The headless corpsesof three American Navy men lie on a beach in
the Philippines in 1951.
Two men hold the key to the murders: an
American CIA analyst and a Filipino communist rebel. Both regard the same
Catholic priest as a spiritual father. Both are drawn to the same Eurasian
woman. Their adventure will raise questions about religion and U.S. politics
that reverberate even more strongly today.
Pasky Pascual is a first-time novelist. He frequently publishes non-fiction, primarily
in the area of environmental policy. Under a Tropical Sun is one book
in a trilogy.