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Mead's Trek Paperback – December 17, 2009
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His first novel, "Code Name: ORION'S EYE", weaves a tale of spies, secret technology, and high adventure from historic events of World War II. It has produced something of a cult following among veterans of the Pacific War and the families of soldiers who "were there."
Tom's second novel, "A VOYAGE BEYOND REASON", earned a 2009 international award for literary fiction from Writer's Digest. The true-life story of the record breaking solo sea kayak voyage of Benjamin Wade (of CBS TV Survivor fame as "coach"), written from Wade's original journals, has received broad positive reviews.
His third novel, "MEAD'S TREK", picks up the story from ORION'S EYE and moves on into the war of the OSS in Indo-China. Two of the cover blurbs tell the tale:
"Gauthier weaves a compelling story of intrigue, action and romance."
Lis Wiehl, author of "Face of Betrayal" and FOX NEWS analyst
"Edge of your seat action . . . impressively accurate descriptions of the war . . ."
Judge Don Sokol, WWII B-17 Pilot, decorated veteran of twenty-four missions over Germany and the last raid on Berlin.
Tom lives with his wife of 40 years in the mountains of northeastern California. His next two novels are well along and aiming at late 2015 publication.
"Living in a mountain forest with views of the Honey Lake Valley below and to seeming infinity out across the Great Basin gives me the perfect day-dreamers scenario to swirl the plots around in my mind."
Tom's in-depth knowledge of geography, love of historical research, and decades of personal experience traveling and working on four continents provides the grist for that day-dreaming mill.
On top of his writing, Tom co-hosts the weekly internet radio show Military Author Radio.com interviewing great Americans from WWII Vets to the children of the heroes.
He is also a proud member of Military Writers' Society of America.
Top Customer Reviews
Major Mead had met a very charming and beautiful army nurse, Major Brigit O'Hare, before he had undertaken the mission. Little did he know at the time that Brigit was also a specialist in delving into messages, articles, or any other intelligence documents concerning the war, especially in the area that Mead's group were heading into, then extracting information of utmost importance and relaying it to Mead or his contacts along the way.Read more ›
Major Mead and his colleagues and friends are sent into Burma to investigate so called friends in the Far East to see if they are on the up and up. His plane is shot down and the pilot is killed. However, Mead and his team are still alive and are walking toward the Thailand Border. During World War II the China/Burma area was a mixed up mess of different people competing with each other for dominance of the area. The country that the Mead team has to pass through is enemy territory and various governments in the area are fighting each other for some sort of control over the US. The team doesn't know until the end of their trek about the schemes of local governments and officials that are influenced by these governments that could possibly include the Vice President of the US. Some friends have turned into enemies and vice versa, as Major Mead and his team are pulled into a situation that has been brewing in the area for many years.
The conclusion of the book is an eye-opener. I have read many books about WWII but, never one that takes place solely in this area (Burma/China). My thing was always the European Theater of Operations. Until I read Mead's Trek I didn't really know a lot about the Japanese, except for Pearl Harbor and the Phillipines. Now, thanks to Mr.Read more ›
"Edge of your seat action... impressively accurate descriptions of the war..."
"Amos Mead's a gem, and he's back in this sequal to Code Name: Orion's Eye, better than ever. Gauthier's strong characterization of his leading man has grown and deepened in Mead's Trek, and his readers will be wanting more."