“Eye of the Star” by R.H. Kohno has been released worldwide. This 227-page thriller novel follows a detective and a small city psychic in pursuit of a notorious KGB terrorist at the height of the Cold War. The pair is forced to play their enemy’s mind games as they try to avoid falling into his sinister traps.
Eye of the Star (ISBN: 9781735271026) can be purchased through retailers worldwide, including barnesandnoble.com and Amazon. The paperback retails for $14.99. Wholesale orders are available through Ingram.
From the back cover:
A story of Cold War paranormal psychological warfare between the United States and the Soviet Union, Eye of the Star follows Detective Jim Sato, a dedicated cop, and Gilda Dobrowski, a small city psychic, in their attempt to find and destroy a super psychic KGB terrorist, Sergei Verenich, who has chosen Jim and Gilda to find him. He treats them as playthings in a cat-andmouse game, tantalizing them with clues which are calculated to confuse, entice and lead them on a chase ending up in a hotel room in Washington, D.C. where Jim and Gilda find out what he meant by the Final Solution.
About the author:
Born in 1932, R.H. Kohno grew up in the Los Angeles area until World War II broke out. He and his mother were evacuated to the inland concentration camps without his father who was arrested by the FBI on the night of the Pearl Harbor attack. He was a fisherman who had access to a boat, and he was suspected of potentially contacting enemy submarines.
After the war, he repatriated with his mother and father to war-torn, postwar Japan in 1946. His mother was an American, a Nisei, and she couldn’t speak or read the language and had a very difficult time. As a Sansei, third generation Japanese American, R.H. Kohno couldn’t speak or read the language, either. He entered Japanese school as a thirteen-year old fourth grader, survived a grueling schedule of studies and went on to go to St. Joseph College, a Marianist high school in Yokohama where he excelled in his studies. He was later recruited by a U.S. intelligence agency to be an interpreter/translator.
Returning to the United States in 1959 to get married and complete his education, he entered the University of Washington to major in English, the Advanced Writing Curriculum, and Far Eastern Studies, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was editor-in-chief of the campus literary magazine, Assay. He taught briefly at the University of Oregon.
He is the author of a number of works which include The Last Fox, A novel of the 100th/442nd RCT; The River of Time, A Collection of Short Stories, and Westward Lies The Sun written under his real name, Robert H. Kono. R.H. Kohno is a pen name which he has adopted to differentiate from his other works namely, Eye of the Star and The StarMind Alert, both psychic thrillers. He has two sons, David and Kevin, living in Utah and Oregon.
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