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The Pacific Affair - A Charles Langham Novel. Gary Paul Stephenson.The first book in the Charles Langham Series by New Zealand Author, Gary Paul Stephenson, The Pacific Affair intertwines the political, conservation and environmental issues that we all face in the modern world of today with one man's quest to stop the destruction of the Environment, reversing extinction raThe Pacific Affair - A Charles Langham Novel. Gary Paul Stephenson.The first book in the Charles Langham Series by New Zealand Author, Gary Paul Stephenson, The Pacific Affair intertwines the political, conservation and environmental issues that we all face in the modern world of today with one man's quest to stop the destruction of the Environment, reversing extinction rates, saving the special places in the world, and holding to account those politicians and organisations that cause the world's chaos.Our hero, who has Multiple Sclerosis, faces opposition, death threats and even hit squads, as the vested interests of political institutions and multinational organisations combine to stop this man and his team righting the wrongs that we all wish we could fix. Unbeknownst to our hero - a bigger challenge is looming - from the worlds troubled past of the 1940's. The book spans the globe from Washington, The Amazon, through the Pacific to the Kermadec Islands and Tonga. Following a presentation to the UN, Charles Langham demands action from world leaders or he will take action. He soon realizes that he will have to force their hand. Langham orders his wife's evacuation from their Amazon reforestation project where she has been attacked. The United States President takes offence at what he sees as Charles Langham's threat against his country and sends an aircraft carrier to track him down. With the disabling of an aircraft carrier, the President orders his private Presidential force, led by Thomas to assassinate Mr. Langham, who they believe to be aboard his Super Yacht. A member of Charles Langham's team, uncovers underwater anomalies, locating two underwater mining rigs off the Californian coast that they link to the President's closest aides who thought they were helping build the President nuclear arsenal following unilateral disarmament but unbeknown to them they are being used by an ex-Nazi, Gustav Axmann, bent on the nuclear destruction of the United States and the rise of the Fourth Reich using money from drug cartels that with Langham's help, the Brazilian government eradicates....

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ISBN : 30729048
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Number of Pages : 354 Pages
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The Pacific Affair Reviews

  • Jennifer
    2019-02-18 09:37

    I was sent this book to read and reviewThis is a book I found filled with intrigue, mystery, danger and suspense whilst having a very important message linked into the book.Charles Langham lives on a yacht. He is mega rich but isn't selfish with his wealth giving lots to environmental causes.Charles tells the UN of his findings with endangered animals and marine life and deforestation but the UN fail to listen . He threatens the UN that if they don't act then he will but they retaliate by sending out a US ship to attack his yacht. Charles threatens to create two tsunamis on the US but he is now on a hitlist and has to take action before the men sent to kill him can complete their mission. He has to show the world that climate change is important and is important NOW.The author sets the scene well and although this is a novel I found he carries the topic of climate change very well as it is all too relevant in this day and age.I found this to be a really good novel and the author makes you think about the impact we all have on the world today.

  • Amy Rivers
    2019-03-08 08:11

    I really enjoyed the concept in The Pacific Affair. Given the state of the environment and the seeming inability of the world's governments to tackle the issues in a timely manner, I thought the story was intriguing. I loved that the whole Langham family was involved in the story, and that Charles built an organization where so many people were able to dedicate themselves to the cause. The writing was a little stiff and while the tale is suspenseful, it was hard, at times, to believe Charles Langham's luck in always staying a step ahead of the forces working against him. I greatly appreciated the discussion about man's role in both harming and also helping to save the earth. It's great food for thought. And the attention to detail, whether in descriptions of the amazing vehicles involved in the story or the political entities involved made the whole story more believable.

  • Loretta Bush
    2019-02-19 11:18

    I won this book through Goodreads, and that's exactly what it was!! Really enjoyed it. Wish that there really was a Charles Langham with all his whizz bang toys to help save the world from the environmental disaster we seem to be headed for. Kept me really engrossed, and looking forward to the next installment.

  • Denise Skilton
    2019-03-15 10:22

    Loved It!! Easy to read with suspense and action, danger and murder along the way. The two main characters are Charles Langham and the President of the United States. Charles lives on a supper yacht. A billionaire who dedicates him money and time for environmental issues. Deforestation, endangered animals and marine like. Feminine and other issues like the drug barons in Brazil. Charles takes on the UN, world leaders, and the president of the USA and uncovers a lot more than he expected. It’s fictional but underlying the story is true facts facing the plant at this time. How World leader can make the commitment to save the world. The first chapter really draws you and makes you want to read more. The more I read the more it was harder to put down as it takes you from one adventure to another. My only small criticism for me, is that there was a little too much dialogue between the characters in the first part of the book. But I understand that the Author was trying to set the scene. The book was well thought out and well written I can’t wait for the next instalment of “The Atlantic Affair”

  • Rachel Sanders
    2019-02-21 07:08

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This book was great! a nice quick read which didn't require too much brain power but still managed to convey complex scientific ideas. I thought the main characters were well developed however there was quite an extensive cast of people that were coming and going so at times it was hard to keep track.The plotfollow Charles Langham who with his family owns a large technology company which have made ground breaking advances and are putting them to use trying to make an impact on earth's environmental problems such as global warming and Mass extictions. To do this the governments of the world must be on board, but the American presiden t who is in the midst of some serious psychological problems will not bidge and makes an enemy of Langham.Overall I thought this book was Clive Cussler-esque which is a great accomplishment! I'm looking forward to reading more in the Charles Langham series and would recommend it to anyone who loves adventure/action novels containing cutting-edge technology

  • Lesley Fowler
    2019-03-03 12:23

    This book certainly made you think about what harm man is doing to the planet. Greed comes before common sense a lot of the time. Charles and Anne with Max all seemed a little too perfect for my liking though, with endless amounts of money and power. Overall a good read

  • Gary Stephenson
    2019-03-07 10:20

    KIRKUS REVIEW September 2104A billionaire’s attempts to make profound changes to counter global problems such as climate change are met with severe resistance from the U.S. president in Stephenson’s debut thriller.New Zealander Charles Langham, at a United Nations meeting, implores the U.N. to take more active roles in combating famine and the deforestation of rain forests and promoting alternative fuels. This plea includes a vague warning, giving the U.N. a week to comply or Charles will take action. It seems that U.S. President Mike Read, who views Charles as a threat to the American economy, may be the billionaire’s biggest adversary. President Read sends a U.S. ship after Charles’ superyacht, Sundancer, presumably to attack, and Charles responds by disabling the vessel with an electromagnetic pulse fired from one of his subs. Charles then makes a statement to the public that he plans to use a device to create two tsunamis (designed to inflict only “minor damage”)to hit the U.S., but Read soon sends a covert team to eliminate Charles. The novel embraces its climate change message by directly addressing the issue, and its suggested solution—Charles sends specialists to countries to help the people become self-reliant—is both practical and feasible within the novel’s context. America initially is the villain, but as the story progresses, it’s clear that the true antagonist is President Read, who gradually loses the support of other nations and even his own advisers. The bulk of the novel is essentially a showdown between Read and Charles, who seemingly has enough money and employees to be a viable opponent for a man who leads a country. There’s very little suspense, however, as Charles is never in any real danger; he’s protected by boats, submarines, “extremely well paid” security teams and a deep-sea HQ. He supplements his story by moving beyond the U.S. situation, including Charles’ team making a strike against a drug cartel in Brazil, and spotlighting strong characters—although the book is nearly stolen by Abbey, Charles’ border collie, who has more personality than his children, Cathy and Chris.Charles isn’t terribly charismatic, but his integrity and seemingly endless resources make for a great read.

  • Owen Clough
    2019-02-21 08:16

    G'day Gary,I just finished your book The Pacific Affair. It turns out more than I thought it would be. So many twists and turns and mate you have a good handle on the environment we are in the process of loosening if we as a world don't get our act together. I enjoyed the technology you incorporated into the story making is seem entirely feasible. The plot moved along, and I could not put the book down. Well done Gary, I'll be looking forward to the next one in the series. I would give this a 5 star rating

  • Jo
    2019-03-13 06:31

    I got given a copy of this book through Goodreads and I tried a couple of times to finish it but didn't manage. It seemed a bit like a Wilbur Smith book or an action movie script (not really my genre) and there was way too much description of what the characters were wearing. The story itself was interesting but I couldn't make it past the writing to find out what happened.

  • Gary Stephenson
    2019-03-01 10:17