Fire Prayer explores the long shadow cast by violence, and how festering hatred continues to destroy. When Storm Kayama goes to Moloka‘i to help an old friend, she finds that Tanner Williams has bigger problems than he let on. Ten years ago, he participated in a Hawaiian protest that killed a man. Upon Storm’s arrival, Tanner’s ex-wife is murdered and his young, diabetic son disappears. One of the protesters is a killer, desperate to prevent Strom from learning too much.
Deborah gives an overview of the book:
Thirty years ago, if someone had told Deborah Turrell Atkinson she’d end up living in Hawai'i, she’d have said, “You’re reading someone else’s tea leaves.” When she left for the islands, she didn't think she'd stay. Originally from the Midwest and a graduate of the...