Shades of the Deep Blue Sea

Shades of the Deep Blue Sea

by Jack Woodville London
Shades of the Deep Blue Sea

Shades of the Deep Blue Sea

by Jack Woodville London


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From the award-winning author of the Best Military Fiction of 2018.

"Dead or Alive? London's approach to this question thrusts the reader into their own vision of immortality and an immensely entertaining story of the life/death struggle of a character that dramatically makes you want to see his destiny."

- Dan Witt, author of Marsh Musings for the Great Bend Tribune in Great Bend Kansas

"... an intriguing nautical adventure as well as a ripping good historical fiction complete with typhoons, spirits, and cannibals."

- Mark Bowlin, author of The Texas Gun Club novels

"The plot twists blew me out of the water. Narrowly avoiding burial at sea, born again Bart's heart is in the right place but the avalanche of his military misdeeds can only be held back so long. A depth of great writing with a creative approach to character development."

- Robert Goswitz, author of The Dragon Soldier's Good Fortune

As their ship crosses the Pacific, headed to war in the Philippines, the bumbling Olafson looks for ways to kill Bart who is looking for ways to stay alive, all while the crew of the Renegade begins to believe that Bart might already have become a shade. But, the winds of war blow Bart and Olafson to the Spice Islands and the Japanese, and to Saya, who is fighting a war of her own. Can they survive in a jungle world of cannibals, poisonous birds, and a woman bent on revenge against the Japanese?

Shades of the Deep Blue Sea is more than a historically-precise novel of World War II in the Pacific. It also is a riveting foray into dodging torpedoes, machine guns, and Japanese patrols that makes one wonder whether Bart could actually see what happened beforehand. A shade, after all, is more than just a change of color....

Shades of the Deep Blue Sea is another remarkable work of historical fiction from Jack Woodville London, author of Children of a Good War, winner of Best Historical Fiction, War and Military, 2018 and the French Letters Series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982120705
Publisher: Vire Press, LLC
Publication date: 09/03/2020
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Jack Woodville London is the author of four novels, including the acclaimed novel, French Letters: Children of a Good War, winner of the 2018 Gold Medal for Book of the Year in war and military fiction. He also wrote A Novel Approach, a non-fiction book on the craft of writing, is co-author of Texas Pattern Jury Charges, and author of more than thirty articles on history, literature, travel, law and art.

Jack studied the craft of fiction at the Academy of Fiction, St. Céré, France and at Oxford University. His writing career began with his appointment as managing editor during law school of the University of Texas International Law Journal.

In addition to writing, Jack teaches the craft to others. He is Director of Writing Education for Military Writers Society of America and regularly conducts writing programs for beginning writers, especially veterans.

Jack lives in Austin, Texas. Visit with him
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