*From award-winning author Toby Neal, whose writing Kirkus Reviews calls “persistently riveting,” comes the USA Today (2017) Lei Crime Series!*
Hawaii is palm trees, black sand and blue water—but for policewoman Lei Texeira, there’s a dark side to paradise.
Overcoming a past filled with scars, Lei makes a life for herself as a cop in the sleepy Big Island town of Hilo. When a routine patrol turns up two murdered teens, Lei’s world is rocked: she knows one of the girls.
Even as Lei is drawn into the case, the killer’s attention fixes on her.
Despite the strain of being toyed with by a murderer, Lei’s attracted to the lead detective, Michael Stevens–but she can’t afford distractions. Amidst an enchanting backdrop of Hawaii’s black sand beaches and shrouded fern forests, a killer’s closing in on her.
Fast-paced crime mystery with a touch of romance, readers call Blood Orchids “un-putdownable!”
“Will Graham, Jack Reacher, and Alex Cross now have a worthy female counterpart in Lei Texeira. Blood Orchids satisfies on every level. A powerful new talent is on the scene, whole-heartedly recommended.”-Drew Cross, former police officer and author of BiteMarks