A New York Times Bestselling Author It is the fall of 1950. The Marines have made a pivotal breakthrough at Inchon, but a roller coaster awaits them. The bit in his teeth, MacArthur is intent on surging across the 38th parallel toward the Yalu River; certain no Chinese are waiting for him. Operating undercover, Major Ken McCoy hears a different ...
A New York Times Bestselling Author It is the fall of 1950. The Marines have made a pivotal breakthrough at Inchon, but a roller coaster awaits them. The bit in his teeth, MacArthur is intent on surging across the 38th parallel toward the Yalu River; certain no Chinese are waiting for him. Operating undercover, Major Ken McCoy hears a different story entirely, and is just as intent on nailing down the truth before it is too late.
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I love this series of books! this book was no exception. Book was as stated and came in very quickly.
Sep 30, 2010
I loved this book as well as the entire saga. It left me wanting more. If this is indeed the last book in The Corps series I will be disappointed and I will miss the characters!
Dec 2, 2007
Convincing and tough
Griffin is back in the trenches of WWII. His portraits of truman, and especially Mcarthur are most convincing. The story of the power struggle between the two great men is illuminated in fiction in a way that an historical biography could not. Even so, Griffin is accurate to historical detail while he also egages the reader. A great read!
Publishers Weekly, 2003-11-17 Megaseller Griffin (Honor Bound; Brotherhood of War; Men at War) musters another solid entry in his series chronicling the history of the U.S. Marines, now engaged in the Korean War. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, nicknamed El Supremo by his subordinates, is taken by surprise when the North Korean Army surges south across the 38th parallel. After early losses, he rallies his troops and stems the tide, but not for long. Intertwining stories of literally an army of characters reveal how MacArthur and his sycophantic staff overlook the entire Red Chinese Army, which is massed behind the Yalu River and about to enter the war. Brig. Gen. Fleming Pickering attempts to mediate the ongoing battles between feisty, give-'em-hell Harry Truman and the haughty MacArthur, while worrying about his pilot son, Malcolm "Pick" Pickering, who has been shot down behind enemy lines. The introduction of the Sikorsky H-19A helicopter into the war by Maj. Kenneth "Killer" McCoy and sidekick Master Gunner Ernie Zimmerman details the invention of tactics that will become commonplace in Vietnam. Readers looking for guts and glory military action will be disappointed, as barely a shot is fired in anger, but fans of Griffin's work understand that the pleasures are in the construction of a complex, big-picture history of war down to its smallest details: "There were two men in the rear seat, both of them wearing fur-collared zippered leather jackets officially known as Jacket, Flyers, Intermediate Type G-1." Veterans of the series will enjoy finding old comrades caught up in fresh adventures, while new-guy readers can easily enter here and pick up the ongoing story. Author tour. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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