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Taylor Andersonis theNew York Timesbestselling author of the Destroyermenseries. A gunmaker and forensic ballistic archaeologist, Taylor has been a technical and dialogue consultant for movies and documentaries. He is also a member of the National Historical Honor Society and 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. He lives in nearby Granbury with his family.


Anderson raises the stakes for Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker in this dramatic sequel to 2008's Into the Storm. The sailors and marines become further enmeshed in the politics of the parallel Earth into which their WW2 destroyer has mysteriously been transported. As they deal out rough justice to miscreants in the ranks and prepare their pacifist Lemurian allies to fight the Grand Swarm of the reptilian Grik, they in turn must face their own worst nightmare: the appearance of a Japanese battle cruiser. Anderson throws in tense land battles against overwhelming odds, a massive typhoon and a phenomenal aerial duel, but despite the pyrotechnics, at heart this novel is about how honor and ideals can bend or break under the stressful, life-and-death conditions of total war. (Oct.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Praise for the Destroyermen series

"Taylor Anderson...[has] steamed to the forefront of alternative history."--E. E. Knight, national bestselling author "A new, genuinely different 'alternate Earth' story."--David Weber, New York Times bestselling author "Gripping and riveting...I look forward to the unfolding of this series and his subsequent work."--S.M. Stirling, New York Times bestselling author "Pick up the Destroyermen series and kick back and enjoy."--SFRevu "Action sci-fi doesn't get significantly better than this."--Booklist "Simply put, this is great stuff."--Fresh Fiction

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