Ever had that feeling you’ve been gripped by sharp claws that simply won’t let go? Richard Whitten Barnes’ latest work Luzon does exactly that. I opened it the evening I received it and from the opening page I was hooked. I couldn’t escape. At 2 a.m. I took it to bed, finishing it in time for a late breakfast. It is real history with characters still alive enough to hold you spellbound. Was it really them and not me trapped in the Philippines, forced into that fateful march?
A must read even if not an addict for high adventure and heart-fluttering tension, fatal exhaustion seeming the only foreseeable release. Masterful stuff!
Richard Barnes has written a World War II novel mindful of W.E.B. Griffin. Luzon has something for every reader; history, social issues, romance, suspense, and intrigue. Tightly written, it focuses on the story of a Japanese-American student-turned-soldier and the woman from Luzon who turns to espionage and needs his help. Luzon is a page-turner and enjoyable read.
EPIC award winning author
Richard Whitten Barnes was born in Minnesota but grew up on the north side of Chicago. A music scholarship took him to Michigan State University, where he majored in chemistry. He is now retired from a career in international chemical sales and marketing, which has taken him all over the world. Barnes is a veteran of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division and an avid sailor. He lives in Lake Wylie, S.C., but spends summers with his wife Marg, and dog, Sparty, and two cats, Fred and Herbie at their cottage on St. Joseph Island, Ontario, on the shores of Lake Huron.
Barnes is the author of The Faircloth Reaction, The Corydon Snow, Brink, and Bad Medicine.
Luzon is his second historical novel set in WWII.