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Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In the second novel, we follow Haru’s and Kenji’s children through the World War II years. “A Question of Loyalty” will be released shortly. Malaghan is a retired businessman who divides his time between Hawai‘i, Georgia and Japan. “Our basic training graduation is Wednesday,” said Tommy, greeting....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Shivers’ futile efforts to find any spies over the past two years paralleled the growing affection he and his wife felt for Sue. All of his instincts, nurtured by decades of experience, were being challenged. Despite Washington’s hysteria prophesying their disloyalty, any Issei or Nisei in Hawai‘i....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald PART ONE: DAY OF INFAMY December 7, 1941 (continued from Oct. 4, 2019) The breezes of Püowaina, the “hill of sacrifice” that the locals referred to simply as “Punchbowl,” swept scents of plumeria blossoms through the open kitchen louvers of the FBI director’s home. The sun sparkled....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald PART ONE: DAY OF INFAMY December 7, 1941 (continued from Sept. 6, 2019) The aroma of pancakes, fresh coffee and sizzling bacon wafted through the room, waking Kenta. A cacophony of distant propellers buzzed his thumping head. He groaned and eased his legs over the couch in....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Introduction 1941-1944 — Hawai‘i; Japan; Camp Shelby, Miss.; and Italy. On Page One of “A Question of Loyalty,” we share the shock of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor with Haru and her family. We watch in despair as the FBI arrests Kenji just hours after his son,....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Chapter 156 The scream of the air raid siren ripped through Honolulu as it did on the first Saturday of every month. As always, it made Haru shudder. She glanced up at the clock hanging next to the calendar: December 6, 12 noon. Exactly on time. Dutifully,....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Chapter 155 The Re-Paganization of Hawaii by Andy Pafko Don’t be fooled by the Buddhist temples looking like your friendly garden-variety Methodist church. The more these heathen outposts look like our places of worship, the more the threat to our Christian heritage. Don’t be fooled by Roman....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Chapter 154 Jack Burns wondered about the urgency of the summons as he walked into Robert Shivers’ FBI office on the first Monday of December. Shivers motioned him to close the door. Hearing the click of the latch, he announced, “This is for your ears only: We’re....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Chapter 153 Haru’s concern for Yoshio was misplaced. Miserable as he was, her second son would never see a battlefield. He wore the emperor’s uniform at a Mitsubishi coal mine in Manchukuo, far from the frontline battles, where he was supposedly protecting Chinese miners from Mao’s Red....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Chapter 152 The cough from the bedroom sent a shiver down Haru’s spine. Her husband’s latest bout of the flu had dragged on for weeks. Ignoring the sound of a car rumbling to a halt in front of the house, she stood up from her Singer sewing....

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