Arthur H. Barnes was born in Ventura, CA. He earned a B.A. in professional arts from Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, CA. and an M.A. degree from Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.
While serving in the US Navy (1944 -1950) he survived a Kamikaze attack and earned a Purple Heart; and he served in Okinawa, Japan, which experience provided the source of many of the details and flavor of this story. He worked at the Data center of Edwards Air Force Base, CA., in the Major Company for 27 years.
He lives with his wife Alvena in Bellingham, WA, a most beautiful city 22 miles south of the Canadian Border and overlooking the San Juan Islands. He has been married from 1950 to the present, and dotes on one “fabulous” grandson.
Colonel Kirk Rodgers finds himself suddenly facing retirement from the Marines after he’s injured in combat. One final assignment offers him enough pay to finance his dream — a wildlife sanctuary. While he’s completing this assignment, his fellow Marines pull some strings and guarantee he will be able to buy the property he longs for but thinks is out of reach.
Slavers took him from his African home when he was just four years old. He and a group of adults were loaded onto a ship and herded into the hold. They would be sold as slaves once they reached their destination. Now, 14 years later, he is just Jes.
Tasked with funneling information about the Middle East to the president, Lt. Commander Brock and his cohort, Fletcher, cook up an insane plan to locate Osama bin Laden and thwart his terrorist plans. The two find themselves going beyond “The Darkest Shadows” of bin Laden’s hate for the free world.
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After surviving the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Barney Freeman, U.S. Navy, is sent to Japan in 1944 on a covert operation to observe the enemy. His mission was supposed to last two weeks, but the submarine scheduled to retrieve him never comes. He finds himself alone and stranded in enemy territory on the island of Kyushu. The only thing he has going for him is that he’s fluent in Japanese.