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The Pacific (Papua Trilogy #3)

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As a war correspondent covering the Second World War, Ilsa Stahl isn't afraid to be on the front line. But when her plane goes down in a terrible storm over Papuan waters and she is taken prisoner by the Japanese, she has every reason to be terrified. Particularly as they plan to hand her over to the Nazis.

When Jack Kelly discovers that his only daughter has fallen into th
Paperback, 315 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd (first published November 1st 2001)
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Jill Smith
Feb 14, 2013 Jill Smith rated it really liked it
This is another great book from the pen of a wonderful writer, man and Australian. Full review shortly. I finished this book quickly as I do with all his work, so easy to get involved with the characters.
Sep 21, 2016 Keith rated it it was amazing
My first Peter Watt book. Will not be my last, easy to read.
Jill Smith
Mar 15, 2014 Jill Smith rated it really liked it
Jack Kelly has two children, a son Lukas, adored as a friend and fellow combatant in their adopted country’s struggle for freedom. Papua New Guinea is the place Jack calls home and WWII sees him retired from active fighting, but, in a position to ensure volunteers like Lukas can be kept out of harm’s way. His daughter was estranged from him at an early age when his first wife left him.

Ilsa Stahl was raised in Germany by her mother and step father, until they moved to America. Her step father had
Paul Vanderloos
Peter Watt has often been described as Australia's answer to Wilbur Smith. In The Pacific, he returns to the beloved characters of previous books as he combines elements of history, romance, humour and tragedy to keep his readers turning pages until they reach the end ... all too soon. This book feels like a completion of the story of the Jack Kelly and the Manns. It is worthwhile getting hold of the entire series and read through from beginning to end. Nevertheless, this book still stands on ...more
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Aug 09, 2013 Jasmiina F rated it liked it
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I liked Tjhe Pasific but there were some things that really annoyed me, mostly that everything happened too easily and some parts seemed too forced. And maybe that too much happened during a short period of time. I'm not so sure if this book makes me want to read more books from Peter Watt, but I gave three stars because it was omewhat interessting and showed things from a little different perspective.
Jul 03, 2015 Pauleen rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoy Peter Watt's Papua series because it gives glimpses into earlier days of a country where I lived for 8 years. The books also highlight aspects of Australian as well as PNG history which has often been forgotten or unknown. The plot lines often challenge credibility but by using a few families he is able to draw the historical elements together so I can live with the extremely coincidental links.
Robyn Gibson
Jan 17, 2016 Robyn Gibson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A war correspondent in WWII crashes into the sea near PNGuinea and is taken prisoner by the Japanese who intend to hand her over to the Nazis. Tells the story of 'little-known heroes of WWII' who fought behind enemy lines in places like New Guinea and Solomon Islands. A great story based on history.
May 26, 2014 Susanne rated it really liked it
The last in the trilogy - Papua; Eden; The Pacific.
We've waited a few years for Peter Watt to wrap up this saga for us! Whilst it had to be predictable in parts, there was still enough twists & turns to keep me interested.
Another page turner from Peter Watt.
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Peter Watt's life experiences have included time as a soldier, articled clerk to a solicitor, prawn trawler deckhand, builder's labourer, pipe layer, real estate salesman, private investigator, police sergeant and adviser to the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary. He has lived and worked with Aborigines, Islanders, Vietnamese and Papua New Guineans.

He speaks, reads and writes Vietnamese and Pidgi
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Other Books in the Series

Papua Trilogy (3 books)
  • Papua (Papua Trilogy, #1)
  • Eden (Papua Trilogy, #2)

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