Island Girl

by Otis Carney



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 01/01/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781585000562

About the Book

In November, 1943, Marine fighter ace Johnny Quinn is shot down over the dreaded Solomon Islands. Ditching his Corsair beside Japanese-held Choiseul, he has to rescue a wounded Navy ensign, Linc Naughton, who had only landed there to rescue him. Fleeing through the enemy-held jungle, they finally stumble on an island girl, a half-caste Polynesian fugitive, Mary Peaslee---Momo in her native tongue.

From this moment on, their three lives are intertwined. Their escape from Choiseul hurls them into an adventure and a tragedy. Forty-three years later, in 1986, a harrowing plot brings them back to Choiseul. The island girl, Momo, becomes once again their healer and their courage. In this war now, in the forgiveness of themselves, they no longer seek victory, but only surrender.

- Otis Carney

About the Author

Otis Carney is the author of thirteen books, including the best sellers When the Bough Breaks and New Lease on Life. In film and TV, he's created series and screenplays for major studios and networks, for such actors as Jack Webb of Dragnet, Marlon Brando and John Wayne. The winner of Freedom Foundation and Western Heritage awards, he does occasional journalism for national publications, and has written for presidential candidates. According to the New York Times, his landmark campaign film 'Choice' was 'unique,' a 'forerunner that enduringly altered political discourse' in the U.S. A graduate of Princeton and a Marine Corps captain, he flew in the Pacific for 22 months during World War II. Mr. Carney and Teddy, his wife of 50 years, have three sons, six grandchildren, and in their spare time are cattle ranchers in Wyoming and California.