A legend of the Pacific, Coast Guard Captain Josh Thurlow joins hordes of young marines as they attempt to crush the Japanese on island after bloody island. As these men face fanatical defenders, who revel in snipers and human wave attacks, there is no escape for most save death. They set out on a journey to stay one step ahead of the enemy.
HOMER HICKAM is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Rocket Boys, which was made into the acclaimed movie October Sky. A respected amateur historian, he is also the author of the military history best-seller Torpedo Junction, along with the popular historical novels The Keeper's Son and The Ambassador's Son. With a totla of nine books to his credit, including the award-winning memoir Sky of Stone, and the techno-thriller best-seller Back to the Moon, Hickam's talents clearly span many writing genres. He is a Vietnam combat veteran, a scuba instructor who has led underwater exploration teams across the world, a retired rocket scientist, and, recently, has become an avid field paleontologist. More than anything else, he loves to write. He is married to Linda Terry Hickam, an artist, who is also his assistant. They share their time with their cats between homes in Alabama and the U. S. Virgin Islands.