Jeanne Matthews

    A wedding on the lip of a Hawaiian volcano sounds risky to Dinah Pelerin, the bride's best friend and maid of honor.  The bride, Claude Ann Kemper, has bet her heart that she's found the right man at last.  The groom has gone all in on a real estate deal he believes will set him and his new wife up for life.  But a group of native Hawaiians claims that the sacred bones of an ancestral king are buried on the land the groom plans to sell and one of them has vowed to do whatever it takes to stop him.  Claude Ann's ex-husband is stalking her and rigging booby-traps.  A blackmailer is conspiring to cash in on the groom's suspicious past.  And Pele, the local fire goddess, is rocking the island with a series of earthquakes.  It seems as if the stakes can't get any higher.  And then somebody shoves a member of the wedding party into a flow of molten lava and all bets are off.


Dinah and Claude Ann have had their misunderstandings.  But when danger threatens, Dinah is determined to protect her friend and repay the loyalty Claude Ann has shown to her.  Hawaii is a hotbed of ancient myths and modern conflicts over who should control the land so cherished by its native people.  If Dinah and Claude Ann are to get out alive, they'll have to face down an angry goddess AND a ruthless killer.