I found the plot to be interesting and understandable. By including a bit of hawaiian history and culture, this reader found himself sympathetic with the native culture - much like he has with the native American Indian.
On the other hand, I found the first person perspective that the author uses, at times, difficult to follow. With no transition or indication (a heading or icon) he would jump from one scene to another, catching this reader with a moment of "Uh?", before he caught up with the story and action. The use of the first person also seems to allow for an excuse for poor use of English at times - not just in spoken English. The book could have used some professional editing.
If the potential reader wants an intriguing story whose writing sometimes is distracting, this book will be one you will want to read.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.