Corrigan's Run

Corrigan's Run

by Colin Falconer
     
 

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Santa Maria, the Solomon Islands, 1941.

According to Father Goode, the worst thing Corrigan ever did was impregnate his housekeeper during the Sunday service.

Well, almost the worst thing. Later, while she is on a rescue mission to save a native chief on an outlying island, he also raped and murdered his niece, Rachel. At least that's what he tells

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Santa Maria, the Solomon Islands, 1941.

According to Father Goode, the worst thing Corrigan ever did was impregnate his housekeeper during the Sunday service.

Well, almost the worst thing. Later, while she is on a rescue mission to save a native chief on an outlying island, he also raped and murdered his niece, Rachel. At least that's what he tells the British District Officer, Ian Manning.

But the next day Rachel returns safe and sound; and besides, Manning has problems enough of his own. The Japanese have captured Singapore and the islands will soon fall into their hands. The Americans are making a vital stand on Guadalcanal. And they need someone to stay behind wehen everyone else is evacuated, and man the radio, to spy on the Japanese.

The archetypal hard-drinking self destructive remittance man, Corrigan has no intention of leaving his life of depravity; after he's Irish and neutral. And Father Goode will not abandon his flock. But when the Japanese arrive, and Father Goode is arrested, the situation becomes more complicated. And when Rachel comes to Patrick Corrigan for his help, it gets more complicated still.

As the battle for nearby Guadalcanal reaches its climax, the fate of the Marines stationed there, and perhaps the fate of the whole Pacific, rests on the daily reports of one Englishman with a radio. But when he is injured, who is going to take over?

And finally Patrick Corrigan must make the choice; whether he will keep running away, as he has all his life; or stay and fight for the first cause he has come to believe in - a missionary's niece called Rachel Goode.

Colin Falconer is the best selling author of ANASTASIA and the OPIUM series and fifteen other best selling novels. His books have been translated into eighteen languages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015479102
Publisher:
Cool Gus Publishing
Publication date:
09/10/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
394,225
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Colin is the best selling author of more than twenty novels. Born in north London, he worked for many years in TV and radio and freelanced for many leading newspapers and magazines such as San Francisco Chronicle, Qantas inflight magazine and Playboy magazine. He has been a novelist for the last twenty years, with his work reaching best seller lists from Germany to Mexico, Australia to Romania, Spain to Brazil. He had published in many genres, historical epics such as HAREM and AZTEC and SILK ROAD, as well as historical thrillers such as ANASTASIA and the OPIUM series. Like many of his novels, VENOM is based on true life incidents.

He lived for many years near Margaret River in Western Australia, where he also worked for many years in the volunteer ambulance service. "I'd be at my desk typing, then thirty minutes later I'd be crawling into an overturned car. It was an unusual life"

He travels regularly to research his novels and his quest for authenticity led him to run with the bulls in Pamplona, pursue tornadoes across Oklahoma and black witches across Mexico, go cage shark diving in South Africa and get tear gassed in a riot in La Paz. He also completed a nine hundred kilometre walk of the camino in Spain.

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