NC Literary Hall of Fame

 

 

CEP Books
$29.95, hardcover / $5.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-0-997299359
August, 2020
Fiction: Historical / Thriller
Available from your local bookstore or www.Amazon.com

“This novel was filled with drama, action, and well-researched information that made this an intense yet entertaining read. Very impressive.”
—Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews; 5 stars

Horrified over her mother’s treason, desperate to redeem her family’s honor, a Japanese-American girl infiltrates a World War II Japanese prisoner-of-war camp to free victims of medical experiments. (That’s the plan, anyway.)

A unique glimpse into civilian life in wartime Japan.

Charley retired from a career with the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and now lives in a thriving metropolis of a few hundred people in the Smokies, since mountains are more fun to hike than oceans. He stays in touch with friends via online computer games, and plays "at" tennis (he used to be horrible, but has improved to highly dubious).

He’s a member of NCWN and headed his local writers group for several years. Won "best anthology" at the 2017 Killer Nashville writers conference for a humor collection. Won "best thriller" at the same conference in 2019 for medical thriller Scourge. Had short stories published in a couple of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s fantasy anthologies, which have been translated into French, German, and Italian, so he can no longer read his own material.

He toured a mosque in Samarkand, snorkeled off Hawaii, and saw the midnight sun in Narvik. He took ballet with four other fathers at his daughters’ studio, and watched the "rooster tail"off the stern of a high-speed aircraft carrier in phosphorescent plankton at night. The future? Who knows?

 
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