The Green Room by Deborah AtkinsonThe Green Room by Deborah Atkinson

The Green Room

byDeborah Atkinson

Paperback | September 1, 2012

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Storm Kayama needs to build her clientele, so when surf promoter Marty Barstow's wife Stephanie walks into her new law office, Storm agrees to represent her, despite her distaste for a bitter divorce situation.
When Stephanie's son Ben, a promising surfer, invites her to O'ahu's North Shore for a contest, Storm jumps at the chance. Not only will it be a thrill to observe the meet, but Storm will also have the opportunity to watch a distant cousin compete. Nahoa Pi'ilani has grown from a mischievous kid to a surfer of international renown, and he seems to have put the trouble that once brewed between their families behind him.
Then a child delivers a package to Nahoa containing an ancient Hawaiian weapona wooden club encircled with shark's teeth. Storm recognizes the lei o mano. It's a threat, a call to battle.
Events soon suck her into a vortex of escalating peril. As if she were in the green roomthe underwater space where tons of churning water can imprison a surferStorm is buffeted and disoriented by local legend, greed, and cutthroat competition and must confront not only a vicious killer but a haunting incident from her past.
Title:The Green RoomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:274 pages, 8.37 × 5.39 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2012Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:159058404X

ISBN - 13:9781590584040


Editorial Reviews

The title of Atkinson's second book to feature Hawaiian attorney Storm Kayama (after 2002's Primitive Secrets) refers to the tumultuous placebeneath the waves where a surfer either gets thrown or dives to escape a potentially dangerous swell. Kayama has spent time in the green room; hernightmarish past keeps her shy of the bigger waves these days, and she's instead focused on building her new law firm with her partner and boyfriend, Ian Hamlin. When a client's son extends an enticing invitation to attend a surf contest in Oahu, Kayama reunites with her too-long-estranged cousin, Nahoa Pi'ilani, now a celebrated surfer top-seeded in the contest. After his highest ranked opponent dies under suspicious circumstances, Pi'ilani receives a mysterious and threatening gift, a Hawaiian war totem known as a lei o man. When her cousin subsequently disappears, Kayama finds herself pulled deeper into a risky search for answers. Peppered throughout withsurfing terms, Hawaiian dialect and gorgeous descriptions of Oahu's North Shore, this exotic beach read is a quick, fun read. Agent, Jane Chelius.-- Publishers Weekly 8/15/2005