4 out of 4 stars
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A dead body of another belly dancer was found. It was strangled to death and raped. She was the eighth victim of the killer. She fought back as shown by the skins in her finger nails.
Lieutenant James Munro and Corporal Jack O’Brien were Australian soldiers fighting the pro-Nazi Vichy French in Syria and Lebanon. Lieutenant James Munro was badly wounded during an encounter with the French and Corporal Jack O’Brien saved him. From the hospital, their next assignment was in Cairo, Egypt. Their job is to detect and know who are in contact with Rommel’s Afrika Korps.
The killer is still at large. Jacko and Jaime were concerned of the safety of their informants, the belly dancers of Madame Badia. Through their help, they were able to identify the German agents and prevent their activities. With the information Jacko and Jaime sent to M16, Rommel’s Afrika Korps were kept outside the border of Cairo. The war ended and their effort contributed greatly to the victory of the Allied Forces. However, two German agents and the belly dancers killer escaped to Australia.
Jacko and Jaime returned to Australia to track down and arrest the criminals. Their chase brought them to West Australian territory. They made friends along the way who lend them valuable supports in their pursuit. Jacko’s sister joined them. Nothing escapes Sara’s ability to see footprint. Even the track of an insect in a bark of a tree, she can see. She is also jolly and funny.
Warramunga’s War brings us back in time and space in the world of Cairo spies and conspirators and in the wild terrain of West Australian territory in 1941. This is a jaunty and satisfying tale of war, espionage, drama, romance, crime, deception and surprises. Those who are in love with the exotic, wild, and outdoor adventure will have enough to be mesmerized here. You will feel the heat and taste the dust of both North African desert and the West Australian desert.
It is well-plotted and well written, skillful and convincing. It unveils the plot in a suspenseful but intelligent pacing. The author has a profound understanding of the settings. His pen captured the beauty and complexity of Cairo and the breathtaking scenery of West Australia. You will see the boat houses in the Nile River. You will meet the young Yasser Arafat. You will be hypnotized and fall in love with the alluring, seductive, and beautiful belly dancers of Madame Badia. You will pass through the dusty roads of West Australia, its termite mounds, its trees and scenery, the villages, the inns and motels, and it’s aborigine, the Warramunga Tribe. It is a must for those who enjoys authentic backgrounds.
I recommend Warramunga’s War to both young and old readers who like suspense and adventure story. I give it a 4 out of 4 stars.
The Warramunga's War
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