Matiu Douglas’s father Tama is a defence lawyer, a job that has cost him the love of his wife. Mat is used to his father’s job creating stress, but when Tama takes on a high-profile case in magical Aotearoa — the defence of Donna Kyle and her deadly father Asher Grieve — family tensions run high.
Then Asher and Donna escape, and Mat and friends find themselves drawn into a manhunt; the consequences of which will be deadly. In lawless Russell, the ‘Hell-hole of the Pacific’, strange alliances will be forged, deadly rivalries emerge, and death will stalk the Ghost-Worlds.
Aotearoa demands justice. Or utu — revenge.
Reviews for Justice and Utu
An engaging, very New Zealand fantasy for teens. Plenty of action, magic, history and teenage angst.
Southland Times, 3/11/2012
I love the way Hair blends our history and mythology with fantasy writing in a way that encourages young adults to learn about our past. The pace and scenario is enthralling, while the atmospheric setting drew me into the history and storyline.
Magpies, July 2012
"Great action and fantasy in the Maori spirit world, a world uniquely of Aotearoa.
- Bob's Book Reviews"