To Parts Unknown

To Parts Unknown

by John Anthony Miller


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ISBN-13: 9781940224589
Publisher: Taylor and Seale Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 09/10/2014
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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To Parts Unknown 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! This book is so suspensful, you never want to put it down! I highly recommend it!!
Shannon_Luster More than 1 year ago
An adventure crisscrossing the globe during World War II. To Parts Unknown, written by John Anthony Miller, is firstly set in London during WWII. George Adams, a war correspondent, travels to Singapore despite that location being threatened by an invading force. Soon, George is joined by two other characters, and the three then share an adventure. But at the risk of revealing too much about this book’s plot, I will say no more about that though. Switching gears now to the cover of this book, I found the images of the two characters as intriguing; the fashion of the two characters on the cover certainly reflected the film noir style. And this book cover is, in all honesty, one of the reasons why I also wanted to read To Parts Unknown. Changing topics away from the book’s cover and to the content of this book, the content has a historical edge, being set in WWII, and with imaginative characters courtesy of the book’s author. To Parts Unknown is an interesting blend of fact and fiction in this reader’s opinion. Switching topics now to the character development, the character development especially reflects in the development of the heroes. But at the risk of revealing too much about the storyline, I will say no more about that though. The pacing of the book also has points that are jam packed with action and kept me as the reader on the edge of my seat, inwardly wondering what would happen next. In addition, the editing was quite clean and easy for this reader to read. Overall, I would rate this book 4 stars out of 5 stars for the reasons already explained above.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! George, a London war correspondent, Lady Jane, an English aristocratic from India and Thomas, a French spy are all in Singapore and running away from something. They meet during an air raid and the adventure begins. I felt the deep emotions of the characters and the intense struggle to survive the Japanese invasion of Singapore and islands in the Pacific during WWII.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This exciting book is is done in first person and set during World War II. George a reporter, Thomas a spy , and Lady Jane an aristocrat become unexpected friends thrown together while in Singapore. With the Japanese bombing the island, their escape from Singapore is just the beginning of the adventure. Each of their pasts follow them as they battle their enemies. A mystery is also included in the read. I found myself wanting to keep reading. The story moved along with no dull moments. There are sad moments and moments that have you holding your breath on the edge of your seat. With a dash of love thrown in this book has something for everyone. You wont be able to put it down. It is a suspenseful story you will enjoy. As the friends deal with their pasts they must learn to rely on each other, or can they?
Ebienic More than 1 year ago
George Adams is running from his past. To get out of London he persuades his editor to post him in Singapore. Unfortunately for him he arrives in 1942, just in time for the Japanese to invade. While trying to keep up some semblance of journalism he runs into the most fascinating character, Lady Jane Carrington Smythe. She too, is running away. But will they be able to escape together, and will their respective pasts prevent their future? Author John Anthony Miller paints a vivid scene of the Pacific theater during WW2, and then inserts seemingly ordinary characters put into an extraordinary circumstances. While he does a good job moving the story along, brief interactions with otherwise extemporaneous characters become the foundation of main character George Adams’ introspection and healing from the death of his wife, Maggie, and move him towards forgiving himself for his part and and his interest in Lady Jane. While fast, I thought the inner turmoil of a man grieving his dead wife was wonderful character development, and brought some internal monologuing to an otherwise fast, externally moving story. If you enjoy historical fiction pick this one up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
George Adams is a war correspondent for the London Times, a well-crafted and restless character who cant reconcile with the passing of his wife. Sent to Singapore for a mission, he is greeted by events that will turn his life in a topsy-turvy swirl, bringing him into contact with equally interesting characters like the French spy Thomas Montclair and the English aristocrat Lady Jane Carrington. This group of foreigners found themselves chased in a foreign land where anyone can be a spy and a friend can easily stick a knife on ones back. To Parts Unknown by John Anthony Miller is a riveting tale of a mans struggle to survive in a country torn by war, evading unnamed enemies, and struggling to win the trust of his friends. John Anthony Miller is a good writer and To Parts Unknown is a powerful illustration that the author has done his homework well and created a setting that is beautiful and alluring. It is very interesting to see how the author weaves historical facts --- notably the events of the WWII --- and strong plot points to create a fast-paced, hard-to-put-down story. Fans of historical fiction will love this tale that is punctuated with surprises and beautiful twists.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a thriller! Thats all I can really say after reading To Parts Unknown. Such an intriguing storyline and plot, it completely got me hooked. I love anything having to do with World War II, which is why I was so drawn into this masterpiece by John Anthony Miller. George Adams, a British War Correspondant, is brought to Singapore to cover the impending war in 1942. Shortly after his arrival, he is caught in a near fatal air raid and decides to go underground. While there, he meets Thomas Montclair, who is a French spy, and Lady Jane Carrington Smythe, who is an English aristocrat. They decide to need to flee immediately, in order to avoid the Japanese invasion. This is where the real journey begins, as readers get to see what obstacles they will overcome in order to stay safe. The suspense element is sure to keep anyone turning the pages. The characters in it were all brilliantly written, and I felt very connected with all of them. This story shows that circumstances can bring out the best in people, even in the most horrifying times. Would highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a whirlwind of activity. George, Thomas, and Lady Jane go through so much excitement in such a short time. They shed light on the struggles of living in a war zone and time. I think this book really tries to show the reader the true difficulty that a fighter and soldier has to go through when defending our country, intentionally or not. Although it was difficult to get into the book at the beginning it was well worth the read. I will hold this book with me always, as it teaches many lessons.
Kelsey Clemons More than 1 year ago
To Parts Unknown is about George Adams a journalist from England who came to Singapore to get away from tragedies from home. During an air raid he meets Jane and Thomas and they go on a rescue adventure. When Singapore is being invaded by the Japanese they all must leave, but it seems everywhere they go they have to run away form the Japanese and try to keep each other safe. They learn many heartbreaking things about each other, and have to see many disturbing things.  After many close calls and a lot of fighting the Japanese they finally make it to safety.  This story from the very beginning was very exciting. It started with tons of action and kept your attention throughout the whole book. The characters were all very complex and deep and you always found out new things about them. It had some major twists that you never saw coming, but it made it so much more interesting. This book was defiantly a hard one to put down, but a great read. You fall in love with the characters and they are very relatable. The time period that was in the book made it much more interesting. To Parts Unknown is wonderful if you want a wartime book with a very exciting story not about a soldier. 
Francine1440 More than 1 year ago
To Parts Unknown is a thrilling book with so much action that it should be a movie. Set in 1942 in Singapore during the Japanese invasion, George is a journalist trying to escape memories of his dead wife. George meets Thomas, a mysterious man who seems to have unlimited resources, know everyone and has intel on military operations. George also comes across Lady Jane who is also, like George, trying to escape parts of her past. All three must try to flee Singapore before the Japanese invade. The book follows these three along their journey as well as other interesting characters as they jump from trains, kill enemy soldiers and, for two characters, fall in love. It is a very fast paced and edge-of-your-seat book. I loved the setting of Singapore during the war and a particularly poignant part involving a singing little girl before a bomb hits. The author described the scene so well that it was heart breaking and really brought home how horrible war was for these people. The author obviously did a lot of research about life on Singapore during this time and it really added to the believability of the book. The characters were also wonderful and even though I suspected Thomas’s secret, there were still some twists near the end. This book absorbed my attention and I couldn’t put it down. The cover fit the time period of the book and it read perfectly on my ereader. I can’t wait to read more written by John Anthony Miller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very suspenseful quick read. It is very easy to identify with the characters
PequeaPA More than 1 year ago
This book had my attention from the moment I picked it up. I could hardly put it down. I felt like I was there with the characters through out the book. I would recommend this book for everyone.
LoveHistory1 More than 1 year ago
Vivid descriptions and intriguing historical details. Kept my attention, a good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
London, January 1942. War correspondent for the London Times, George Adams, is a broken man, devastated by the death of his fiancé and rejected by all branches of the military. His life has come to a dead stop. In an effort to save his career, George’s editor sends him to Singapore to cover its defense against an inevitable Japanese invasion.  George’s life is thrown into chaos, starting with a near-fatal air raid minutes after his arrival, and propelling him into non-stop danger. Injured and hiding in the underground, George meets Thomas Montclair, a crafty French spy, and Lady Jane Carrington Smythe, an English aristocrat, who are destined to share George’s adventures.  When a Japanese general is murdered in occupied Singapore, Lady Jane becomes the prime suspect and target of an enemy manhunt that spans the islands of the southwest Pacific and the darkest days of World War II.  The trio struggle to escape the Japanese, facing combat and catastrophe, and to forget their own haunting pasts, chasing dreams and eluding nightmares, while wrapped in unexpected love interests filled with conflict and passion. Best WWII novel I've read in a long time.