About the Book
Dr. Peter Chesterfield is one of the Royal London Hospital’s top neurosurgeons. He is also a workaholic, ordered by his boss to take a week off to attend a medical symposium at the luxurious Elysium Grand on the island of Maui. While there, Peter pulls a woman with a skull fracture from the water. Though he is able to revive her in the ambulance, she eventually dies in his arms, leaving him with only one clue to what happened to her: the word “honu.”
Increasingly obsessed with discovering the cause of his patient’s death, Peter becomes entangled in an ongoing investigation of a brazen luxury auto theft. He also becomes a source of deep irritation to detective Lisa Kealoha, who has jurisdiction over the case. But when the two join forces, they begin to uncover a destructive plot that runs far deeper than either of them could have imagined. And if they’re not careful, they’re both going to end up dead.
Award-winning author James R. Hannibal whisks you away to the deadly beauty of Hawaii for a story of greed, violence, and justice that will leave you breathless.
In My Opinion
When I first started Elysium Tide by James R. Hannibal, I wasn’t sure how Peter the neurosurgeon had anything to do with Lisa the police detective, especially when it took a good way into the book before Lisa and Peter even crossed paths.
But when they do, oh boy, hang on for quite the ride because what first presents itself as an open-and-shut case quickly morphs into something so much more convoluted, you won’t know whether you are coming and going.
Peter is an interesting character—cocky, arrogant, intelligent (and willing to let everyone know that). His transformation through the book goes from unlikable to tolerable to hoping you get to see more of him. Lisa, who is strong—probably due in part to the loss of her father as well as being surrounded by brothers—and unwilling to back down is a good partner for him, even if Peter keeps sticking his nose in her investigation.
Even the supporting characters in this book were well developed from Lisa’s work nemesis to the resort doctor to Lisa’s family, it felt like I was a member of this little community.
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