EBOOK READ (Pago Pago Tango) ´ John Enright

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Pago Pago Tango

John Enright æ 6 Free download Free download Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB æ John Enright review Pago Pago Tango E evidence piles up Apelu follows a tangled trail between cultures dead bodies hidden codes and a string of lies on his hunt for the ugly truth buried at the heart of paradiseSet against the steamy backdrop of the Samoan jungle this thoughtful whodunit introduces a memorable new gumshoe to the ranks of detective fictio. The crime part was a OK nothing special Detective Sergeant Apelu was a good character eminently likeable and his views of the palangis were uite humorous Some very interesting insights into the culture of the Samoans and the problems facing them due to their reliance on US funds and the scourge of Ice

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John Enright æ 6 Free download Free download Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB æ John Enright review Pago Pago Tango Er discussed solving crimes reuires a certainfinesseHere Apelu must walk the line between two cultures Samoan versus American native versus new And that gulf never yawns wider than when a white family’s home in Pago Pago is burglarized And what appears to be a simple open and shut case turns out to anything but As th. I raised my rating to 4 stars after reading this again As a crime novel it s fine compelling does the trick But I love this book have read it twice am continuing with the series because I work in American Samoa on the island of Tutuila where this is based From that perspective Enright does a superb job of portraying the culture history of American Samoa He should as he is former Director of the American Samoa Historic Preservation Office I didn t know that upon my first read wasn t sure if he was getting all his facts right since I hadn t heard much of it before But I ve since been back to American Samoa learned of his past life listened again The I know about American Samoa the better this book gets It reminds me of Arthur Conan Doyle s A Study in Scarlet because much of that famous book is less mystery than a primer in the history sinister nature of early Mormonism in the US Similarly Enright does a superb job of portraying the current state of American Samoan culture putting it in historical context I do love a pulpy detective novel that takes me around the world but than that I love when I can imagine every scene being described because I have been there know those streets Very well done I m on to the next in the series so far it s just as historically culturally exciting

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John Enright æ 6 Free download Free download Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB æ John Enright review Pago Pago Tango Detective Sergeant Apelu Soifua spent seven years in the San Francisco Police Department where the job was just a job and solving crimes reuired cool detachment But back home on American Samoa life is personal especially for a cop Because on a small island where no one is a stranger and secrets are widely known but nev. American Samoa is a place I am highly unlikely to ever get a chance to visit so I ll probably have to settle for armchair tourism and this debut mystery is my first visit The book is the first of what looks to be a projected series featuring Detective Sergeant Apelu a Samoan who spent his childhood on the island and much of his adulthood in the US This included seven years with the San Francisco Police Department which he was able to parlay into a job back in Samoa when he needed to come care for his dying father The story kicks off with a bit of a bang in which Apelu is nearly killed while searching for a dead palangi Caucasian in a national park Thanks to that off the books investigation he is reassigned to trivial duties including a routine burglary call which entangles him in something much sinisterWhat that ends up being is not particularly complicated as far as mysteries go nor is it entirely convincing Or rather it s just convincing enough not to spoil the book The real fun of the book is exploring the culture of modern American Samoa as it struggles to reconcile traditional systems and structures with the influences of America Asia and most of all capitalism Unlike many stories set by outsiders Enright lived in Samoa but is not from there these are woven into the fabric of the story and characters and there are not passages that feel like info dumps from a guidebook Apelu is a compelling protagonist balancing his beliefs with his time in America family life with work and the desire to have fun His investigative style might be described as a kind of tropical Columbo as he tends to just drop in on people for chats and then just as he s leaving pull out the old Oh one thing card before delivering his real gotcha uestion Good fun and I ll look forward to the next in the series Definitely recommended for those who read fiction for setting less recommended for those primarily concerned with plot


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    EBOOK READ (Pago Pago Tango) ´ John Enright This was a pretty standard mystery set in American Samoa I've never read anything set in this locale so the descriptions of island life and Samoan culture were really fascinating to meDetective Sargent Apelu Soifua has been working the island beat for the last ten years since he and his family returned to Samoa from San Francisco to care for

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    EBOOK READ (Pago Pago Tango) ´ John Enright Detective Sergeant Apelu Soifua in Tafuna American Samoa makes distinctions between crimes involving Samoan nati

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    review Pago Pago Tango John Enright æ 6 Free download Free download Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB æ John Enright American Samoa is a place I am highly unlikely to ever get a chance to visit so I'll probably have to settle for armchair tourism and this debut mystery is my first visit The book is the first of what looks to be a projected series featuring Detective Sergeant Apelu a Samoan who spent his childhood on the island and much of his adulthood in the US This included seven years with the San Francisco Police Depart

  4. says: review Pago Pago Tango John Enright æ 6 Free download Free download Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB æ John Enright

    EBOOK READ (Pago Pago Tango) ´ John Enright John Enright æ 6 Free download I had the rare good fortune to have a job that allowed me to get to know the territory of American Samoa the only flag flying part of the United States south of the euator I visited the territory twice and was impressed by the beauty of the i

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    review Pago Pago Tango Free download Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB æ John Enright John Enright æ 6 Free download What a find this mystery turned out to be I found it by accident as I was searching for books for my Read Around the World challenge It is se

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    EBOOK READ (Pago Pago Tango) ´ John Enright I raised my rating to 4 stars after reading this again As a crime novel it's fine compelling does the trick But I love this book ha

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    Free download Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB æ John Enright EBOOK READ (Pago Pago Tango) ´ John Enright John Enright æ 6 Free download 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 i

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    EBOOK READ (Pago Pago Tango) ´ John Enright The crime part was a OK nothing special Detective Sergeant Apelu was a good character eminently likeable and his views of the palangis were uite humorous Some very interesting insights into the culture of the Samoans and the problems facing them due to their reliance on US funds and the scourge of Ice

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    EBOOK READ (Pago Pago Tango) ´ John Enright Detective Sergeant Apelu Soifua is somthing of a Samoan Columbo with his deceptive mannerisms disguising his kee

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    EBOOK READ (Pago Pago Tango) ´ John Enright Free download Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB æ John Enright John Enright æ 6 Free download This book nails the atmosphere of Pago Pago and American SamoaBrings back the feel of the place to me as I lived there for a short time many years ago

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