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Primitive Secrets

(2002)
(The first book in the Storm Kayama Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
An exciting new voice richly and suspensefully evokes modern and ancient Hawaii...

When Storm Kayama walks into her lucrative Honolulu law firm one morning, she's shocked--and grieved--to find her adopted uncle at his desk, stiff and cold. Years before, Miles Hamasaki had fulfilled a promise to Storm's father and brought her to be raised with his own family. But, as questions surround Miles' death and her adopted family begins to close ranks, Storm suspects that he has been murdered.

Heading to the Big Island for a weekend escape from escalating pressures, she narrowly escapes a terrible accident. Storm takes refuge in the home of her Aunt Maile, a traditional Hawaiian healer, and Uncle Keone, a paniolo on the huge Parker Ranch. There she encounters a legend from her youth and a family totem, or 'aumakua, which Aunt Maile promises will protect her. As Storm struggles to heal her own childhood wounds and bring justice to Hamasaki's killer, she also comes to grip with the rifts in her own life and culture.

From the winding cane roads of Hamakua to the seedy side of Honolulu's Chinatown, with a deft juxtaposition of a bustling Honolulu against the island's legends and wild beauty, Atkinson reveals a Hawaii that few visitors ever see.

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Used availability for Deborah Turrell Atkinson's Primitive Secrets

Hardback Editions

September 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Primitive Secrets (Storm Kayama Mysteries)
Author(s): Deborah Atkinson
ISBN: 1-59058-017-6 / 978-1-59058-017-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

March 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Primitive Secrets: A Storm Kayama Mystery (Storm Kayama Series, No. 1)
Author(s): Deborah Atkinson
ISBN: 1-4642-0116-1 / 978-1-4642-0116-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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January 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Primitive Secrets (Storm Kayama Mysteries (Paperback))
Author(s): Deborah Turrell Atkinson
ISBN: 1-4596-5590-7 / 978-1-4596-5590-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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July 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Primitive Secrets: An Hawaiian Mystery
Author(s): Deborah Turrell Atkinson
ISBN: 0-7434-8000-7 / 978-0-7434-8000-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: I Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Primitive Secrets (Storm Kayama Series)
Author(s): Deborah Atkinson
ISBN: 1-59058-046-X / 978-1-59058-046-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Primitive Secrets: A Storm Kayama Mystery #1 (Storm Kayama Series)
Author(s): Deborah Turrell Atkinson
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA