Review: Elysium Tide


Dr. Peter Chesterfield is one of the Royal London Hospital’s top neurosurgeons. He is also a workaholic, ordered by his boss to take a week off to attend a medical symposium at the luxurious Elysium Grand on the island of Maui. While there, Peter pulls a woman with a skull fracture from the water. Though he is able to revive her in the ambulance, she eventually dies in his arms, leaving him with only one clue to what happened to her: the word “honu.”

Increasingly obsessed with discovering the cause of his patient’s death, Peter becomes entangled in an ongoing investigation of a brazen luxury auto theft. He also becomes a source of deep irritation to detective Lisa Kealoha, who has jurisdiction over the case.
But when the two join forces, they begin to uncover a destructive plot that runs far deeper than either of them could have imagined. And if they’re not careful, they’re both going to end up dead.

Award-winning author James R. Hannibal whisks you away to the deadly beauty of Hawaii for a story of greed, violence, and justice that will leave you breathless.

Rating: 5-stars


Elysium Tide by James R. Hannibal is a phenomenal suspense thriller. Immediately, I was addicted to both the characters and the plot. The main protagonists involve that of a Dr. Peter Chesterfield and a Detective Lisa. Dr. Chesterfield is a workaholic and snapped at his former colleagues. Therefore, his boss thinks it is high time the Doctor takes a vacation. During this time of rest, Dr. Chesterfield does everything but rest. He soon embroils himself into an ongoing police investigation. He does so unintentionally by trying to save a woman’s life. Yet, despite everything he loses the patient. He can’t live with the fact that she died. Peter knows her death was not an accident and thus, begins investigating. First, he challenges the great female Detective and irks her to the point of her handcuffing him. Their banters are fun, engaging, and hilarious at times. However, the investigation turns more deadly than they expected. It will take everything the pair has to figure out the killers or else die trying. Overall, this novel was well-written. It was packed with action, mystery, and an intriguing case. James R. Hannibal cleverly puts twists in his book that I did not see coming.

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