P.T. Deutermann's World War II navy series began with the award-winning Pacific Glory, followed by the brilliantly reviewed Ghosts of Bungo Suido. His new novel Sentinels of Fire tells the tale of a lone destroyer, the USS Malloy, part of the Allied invasion forces attacking the island of Okinawa and the Japanese home islands. By the spring of 1945, the once mighty Japanese fleet has been virtually destroyed, leaving Japan open to invasion. The Japanese react by dispatching hundreds of suicide bombers against the Allied fleet surrounding Okinawa. By mid-May, the Allied fleet is losing a major ship a day to murderous swarms of kamikazes streaming out of Formosa and southern Japan. The radar picket line is the first defense and early warning against these hellish formations, but the Japanese direct special attention to these lone destroyers stationed north and west of Okinawa. One destroyer, the USS Malloy, faces an even more pressing issue when her Executive Officer Connie Miles begins to realize that the ship's much-admired Captain Pudge Tallmadge is losing his mind under the relentless pressure of the attacks. Set against the blazing gun battles created by the last desperate offensive of the Japanese, Executive Officer Miles and the ship's officers grapple with the consequences of losing their skipper's guidance—and perhaps the ship itself and everyone on board. Vividly authentic, historically accurate, and emotionally compelling, Sentinels of Fire is military adventure at its best, by an author whose career as a Navy captain informs every page.
Books 1-3: Pacific Glory, Ghosts of Bungo Suido, Sentinels of Fire
Author: P. T. Deutermann
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Award-winning author P. T. Deutermann's twenty-six years of military and government service, including a Pearl Harbor tour of duty, inform each page of his best works of World War II fiction. From one of the greatest writers of military fiction at work today, Deutermann's most beloved books Pacific Glory, Ghosts of Bungo Suido, and Sentinels of Fire, are available for the first time in a discounted eBook bundle: Ghosts of Bungo Suido: In late 1944, America's naval forces face what seems an insurmountable threat from Japan: immense Yamato-class battleships, which could change the course of the war. Lieutenant Commander Gar Hammond-an aggressive, attacking leader with a reckless streak-may be the navy's only hope to locate and stop the Japanese super-ship before it launches...if it even exists. Pacific Glory: A thrilling, multi-layered World War II historical adventure following two men and an unforgettable woman, from Pearl Harbor through the most dramatic air and sea battles of the war. Winner of the W. Y. Boyd Award for Excellence in Military Fiction. Sentinels of Fire: Set against the blazing gun battles and kamikaze attacks created by the last desperate offensive of the Japanese navy, the officers of the USS Malloy grapple with consequences that could cost them the ship itself and the lives of everyone on board.
From The Lone Ranger to Lonesome Dove, the Texas Rangers have been celebrated in fact and fiction for their daring exploits in bringing justice to the Old West. In Lone Star Justice, best-selling author Robert M. Utley captures the first hundred years of Ranger history, in a narrative packed with adventures worthy of Zane Grey or Larry McMurtry. The Rangers began in the 1820s as loose groups of citizen soldiers, banding together to chase Indians and Mexicans on the raw Texas frontier. Utley shows how, under the leadership of men like Jack Hays and Ben McCulloch, these fiercely independent fighters were transformed into a well-trained, cohesive team. Armed with a revolutionary new weapon, Samuel Colt's repeating revolver, they became a deadly fighting force, whether battling Comanches on the plains or storming the city of Monterey in the Mexican-American War. As the Rangers evolved from part-time warriors to full-time lawmen by 1874, they learned to face new dangers, including homicidal feuds, labor strikes, and vigilantes turned mobs. They battled train robbers, cattle thieves and other outlaws--it was Rangers, for example, who captured John Wesley Hardin, the most feared gunman in the West. Based on exhaustive research in Texas archives, this is the most authoritative history of the Texas Rangers in over half a century. It will stand alongside other classics of Western history by Robert M. Utley--a vivid portrait of the Old West and of the legendary men who kept the law on the lawless frontier.