Review: Fire and Vengeance by Robert McCaw

Fire and Vengeance by Robert McCaw. Book review.

Description from the Publisher

A heinous conspiracy—a volcano exacting revenge—an island paradise in anguish

Having killed his father’s nemesis and gotten away with it, Hilo, Hawai?i Chief Detective Koa Kane, is not your ordinary cop. Estranged from his younger brother, who has been convicted of multiple crimes, he is not from a typical law enforcement family. Yet, Koa’s secret demons fuel his unwavering drive to pursue justice.

Never has Koa’s motivation been greater than when he learns that an elementary school was placed atop a volcanic vent, which has now exploded. The subsequent murders of the school’s contractor and architect only add urgency to his search for the truth.

As Koa’s investigation heats up, his brother collapses in jail from a previously undiagnosed brain tumor. Using his connections, Koa devises a risky plan to win his brother’s freedom. As Koa gradually unravels the obscure connections between multiple suspects, he uncovers a forty-year-old conspiracy. When he is about to apprehend the perpetrators, his investigation suddenly becomes entwined with his brother’s future, forcing Koa to choose between justice for the victims and his brother’s freedom.

Thrilling Reads Review

Meticulously researched taut crime thriller fans of hard-boiled detectives with baggage (are they any other kind?”) will love.

Robert McCaw brings Hawaii to life but not the part that only tourists see but the gritty, poverty-stricken and crime ridden parts of Hawaii.

The book has a lot going on, big money, conspiracies, graft, politics, property development shenanigans, and cover ups but McCaw ties it all into a well-written, fast-paced crime thriller that delivers a great payoff with lots of twists that fans of crime fiction will enjoy.

Meet the Author: Robert McCaw Interview

I interviewed Robert McCaw for my podcast, Meet the Thriller Author. Click below for that interview.

It's safe to say that Alan Petersen loves mystery and thriller books. He writes high-octane thrillers, hosts the MEET THE THRILLER AUTHOR podcast, and reviews thriller/mystery books.

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