted gem of a novel." – Nelson Ho, Sierra Club
 

About Tom Peek

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Tom Peek lived his early life on the Upper Mississippi on a backwaters island of Minnesota river folk, beaver, and ancient burial mounds. After hitchhiking by boat through the South Seas, he settled on the island of Hawaii where he's lived for two decades. There, he was a mountain and astronomy guide on Mauna Kea and an eruption ranger, firefighter, and exhibit writer on Kilauea, working closely with Hawaiian elders and cultural practitioners on both volcanoes. He lives with his artist wife in a rainforest cottage near Kilauea's erupting summit. John D. Dawson was born and raised in San Diego. From the age of three, he knew that art was his calling. He graduated from the Art Center School, LA, now the Art Center College of Art and Design. Over the last twelve years, John has worked continuously with the US Postal Service, illustrating its Nature in America series. He has also done commissions for the National Park Service, United Nations, National Wildlife Federation, National Geographic Society, and Audubon Society. The drawings in Daughters of Fire are in the classic style of novels in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
 
Published September 11, 2013 by Koa Books. 496 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Early on, they are unwitting witnesses to the murder of a man by the Hui, the Hawaiian mafia, as is an equally unwitting tourist from the mainland.

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It poses a major financial crisis for the builders, owners, and even the Hawaiian rebels who will demonstrate to try to stop this abomination from opening.

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