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December 8, 2021

Pacific by Trevor J Houser ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

I'll admit that it took a few chapters for this book to grab me.  The writing was almost stream of consciousness plus the chapters were short - sometimes only a paragraph.  However, once I really got into the book, it was fantastic.

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November 2021; Unsolicited Press; 978-1950730841
ebook, print (260 pages); family fiction

Would you be willing to kidnap your child to save his life and set sail in search of a doctor that may hold the key to his survival when everyone else has given up? When it means you may lose everything regardless of the outcome? Pacific by Trevor J. Houser discovers what a desperate father is willing to do to save his son's life...even if it means braving deadly storms at home and on the run.

Bell is the police chief on a small island in Puget Sound.  He lives with his wife and young son.  His son was diagnosed with a brain disease that has no cure.  When he has brain surgery and almost dies, his wife decides that they will not try any experimental medicine.  This decision is difficult for Bell to believe.  When he finds out about a doctor who is working on this brain disease in the jungles of Guatemala, he makes a decision to kidnap his son and try to find the doctor.  His friend, a drunk and druggie, has an old boat and agrees to take them to find the doctor.  Along the way, they have issues with storms and the coast guard and a navy captain that was hired by his wife to find them.  The entire trip is quite an adventure.

For me, the book showed what a parent will do to help their child.  The book is full of tender moments between father and son.  It's not all sad because Bell has a dark sense of humor that helps him survive the bleak diagnosis of his son.  This book is about a father's love for his son that makes him willing to go to the ends of the earth to find a cure for him.

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina with her husband of over 50 years.  She grew up in Michigan but now calls North Carolina home. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and historical fiction. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on Facebook.

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