“Betrayal makes us do strange things.”
When Greg Lockland returns to California for his parents' funeral, he discovers letters that suggest an affair between his ex-lover, Lian, and his late father. Suspicions, anger and jealousy take Greg on a transpacific journey to find the truth. One by one, people from the past return to his life, including elusive and perfect Lian. Uncovering deep-rooted deceptions creates more twists and turns to the past than an old Chinese alleyway.
The Pacific Between evinces the power of unconditional
love and deals with personal subjects such as death, estrangement, and
betrayal. It is a man’s journey to discover himself and the world
around him. Told with wit and humor, this nostalgic tale speaks true to
the heart about relationships, families, and sacrifices.
Reviews and Accolades
Finalist, 2006 Independent Publisher Book Awards -- Multicultural Fiction
"The witty dialogue is smooth and believable and portrays the dynamic and fascinating characters, keeping them and the reader in suspense and a whirlwind of emotions. Wong's story reaches into the heart, mind, and soul of readers with a robust Asian voice. His story melds two cultures so eloquently that he has you walking beside his characters and places you in the center of Hong Kong's beautiful culture and picturesque landscape.
The Pacific Between is more than a story of love, death
and betrayal. It's a superb tale of deception, relationships, sacrifices
and unconditional love. It is filled with nostalgia, wit, humor, and triumph.
This book is not a casual read. The plot leaves the reader waiting to
turn the pages. It's unpredictable to the end. Wong will leave you laughing
one minute and crying the next, and in between, awestruck by dead-ends
that lead to a satisfying finish.a book readers will want to place on
their bookshelves to be read over and over again."
The Pacific Between is a roller coaster ride of drama...Wong
carefully sets his stage.Wong's writing is highly descriptive. The Pacific
Between has appeal for fans of both literary fiction and mystery. With
its dynamic plot and complex characters, Wong's book is a satisfying and
"A"notable new romance novel."
About the Author
RAYMOND K. WONG studied creative writing at UCLA. Mr. Wong’s work has been published in The Asian-American Anthology, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and Writers Post Journal. He also writes a movie column for Actors Ink. When he is not writing, Mr. Wong is a film and television actor.
Web site: www.raymondwong.com