Sometimes the best laid plans o
mice an men go astray. This loosely translated quote
of poet, Robert Burns, describes Helen and Benss plans
for an upcountry mini vacation. Just as they settle into
their Makawao B&B, Ben receives a phone call with tragic
news about his brother.
Unable to believe the bad
news, he and the Lahaina sleuths begin to investigate. Soon
a strange series of events draws them into yet another far-reaching
mystery, starting with an auto theft, followed by the appearance
of a prowler and the murder of an archaeologist.
Interspersed with all this intrigue, life does
manage to have some normal events: Helen gives a historical
tour to some visitors, friends attend a cruise ship party
on her patio, Aunt Vera comes to visit, and Mambo and Windy
find a new friend.
As Ben, Helen, Justin and Nacho research the
past 20 years of brother Guss life, they piece together
information that leads them into extreme danger that culminates
in a frightening shootout with notorious thieves from the
mid-east. Then, just when they think its all over
a sick maniac rises from the ashes, seeking revenge