***From award-winning, USA Today bestselling author Toby Neal, whose writing Kirkus Reviews calls “persistently riveting,” comes the Lei Crime Series!***
Hawaii is palm trees, black sand, and blue water, but for policewoman Lei Texeira, there’s a dark side to paradise.
Overcoming a past filled with scars, Lei makes a life for herself as a cop in the sleepy Big Island town of Hilo. When a routine patrol turns up two murdered teens, Lei’s world is rocked. She knows one of the girls.
Even as Lei is drawn into the case, the killer’s attention fixes on her.
Despite the strain of being toyed with by a murderer, Lei’s attracted to the lead detective, Michael Stevens--but she can’t afford distractions. Amidst an enchanting backdrop of Hawaii’s black sand beaches and shrouded fern forests, a killer’s closing in on her.
"Will Graham, Jack Reacher, and Alex Cross now have a worthy female counterpart in Lei Texeira. Blood Orchids satisfies on every level. A powerful new talent is on the scene, whole-heartedly recommended."-Drew Cross, former police officer and author of BiteMarks