This is the best mystery/thriller I’ve read yet set in Hawaii. Instead of concentrating on Honolulu and all the other touristy places Mr. Teschner takes us into the out of the way places, the homesteads and small towns, where the locals live and depend on jobs offered by big corporations who put profit before people everyday. He introduces us to the people, their patois and, most of all, their closeness as they rely on each other, in this case after three boys die swimming in a supposedly clean stream, to do what the authorities won’t.
Project Namahana by John Teschner, (List Price: $27.99, Forge Books, 9781250827197, June 2022)
Reviewed by Pete Mock, McIntyre’s Books in Pittsboro, North Carolina