The prestigious Midwest Book Review has given my WW II book, Chameleons, An Untold World War II Story, the coveted “Very Highly Recommended” review.
Critique: An original and inherently engaging novel from beginning to end, “Chameleons: An Untold World War II Story” is a truly extraordinary and deftly written entertainment that reveals author Marcus A. Nannini’s genuine flair for taking an actual historical incident and crafting it into a detailed and compelling narrative. While very highly recommended, especially for community library General Fiction collections, it should be noted for the personal reading lists that “Chameleons: An Untold World War II Story” is also readily available in a digital book format (Kindle, $6.99).
Small Press Bookwatch: September 2017 James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief Midwest Book Review 278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI 53575
The Fiction Shelf
Chameleons: An Untold World War II Story
Synopsis: “Chameleons: An Untold World War II Story” by Marcus A. Nannini begins in1941 with the Japanese midget submarine I-16-tou lurking unseen in the depths of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. When the shock waves of the commencing Japanese aerial attack on December 7, 1941 wake its crew, they rouse the machine from its silent slumber and begin an attack that will take down a U.S. battleship.
More than one American sailor swore revenge for his comrades that day. But the submarine crew of the I-16-tou, however, was never found.
Then in present-day Hawaii U.S. Navy investigators Lieutenant Commander Christopher Pastwa and Lieutenant Karen Yamura puzzle over a mysterious skeleton unearthed in Kailua. When it is confirmed to be one of the submarine’s lost crew, Pastwa and Yamura begin to unravel a dark secret lurking at the heart of their beautiful island. This member of the crew might be confirmed dead, but what happened to his shipmate?
He may be a chameleon, hiding in plain sight.