The Upraised Hand

Rated 4.71/5 based on 14 reviews
After a disaster at sea and the failure of a "get-rich-quick-plan" two fisherman find themselves involved in a wave of crime that has them running for their lives across the high seas off New Zealand's eastern coastline and through the rugged wilderness of the Raukumara Ranges. This fast paced drama brings you into the obscure drug world of the Rastafarian society on the isolated East Coast. More

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Umair K. Baloch reviewed on on Sep. 17, 2012

A good read, Great story line
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Daniel Schorsch reviewed on on Sep. 15, 2012

What a read! I found it engrossing, beginning to end, including the long descriptions. New Zealand, a different place, different cultures, different peoples, different customs. This was a great educational experience, not just a great read. Thank you Michael Steptoe for taking the time and investing the effort to do this. I felt very richly rewarded.
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christine hope reviewed on on Oct. 26, 2011

Really enjoyed reading this book.
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Sheri C reviewed on on Oct. 16, 2011

I greatly enjoyed it! Vibrant story!
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Matt Eliason reviewed on on Aug. 3, 2011

The book started out well, but sorry, despite persevering I had to give up on it. The long detailed descriptions of things, that ultimately have no bearing on the plot meant thousands of words could have been cut from the book without any marked impact at all, other than improving the pace. A good hard edit is desperately needed.
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Angie reviewed on on June 12, 2011
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What a fantastic read, I literally could not put it down. With its wonderfully vivid descriptions and such an action packed and intriguing story, this is a must read. The unique New Zealand setting is a bonus too!
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benny birch reviewed on on June 1, 2011

Review by: Howard Turner on 2 June 2011
Refreshingly different to read a novel of this type set in New Zealand. The well crafted content and local descriptions make this an intriguing story that I found very hard to put down. This author has a talent for writing that should rate highly in the publishing world.
(reviewed 44 days after purchase)
Margaret Tubman reviewed on on May 29, 2011

From a new and exciting author this was up there with the best, with enough action and surprises to keep me rivited to the last page. The NZ setting was a bonus. A golden opportunity for a decerning agent looking for new talent.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
benny birch reviewed on on April 23, 2011

Review by: Brenda Turner 24/4/11
I was hooked. superb. Fast paced chases & twists galore. A touch of the supernatural, romance, evil,adventure, its all there. A great story based on fact about a little known time in New Zealands history. Would make a great movie.
Michael Steptoe can write. Looking forward to more from this Author.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
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