The Philippines. Former US Marine Paul McCain has traded in his rifle for a camera as a wildlife photographer. When he spies young villagers unearthing lost WWII gold, he happily captures their cries of delight. But their joyous shouts are silenced when they’re abducted and brutally murdered by a ruthless presidential candidate.
Desperate for any allies outside the politician’s deadly grip, McCain will do whatever it takes to bring the powerful leader down. But with his quarry poised to win the election, the clock ticks down on his quest for justice. And taking on a man this connected puts the hardened veteran right in the killer’s crosshairs…
Deadly Election is the first book in the engrossing Asian Intrigue thriller series. If you like tenacious heroes, political scandal, and no-holds-barred action, then you’ll love Arthur Crandon’s fast-paced adventure.
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Three village lads stumble on a hidden fortune in the dense Philippine jungle, hidden by desperate retreating Japanese troops nearly 80 years ago during the second World War, but can they hold onto it? Many wicked but powerful men will stop at nothing to take it from them.
Enrique Consuelo, a corrupt politician crosses their path on his way to the Presidency. Consuelo will stop at nothing to gain the power and wealth of the highest office.
Together with his men, he twists and turns. Murder, theft, rape and other atrocities abound as they near election day. He will stop at nothing – as long as it gets him there.
Paul McCain has other ideas. The retired US Marine discovers the senator’s plans and tries to stop him – will he succeed? or will the vicious crook ‘deal’ with him. He tries to right the injustice, but he has his own agenda as well. Paul gets revenge but he is not a man to give up on an opportunity. He finds a way to profit from his efforts.
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Philippines in 2012. He’d lived in the Philippines for about ten years, mixing with senior military men
and politicians. His experiences there have formed the basis for his writings.
Many of the scenes and developments in ‘Deadly’ were developed from actual events that either
happened to him, or he witnessed. The main characters, ‘Senator Enrique Consuelo’ and ‘Paul McCain’
were very closely based on people I met and interacted with during my time there. The character of
Enrique is based on an actual politician, a governor in the provinces, who was really like this and
behaved this way, and Paul is based on a retired military man who lived close to me. There are many ex-
military men retired in the Philippines, and most of them behaved exactly as Paul does.