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Sentinels of fire : a novel, P. T. Deutermann

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Sentinels of fire : a novel
Title
Sentinels of fire
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
P. T. Deutermann
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Title
Sentinels of fire
Creator
Summary
Serving aboard the Allied destroyer USS Malloy, Executive Officer Connie Miles discovers that her much-admired captain is losing his mind under the pressure of unrelenting Japanese suicide bomber attacks. By the award-winning author of Pacific Glory. 25,000 first printing
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10317375
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.E887
LC item number
S47 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
P. T. Deutermann
Sentinels of fire : a novel, P. T. Deutermann

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