Pono Hawkins

2 books in series
3 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

Saving Paradise Publisher's Summary

"An action packed, must read novel ... " - Washington Times

When a beautiful journalist drowns mysteriously off Waikiki, former Special Forces veteran Pono Hawkins, now a well-known surfer and international surfing correspondent, quickly gets caught up in trying to solve her death. What he learns soon targets him for murder or life in prison as a cabal of powerful energy corporations, foreign killers and crooked politicians focuses 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 skills to fight his deadly enemies, trying to both save himself and track down her killers.

Alive with the sights, sounds and history of Hawaii, Saving Paradise is also a rich portrait of what Pono calls "the seamy side of paradise", and a relentless thriller of politics, lies, manhunts and remorseless murder.

"A rousing crime thriller." - Book Chase

©2012 Mike Bond (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • Saving Paradise

    • Pono Hawkins, Book 1
    • By: Mike Bond
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    When a beautiful journalist drowns mysteriously off Waikiki, former Special Forces veteran Pono Hawkins, now a well-known surfer and international surfing correspondent, quickly gets caught up in trying to solve her death. What he learns soon targets him for murder or life in prison as a cabal of powerful energy corporations, foreign killers and crooked politicians focuses the blame on him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Save the world!

    • By Pat on 05-25-17

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • Killing Maine

    • Pono Hawkins, Book 2
    • By: Mike Bond
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 12

    ...cold, rugged Maine becomes a hot bed of intrigue, murder, and greed, making it difficult for the residents, who love the land and this beautiful state, to continue to live the lives that they have chosen. Pono Hawkins returns to rescue his Special Forces buddy who is wrongly accused of murdering a prominent environmentalist Ronnie Dalt. Unknown killers stalk Pono as he tries to unravel Ronnie's death. Nothing is certain, no one can be trusted, no place is safe.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Caution: Read skeptically!

    • By Samuel G. Huber on 07-18-17

    Regular price: $10.49