Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 12, 2007
In a review published by Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI) on September 6, 2007, Las Vegas author C.D. Williams' novel "Palawan" was described as "a riveting action/adventure novel."
"Ruthless Islamic terrorists, hapless missionary hostages, a millionaire's daughter, seasoned mercenaries, and lethal Borneo pirates are all key elements in "Palawan." An exceptionally engaging read from beginning to end, "Palawan" is a deftly written story of friendship, courage, life, death, love, and a struggle for survival that begins in the Philippine jungle, continues to unfold in the lights and glitter of Las Vegas, and ultimately reaches its unpredictable resolution in the high desert country of Arizona. Very strongly recommended for community library collections and personal reading lists for those who appreciate compelling action/adventure fiction, "Palawan" is the debut novel of C. D. Williams and will have the reader looking eagerly toward his next title."
C. D. Williams was born in Sacramento, California. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard at the age of seventeen and retired as a Chief Warrant officer in 1984. During his twenty-seven year career Williams visited numerous exotic ports of call while serving on Coast Guard ships. He served in Vietnam in 1967 and from 1969 to 1971 he was the independent duty medical corpsman assigned to a small, isolated, Coast Guard station on the southwest coast of Palawan Island. Williams has made his home in Las Vegas since relocating from Juneau, Alaska in 1994.