Koa is a cop who is no angel. He never told anyone but he had murdered a man when he was younger. Now, when he finds someone dead, he feels bad and still has residual guilt that shows up. When a school suddenly explodes and sets itself on fire, they find dead students and dead teachers. Who built the school over a fault line from a volcano?
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The school is forty years old but as they ask questions they find that those involved in the building are still on the islands. The worst part is that someone is killing the people involved so long ago.
This turns into a complex case. The governor, the mayor, the head of DOE are all suspects. Someone hired the hitman. No one will tell him anything. As he digs, he finds out they were all involved in a death forty years ago. The ones they thought might tell are the ones that are dead. Then he gets taken off the case. He doesn't quit though. Murder doesn't have any statute of limitations.
Everybody uses everybody. He has to do a few shady things to get to the truth, but he does. He finds they have been stealing money, too. There's a lot of corruption to sort out, as well as solving a couple of murders. Makes you wonder why we trust officials...