Firestorm (Destroyermen Series #6)

Firestorm (Destroyermen Series #6)

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by Taylor Anderson
     
 

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BURNING WATERS
 
Designated Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, Matt Reddy must now contend with a new threat; the Dominion—humans whose lust for power matches the Grik. But even though the Grand Alliance recognizes the danger of the Dominion, it must deal with the land-based Grik first, leaving the Imperial navy—and USS Walker

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BURNING WATERS
 
Designated Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, Matt Reddy must now contend with a new threat; the Dominion—humans whose lust for power matches the Grik. But even though the Grand Alliance recognizes the danger of the Dominion, it must deal with the land-based Grik first, leaving the Imperial navy—and USS Walker—with little assistance.

As war rages, more Japanese ships come through the time-space maelstrom that the Americans call The Squall. One is a “Hell Ship,” carrying prisoners of an Imperial Japan that is growing ever more ruthless in the face of looming defeat. Escorting it is a new, state-of-the-art destroyer, whose officers recognize no rules of war.

Fighting on two fronts, Reddy is plunged into a firestorm of loyalty, betrayal, and sacrifice. But nothing can prepare him for a devastating new Grik weapon—a weapon that could wipe out all who oppose them…

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“I cannot recommend Taylor Anderson too highly.”—David Weber, author of Out of the Dark

“Taylor Anderson has brought a fresh new perspective to the tale of crosstime shipwreck.”—S.M. Stirling, author of The Lord of Mountains

“Taylor Anderson and his patched-up four-stackers have steamed to the forefront of alternative history. All aboard for a cracking great read!”—E. E. Knight, author of March in Country
 
“Taylor Anderson is one of the best at military science fiction as his plots combine cerebral thought-provoking issues within a great adventure tale; the alternate realm of the Destroyermen saga is worth the journey.”—Alternative Worlds

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101544556
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Series:
Destroyermen Series , #6
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
41,973
File size:
872 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“I cannot recommend Taylor Anderson too highly.”—David Weber, author of Out of the Dark

“Taylor Anderson has brought a fresh new perspective to the tale of crosstime shipwreck.”—S.M. Stirling, author of The Lord of Mountains

“Taylor Anderson and his patched-up four-stackers have steamed to the forefront of alternative history. All aboard for a cracking great read!”—E. E. Knight, author of March in Country

“Taylor Anderson is one of the best at military science fiction as his plots combine cerebral thought-provoking issues within a great adventure tale; the alternate realm of the Destroyermen saga is worth the journey.”—Alternative Worlds

Meet the Author

Taylor Anderson is a gunmaker and forensic ballistic archaeologist who has been a technical and dialogue consultant for movies and documentaries. He is also a member of the National Historical Honor Society and of the United States Field Artillery Association, which awarded him the Honorable Order of St. Barbara. He has a master’s degree in history and has taught that subject at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.

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Firestorm 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1942 three combat vessels fell from this world into another realm. The two American destroyers and their enemy Japanese battle cruiser found an odd world. The dinosaur-like Grik are ethnically cleaning the feline-like Lemurians. The Japanese join the Grik side while USS Walker Commander Matthew Reddy unites his crew, those of the American frigate the USS Donaghey, the Lemurians and the human Empire of the New Britain Isles. However, another human empire, the Holy Dominion has a different plan to eradicate the two sentient non human species and the otherworldly humans while subjecting their rival Empire of the New Britain Isles. Matthew, leading the ally military forces against the Grik-Japanese alliance, worries that his side faces a two front war while more Japanese ships come through the Squall from earth with ruthlessness as the only rule of engagement because they believe in victory at all costs. The Destroyermen series (see Distant Thunders and Rising Tides) always provides non-stop military action with the latest entry not only living up to its predecessors but complicating the playing field. The story line is fast-paced from the onset and never slows down as Matthew uses all types of battle tactics to compensate for the Japanese superior ships and amoral disdain for collateral damage. Part of his plan is to take the fight to the Spanish conquistador Old Dominion on land and at sea but must also deal with the Japanese and the diabolically clever Grik. Although only Matthew stands out in a cast that would make Cecil B DeMille proud, fans will enjoy World War II. Harriet Klausner
ernie-military_retired More than 1 year ago
I was looking forward to this as I have read the previous five books in the series. I was not disappointed. As with most books, there were a few slow spots, but all in all a good read. I am waiting for Number 7 to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love books like this series. Not sense ""the lost regiment" have i been hooked on a book series waiting impatiently for the next book in the series to be published. There are some inaccuracies about the ships, damage control etc but all in all i would tell anyone to get the previous 5 books as well as the 6"th one out now. I am chomping at the bit about when or if ? A 7th book is gonna be in the works and how soon will it be avail if so. Get this whole series for a good read
TOMTE More than 1 year ago
FIRESTORM CONTINUES THE SAGA WHILE EXPANDING THE STORYLINE, I LOOK FOWARD TO MORE CHAPTERS
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I've loved this series from the very beginning.
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hhkh More than 1 year ago
another great book by taylor anderson keep them coming
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follows storyline well. lesves you wanting more. also read book #7 and can't wait for #8
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