Moon Over Manila

A Contemporary Romance

by Joe Race



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/17/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781425143220
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781426943829

About the Book


Archeology Intern Heather Kelly gains the opportunity of her academic life and is assigned to work with world famous Robert Kraig, a modern Indiana Jones, doing excavations all over the world. His current work deals with Jose Rizal, the independence hero of the Philippines. She is finishing up her doctoral dissertation on the Spanish American War and needs the information about Rizal, which if all goes well, will likely result in her attaining her doctorate and a lucrative teaching position in California. She doesn't expect Robert to be so unmarried, masculine and fit, and finds him extremely attractive.

Robert is madly in love with a Filipina, Edie Santos, who owns and manages a respected, successful modeling agency and lands contracts in Davao City and Los Angeles. She is off on her assignments for weeks at a time, and Robert is lonely for Edie and starts drinking too much. Robert's colleagues warn him that Heather is a sex predator and playgirl.

While Edie is away, Heather makes her move on Robert after a professional presentation at the Manila Historical Preservation Office. Edie hears through the grapevine that Robert and Heather had sex, but Robert isn't convinced because of his cloudy recollection after too much wine. Then again, it depends on how you describe sex. Will Edie forgive his transgression?

About the Author

Joe Race has been a law enforcement officer for 45 years, and now lives on the beautiful island of Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, USA with his wife and three teenagers. He has retired from the "wild and dangerous streets of Los Angeles," and is now spending his quality time as an adjunct college professor, writer and beachologist. This is his third novel.

Joe made several trips to the Philippines in researching this story. He found that the Filipino people were friendly and helpful, and most spoke English, as they studied it as their second language in elementary school. Joe added, "They're very proud of their hero of independence, Jose Rizal, and they have every right to be. He was a forerunner of Gandhi, Tagore, Sun, King and others in the human struggles for liberty and civil rights."

Joe also found that the people of the Philippines, like Rizal, were great romanticists and very appreciative of "love in the hot tropics." Viva hacer el amor!