The Green Room

The Green Room by Deborah Turrell Atkinson
The Green Room by Deborah Turrell Atkinson

Storm Kayama needs to build her clientele, so when surf promoter Marty Barstow’s wife walks into her new law office, Storm agrees to represent her, although it looks like a bitter divorce situation. Storm feels for Stephanie, who seems lonely and frightened.

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.

When a child delivers a package to Nahoa, the young surfer opens it. Inside the plain wrapper is an ancient Hawaiian weapon, a wooden club encircled with shark’s teeth. Storm recognizes the lei o mano. It’s a threat, a call to battle.