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Project Namahana: A Novel

Project Namahana: A Novel

Current price: $18.99
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Forge Books
Balin Books
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“An enthralling tale of disappearances, deaths, dark secrets, and corporate evil.”
—Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling co-author of the Agent Pendergast series

Nothing stays hidden forever...

Two men, unified by a string of disappearances and deaths, search for answers—and salvation—in the jungles of Kaua‘i. Together, they must navigate the overlapping and complicated lines between a close-knit community and the hated, but economically-necessary corporate farms—and the decades old secrets that bind them.

John Teschner's Project Namahana takes you from Midwestern, glass-walled, corporate offices, over the Pacific and across the island of Kaua‘i; from seemingly idyllic beaches and mountainous inland jungles to the face of Mount Namahana; all the while, exploring the question of how corporate executives could be responsible for evil things without, presumably, being evil themselves.

About the Author

JOHN TESCHNER was born in Rhode Island and grew up in Petersburg, Virginia. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, professional mover, ropes course instructor, writing teacher, and nonprofit grantwriter, and is the author of the novels Project Namahana and Valley of Refuge. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya and rode a bike across the United States. He spent seven years on the island of Kaua‘i with his wife and two boys and now lives in Duluth, Minnesota.

Praise for Project Namahana: A Novel

“An enthralling tale of disappearances, deaths, dark secrets, and corporate evil. I loved it and highly recommend it!”
—Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling co-author of the Agent Pendergast series

“A smart, propulsive, high-stakes dive into the wild heart of Kaua‘i. A stunning debut from a writer I’ll be reading again.”
—James A. McLaughlin, Edgar Award winning author of Bearskin

“Teschner’s exceptional debut, a hard-edged eco-thriller, matches strong characters with a bold plot that fulfills its potential. . . The action builds to a satisfying resolution that doesn’t pull punches.”
Publishers Weekly starred review

“A brilliant treatise on the limits of man and masterful illustration of the power of storytelling.”
Providence Journal