– FIRST PRIZE FOR FICTION, NEW ENGLAND BOOK FESTIVAL
Special Forces vet and surfer Pono Hawkins quits sunny Hawaii for Maine’s brutal winter to help a former comrade beat a murder rap. Pono is hunted, shot at, betrayed, and stalked by knife-wielding assassins as he tries to find the real murderer. Nothing is certain, no one can be trusted, no place is safe. There’s a million square miles of wildlands out there to hide a man’s body. And with a rap sheet that includes two jail sentences, Pono is the target of every cop in the state.
A national US best-seller, Killing Maine won 1st Prize at the New England Book Festival. Second in the Pono Hawkins series after the critically acclaimed, best-seller Saving Paradise, it is an insider’s view of crooked Maine politics, environmental catastrophes and corporate graft, and how a lone commando hunts down those who hunt him, protects the women he loves, and defends a beautiful, endangered wilderness.
About the Author
His critically acclaimed novels take the reader into intense situations in the world's most perilous places, into wars, revolutions, dangerous love affairs and political and corporate conspiracies, making "readers sweat with [their] relentless pace." (Kirkus) and drawing them "into a land and a time I had not known but left me with my senses reeling." (NetGalley Reviews)
His books have been named among the best of the year by reviewers and readers alike. He speaks multiple languages, has climbed and trekked over 50,000 miles on every continent from the Antarctic to Siberia, and is at home in some of the most primitive and dangerous places on the planet.