The truth gets contorted when acrobats become suspects… An idyllic Hawaiian retreat turns deadly for a group of performers and designers when their director is found stabbed to death in the forest. It will be up to Pari Malik and her assistant, Campbell, to unravel the tangled web of intrigue and circus politics to discover the true culprit.
No means. No motive. No opportunity. No camera. The last time celebrity photographer Antoine Talon was in Oahu he left under a cloud of suspicion after a tragic death at one of his photo shoots. This time he’s leaving in a body bag. Discovered at a wedding rehearsal dinner on a dark rooftop, confusion abounds. Everyone says they have an alibi, there is no clear weapon, and no one had a reason to kill him. But one thing is obvious, his camera is missing and it may hold the key to unraveling the mystery.
Visiting a seemingly peaceful neighborhood in the desert Southwest, where charming homes surround a picturesque garden park, sleuth Pari Malik never expects to get enmeshed in yet another murder investigation. But Pari discovers she is renting the same casita where an earnest young runaway recently lived and vanished.
Intrigue lurks everywhere, even in the world’s most beautiful places. Ten talented people, altruistically dedicated to the preservation of the Hawaiian Islands, gather for a filmmaking project on the peak of the Diamond Head volcanic crater in Oahu. Two of the men suddenly vanish after the others witness a clifftop altercation between them. Due to suspicious past events, sleuth Pari Malik fears the worst.