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Destroyermen #02: Crusadeby Taylor Anderson
Synopses & Reviews
New York Times bestselling author Taylor Andersons phenomenal alternate history Destroyermen series continues as a game-changing conspiracy throws the hope of honor, trust, and survival into chaos....
Matt Reddys old Asiatic Fleet destroyer USS Walker has been mysteriously transported to an alternate version of earth. Here WWII is no longer raging, and Reddy and his crew have been trying to find a new place for themselves in this strange new world.
Now, along with the felinoid Lemurians and Imperial allies, they fight to keep the reptilian Grik, a race growing in supremacy, from reconquering the Lemurians ancestral home on Madagascar. Reddy and his crew are exhausted, far from reinforcements, and wildly outnumbered, so the odds seem greater than ever before. As for the fate of the Americas, Don Hernan and the evil Dominion have gathered to annihilate the forces behind the walls of Fort Defiance as a shadowy power with an agenda all its own rises with chilling resolve.
As the war teeters on a knife-edge, a tipping point may have been reached at last—and cold steel and hot-blooded valor will remain the ultimate weapons.
The agripping and rivetinga( S.M. Stirling, author of The Scourge of God) Destroyermen saga continues.
Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, along with the men and women of the USS Walker, have chosen sides in a war not of their making. Swept from the World War II Pacific into an alternate world, they have allied with the Lemuriansaa mammalian race threatened by the warlike reptilian Grik.
The Lemurians are vastly outnumbered and ignorant of warfare, and even the guns and technology of Walker cannot turn the tide of battle. Luckily they are not aloneaReddy finally finds Mahan, the other destroyer that passed through the rift. Together, the two American ships will teach the Lemurians to make a stand. Or so they think.
For the massive Japanese battleship Amagi, the very ship that Walker was fleeing from when the rift took them, has followed them through. And now the Amagi is in the hands of the Grik.
Swept from the Pacific of World War II into an alternate world, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of the U.S.S. "Walker" have allied with the Lemurians--a mammalian race threatened by the warlike reptilian Grik. But their greatest threat is yet to come.
Swept from the World War II Pacific into an alternate world, Lietenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker have allied with the peaceful Lemurians in their struggle against the warlike, reptilian Grik. But the greatest threat is yet to come. For the massive Japanese battleship that Walker was fleeing back in the Pacific also came through the rift, and it?s in the hands of the Grik.
About the Author
Taylor Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Destroyermen novels, including Deadly Shores, Storm Surge, Iron Grey Sea, Firestorm, and Rising Tides. He is also a gunmaker and forensic ballistic archaeologist who has been a technical and dialogue consultant for movies and documentaries. He is a member of the National Historical Honor Society and the United States Field Artillery Association, which awarded him the Honorable Order of St. Barbara. He has a masters degree in history and has taught that subject at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. He lives in nearby Granbury with his family.
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