The Ambassador's Son

The Ambassador's Son

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Baker & Taylor
In 1943, Coast Guard captain Josh Thurlow leads a desperate venture to Japanese-held islands of the South Pacific to track down a Medal of Honor hero and an ambassador's missing son.

McMillan Palgrave
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.


Holtzbrinck
They had two weeks to accomplish a mission no soldier should ever have to do. They were going after one of their own--David Roosevelt Armistead--a hero up for the Medal of Honor, and an ambassador's son, who was now missing in the thick, jungled climes of the Solomons.

And so while American forces blast away at one god-forsaken Pacific atoll after another, Coast Guard captain Josh Thurlow must make a desperate venture north into Japanese-held islands. Accompanied by a tormented and frail PT-boat commander named Shafty, Josh and his ragtag crew will face their most devil-may-care mission yet. With echoes of James Michener, The Ambassador's Son is a thrilling tale of the South Pacific and adventure fiction at its finest.


Blackwell North Amer
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 now 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. All that's known for certain is he was last seen heading north into Japanese-held islands, taking with him the beautiful, young native wife of a colonist who heads up the local militia and is swearing revenge. Something must be done before Allied unity falls apart.
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's 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. To procure a gunboat, however, 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.
The adventures of these hot-blooded characters wind tighter and tighter until a fiery, climactic day when Joe Gimmee, a local holy man with some peculiar ideas on how to acquire treasure from the gods, has promised a miracle. The one he produces is remarkable, and will change the lives of everyone who watches it unfold.

Baker
& Taylor

In a sequel to The Keeper's Son, Coast Guard captain Josh Thurlow leads a desperate venture to Japanese-held islands of the South Pacific to track down a Medal of Honor hero and a missing ambassador's son. By the author of Rocket Boys. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2005
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312301927
0312301928
Branch Call Number: FIC Hickam, H 100.2 2005
Characteristics: xiii, 337 pages : map ; 25 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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