Authors ~ Rosemary & Larry Mild
Publisher ~ Oceanview Publishing
Publication date ~ June 7, 2010
Hank Pualoa makes the worst mistake imaginable when he drives drunk and causes an accident that kills his beautiful wife and tears apart his Hawaiian family, ohana. Forced to leave his Hawaii homeland in shame, Hank leaves his two young children, daughter Leilani, and son Kekoa, with their grandmother. The children thrive under their grandmother’s care—until 12-year-old Kekoa witnesses the murder of his uncle.
As the only witness to this gruesome crime, Kekoa is in grave danger. Stalked by the murderer who plots to kill him, Kekoa faces no choice but to flee the only home and family he has ever known.
Plunged into a hand-to-mouth existence on the streets of Chinatown, Kekoa is forced to grow up way too fast. As if surviving day-to-day weren’t hard enough, he faces an even bigger and deadlier challenge: outrunning the murderer who tracks his every move.
When he is hired as a baker’s assistant, Kekoa attempts to return to the home he once knew. But he’s too late: his grandmother has passed away, and he has lost his sister—again—to a foster family.
As he struggles to outrun the killer’s repeated attempts on his life, Kekoa never loses sight of his desire to find Leilani and reclaim the family he has left. But danger is lurking at every turn—from a Filipino wedding to a Maui resort; from a festive Chinese New Year celebration to the bakery where he works.
With the help of a tough and tenacious investigator and a shadowy stranger, Kekoa manages to stay one step ahead of the murderer. But when the killer’s greedy and unscrupulous plans start to spiral out of control, he will ratchet up his efforts to ensure Kekoa’s silence once and for all.
Can Kekoa find a new beginning with the family he lost? Or will the killer catch up to him first?
A high-action story of adventure and suspense, Cry Ohana is a mesmerizing tale about family, redemption, hope and justice. Brimming with local color and a setting to die for, Cry Ohana charms with its unforgettable cast of characters and lively, spirited plot.
About the authors ~
COAUTHORS Rosemary and Larry Mild write cozy mysteries, adventure/thrillers, short stories, articles, and essays. Their marriage has not only withstood the loss of their daughter Miriam, but the daily test of writing back to back in the same room. Rosemary is a career writer and editor. Larry is an electrical engineer turned writer.Both are members of Mystery Writers of America, Inc. and Sisters In Crime.The Milds divide their time between Severna Park, Maryland and Honolulu,Hawaii, where they have children and two granddaughters. Children, twograndsons and a granddaughter--as well as 15 grandhorses--draw them to South Carolina.
Rosemary, a graduate of Smith College, is a former assistant editor of Harper's, a managing editor of Chemical Times &Trends, and an engineering writer at Westinghouse. She is the author of the much acclaimed Miriam's Gift: A Mother's Blessings--Then and Now. She has published articles in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Washington Parent, Washington Woman, Senior Highlights, Smith Alumnae Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is a member of the National Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Maryland Writers' Association. Rosemary and Larry Mild share one office. They write back to back five to six hours each day and so far they haven't killed each other. Weather permitting, in the late afternoon they walk on the Baltimore Annapolis Trail near their Severna Park home or the trails at Magic Island near their Honolulu home.
LARRY, a graduate of American University, designed and documented electronic equipment and systems for Honeywell, Alliant Techsystems, and Chesapeake Instrument Corporation. Earlier, he rode U.S. Naval ships as a global field engineer for RCA. Larry has written for and presented peer papers to government and professional organizations. He is a member of the Maryland Writers'Association and a former member of the Institute of Radio Engineers and the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers. He has also written an op-ed piece for the Baltimore Sun that was written into the Congressional Record by Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland.
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