I love Hawaii and have explored several of the islands' hidden paths on foot, by rental car over lava-strewn "moonscapes" forbidden by the rental companies, and from underwater.
I am therefore especially delighted to bring a new adventure series to your attention. It starts out in Hawaii but promises to take us to many exotic places.
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Return of the Island Curse
Freedom Adventures Suspense Series
by AP Pierce
A short entertaining summer read, the story is steeped in the Hawaiian Islands' History and Folklore and serves as an introduction to Pierce's exciting new private investigator series which combines suspense, thrills, and maybe a little mystery.
Kelly Yamada treks from one adventure to the next, tracking down lost property and missing persons, trying to earn a living any way she can.
Recently discharged from the Army where she worked as an MP at an Iraqi detention center, she waits anxiously to be accepted into a police training academy. Skip tracing, bill collections, and the occasional late night repo, nothing is below her when it comes to earning a buck.
Return of the Island Curse is an adventurous story that takes Kelly to the tropical islands of Hawaii. She is hired to return stolen property to a national park, and quickly gets immersed in island folklore.
Between a raging hurricane and hot molten lava spewing from a volcano, she couldn't have picked a worse time for her first visit to the tropics. Meeting a few island residents, she gets some other-worldly assistance in her project. With trouble standing in the way of her quest, can she get the job done? And just exactly who are these new friends of hers, and can they be trusted?
By the end, Kelly has learned there is far more to Hawaii than swaying palms, sandy beaches, and mai tais!
Girls of the Golden Gate: Freedom Adventures:
(Book 2 is already out with 234 pages)
The Freedom Adventures Suspense Series:
Return of the Island Curse: Hawaii
Girls of the Golden Gate: San Francisco
Legend of the Shining Pearl: China
Rescue from Red Star One: North Korea
Death of the Black Dragon: Vietnam
Stalking the Silk Road: Mongolia
Captive at the Ghost Temple: Japan
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AP PIERCE grew up in Los Angeles during the age of hippies, Nixon, and the Vietnam War, experiencing unforgettable family debates at the dinner table.
He began exploring the world while in college, where he learned how to sweat profusely in Egypt. Since then he has dodged wayward bicyclists in China, drank too much vodka in Mongolia, counted rainy days in the US Northwest, and shared a hacienda with a ghost in Taos, New Mexico.
He and his family consider wild and exotic Palolo Valley home. Semi-retired from a long and tedious career in health care, construction, teaching ESL, and commercial fishing in Alaska, he now writes novels under various pen names. In his time off, he can be found plotting his next excuse to run away from the responsibilities of daily monotony.
From these experiences, and monthly bills, he finds the inspiration to write international intrigue, suspense, and humor.