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Pago Pago Tango (Jungle Beat, Bk 1) (Audio CD-MP3) (Unabridged)
Pago Pago Tango - Jungle Beat, Bk 1 - Audio CD-MP3 - Unabridged Author:Phil Gigante (Narrator), John Enright Detective Sergeant Apelu Soifua knows firsthand how cops work in the big city; he spent seven years on the beat with the San Francisco PD. There, the job was just a job. But back home on American Samoa, it's personal. — On an island, there are no strangers. Secrets may be commonly known but they're never discussed, and solving crimes requ... more »ires a certain ... finesse. Here, Apelu walks the line between two cultures: Samoan versus American, native versus new, each with its own unique way of coping when things go wrong. And never is that more evident than when a seemingly random break-in at a white family's home turns out to be anything but random.
Following a tangled evidence trail that wends between cultures, Apelu must navigate dead bodies, hidden codes, and a string of lies before he can uncover the ugly truth buried at the heart of paradise.
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John Enright's "Pago Pago Tango" introduces readers to Samoan detective Apelu Soifua, returned to the Island after serving on the San Francisco Police Department. Soifua's department has his hands full with a spate of murders except, Soifua has been assigned dealing with a robbery in a paalangi (outsider, in this and most cases, American) community. Mystery readers will, of course, realize that a detective of Soifua's ability (and the protagonist of the story) won't be kept on the sidelines for long.
Mr. Enright has written 4 tales in this series. I've enjoyed the first two, and hope that other readers discover him and his prized character Detective Soifua. With a few more readers, I'm sure we can be treated to a 5th (and beyond) book in the series.
RATING: 4 1/2 stars., upgraded to 5 stars where 1/2 stars are not acknowledged.