Jim and Arte must stop a deadly plot to kill a Hawaiian King on the high seas.
Did You Know?
The Hawaiian monarchy began in 1819 When Kamehameha I became king of all the islands - previously, rule of the islands had been divided among several kings. At the beginning of the presidency of Ulysses Grant, the king of Hawaii was Kamehameha V, who ruled from 30 November 1863 to 11 December 1872. He died childless and was succeeded by William Charles Lunalilo, who was elected by the Hawaiian legislature and ruled as Lunalilo I. He also died childless, and his elected successor was Kalakaua, born David La'amea Kamanakapu'u Mahinulani Nalaiaehuokalani Lumialani Kalakaua (referred to here as "King Kalakua") and sometimes called The Merrie Monarch. He was the last reigning king of the Kingdom of Hawaii, ruling from 12 February 1874 until his death on 20 January 1891. (Therefore this episode takes place between 12 February 1874 and 4 March 1877.) Hawaii's next and final monarch was Kalakaua's sister Queen Liliuokalani
who reigned until the kingdom was abolished in 1893. (The Hawaiian Republic lasted 1893-1898 before the islands were annexed as United States territory.) Kalakaua was well-traveled, making a trip completely around the world in 1881, becoming the first reigning monarch of any nation to do so. See more
West displays considerable linguistic talent in being able to identify the phrase spoken in the prologue as being Hawaiian. It is very similar to other Pacific Island languages in the Eastern Polynesian group, which includes Tahitian and Marquesan. It would take a fluent speaker to distinguish Hawaiian from any other East Polynesian language. See more
I have the perfect secretary, Mr. West.
James T. West
Efficient as a stiletto, silent as the grave, and discrete as a hangman's wife.