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Pacific Paradox
     

Pacific Paradox

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by Kev Richardson
 

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� A nobleman�s errant son is despatched to the South seas to be blooded.
� A tale of stumbling through intrigue, hunger, pangs of love-lust, deceit, loneliness, kidnap and hunger on his path to discovering common sense.
� Coast-watching on Guadalcanal when the Japanese invade, he discovers the horrors of what war does to man on the one hand�and what unlikely

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� A nobleman�s errant son is despatched to the South seas to be blooded.
� A tale of stumbling through intrigue, hunger, pangs of love-lust, deceit, loneliness, kidnap and hunger on his path to discovering common sense.
� Coast-watching on Guadalcanal when the Japanese invade, he discovers the horrors of what war does to man on the one hand�and what unlikely friendships can be forged on the other.
� A front stalls view of the legendary naval battles on Guadalcanal, 1942.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013932609
Publisher:
Wings ePress, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
691 KB

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Meet the Author

Following a career in business management at international level, Kev attained a degree in journalism to spend ten years travelling the world writing articles for airline and travel magazines�so he�s had many adventures to pepper his adventure tales.
A sixth-generation descendant from Australia�s First Fleet with an obsessive interest in his country�s founding, he discovered how the true history had, over several generations, been suppressed�the people were never to know! Years of fact-finding revealed all, and Kev writes fictions around the true history. His qualifications are extensive; he is a Past President of The First Fleet Fellowship and a Past Secretary of The Descendants of Convicts Inc. For his work during Australia�s 1988 Bicentenary he was created Honorary Life Member of The Regiment of Redcoat Descendants. He has delivered papers on the subject in Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain and in his retired abode, Thailand.
He writes, apart from his country�s convict history, adventure fiction with an Australian flavour, as well as biographies on significant people�including an exciting part of his own life. He recognises the increasing trend for digital reading so all works are published both as traditional paperbacks and the economical eBook.
Twice he has been a finalist in the world search for best works in Historical genre, and is the recipient of many glowing reviews. For synopses and reviews of all works, see www.kev-richardson.com.
These days Kev travels less, but still writes, happily ensconced in the foothills of the Golden Triangle in amazing Thailand�s exotic north.

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Pacific Paradox 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SSkipper More than 1 year ago
Beresford Branson is the quintessential upper class twit. As second son of a baronet, he is ineligible to inherit his father’s title so happily he drinks, chases girls and careens his MG through the hedgerows until Sir Branson decides he must be “blooded.” Exiled to the South Pacific for three years with a modest sum of cash, Berry must learn to make his own way or else. On landing in Tahiti he confirms his suspicion that not being French, he is forbidden to work, thus he makes his way to Pago Pago working as a deckhand for an American family, thence to British Samoa where he finds unrewarding employment. However, he is mugged and mystified as to why his American friend and benefactor from Pago Pago is threatening his life over a post office box number in Sydney. Enter Josh Noble, entrepreneur and business partner with Berry’s father, who puts the young dilettante to work peddling cassava across the South Pacific. Calling on Guadalcanal at the outbreak of war in the Pacific, Berry is one of two white persons who opt not to evacuate, instead volunteering as coast watchers for the Allied cause. Pacific Paradox is an absolutely delightful book that lets us sail along during the coming of age of a bon vivant who ultimately spends two years living in caves while spotting Japanese troop and ship movements. The attention to historical detail with regard to the battles for strategic Guadalcanal shows Kev Richardson’s depth of knowledge. His prose and pace are excellent and characters well developed. The end is both true to life and satisfying. I am going to look into something else by Kev Richardson.