The Ambassador's Son

The Ambassador's Son

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It's 1943 and the Americans and Japanese are fighting a deadly war in the hot, jungle-covered volcanic islands of the South Pacific. The outcome is in doubt and a terrible blow has fallen on American morale. Lieutenant David Armistead, a Marine Corps hero and cousin of the President of the United States, is missing and some say he's gone over to the enemy. Coast Guard Captain Josh Thurlow and his ragtag crew are given the assignment to find Armistead, though not necessarily to bring him back alive. Recruited in the hunt is a tormented and frail PT-boat skipper nicknamed "Shafty" who is also known by another name: John F. Kennedy. When Josh is stranded in the jungles of New Georgia with a mysterious, sensual woman who has a tendency to chop off men's heads, it's up to Kennedy to come to the rescue and complete the mission. But to procure a gunboat, he first has to play high-stakes poker with a young naval supply officer called Nick who happens to be the best gambler in the South Pacific. Nick has another name, too: Richard M. Nixon. Based solidly on historical fact with echoes of James Michener, "The Ambassador's""Son" is a thrilling tale of the South Pacific and adventure fiction at its finest.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312301927
0312301928
Characteristics: xiii, 337 p. : map ; 24 cm

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Sep 19, 2012

Very entertaining, fast paced WW II novel involving JFK and Nixon, among others. Writing style is engaging and page turning. Can't wait to read the next novel in the series.

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