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Expatriate Marcus Jacobson wants to make a difference on newly independent Saint Anglia where he is taking up a professorship but there are forces that will test his expectation. The military, under General Marks stages a coup, and Hurricane David is heading for the island.
Marcus also has skeletons in his closet. He’s descended from the Planter Class that once owned slaves
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Paperback, 370 pages
Published May 18th 2014 by Ken
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Lois Thomson
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ken Puddicombe is right up there with my favourite historical fiction authors - Leon Uris, Ken Follett, Sarah Gruen, and Tolstoy. Junta is a story told about fictional characters who live in a fictional place, but it describes a history that happened, and is happening, all over the globe as colonial governments depart, leaving chaos. Related to that - If you liked Junta and you read Ken's first book, Racing with the Rain, then you will be happy to read his book of short stories, Down ...more
Enrico Downer
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kenneth Puddicombe's new book, Junta, is much more than just another political thriller. It is an insightful and sometimes cynical look at what happens in a restless democracy when the military seizes power, ostensibly with good intentions, but soon finds itself corrupted by the same power it newly possesses. General Marks, the strong-armed leader of the army soon finds his trusted sidekick, Colonel Stevenson, is thirsting for the same power as he and threatens a coup within a coup.

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Danielle Tremblay
First, I must say that I got this book through GoodReads giveaways against an honest review.

Against a background of coup d'État, Mr Puddicombe draws a good study of what drives us to act one way or the other, choosing to intervene to help one instead of the other. This includes our own psychological tendencies as our predisposition to help others or not, our personal history, which can lead us to fix past mistakes, our political leanings and the influence that can have people we meet at crucial
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Margaret Sisu
Jul 23, 2014 rated it liked it
This is my first political novel, but I liked the unusual plot, the scenery so richly described I could feel it in my bones. Liked the character Whitey quite a bit--my favorite, definitely.
Ken Puddicombe
May 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is my second novel and it's set in the island of Saint Anglia in the Caribbean.
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CHARACTERS IN JUNTA 1 1 Jul 29, 2014 01:06PM  
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Ken Puddicombe’s first calling was in the Accounting profession. He’s a professional [CPA, CMA] Management Accountant] who provided controllership for a number of companies in the private sector before he retired to pursue his first love of writing. His hobbies includes travelling and he is slowly covering all five continents, having already travelled to South East Asia, South America, and Europe. ...more
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