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The acceptance of a position as a bartender at a Koko Marina restaurant and bar influenced by racial tensions found in the Islands, the Drug Trade, and Government involvement, and Yakuza, along with a snapshot of the Hawaiian lifestyle, is a major influence on Lauren’s intense journey. More intense than his Active duty in the Mid-East

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Yakuza, Chapter 1

Submitted: August 24, 2019

YAKUZA, Chapter One By James Strauss The basin that has become known as Hawaii Kai was there thousand... Read Chapter

Yakuza, Chapter II

Submitted: August 24, 2019

Three of his Japanese clientele unlocked one of the protective gates leading from the floating repository of small expensive boats. The boats were unusual in only one regard. They were all
outboard-powered, but the number and size of their motors were magnified beyond anything Lauren had ever seen before.
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Yakuza Chapter III

Submitted: August 24, 2019

Lauren spent his single day-off doing damage control at home. His wife was a shattered wreck, having been told nothing by her employer except that her services were no longer needed. Lauren would
not could not, tell her what the DEA task force had shown him or threatened.
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Yakuza, Chaper IV

Submitted: August 24, 2019

General Yamashita had been real, and in charge of huge amounts of gold and other items of great value accumulated by the Japanese during the war. Some seventeen locations were suspected to be the
repository of the multi-billion dollar fortune he’d overseen, and all were located in the Philippines.
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Yakuza, Chapter V

Submitted: August 24, 2019

True to his word, the sergeant’s truck showed up in the night to pack all the belongings they had. It didn’t take long and didn’t come anywhere near to filling up the storage area in the back of
the truck. When they got to Shapiro’s place the kids ran through the mansion trying to figure out which room to choose from the nine available. Lauren’s wife showed the first warmth she’d evidenced
since the devastating personal event with Neuzel by smiling after the truck was gone.
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Yakuza, Chapter VI

Submitted: August 24, 2019

Lauren was nervous, as he worked to finish the home-built suppressor for the Mannlicher. He had no doubts about testing the weapon and getting his ‘dope’ right for the shot. Sniping was
ninety-percent preparation, equipment, and intellect. Taking the shot and getting it dead on target when everything else was done to specification was the five percent, and it was the ‘art’ part
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Yakuza, Chapter VII

Submitted: August 25, 2019

The device was a cigarette pack-sized black box. It was flat black with very tiny yellow printing on one side that read “3.2 million volt Body Guard.” There were no other markings. A very small
sliding switch on one side turned on a red light if pushed upward. An almost invisible covered-over button was just above that. It was a stun device.
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Yakuza, Chapter VIII

Submitted: August 25, 2019

The Hawaiian cops had taken over the microphone. “Over the Rainbow,” the Hawaiian version so popularized by Izzy Kamakawiwo’ Ole, flowed out into the room. There was no trace of the usual Karaoke
madness of wretched missed notes and tones. The Hawaiian officer, in full uniform, sang the song a cappella, and the sound was beautiful.
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Yakuza, Chapter IX

Submitted: August 26, 2019

YAKUZA Chapter IX The Zodiac headed toward the cliff face. The rough lava wall plunged twenty-five feet into the heaving sea... Read Chapter

Yakuza, Chapter X

Submitted: August 26, 2019

Will Lauren be able to get Shapiro safely away from the yacht and what about the Plan. Would anyone want the responsibility of that much money?
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Yakuza, Chapter XI

Submitted: September 01, 2019

Lauren brought the twin-hulled Fool’s Gold down off plane, as he eased into the lee waters of the southernmost unnamed island just off the Lanakai coast of Oahu. He’d been to the three small
islands years before but, since they lacked any source of water, hadn’t stayed long...
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Yakuza Chapter XII

Submitted: September 10, 2019

It is getting tense in the Molokai current. US Navy Destroyer now heading to intercept Lauren and the contingent of Hawaiin Police, Shapiro, and ????
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Yakuza, Chapter XIII

Submitted: September 19, 2019

YAKUZA Chapter XIII   None of the men, sitting sprawled around the corner of the great cabin, said anything for alm... Read Chapter

Uakuza Chapter XIV

Submitted: October 06, 2019

Yakuza, Chapter XIV The Navatek ripped through the torn sea at high speed; its passengers isolated twenty feet above the wild cl... Read Chapter

Yakuza Chapter XV

Submitted: October 06, 2019

  YAKUZA Chapter XV Lauren surfaced in the rolling roiling and broken waters of the Molokai Express, the powerful v... Read Chapter

Yakuza Chapter XVI

Submitted: October 06, 2019

  YAKUZA CHAPTER XVI “Fuentes,” Lauren said the captain’s name, looking at the envelope of documents with the... Read Chapter

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