Sentinels of Fire

Version: Unabridged
Author: Peter T. Deutermann
Narrator: Dick Hill
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: July 2014
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 5 minutes
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P. T. Deutermann’s World War II thrillers Pacific Glory and Ghosts of Bungo Suido have been acclaimed for their gripping action scenes, memorable characters, and realistic depictions of the United States Navy at war in the Pacific theater. Now, in Sentinels of Fire, Deutermann tells the dramatic tale of a lone destroyer, the USS Malloy, defending itself against unrelenting kamikaze attack in the desperate battle for Okinawa. By the spring of 1945, the once-mighty Japanese fleet has been virtually destroyed, leaving Japan open to invasion. Japan responds by dispatching hundreds of suicide bombers against the Allied fleet surrounding Okinawa. Patrolling miles off the coast, the USS Malloy is part of a squadron of ships assigned to warn the carrier formations closer to the island of impending kamikaze attack. Executive Officer Connie Miles begins to realize that Malloy’s much-admired Captain Tallmadge is losing his mind under the relentless pressure of the attacks. Facing multiple kamikaze and torpedo assaults each day, and watching their squadron diminish as ship after ship is destroyed, Miles and the ship’s junior officers grapple with the consequences of losing their skipper’s guidance—and perhaps the ship itself and everyone on board. Authentic, exciting, and emotionally wrenching, Sentinels of Fire is military adventure at its best, by an author whose career as a Navy captain informs the entire novel.

Reviews (1)

Written by Steve Foster on February 15th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Action scenes are very well done if you like WW 2 fiction. I highly recommend. The reader is very very good

Author Details

Author Details

Deutermann, Peter T.

P. T. DEUTERMANN spent twenty-six years in government service before retiring to begin his writing career. He is the author of eleven previous suspense novels, all in print with St. Martin's Press. He lives with his wife on their family farm in North Carolina.