The Upraised Hand

Rated 4.71/5 based on 15 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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Review by: Umair K. Baloch on Sep. 17, 2012 :
A good read, Great story line
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Review by: Daniel Schorsch 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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Review by: christine hope on Oct. 26, 2011 :
Really enjoyed reading this book.
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Review by: Sheri C on Oct. 16, 2011 :
I greatly enjoyed it! Vibrant story!
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Review by: Matt Eliason on Aug. 03, 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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Review by: Angie on June 12, 2011 : (no rating)
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!
(review of free book)

Review by: benny birch on June 01, 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 long after purchase)

Review by: Margaret Tubman 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)

Review by: benny birch 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 within a week of purchase)

Review by: Moira Penman on April 14, 2011 :
I really enjoyed this book! Thank-you for an amazing read! I found it so hard to put down and when I did I couldnt wait to get back into it! Its a MUST read for anyone, I'll be on the hunt for more books by Michael Steptoe
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Therese Caccia on April 13, 2011 :
This book is fast and unpredictible. I just kept wanting to read more - any excuse to get back to it. I highly recommend this book to readers who are looking for a new exciting read! Fabulous setting! Looking for another book written by Michael Steptoe.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: kelvin tubman on April 13, 2011 :
What a great read, I could not put it down. Really interesting with lots of twists and turns. Highly recommended.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Cheryl Potgieter on April 13, 2011 :
Thoroughly enjoyed the book, could not put it down ! Awesome read
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Damon Birch on April 13, 2011 :
A wonderful read, as exciting and mysterious as the land it is set in. A sensationally unique adventure. I couldn't put it down
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jamie Brown on March 04, 2011 :
This book has everything. I laughed, I cried, I couldn't put it down. It's exciting, romantic, suspenseful and well written. Settings are very descriptive, it’s like you are there. Two thumbs up!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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