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Off the Grid
Off the Grid

Off the Grid

Koa Kane Hawaiian Mystery

FICTION

304 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Cloth, EPUB

Trade Paper, $16.00 (CA $22.00) (US $16.00)

Publication Date: August 2020

ISBN 9781608093908

Rights: US & CA

Oceanview Publishing (Aug 2020)

eBook

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Overview

Perfect for fans of James Lee Burke's Robicheaux and Michael Connelly's Bosch—In Off the Grid, Chief of Detectives Koa Kane investigates the gruesome murders of two unidentified loners on Hawai?i's Big Island. The investigation grows complicated once Koa becomes entangled in a nest of international intrigue spanning the globe from Kosovo to Washington, DC.

Kilauea's smoldering lava fields—a unique place to bury the bodies A scrap of cloth fluttering in the wind leads Hilo police Chief Detective Koa Kane to the tortured remains of an unfortunate soul left to burn in the path of an advancing lava flow. For Koa, it's the second gruesome homicide of the day, and he soon discovers the murders are linked. These grisly crimes on Hawai'i's Big Island could rewrite history—or cost Chief Detective Koa Kane his career.  The dead, a reclusive couple living off the grid, turn out to be mysterious fugitives. The CIA, the Chinese government, and the Defense Intelligence Agency attempt to thwart Koa's investigation and obscure the victims' true identities. Undeterred by mounting political pressure, Koa pursues the truth only to find himself drawn into a web of international intrigue. While Koa investigates, the Big Island scrambles to prepare for the biggest and most explosive political rally in its history. Despite police resources stretched to the breaking point, Koa uncovers a government conspiracy so shocking its exposure topples senior officials far beyond Hawai'i's shores. Perfect for fans of James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux

Reviews

"This one sizzles with tension and twists that entertain and magnetize. Danger and drama abide, with a wonderful, devil-may-care hero. Robert McCaw has the touch." —Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author

"In Off the Grid, Robert McCaw has fashioned the year's most original mystery-thriller set, appropriately enough, in the equally original setting of Hawaii. He crafts 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)

"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

"Slices of island history and culture, bursts of volcanology, and descriptions of the island's lush and singular flora and fauna pad the narrative. Those fascinated by Hawaii will best appreciate this one." —Publishers Weekly

". . . interesting local details and a crackling pace." —Kirkus Reviews

"Moves with volcanic force to a heartfelt, gripping conclusion." —Rick Mofina, USA Today best-selling author

Author Biography

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. He was a partner in a major international law firm in Washington, D.C. and New York City, representing major Wall Street clients in complex civil and criminal cases. Having lived on the Big Island of Hawai?i, McCaw imbues his writing of the Islands with his more than 20-year love affair with this Pacific paradise. Off the Grid follows Death of a Messenger in his Koa Kane Hawaiian Mystery series and is followed by Fire and Vengeance. Bob now lives in New York City with his wife, Calli.