By Robert Conroy
The United States has dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
But Japan has basically began to struggle. . . .
In 1945, background has reached a turning element. A bad new weapon has been unleashed. Japan has no selection yet to give up. yet as a substitute, the unthinkable happens. With their state burned and shattered, eastern fans set in movement a frightening endgame--their objective: to take the USA down with them.
In Robert Conroy's brilliantly imagined epic story of global warfare II, Emperor Hirohito's capitulation is hijacked through extremists and a weary usa is pressured to invade Japan as a final step in a battle that has already price such a lot of lives. because the eastern lash out with strategies that not anyone has ever confronted before--from POWs used as human shields to a rain of kamikaze assaults that take out the highest-value aim within the Pacific command--the invasion's good fortune is all of sudden unsure. As America's streets erupt in rioting, heritage will activate the acts of some key gamers from the fiery entrance traces to the halls of Washington to the shadowy realm of espionage, whereas a mortally wounded enemy turns into the best probability of all.
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Not even a few days’ respite? “Do I have time for a phone call? ” Ruger looked at his watch. “If we move fast, we can both make a phone call. Unless somebody changes their minds, we’ll be on a C-54 in about two and a half hours. You can forget the shower. ” Ruger stood up and Paul realized the captain was not as tall as he’d ﬁrst thought, only an inch or so taller than he was. Ruger held out his hand and Paul took it. Ruger’s grip was ﬁrm. “Morrell, welcome to whatever the hell we’re getting into.
She nodded into his chest, conscious that she was staining his khaki uniform with her tears. She was trying not to cry but it was futile. News of the continued war had hit home with a bulletin that said yet another atomic bomb had been dropped on Japan, this one on a place called Kokura. Kokura sounded like a bird calling, not a city that had just been wiped off the face of the earth. “Paul, it was so terrible here after the peace collapsed. Everybody had been celebrating victory, and then the rug was pulled out from under our feet and the crash was sickening.
Tradition dictated that he was to say “no excuse,” or something like that. Right now, Paul was too tired and dirty to care. “Sir, if I hadn’t been thrown in jail for no good reason yesterday, I would only have been two days late. As to the rest of it, my orders weren’t realistic. ” To Paul’s surprise, Ruger laughed. “The orders may not have been realistic, but most army orders aren’t. If we had told you to arrive as soon as you could, how long would you have taken? A year? Two? As to the other part, you were arrested for the crime of wearing a uniform in San Francisco, which, after the peace riots of a few weeks ago, is now off-limits to all military personnel and will remain that way for the foreseeable future.
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