Dear Reader, Love Richard I. Levine


Dear Reader…

First, let me say aloha and thank you for picking up my fifth and latest novel, To Catch The Setting Sun. I hope you enjoy this suspense thriller as much as I did writing it. I want you to know that I spent a year living with these characters, and as you will see, some of them are quite interesting, some are likeable, some will make you mad, and some will…well, let’s just say others are downright nasty. I certainly have my favorites as I’m sure you will too.

While To Catch the Setting Sun is offered up as a suspense thriller that is set on the beautiful tropical island of Oahu, Hawaii, it is so much more than that. It is also a story about relationships as I take you on a thought-provoking journey that explores loyalty, commitment, integrity, betrayal, corruption, evil, love and lust. That’s a smorgasbord, isn’t it? But I guarantee you will be glad to belly up to the buffet or in this case, the luau to get a taste of the Hawaii that tourists never get to see. So, as you store your carry-on in the overhead bin, put your seatback in the upright position, and fasten your seat belt, get ready to embark on a sizzling-hot adventure in paradise. I’m confident you will be glad you came along 

As book blogger and reviewer Jersey Girl Book Reviews writes: 

“Five Stars! The reader is easily drawn into this riveting dark noir crime story with its richly descriptive plot. It is a story that is a tangled web filled with enough drama, secrets, deceit, corruption, motives, suspects, and intriguing twists and turns that definitely keeps the reader guessing until the surprising conclusion.”

Fellow author L.D. Merkl posted:

“Five Stars! With a sweeping Hawaiian backdrop reminiscent of James Michener, right off the bat this thriller reminds us that bad things can even happen in paradise…Levine has crafted a thriller with so many twists and turns, just when think you know what’s going to happen next, a new element of surprise catches the reader like a ten-foot wave.”

And Danielle from Urban Book Reviews stated:

“Five Stars!To Catch the Setting Sun by Richard Levine is one of the best suspenseful mystery novels I have read! Crime fiction at its best is shown in this novel. I loved the dark, intriguing, yet deadly rollercoaster ride. Richard Levine is now added to my all-time favorites. Themes of loss, grief, death can be found in this epic tale. It grabbed my attention and kept it till the end.”

Mahalo Nui,


Richard I Levine is a native New Yorker raised in the shadows of Yankee Stadium. After dabbling in several occupations and a one-year coast to coast wanderlust trip, this one-time volunteer fireman, bartender, and store manager returned to school to become a chiropractor. A twenty-three-year cancer survivor, he’s a strong advocate for the natural healing arts. Levine has four Indy-published novels and his fifth work, To Catch The Setting Sun, is published by The Wild Rose Press and was released in August 2022. In 2006 he wrote, produced and was on-air personality of the Dr. Rich Levine show on Seattle’s KKNW 1150AM and after a twenty-five year practice in Bellevue, Washington, he closed up shop in 2017 and moved to Oahu to pursue a dream of acting and being on Hawaii 5-O. While briefly working as a ghostwriter/community liaison for a local Honolulu City Councilmember, he appeared as a background actor in over twenty-five 5-Os and Magnum P.Is. Richard can be seen in his first co-star role in the Magnum P.I. third season episode “Easy Money”. He presently resides in Hawaii.

Visit Richard’s Amazon Page or connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Goodreads.

There’s a killer loose on the island of Oahu. His targets? Young, native-Hawaiian women. But it also appears that he’s targeting and taunting Honolulu police detective Henry Benjamin who knew each victim and whose wife, Maya, had been the first name on that list. In addition to battling his personal demons, this New York transplant’s aggressive style didn’t sit well with his laid-back colleagues who viewed Henry’s uncharacteristic lack of progress in the investigation as evidence that fueled ongoing rumors that he could be the killer. Was he, or could it have been someone within the municipal hierarchy with a vendetta? As it was, after thirteen years on the job Henry had been disillusioned with paradise. His career choice long killed any fantasy of living in a grass hut on a wind-swept beach, being serenaded by the lazy sounds of the ocean and a slack key guitar. Instead, it had opened his eyes to a Hawaii that tourists will never see.

Book Information

Release Date: August 22, 2022

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Soft Cover: ISBN:‎ 978-1509243297; 320 pages; $17.99; eBook $5.99


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