Kimo's War is on Amazon and Kindle
Kimo's War is available in paperback and ebook!
Find it at Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com. You should also ask your local retailer to stock (Ingram Publishing has it)...
or you can buy direct from the publisher at https://www.createspace.com/4302165
Kimo's War is compelling. The story alone will rapidly seize the attention of fans of military fiction and non-fiction, collectors of first-person histories of the U.S. efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and particularly those who have had boots on the ground in either theater. It is a complex psychological and comedic narrative of the life and mind of LT Kimo Kitazono and his alter ego, Lapu (Hawaiian God of Darkness), who materializes as a defense mechanism in Kimo's mind during the War. The trifecta of Kimo, Lapu, and sub-textually, the author, emerge through the story as both the main and supporting characters. The writing is raw, and at times, humorous and satirical. The narrative reads like Dave Barry with a healthy dose of PJ O'Rourke and is seeded with heavier verse reminiscent of Joseph Heller. You will laugh and you will cry. But perhaps more importantly, you will experience first-hand wartime conflict and its physical and psychological aftermath through the unique perspective of the author, James J Frey. The book will surely find a permanent place in many personal libraries.
James J. Frey lives in Williamsburg, Virginia with his wife and three children. He enlisted in the Army National Guard at 17 while still in high school in Fairfax, VA, then went into the Navy where he served four years as an enlisted Aviation Electrician making multiple deployments on several aircraft carriers. At the end of his enlistment he went to college and upon graduation worked for the Japanese Embassy teaching English at a very rural high school in Miyakonojo, Japan. Granted an age waiver, he re-entered the Navy from Japan, attended Officer Candidate School in Orlando, FL, then went through Fixed- and Rotary-Wing Flight School in Pensacola, FL, followed by MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter training in San Diego, CA. Jim served as a Naval Helicopter Pilot for 12 years. In his spare time, he earned two Master's degrees and is currently finishing his PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. James is the recipient of over 37 personal and unit awards/citations from the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and United States Marine Corps, including the Bronze Star.