(W) B. Clay Moore (A) Steven Griffin
FC 32 pp Four-issue monthly finite series
THE CONCEPT: In this follow-up to the critically acclaimed HAWAIIAN DICK, Private Investigator Byrd finds himself entangled in a gangland turf war for control of Paradise. Hired to investigate the mysterious sabotage of a brand new luxury resort, Byrd soon finds any number of suspects, both human and inhuman. Torn between rival factions, Byrd can't rely on help from his friend, Detective Mo Kalama, who finds himself stalked by the very men who hired Byrd.
THIS ISSUE: Byrd arrives at the Seaside Sands Resort in his sparkling new convertible, and walks straight into trouble. He finds himself working for a notorious stateside mob boss, while fending off the attention of another. Meanwhile, Kahami and Mo arrive undercover, but Mo finds that 300-pound Honolulu detectives are easily identified by determined killers. Ghostly women, gangland thugs falling from the sky, and surf, sun and leisure are shaken together in this latest tropical noir cocktail.