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Diamond Head

Diamond Head

John Caine Novels (Volume 1)

Charles Knief

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Winner of the seventh annual St. Martin's Press/PWA Best First Private Eye Novel Contest, newcomer Charles Knief spins a compelling mystery replete with scandal, intrigue, and an appealing new P.I.--retired U.S. Naval officer John Caine, living aboard his sailboat in the beautiful waters of Oahu, getting by doing "favors" for friends. But this time, the favor involves the brutal murder of Vice Admiral Winston's daughter, who it seems was involved in the snuff film industry.

"Knief's writing is smooth and seamless, and he's concocted an involving plot to go with his likable, attractively macho hero and exotic setting. The result: an action-packed, satisfying debut." - Booklist

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The last two hundred yards of my daily run are always the hardest and that early summer evening was no different. It wasn't merely because the grade was all uphill; my mind was...

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"Fast-moving derring-do, with the women all comely and open- minded, and the men rough-hewn, studly, and armed to the teeth." - Kirkus Reviews

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Charles Knief

Charles Knief is a former airborne soldier, pilot, and engineer. He has traveled widely and lived in Hawaii for a number of years. His first John Caine adventure, Diamond Head, won the SMP/ PWA contest for Best First Private Eye novel in 1995. He and his wife currently live in Irvine, California.

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