Hell-Bent: One Man’s Crusade to Crush the Hawaiian Mob
Praise for Hell-Bent
Ryan delivers his second true-crime tale, this time covering ‘Hawaii’s underworld.’. . .It’s an intriguing tale, to be sure. . . .[T]he book (is) gripping and Marsland’s search for justice takes him through a twisted landscape…
Journalist and author Ryan recounts the story of a man on a mission to find justice for his son’s murder and take down the Honolulu crime syndicate believed to be responsible… Ryan’s well-researched account expertly weaves historical fact into an engrossing true crime narrative to present a fascinating piece of Hawaiian history at odds with its idyllic image highlighting the efforts of a truly unsung hero.
A penetrating look at the darker side of a sunny paradise, the book is sure to be appreciated by those with an interest in true crime or simply those looking for a bit of fast-moving adventurous non-fiction. Ryan, ever a journalist, serves up this juicy pineapple of a book in a tight 250 pages – a good length to be covered in those fleeting moments of quiet enjoyed around the holiday season.
-The Charleston Mercury
Ryan’s book is a page-turner, a well researched and fascinating look at crime in paradise. More than that . . . it a powerful story of the dogged lengths one man will go to on behalf of his murdered son.”
-The Charleston Post and Courier