McALISTER's WAY - Book 3 in the McAlister Line.  Richard Marman

McALISTER's WAY - Book 3 in the McAlister Line

The McAlister Line

By Richard Marman

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It & rsquo;s the 1950 & rsquo;s Australia and by his fifteenth birthday Danny McAlister is on the run. He has escaped from a draconian boarding school. He caught the principal abusing a younger boy and assaults him, injuring him seriously. His flight takes him through Northern Queensland on the & ldquo;Northern Rattler & rdquo; and North to the New Guinea Highlands where he searches for his father, lost while fighting the Japanese on the Kokoda Track during WWII. Thrown into an unforgiving adult world he grows up fast and becomes embroiled in union wars amongst cane cutters, joins the crew of prawn trawler in the Gulf of Carpentaria, gets mixed up with smugglers and New Guinea & #39;s burgeoning aviation industry. He teams up with & lsquo;Mad & rsquo; Monty, an eccentric Afro-American pilot and Angela, the stunning teenage daughter of an English missionary. They endure a series of harrowing adventures as they journey through New Guinea & #39;s Central Highlands and the islands in the Bismarck Sea where they face their final challenge against vicious Filipino pirates and finally discover the secret of Danny & #39;s missing father. REVIEWS & lsquo;...Masterfully handled and quite eloquent ...Wonderful. & rsquo; & lsquo;I liked this covered issues that needed to be addressed. & rsquo; 2012 Australian CYA Writing Competition Judges

Richard Marman