Desperate to find someone to unite the battling interests of General Douglas MacArthur, Admiral Chester Nimitz, and OSS Chief “Wild Bill” Donovan, President Franklin D. Roosevelt puts Fleming Pickering in charge of the OSS’s Pacific operations. Immediately, two urgent missions fall into his lap: to contact and rescue a band of former American servicemen and their dependents on the run from the Japanese in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia; and at the same time, to set up a weather station in the Gobi to help direct planned aerial attacks against Japan. Pickering has a free hand to use whomever he pleases, and he is soon surrounded by many of the Marines on whom he has come to rely during the war: men like Ken McCoy, Ed Banning, Jake Dillon, Ernie Zimmerman, and — much to his surprise — a certain hotshot pilot named Malcolm Pickering, his son. Together they will venture in terra very much incognita — and with luck they may even come out alive...
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W. E. B. Griffin is also the author of the bestselling Corps, Brotherhood of War, Badge of Honor, Men at War, and Honor Bound series. He has been invested into the orders of St. George of the U.S. Armor Association and St. Andrew of the U.S. Army Aviation Association, and is a life member of the U.S. Special Operations Association; Gaston-Lee Post 5660, Veterans of Foreign Wars; China Post #1 in Exile of the American Legion; and the Police Chiefs Association of Southeast Pennsylvania, South New Jersey, and Delaware. He is an honorary life member of the U.S. Army Otter & Caribou Association, the U.S. Army Special Forces Association, the U.S. Marine Corps Raider Association, and the USMC Combat Correspondents Association.From AudioFile:
This recent entry in Griffin's series of Marine Corps novels is set primarily in China-a band of American servicemen and dependents is on the run from the Japanese in the Gobi Desert, and the protagonists are out to rescue them. The love interest, a stateless Russian beauty, makes her way from Singapore to the Gobi with her young child. Stephen Lang reads with an unspectacular, flat, middle-American accent, distinguishing characters through pitch and accent. He is effective with Russian and Chinese accents, for example. There is mild musical punctuation here and there, particularly for romantic scenes. D.R.W. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Brilliance Audio, 2013. Compact Disc. Book Condition: Brand New. mp3 una edition. 7.50x5.37x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1455850888