- United States
More informationWhen a beautiful journalist drowns mysteriously off Waikiki, Hawaii, Special Forces veteran Pono Hawkins, now a well-known surfer and international correspondent for surfing magazines, tries to find out why she died. What he quickly learns makes him a target for murder or life in prison, as a cabal of powerful corporations, foreign killers, and crooked politicians places the blame on him.
Haunted by memories of Afghanistan and determined to protect the Hawaii he loves from dirty politics tied to huge destructive energy developments, Pono turns to Special Forces buddies and his own covert skills to fight his deadly enemies, trying to both save himself and find the journalist's killers. Alive with the sights, sounds, and history of Hawaii, Saving Paradise is a deeply rich portrait of what Pono calls the seamy side of paradise and an exciting thriller of politics, lies, and remorseless murder.