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Three Star Review: The Missionary Position by R.E. Dinlocker


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Category: Action & Adventure, Political Thriller, Historical,

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Synopsis:

Fact: In the 1970's the world's largest gold mining operation was begun on Irian Jaya.

Fact: In the 1970's the son of a rich entrepreneur was lost and presumed dead on Irian Jaya.

Fact: In the 1970's the Vatican Bank Scandal had the Holy See in debt for over US$800 million.

In the 1970's Angie Benedetto, a smart-mouthed Brooklyn girl who's neighborhood customs chafe her as much as her plaid-flannel Catholic school uniform, desperately wants to fly. Angie dreams of flying airplanes, traveling to exotic places and finding a guy who doesn't think high-roll collars and a duck's ass hairstyle mark the height of sophistication. After Angie's mother allows her to fly for her 'Uncle Anthony' as a missionary pilot, Angie reports the murder of Asmat natives. She becomes a tool for her 'Uncle's' plans to gain control of a gold mine and the quarry of mercenaries who protect the new owner's possession of the same mine. Charles Abbott Aldridge is a proper New Englander who wants to study primitive tribes, help his father, and be left alone to live his life. Charles, lost and presumed dead for half-a-dozen years, is the only man who can help Angie. Smart-mouthed Angie needs proper New Englander Charles to escape from those people looking to kill her and Charles needs Angie to help his father. Angie's Uncle Anthony must deal with Angie's mother alone.

Review by Sara:

I was given a copy of the Missionary Position By R.E Dinlocker for an honest review. I want to thank him for the request. This is defiantly not a light read. The Missionary Position is alive with a world of the past set in the Irian Jaya. We are introduced to so many different tribes an cultures you feel like you are there. Complete with Cannibals and Crocodiles. The novel seamlessly moves from the present to the past in most cases. Although, I'm still not sure what happened with the Church and the Bank. I'm not sure If I missed it or if it just wasn't really clear. I spent most of the Novel not quite sure what was going on and waiting for that "AH HA" moment, which didn't come until the end. When the plot lines did come to a close at the end it was a little forced and I would have enjoyed the novel more if I could have figured it out on the way instead being confused the entire trip. I also didn't really understand the entire Angie/Charles love story. The only reason I can see that they fell in love is because they were the only two non natives around. Overall the book was enjoyable, I learned about Tribes and Customs I knew nothing about and way too much about cannibalism.

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