Science and superstition clash in a dangerous high-stakes gamble to build a geothermal energy plant on Hawaii's Big Island, tapping the power from the Kilauea Volcano. Dr. Yonette Weber, the young geologist brought in to oversee the project after the previous manager's fatal accident, quickly finds herself in the middle of a battle for the island's most precious resource-land. Those opposed to the energy plant include a religious group that worships the volcano goddess Pele, local ranchers and environmentalists, the oil industry, and the military. What's more, as Yonette works to complete the project on time, someone is secretly watching her and tracking her movements. Yonette's growing attraction to Brad Hudson, a charismatic resort developer, puts them both at risk. Eruptions on Kilauea, more fatalities, a priceless red crystal with untold powers, and Madame Pele herself add to the danger, leading up to a fiery climax in the very heart of the volcano.
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I really enjoyed Kona Heat. The Big Island setting appealed to me, right off the bat, and the Kishels even threw a little Hawaiian history into the plot. The premise of a company¿s desire to tap into the immense power of Hawaii¿s Kiluea volcano for energy production is extremely timely. No doubt some have wondered about the possibility, as we become more aware of global warming and the impact of our activities on the world¿s climates. The authors give us good character development early on, so as the story unfolds, we understand who the people that populate it are. Personally, I like even more background on characters, but some people get turned off by too much of it, so I guess they found a happy medium. The bottom line is that Kona Heat is a good story with a believable premise. By the time I was about two-thirds of the way through the book, I couldn¿t put it down. The last few chapters gave me mental pictures worthy of a Steven Spielberg movie. In fact, this would make a great movie. The beauty of Hawaii is a proven movie attraction, by itself. With an interesting plot and characters, and an ending with potentially dazzling special effects, Kona Heat would be one of those films that could be just as good as the book. But, until Spielberg or George Lucas catches on¿ I recommend READING Kona Heat!