Latest Amazon Review Gives Death of a Messenger an “A”

By Will on December 13, 2015
A great read. For me the best part of the story is how the author intertwines Hawaiian history and technology. As Koa follows the trail of the crime we are shown the current dynamics of the island life. Artifact thieves, political ambition, and political pressure are all too evident. The author’s intimate knowledge of the Big Island lends much credibility to the story. I am looking forward to the next episode.


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WOW!! If you like a fast pace, quick turns, well developed characters and “edge of your seat” excitement, you will love this book. Mr. Mccaw’s love for Hawaii is obvious from the wealth of accurate detail both current and historical to be found in this book. Detective Kane is faced with unraveling a murder mystery bizarre enough to daunt any law enforcement officer, even a seasoned one and only someone well versed in ancient Hawaiian lore could succeed. Mr. Mccaw’s skill with a pen makes the twists and turns of plot believable to the point of causing the reader to sweat right along with Detective Kane as he hits one baffling road block after another. If you are looking for something fresh, exciting, and unusual you will love this one! It is apparently a first book which is surprising given its depth. I hope he has more to come.

“Now THIS is a murder mystery!!!!”

By martha on December 8, 2015 on Amazon
It is difficult to believe that this is a first novel by this author. It is a “hang onto your hat” paced story with enough well developed twists and turns to keep you thinking you have figured something out only to find you haven’t, and off you go down another path. Mr. Mccaw’s skill with a pen creates a very believable cast of characters and his love for Hawaii is clear in his meticulous attention to Island detail. Within a very few pages you are sweating gently along with Detective Kane as he deals with the bizarre details of a truly hair raising murder mystery. If you are tired of the “same old same old” run of mystery novels this is a must read. Fresh, exciting, unusual, and historically accurate it is truly a great find. Would love to see this one made into a movie! Hopefully Mr. Mccaw has others on the burner.

“Fantastic addition to the crime/drama/thriller genre!”

By MHz on December 6, 2015 on Amazon
I was so excited to see a new author in the crime thriller genre break through some of the “same old same old” authors. Robert McCaw has introduced a rich new setting and cast of characters in his new book Death of Messenger and I loved this book. I am afraid of giving away too many of the plot twists but be assured this is a great read and you won’t want to put it down. The characters are engaging and although I have been to Hawaii (once) I realized there is a lot more to Hawaii than I thought. I have a whole new appreciation for the culture. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!

Another Review –“Well Worth A Read”

By Kayak Jay on December 1, 2015 posted on Amazon
The islands of Hawaii provide the setting for an outstanding police procedural. Modern science weaves against native tradition to produce a case where sorting out the bad guys and assigning proper responsibility is a most difficult task. Everyone seems to be guilty of something, but who is guilty of what, and why are they guilty becomes a puzzling case for Kao Kane, the super detective from Hawaii. Everything falls into place by the end, but it is quite an ending. Well worth a read.