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Cover of K.O.d in the Volcano by Victoria HeckmanK.O.'d in the Volcano

by Victoria Heckman

When Honolulu Police officer Katrina Ogden lands an assignment at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, her working-vacation turns ugly as she is caught between two forces: murder and Madame Pele, Goddess of the Volcano. In a race against time, she struggles to save lives before the volcano’s eruption sweeps them away.

"This extraordinarily realistic excursion . . . will have you searching your atlas. This heated tome will touch your heart and spur your adrenalin . . . a truly fast and enjoyable read!" Rating: 5 books (out of five)

— Elyse Thibodeaux, Beaumont Examiner

"There is something about a river of lava that is compelling in and of itself. Heckman does a nice job of combining the most sinister of elements."

–Midwest Book Review

"K.O. is an interesting, well rounded character the reader will groan for,cheer for, and finally . . . get a little exasperated with as she almost blows it with her perfect Hawaiian gentleman. . . a compellig series with a romantic backdrop."

-Shelley's Bookshelf

". . . a terrific novel. The plot is as fast and hot as the lava that threatens to blow from Kupaianaha and the writing so vivid you can feel the ensuing heat. Katrina Ogden is an intelligent and self-confident protagonist who remains genuine in nature, a refreshing change from so many of the carefully constructed and gimmicky characters that populate so many of today’s mysteries. I recommend it highly."

—JR Ripley, author of the Tony Kozol mystery series

". . . a unique and delightful mystery set in the mysterious and beautiful Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. It is an intriguing story full of twists and turns that is sure to enthrall both real and armchair visitors of Hawaii’s romantic and multi-cultural society. Grab your lei, watch out for the lava and hang on for the ride!"

—Earlene Fowler, author of the Benni Harper mystery series

"Meet a Big Island you haven’t met before, trust me: white-hot lava, razor-edged characters, pakalolo caves, and vog. Volcanic smog. Not to mention a feisty, red-haired, macadamia-pie-loving, girl-cop named K.O. Some combo plate Victoria Heckman has cooked up here: living, breathing Hawaiiana; shadows in the mist; dialog that makes you feel as though you’re eavesdropping on da brahs-all under the vengeful eye of Madame Pele, Goddess of the Volcano. Hot stuff indeed. Well done!"

—Richard Barre, award-winning author ofTHE GHOSTS OF MORNING and

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