Honolulu homicide detective Kimo Kanapa'aka can't say no when the chair of the House Defense Appropriations Committee asks him to investigate her father's death. The case may be as cold as the top of Mauna Kea—over fifty years old—but Representative Stacey O'Brien controls the purse strings for the eleven military bases in Hawai'i.
And she's a mentor to Kimo's baby mama, Sandra Guarino, who's in her first time in the House in DC.
The eleventh full novel in the series, Soldier Down requires Kimo to use everything he knows, as well as his family connections, to disturb a series of crimes the military has tried to cover up.
At the same time, he and his partner Mike Riccardi are dealing with the perils of fatherhood as their eight-year-old twins start to question their family situation. Would they really be better off moving between a pair of mom-dad couples? Because that's not something the adults can manage.
Soldier Down explores the ongoing nature of parent-child relationships while Kimo tracks a killer through the lush paradise of the Aloha State.