Death of a Messenger

Imagine how discovering a mutilated body at the Army’s live-fire training area in Hawaii unfolds in the latest Koa Kane mystery? Robert McCaw continues to find new twists to bring Kane’s skills forth in another page turning homicide investigation. Moreover, the body is located in an undiscovered archaeological site. Of course, it intrigues me! Both of my disciplines and interests in one book? How could it get any better? Not only does Kane pursue a homicide case, he and others try to preserve an archaeological site.

Kane starts to work in the ancient underground. The identification of the victim is key to tying him to the crime scene and piecing together other clues, especially motive. Was the man tied to archaeology, the military, or something else? The investigation does not go smoothly and Kane experiences roadblocks by several influences including a local medical examiner which really does not sit well.

McCaw successfully paints a vivid picture where you can almost smell the Hawaiian landscape, feel the dampness of the cave, and experience the frustration of the barriers Kane goes through to solve the puzzle. In fact, there are times I even talked out loud to the book because I had a response for that medical examiner.

Of course along the way there is humor, danger, and evil. The unexpected will appear when you least expect it. I like to be surprised.

Death of a Messenger illustrates each character as if you are right there with them. You might even begin to build your own assumptions of what happened only to find yourself wrong.

McCaw included accuracy in his book which I really appreciate. From the details of Hawaiian culture, the archaeological and military additions, and police work; McCaw relays authentic substance. You do not have to read all the books in the series to enjoy McCaw’s work, but this one is the best. It unveils how Kane got his beginnings.

Perhaps this is my favorite thus far because I am a fan of archaeology, the military, and law enforcement. To put them all in one detailed suspenseful case? Bravo!

You can pick up your copy on Amazon.com.

******************************************************About the Author*****************************************************

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Robert McCaw is the author of Fire and VengeanceOff the Grid, and Death of a Messenger. 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 Hawaii, McCaw imbues his writing of the Islands with his more than 2-year love affair with this Pacific paradise. He now lives in New York City with his wife, Calli.

3 thoughts on “Death of a Messenger

  1. It was there and I ordered the hard cover. Sorry about the mistake, my reading skills, ya know.

    LYLT

    On Sun, Jan 31, 2021 at 5:38 PM The Boogie Man Is My Friend wrote:

    > Fargo posted: “Imagine how discovering a mutilated body at the Army’s > live-fire training area in Hawaii unfolds in the latest Koa Kane mystery? > Robert McCaw continues to find new twists to bring Kane’s skills forth in > another page turning homicide investigation. Moreove” >

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