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Publisher's Summary

While the bloody battle for control of the Solomons rages on, two Marines are trapped at a Coastwatcher station on tiny Buka Island. They are there to report on Japanese air activity, and their position is becoming increasingly perilous, even while their supplies are diminishing rapidly; if they are not rescued soon, they may never make it off the island. On the orders of newly-commissioned Marine Brigadier General Fleming Pickering, a team is assembled: Captain Charles Galloway, still recuperating from his crash into the sea; Second Lieutenant Malcolm Pickering, Fleming’s son and the owner of a dangerous daredevil streak; Lieutenant Ken “Killer” McCoy, China Marine and hardened veteran; Sergeant Thomas McCoy, his brother, a man of such temper and talent that he keeps getting busted back to PFC and then promoted back again; and Sergeant George Hart, the youngest detective ever on the St. Louis vice squad, tricked into military service and now determined to make his mark. These men, and their colleagues, are about to attempt the impossible: to take the beleaguered Marines off Buka, under the very noses of the Japanese. They will have only one chance - so they’d better get it right…
©1992 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Stuart Fujisaki on 01-27-13

In the Sweet spot of this Series.....

It was nice to return to familiar territory after slogging through that Bourne book earlier this week. By all definitions, Griffin’s books are my guilty pleasure. I’ve completed the entire Corps series more than a half-dozen times over the last 20 years and honestly, it’s like visiting old friends and favorite relatives, complete with all the quirks (he notoriously changes characters’ middle initials for no reason, even historical figures), inside jokes and catch phrases. Yes, yes I know you can write everything you know about that subject in a matchbook with a grease pencil. Now fully recharged, I can take on something more unfamiliar.....

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5 out of 5 stars
By JerryL on 01-25-13

Great story - extremely well written and narrated.

Excellent story - classic Griffin, lots of action and wonderfully developed characters. Most notable, Dick Hill is back to do the narration.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Keith K on 12-05-14

God Yarn

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The Corps is an excellent series and this is no exception.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Flemming Pickering

What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

Well read

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.
nothing more to add

Any additional comments?

None .

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