Book Review: Retribution by Robert McCaw

 Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Oceanview Publishing via Edelweiss Plus for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it. All opinions are my own. 

As people around him come under attack, Chief Detective Koa Kane wonders if he might be the real target.

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In the back alley of a bar on Hawaii Island, a young man is found stabbed to death. When Hilo Chief Detective Koa Kane begins investigating the crime, the murder weapon is recovered only a few feet away from the body. Crime scene technicians find fingerprints on the knife—they are a perfect match for Koa’s younger brother, Ikaika.

As the brothers scramble to prove Ikaika’s innocence, another crime sends shockwaves through the Hilo police force. A sniper tries to take out Makanui, Koa’s closest colleague. As Koa tries to figure out whether these crimes are linked, the sinister force continues their killing spree, threatening Koa and his loved ones at every turn.

Could Koa be the real target? If so, who is behind this trail of retribution? With his own secret criminal past, Koa confronts an all-out offensive against those closest to him and his police force to which he has devoted his life. As the bodies pile up, Koa finds himself the ultimate target of a ruthless adversary and must risk it all to survive.


One of the perils in law enforcement is the amount of people who get arrested and who may harbor a grudge against you, and decide to take it out on you or those you know. In this 5th book in the series Koa is wondering if he is the true target, or if there is a different plan afoot and he will be framed for something he did or did not do. As the targets keep adding up, Koa has to work quick with almost no evidence to try to determine if this is vegenance at work, or something even deadlier. One of my favorite books in the series, this one is a real roller coaster!

About the Author:

Robert McCaw grew up in a military family, traveling the world. He is a graduate of Georgetown University, served as a U.S. Army lieutenant, and earned a law degree from the University of Virginia. Having lived on the Big Island of Hawaii, McCaw’ s writing is imbued by his more than 20-year love affair with this Pacific paradise. He now lives in New York City with his wife, Calli.