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The Big Island earthquake of October 2006 opens a secret burial chamber in the barren lava fields and found within by an unwitting duo, are the sacred remains of ancient Hawaiians and the moepu, or sacred burial artifacts meant to accompany the dead chief. However, in another part of the burial chamber, something totally unexpected is discovered. The corpse of a man, wrapped in silk robes and with him, a dagger and a porcelain platter. Neither he nor the objects were Hawaiian in origin . . . How did the remains of a captain of a Chinese treasure ship come to rest here? This question and other perplexing mysteries lead to a tale of greed, ambition, and foul murder on the Kohala Coast.