Author(s): Gary Paul Stephenson
The Pacific Affair - A Charles Langham Novel. Gary Paul Stephenson. The first book in the Charles Langham Series by New Zealand Author, Gary Paul Stephenson, The Pacific Affair intertwines the political, conservation and environmental issues that we all face in the modern world of today with one man's quest to stop the destruction of the Environment, reversing extinction rates, saving the special places in the world, and holding to account those politicians and organisations that cause the world's chaos. Our hero, who has Multiple Sclerosis, faces opposition, death threats and even hit squads, as the vested interests of political institutions and multinational organisations combine to stop this man and his team righting the wrongs that we all wish we could fix. Unbeknownst to our hero - a bigger challenge is looming - from the worlds troubled past of the 1940's. The book spans the globe from Washington, The Amazon, through the Pacific to the Kermadec Islands and Tonga. Following a presentation to the UN, Charles Langham demands action from world leaders or he will take action. He soon realizes that he will have to force their hand.
Langham orders his wife's evacuation from their Amazon reforestation project where she has been attacked. The United States President takes offence at what he sees as Charles Langham's threat against his country and sends an aircraft carrier to track him down. With the disabling of an aircraft carrier, the President orders his private Presidential force, led by Thomas to assassinate Mr. Langham, who they believe to be aboard his Super Yacht. A member of Charles Langham's team, uncovers underwater anomalies, locating two underwater mining rigs off the Californian coast that they link to the President's closest aides who thought they were helping build the President nuclear arsenal following unilateral disarmament but unbeknown to them they are being used by an ex-Nazi, Gustav Axmann, bent on the nuclear destruction of the United States and the rise of the Fourth Reich using money from drug cartels that with Langham's help, the Brazilian government eradicates.