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‘Pieces of Wood’ by Kenneth James Moore Now a Bestseller
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Friday, April 9, 2021

‘Pieces of Wood’ by Kenneth James Moore Now a Bestseller

Scottsdale, ArizonaPieces of Wood by Kenneth James Moore has become an Amazon bestselling novel.

"I am humbled and honored to know that Pieces of Wood has attained a #1 Bestseller status on Amazon in several categories including History of Asian Americans, Historiography, Weapons and Warfare. But, to be included in the highest ranking books about WWII and Historical Fiction is a true tribute, says Moore."

Pieces of Wood explores a dark piece of World War II history not often talked about in the West, bringing to light the atrocities Imperial Japan inflicted on millions of innocent women.

Undertaking an exploratory investigation to the Pacific to determine what happened to his uncle in WWII, Pieces of Wood unfolded, evolving into an international crime story evidencing Imperial Japan's fourteen year-long brutalization of women at the outset of the Twentieth Century.

As two sons of "The Rising Sun" bring their fathers' vile disregard for human life to 1978 Chicago, the first side-arm-bearing female FBI agent in fifty years must put a stop to both antagonists as Illinois' nuclear power plant is just days away from coming on-line.

"Violence against women is anathema to the continued development of the human race," Moore says, "with its downfall measured by the number of years such malevolence is allowed to persist."

After a vicious car accident almost claimed his life, Moore was overcome with a renewed sense of motivation to pursue the promise he had made to his mother at age seven—that he would unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of her youngest brother, Lt. Billy Weber, a B-29 Bomber pilot during WWII. This pledge led him to Saipan, a US-held island in the Pacific, bringing him face to face with the horrific realities of Japanese rule.

"When one is seeking answers regarding World War II in the Pacific, it is virtually impossible to avoid uncovering Imperial Japanese atrocities," says Moore. "I was looking for data regarding my uncle's plane. I initially had no intention of writing a novel focused on violence against women. Though that subject has haunted me the vast majority of my adult life, it wasn't until happening upon the 'crematoriums' that the need to write such a work imploded across every measure of my being."

In this, the age of women, Pieces of Wood kicks open the international door behind which the abuse of women has lingered for far too long. It is a book both timely and necessary, opening our eyes to the cyclical nature of violence and how revealing lost pieces of history can keep us from repeating the mistakes of the past.

Pieces of Wood is a superb novel and a call to action—one of the year's most imposing new works. —Grady Harp, Top 50 Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer, 5-stars

A world-class story from a world-class author and adventurer. Lt. General Frank Sackton, former WWII Pacific Troop Commander and Professor of Public Administration at Arizona State University, 5-stars

About the Author: Kenneth James Moore was born in 1949 in Tacoma, Washington. He graduated from Arizona State University and continued his education as a graduate student at Georgetown University. Political science and international relations were his calling.

Mentored by a former professor who was a Cold War counter-intelligence officer, Ken spent a year long stint as a volunteer alongside Admiral Bobby Inman, the Director of the National Security Agency during its reconstruction phase. Ken and his wife Patricia moved to Southern California, where Ken worked at Beverly Hills Securities as a commercial loan officer. He quickly moved to the investment banking side of the house and was able to retire at 45.

In 1994, Ken was the victim of a horrific automobile accident. Rehabilitation consumed every moment of the next four years as he relearned how to talk, walk, and swallow solid foods.

Ken was haunted by a promise he had made to his mother at age eight, pledging to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of her youngest brother during WWII, Lt. Billy Weber, a B-29 Bomber pilot. His journey to the Pacific theater lead him to write the books The Hunt for the Life of Riley and Pieces of Wood. Learn more about Ken at kennethjamesmoore.com.  

Pieces of Wood is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L1J1GZR/ in Kindle and Paperback by MFG Books, October 2020, 418 pages, ASIN : B08L1J1GZR.

Media Contact: For a review copy of Pieces of Wood or to arrange an interview with Kenneth James Moore, contact Scott Lorenz of Westwind Communications Book Marketing at scottlorenz@westwindcos.com or by phone at 734-667-2090. Follow Lorenz on Twitter @abookpublicist

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