When Duty Whispers Low

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When Duty Whispers Low

A Todd Ingram Novel

Authored by John J. Gobbell

Lieutenant Commander Todd Ingram faces his biggest challenge to date as his best friend turns against him when the chips are down. It's 1943 and the U.S. Navy is caught in a fierce battle against the Japanese in the South Pacific. At stake is the Allies newly won Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. But Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, Commander in Chief of the Imperial Japanese Combined Fleet and architect of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, desperately wants Guadalcanal back. In fact, he is being increasingly pressured by the Japanese High Command and General Tojo himself, to seize back the Solomon Islands - or else.
Thus, Yamamoto launches "Operation I," throwing everything into the foray. He scrapes together top-line dive bombers and torpedo planes from all over the Pacific to carry out a series of Pearl-Harbor sized bombing raids in the Solomons. In response, the Allies introduce the proximity fuse to the fleet a top-secret anti-aircraft detonator that can greatly assist the U.S. Navy in their desperate fight against Japanese dive bombers and torpedo planes.
However, in the heat of battle Commander Jerry Landa, captain of the destroyer USS Howell, refuses to use the fuse-and pays the price as the Howell, is torn in half by Japanese "Val" dive bombers.
As executive officer, Lieutenant Commander Todd Ingram confronts Landa, questioning his judgement with the two at great odds during battle. As Ingram and Landa fight to survive "Operation I," Yamamoto personally directs the raids that will return him to the glory of December 7, 1941; raids that will facilitate the recapture of Guadalcanal and that will cripple the United States Navy forever.

Publication Date:
0983913846 / 9780983913849
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / War & Military

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