Re: RARA-AVIS: Ambassador's Son

From: James Reasoner (
Date: 16 Mar 2005

> Has anybody read this book? I think the author's name
> is Hikam. Somebody compared him to Jack London, so I
> figured it might be on-topic.
> Thanks, miker

The author is Homer Hickam, who wrote the memoir ROCKET BOYS which was turned into the movie OCTOBER SKY. THE AMBASSADOR'S SON is a World War II novel set in the South Pacific. John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and other historical figures make appearances as characters. JFK, in fact, is the title character. This is the second book in a series that began with THE KEEPER'S SON, which was about U-Boats off the Atlantic coast of the U.S. during the early days of the war. Both are very, very good historical novels. Neither are the least bit hardboiled or noir, though.


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