The Kona Shuffle – The Noelani Lee Mysteries Book 1
When a commercial airliner belly-whomps on an abandoned Hawaiian airstrip, four nearly identical black backpacks—including one containing a small fortune in stolen gold and gems—end up in the wrong hands. Private investigator Noelani B. Lee, hired by an unscrupulous jeweler to find the purloined baubles, soon finds herself matching wits with the scheming courier who lost the rocks and the double-crossing brothers he betrayed.
But greed and bedlam ensue as the packs change hands, and Noelani realizes anyone—a coddled college kid, the Pacific Rim's premier foot model and her baseball-player husband, a local restaurateur and her half-Scottish, petty-thieving son—could have the valuable stash.
With help from her gregarious cousin and her own gift for disguise, Noelani sorts through the avarice to find the pilfered jewelry—while she decides what to do about some embarrassing secrets she uncovers along the way.
About Tom Bradley Jr. (Las Vegas, Nevada Author)
Legend has it that Tom Bradley Jr. began his writing career on his second birthday, when he used cake icing to scribe something illegible on his high chair. He’s been doing it ever since.
After high school, the native Pennsylvanian enlisted in the U.S. Navy with the goal of becoming a journalist. Seven years later, he went to work for community and daily newspapers in San Diego County and, a few years afterward, launched a second career in public relations, first in Las Vegas, then in San Antonio, then back in Las Vegas. Wow. Guy can’t hold down a job.
Along the way he picked up a B.A. in Communications from National University in San Diego, and a M.A. in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. Both are sources of pride for Tom, and of embarrassment for the respective institutions of higher learning.
When he’s not fantasizing about retiring and opening a beachside bar in Costa Rica, Tom lives a real suburban existence—complete with a pool and a fridge full of beer—in Henderson, Nevada, with his wife, Donna; and a basset hound named Molli.