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Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

“A QUESTION OF LOYALTY”

Mike Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: “A Question of Loyalty” — released this past April — is the second historical novel in Mike Malaghan’s trilogy on the Japanese American experience in Hawai‘i. Last...
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

“A QUESTION OF LOYALTY”

Mike Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: “A Question of Loyalty” is the second historical novel in Michael Malaghan’s trilogy on the Japanese American experience in Hawai‘i. Last year, the Herald concluded chapter-by-chapter publication...
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Dusk was settling in as Kenta led his bike-riding squad down University Avenue and then right on Kapi‘olani Boulevard. As he approached Washington Place, it occurred to him that he had not waited for instructions. But he worried for nothing. On the mansion’s front lawn another sergeant with a khaki sleeve full of chevrons stood....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

By 3:25 p.m., all of the hill defenders were back in the gym. Late arrivals had swelled the ranks to almost 400 young men, all untrained but eager. They were forming up again at the sergeant’s command. Frazier climbed the bleachers for the second time that day, and the student soldiers drew to attention. Beads....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Kenta and his men followed the sergeant to the back of the gym where several closed doors lined the wall. He had never seen those doors open and assumed that they led to a utility room housing pipes and wires. A brass ring holding a half-dozen four-inch-long....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Yoshio squatted outside the wooden guardhouse and scarfed down his lunch of rice and a stringy green Chinese vegetable in a bentö tin that the patrol truck had delivered. He was enjoying the rare day outdoors, not confined inside the border hut, as he stared across the....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “I hate Tökyö Decembers,” murmured Hiromi, surprising even herself that she had spoken up. It was just an hour after lunch, but already the amber sun had begun fading into broken patches of orange glow peeking between Marunouchi’s skyscrapers. Her co-worker’s furtive glance at her declaration lasted....
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....

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