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boring books of this genre. It was a privilege to live life in the author's shoes for 245 pages, although it ended too soon. He wrote about Hawaii as no tourist would ever see it, descriptions of scenic beauty, and tiny places on
the map like Rabbit Island. His characters seemed real, very real. Arch Patton was the most interesting. I have a feeling that the author is just as intelligent, savvy, and world-wise as Arch or how else could he write about him?
If you temporarily want to escape your mundane world, have a great adventure, and safely re-enter your own reality
again, this book is for you.
I loved the Hawaii portrayed in this novel and want to go there to see if the places the author describes really exist. I'll bet that they do.
Arch Patton is so human. He's not like the traditional macho creature so often associated with this genre of writing. So real. I can't wait for the next in the series, which I hope is a series.
But the real need here is for the buyer, and that need is simple: beware.
Editing? Here are two consecutive lines about 15 percent into its mercifully short length. "Torture, physical torture, always worked Arch knew from his long experience. At some point of applying terrible the subject always came to decision point."
Bad punctuation, limited vocabulary and apparently missing words were among the reasons I found sentiments about torture easy to agree with by then. This was the point in the book at which the application of terrible became enough. I was already thoroughly appalled by the author's use of apostrophes in pluralizing "haole" ("the Haole's who swim there") and predilection for incorrectly capitalizing words and phrases like "federal" and "traumatic brain injury."
It's not just stylistic basics the book lacks. There are also plot weaknesses (supervising intelligence operative makes no attempt to hide her affair, even in official settings, with the protagonist, a retired operative being used to infiltrate a secessionist group), inattention to simple details (a stream goes from knee deep to six inches deep in the space of a few yards; the protagonist "calls it a night" alone in his hotel room just minutes before heading over to close the bar) and a complete lack of character development or consistency (a major target goes from speaking pidgin to saying things like "They haven't a clue" when he clearly is being established as little more than a local rube). These make the book a nearly unbearable ...Read more ›
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