Diamond Head

By Charles Knief

While an admiral asks retired naval officer John Caine to discover the killer of the admiral's daughter, Caine unearths that the lady performed an element in Hawaii's snuff movie and seeks to avoid wasting the admiral from scandal whereas discovering his daughter's killer.

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So much of my paintings is govt defense and asset restoration. ” Asset restoration was once a posh identify for retrieving stolen estate. as a result of the quantity, that made up the majority of my source of revenue. I beloved the way in which the buzzwords sounded as they rolled off my tongue. “Whatever. inform me back the way you obtained tousled during this? ” “I’m doing inquiries for Admiral Winston MacGruder, the daddy of the murdered lady. the path led me to Thompson. ” good ok, it wasn’t the reality, the entire fact and not anything however the fact, yet this wasn’t a clergyman i used to be speaking to. Yoshida glared at Kate, who was once sitting on her sofa, her legs curled beneath her physique. Her posture and her poise have been completely female. Her face betrayed not anything. “This clown approved? ” “Yes. And he’s identified to HPD and DEA. check with Lieutenant Kahanamoku. He checked him out. in keeping with DEA and Kimo he’s free, yet he’s immediately. ” Yoshida grunted and grew to become again to me. “You declare you observed a videotape of a lady being raped and murdered via jap nationals. You for that reason pointed out the sufferer within the motion picture as Carolyn Hammel. and also you declare the landlord of the motor vessel Pele then murdered his receptionist, a woman named Jasmine, whom we either be aware of works for Chawlie Choy, through feeding her to the sharks. and also you declare that he threw you into the ocean, correct after that assault, and also you controlled to struggle off the sharks and swim ten miles to shore in the midst of the evening. you are expecting me to think all that? ” “That’s what occurred. ” “But you won’t supply us a proper assertion. ” “No, sir. ” Yoshida seemed via his notes. “You claimed that you simply have been fired on if you have been within the water. With automated guns. Oh, and that i like this. They handcuffed you and strapped a heavy weight belt on you prior to they threw you in. and also you escaped. Who’re you, Houdini? ” “I received fortunate. ” “Yeah. ” He enable the silence proceed for a number of heartbeats to underscore his disbelief, his eyes by no means leaving mine. “You declare they fired on you once you have been within the water and one of many rounds struck you within the leg. You back fireplace. You admit to firing a forty-four-caliber around from this”—Yoshida held up my UM-1—“into the ground of the hull, riding off the boat. ” “That’s right. ” “You admit to all that. ” “Yes, sir. ” “You admit to an act of piracy at the excessive seas, a federal crime. Is that the way you wish me to cost you? ” I stated not anything. I couldn’t inform if Captain Yoshida was once severe or if he have been trying out me. i made a decision he used to be too clever to really think what he used to be asserting. “Let me pass over this half back. You admit to giving details to Thompson, this alleged legal, a couple of guy in his association, one Garrick Choy. And this guy consequently was once came across tortured and shot to dying in a cane box close to Waipahu. You declare that this data used to be given to you by way of the man’s father, who knew what you have been going to do with the knowledge. Is that correct? ” “It isn’t correct, yet it’s what occurred. ” “This isn’t the time for humor, Mr. Caine. Is what I stated actual? Did the daddy of this boy deliberately set him up for homicide via you, as unwilling or as unwitting as you declare to were?

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