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Pago Pago Tango
     

Pago Pago Tango

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by John Enright
 

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Detective Sergeant Apelu Soifua knows firsthand how cops work in the big city; he spent seven years on the beat with the San Francisco PD. There, the job was just a job. But back home on American Samoa, it’s personal.

On an island, there are no strangers. Secrets may be commonly known but they’re never discussed, and solving crimes requires a certain

Overview

Detective Sergeant Apelu Soifua knows firsthand how cops work in the big city; he spent seven years on the beat with the San Francisco PD. There, the job was just a job. But back home on American Samoa, it’s personal.

On an island, there are no strangers. Secrets may be commonly known but they’re never discussed, and solving crimes requires a certain…finesse. Here, Apelu walks the line between two cultures: Samoan versus American, native versus new, each with its own unique way of coping when things go wrong. And never is that more evident than when a seemingly random break-in at a white family’s home turns out to be anything but random.

Following a tangled evidence trail that wends between cultures, Apelu must navigate dead bodies, hidden codes, and a string of lies before he can uncover the ugly truth buried at the heart of paradise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612185002
Publisher:
Amazon Publishing
Publication date:
10/23/2012
Series:
Jungle Beat Series
Pages:
255
Sales rank:
1,162,666
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

John Enright was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1945. After serving stints in semi-pro baseball and the Lackawanna steel mills, he earned his degree from City College while working full-time at Fortune, Time, and Newsweek magazines. He later completed a master’s degree in folklore at UC-Berkeley, before devoting the 1970s to the publishing industry in New York, San Francisco, and Hong Kong. In 1981, he left the United States to teach at the American Samoa Community College and spent the next twenty-six years living on the islands of the South Pacific. Over the past four decades, his essays, articles, short stories, and poems have appeared in more than seventy books, anthologies, journals, periodicals, and online magazines. His collection of poems from Samoa, 14 Degrees South, won the University of the South Pacific Press’s inaugural International Literature Competition. Today, he and his wife, ceramicist Connie Payne, live in Jamestown, Rhode Island.

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Pago Pago Tango 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Andrew_of_Dunedin More than 1 year ago
John Enright's “Pago Pago Tango” introduces readers to Samoan detective Apelu Soifua, returned to the Island after serving on the San Francisco Police Department. Soifua's department has his hands full with a spate of murders – except, Soifua has been assigned dealing with a robbery in a paalangi (outsider, in this and most cases, American) community. Mystery readers will, of course, realize that a detective of Soifua's ability (and the protagonist of the story) won't be kept on the sidelines for long. Mr. Enright has written 4 tales in this series. I've enjoyed the first two, and hope that other readers discover him and his prized character Detective Soifua. With a few more readers, I'm sure we can be treated to a 5th (and beyond) book in the series. RATING: 4 1/2 stars., upgraded to 5 stars where 1/2 stars are not acknowledged.
SUEHAV More than 1 year ago
If this is an example of this authors best.....I won't read any more. The best I can say is that I learned a little about Samoa