Bess Press - Daughters of Fire
A multicultural adventure set amid the beauty, volcanic power and cultural tensions of Hawaiʻi. A visiting astronomer falls in love with a Hawaiian anthropologist who guides him into a Polynesian world of volcanoes, gods and revered ancestors. The lovers get caught up in murder and intrigue as developers and politicians try to conceal that a long-dormant volcano is rumbling back to life above the hotel-laden Kona coast. The anthropologist joins with an aging seer and a young activist, and these Hawaiian women summon their deepest traditions to confront the latest extravagant resort as the eruption and murder expose deep rifts in paradise.