As America's first brutal war in Asia winds down a US Infantry Company is almost wiped out on the island of Samar. The Balangiga Massacre seemed to be the 9/11 of its day leading to a controversial campaign to finally crush the will of a people fighting for their own independence. Now a 10 year research project uncovers what really happened, the human story of the complex pressures that led a peaceful townspeople to suddenly turn on a heavily-armed infantry company, and reveals lessons still relevant to today's counterinsurgency challenges.50% of PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS BALANGIGA PHILIPPINES REDEVELOPMENT AID
Whether writing film scripts, radio plays, short science fiction stories, authoring respected books on the paranormal and South East Asian history, directing videos or writing about maritime disasters, or novels set in exotic locales, or narrating British-born Bob Couttie is first and foremost a storyteller, engaging his audience with humour and insight and scrupulous research.
He is also quite a good cook and a lifetime member of the Philippine National Historical Society.
After nearly 30 years in the Philippines He currently lives in Kampot, Cambodia working on his first full-length novel, Temple of the Leper King.