“An engaging novel with a protagonist who remains appealing, even as he tiptoes into shady territory.”

Kirkus Reviews

John D. Kuhns

About the Author

Most of John Kuhns’ writing is based on his life experiences. When not writing, he has been a financier and industrialist who has created businesses across the United States and around the world with a focus on renewable energy. He was the founder and CEO of Catalyst Energy Corporation, which according to Inc. magazine was the fastest growing public company in the United States from 1982 to 1987. More recently, he also was the founder and CEO of China Hydroelectric Corporation, the largest foreign-owned electric power company in the People’s Republic of China. Both companies were listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Currently, he is the CEO of Bougainville Fund Management, LLC, a company engaged in the gold business in Bougainville, a remote island in the South Pacific.

About the Book

A once prominent American investor broken by the Great Recession seeks redemption in the jungle near the Sino-Burmese border, where a beautiful karaoke girl with a past might be able to save him.

South of the Clouds

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Down in the ‘Ville

The ‘Ville is my name for Bougainville, a 200-island archipelago in the South Pacific.  Geographically part of the Solomon Islands, Bougainville is a currently an Autonomous Region of the country of Papua New Guinea. I say currently because next year, June 15th, Bougainville will conduct a referendum in which its 300,000 inhabitants will vote whether…