The Sunlit Ambush Author:Mark Derby A review from Amazon: — " This is the story of a man who inadvertently falls into the political turmoil of a small island nation in the South Pacific. He is drifting through life sometime in the early 1900's, island hopping around Singapore when he comes to the aid of two recently orphaned children. He accompanies them back to their home island a... more »nd finds they are the heirs to the throne of a small kingdom.
Tom Dunster soon learns that the death of John Victor Mowbray, the children's father, may not have been an accident, as he quickly witnesses several attempts on the lives of his new young friends. The plot turns to intrigue as the struggle for the throne lures the evil uncle back to the island.
Written in an older style, in an island nation that is not yet modernized, it is quite unlike anything you may have recently read. The story is strong, about honor, courage, duty and fighting to protect the innocent. Timeless themes set in a pre-modern era. An interesting book proving that a random selection of reading can turn up surprisingly good results."« less