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Corrigan's Run

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621251231
  • Publisher: Cool Gus Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/6/2013
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Colin Falconer was born in North London, and spent most of his formative years at school playing football or looking out of the window wishing he was somewhere else.
After failing to make the grade as a professional football player, he spent much of his early years traveling, hitch-hiking around Europe and North Africa and then heading to Asia.
His experiences in Bangkok and India later inspired his thriller VENOM, and his adventures in the jungles of the Golden Triangle of Burma and Laos were also filed away for later, the basis of his OPIUM series about the underworld drug trade.
He later moved to Australia and worked in advertising, before moving to Sydney where he freelanced for most of Australia's leading newspapers and magazines, as well as working in radio and television.
He started publishing in 1984, mostly humor and young adult fiction, but with the publication of VENOM in 1990, he became a full time novelist.
He has published over 40 books in print. HAREM was an enormous bestseller in Germany and THE NAKED HUSBAND was ranked #9 in Australia on its release. AZTEC stayed on the bestseller lists in Mexico for four months. He is a bestseller in Europe and his work has sold into translation in 23 countries: Brazil, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech republic, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Indonesia, Korea, Macedonia, Montenegro, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey.
He lived for many years in the beautiful Margaret River region in WA, and helped raise two beautiful daughters with his late wife, Helen. While writing, he also worked in the volunteer ambulance service for over 13 years His marriage ended in tragic circumstances, a story he has told in 'The Naked Husband,' and its non-fiction sequel, 'The Year We Seized the Day,' written with a writing partner, Elizabeth Best.
He travels regularly to research his novels and his quest for authenticity has 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.
He did not write for over five years but returned to publishing in 2010 with the release of SILK ROAD, and then STIGMATA the following year. ISABELLA is due to be published in 2013.
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