Hawaii five-o meets wiseguy in author jason ryan’s vigorously reported chronicle of brazen gangsters, brutal murders, and a father’s quest for vengeance—all set against an unlikely backdrop of seductive tropical beauty. From 1960 to 1980, hawaiian gangsters grew rich off a robust trade in drugs, gambling, and prostitution that followed in the wake of Hawaii’s tourist boom.
Hell-Bent: One Man's Crusade to Crush the Hawaiian Mob #ad - Thus, by 1980—the year charles marsland was elected Honolulu's top prosecutor—the honeymoon island paradise was also plagued by violence, corruption and organized crime. Most folks think of Hawaii as a vacation destination. World-class beaches, swaying palms, fragrant frangipani, and hula girls. Mob-style executions, drug smuggling, and vicious gang warfare are seldom part of the postcard image.
Sunny Skies, Shady Characters: Cops, Killers, and Corruption in the Aloha State A Latitude 20 BookLatitude 20 #ad - His lively backstories on how he chased these high-profile scandals make fascinating reading, while providing an insider’s look at the business of journalism and the craft of investigative reporting. Dooley’s first assignment as an investigative journalist involved the city housing project of Kukui Plaza, which introduced him to the “pay to play” method of awarding government contracts to obliging consultants.
Senator daniel inouye, nappy pulawa, and notorious felons Henry Huihui, Mayor Frank Fasi, Governors George Ariyoshi and Ben Cayetano, and Ronnie Ching. For thirty years starting in the mid-1970s, the byline of Jim Dooley appeared on riveting investigative stories of organized crime and political corruption that headlined the front page of Honolulu’s morning daily.
Sunny Skies, Shady Characters: Cops, Killers, and Corruption in the Aloha State A Latitude 20 Book #ad - In sunny skies, james dooley revisits highlights of his career as a hard-hitting investigative reporter for the Honolulu Advertiser and, in later years, Shady Characters, for KITV television and the online Hawaii Reporter. Woven throughout is the name of big island rancher larry mehau―was he the “godfather of organized crime” in Hawaii as alleged by the FBI, or simply an ex-cop who befriended power brokers in the course of doing business for his security guard firm? The book includes a timeline of Mehau’s activities to allow readers to judge for themselves.
In later stories, he scrutinized bloody struggles over illicit gambling revenue, the murder of a city prosecutor’s son, local syndicate ties to the Teamsters Union, and the dealings of Bishop Estate. As dooley pursued stories from the underside of island society, names of respected public figures and those of violent criminals filled his notebook: entertainer Don Ho, U.
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Murder in Paradise: A Christmas in Hawaii Turns to Tragedy Avon True CrimeAvon #ad - And nine years after his daughter's murder, after one of the most complicated cases the state had ever seen, three men were convicted. As she was riding back to the holiday meal, three local youths decided to celebrate Christmas in a different way. As months and years went by, frustration turned to outrage when police failed to arrest anyone for Dana's murder.
They followed her in their car, raped, kidnapped, and beat her, then rammed her bike, and left her for dead on an isolated spot overlooking the ocean. Used book in Good Condition. By all accounts, 23–year–old Dana Ireland would have been successful at whatever she chose to do with her life. In a community where many residents left their doors unlocked, people were shocked and terrified by this random, brutal act of violence.
Murder in Paradise: A Christmas in Hawaii Turns to Tragedy Avon True Crime #ad - Here is a dramatic true story. But she didn't get that chance. But from his home in springfield, Virginia, John Ireland started his own dogged investigation and crusade for justice. Worse still was that if the authorities hadn't taken so long to get to the victim, she might have lived. The shocking true story of the murder of 23–year–old Dana Ireland and the nine–year investigation that became Hawaii's most publicised murder case.
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In Search of Truth and Honor: Reflections of an undercover Journey through the dark side of the badgeBookSurge Publishing #ad - During her two-year passage through purgatory, the author was forced to make tough, life-altering decisions. She learned to distrust cops even before she learned to be one. In this affecting, readers learn firsthand that undercover work is a lonely path strewn with conflicts of loyalty, yet bittersweet island narrative, friendship and honor.
In chapters with titles such as “judge me not, ” and “the dark side of the Badge, ” Takasato is refreshingly candid about difficulties she had to overcome for busting a dope dealing cop and breaking one of the most important edicts of the “Golden Rules. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.
In Search of Truth and Honor: Reflections of an undercover Journey through the dark side of the badge #ad - A fascinating and shocking account of one officer’s undercover escapades, after being literally dropped off on a street corner and sent out to infiltrate the world of narcotics trafficking with no training, badge, or gun. Riveting and dramatic, in search of truth and Honor by Joanne Takasato chronicles the journey of the first female undercover narcotics police officer in Hawaii in the1980’s.
Race to Hawaii: The 1927 Dole Air Derby and the Thrilling First Flights That Opened the PacificChicago Review Press #ad - With so many pilots taking aim at the far-flung islands in so many different types of planes, everyone wondered who would reach Hawaii first, or at all. Louis in Paris. Military men, from fuel shortages to failed engines, and veteran World War aces all encountered every type of hazard during their perilous flights, barnstormers, a schoolteacher, a Wall Street bond salesman, a Hollywood stunt flyer, forced sea landings and severe fatigue to navigational errors.
Today, but almost a century ago, it was a nerve-wracking and twenty-six-hour journey across 2, a trip to Hawaii is a simple six-hour flight from the West Coast, 400 miles of the open Pacific. Race to hawaii chronicles the thrilling first flights during the Golden Age of Aviation, fragile, a time when new airplanes traveled farther and faster but were also unreliable, and hampered by primitive air navigation equipment.
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Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell: A True Story of Violence, Corruption, and the Soul of SurfingIt Books #ad - A finalist for the pen center usa award for nonfictionwelcome to paradise, now go to Hell, account of beauty, greed, often humorous, is surfer and former war reporter Chas Smith’s wild and unflinching look at the high-stakes world of surfing on Oahu’s North Shore—a riveting, danger, and crime. For two months every winter, when pacific storms make landfall, Australians, Brazilians, swarms of mainlanders, and Europeans flock to Oahu’s paradisiacal North Shore in pursuit of some of the greatest waves on earth for surfing’s Triple Crown competition.
The result is a breathtaking blend of crime and adventure that captures the allure and wickedness of this idyllic golden world. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Chas smith reveals how this influx transforms a sleepy, laid-back strip of coast into a lawless, violent, drug-addled, and adrenaline-soaked mecca.
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Jackpot: High Times, High Seas, And The Sting That Launched The War On DrugsLyons Press #ad - These irrepressible adventurers unloaded nearly a billion dollars worth of marijuana and hashish through the eastern seaboard’s marshes. Part new yorker feature-part Jimmy Buffet song. Then came their undoing: operation Jackpot, one of the largest drug investigations ever and an opening volley in Ronald Reagan’s War on Drugs.
In jackpot, author jason Ryan takes us back to the heady days before drug smuggling was synonymous with deadly gunplay. The result is adventuresome, lavish, informative fun. Gq “a rollicking story, Ryan manages to pack in one amusing tale after another. Used book in Good Condition. Based on years of research and interviews with imprisoned and recently released smugglers and the law enforcement agents who tracked them down, Jackpot is sure to become a classic story from America's controversial Drug Wars.
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Freckled: A Memoir of Growing up Wild in HawaiiToby Neal #ad - Used book in Good Condition. I will make a different life for myself someday if I keep up my grades no matter what happens. No matter how often we run out of food. No matter how many times I change schools. Or don’t go to school at all. No matter how many bullies beat me up for the color of my skin. I might be growing up wild in Hawaii, but I have dreams I’m going to reach, no matter how crazy things get.
An affecting and riveting chronicle of a singular childhood that evokes the contradictions of hippie utopian ideals in an unspoiled Hawaiian landscape long since lost. Kirkus reviews Used book in Good Condition. Sure, kauai’s beautiful, with empty beaches, drip-castle mountains, and perfect surf. But we’ve been "camping" for six months, eating boiled chicken feed for breakfast, and wearing camouflage clothes so no one sees us trespassing in our jungle hideout.
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Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement & Political Manipulation at America's Largest Charitable Trust A Latitude 20 BookUniversity of Hawaii Press #ad - A century later, bishop estate controlled nearly one out of every nine acres in the state, a concentration of private land ownership rarely seen anywhere in the world. Used book in Good Condition. Their comprehensive account together with historical background, brings to light information that has never before been made public, including accounts of secret meetings and communications involving Supreme Court justices.
Upon her death in 1884, she entrusted her property--known as Bishop Estate--to five trustees in order to create and maintain an institution that would benefit the children of Hawai‘i: Kamehameha Schools. Princess bernice pauahi Bishop was the largest landowner and richest woman in the Hawaiian kingdom.
Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement & Political Manipulation at America's Largest Charitable Trust A Latitude 20 Book #ad - . Then in august 1997 the unthinkable happened: Four revered kupuna native Hawaiian elders and a professor of trust-law publicly charged Bishop Estate trustees with gross incompetence and massive trust abuse. Entitled "broken trust, cynical manipulation of the trust’s beneficiaries, " the statement provided devastating details of rigged appointments, violated trusts, and the shameful involvement of many of Hawai‘i’s powerful.
No one is better qualified to examine the events and personalities surrounding the scandal than two of the original "Broken Trust" authors. Used book in Good Condition.
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. A bonus section, "protect yourself in a Dangerous World" offers expert advice on protecting your home, being safe on the streets and at work, and preventing sexual assault. Dias and robbie dingeman, describe the riveting science and art of criminal investigation, as applied to actual crimes in Honolulu.