Michael G. Malaghan
Special to The Hawai‘i Herald

“A Question of Loyalty” will be released in the next few months.

Malaghan is a retired businessman who divides his time between Hawai‘i, Georgia and Japan.

Kenta’s squad marched double-time into the campus’ adjacent rice fields. As they crossed trickling Mänoa Stream at the bottom of St. Louis Heights, he wondered whether the FBI had arrested his father.

Back to the mission at hand, he reminded himself. He surveyed the shrubbery, the wild grass and stubby trees covering the hill. No movement. Then again, seasoned troops would remain concealed until their officers ordered them to charge.

“Spread out,” said Kenta, sweat dripping down his face from the sun — and fear. “But not too far. Stay within voice communication of your nearest neighbor.”

“Do you think these old bullets still work?” asked Short Pants.

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