The beautiful Hawaiian Islands set the backdrop for this intriguing tale of romance and mystery. A young woman's body is found along a leeward beach. The discovery sets in motion a investigation into the cause of death. Was it an accident or was it intentional? HPD Detective Manny Piccolo delves into the mystery, checking leads that point to a nearby beachside homeless camp. In the meantime, Piccolo courts the lovely but flawed Daniela Puzon. Along the way, the reader encounters surf bums, dope dealers, military lawmen, beautiful island women, the rich and the poor. The multi-hued ORCHIDS and SAND is an exciting page-turner that races you across the exotic islands of Hawaii.