Ghosts of Bungo Suido

Ghosts of Bungo Suido

[a Novel]

Book - 2013
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A thrilling WWII adventure set in a submarine in the Pacific, by the Boyd Award-winning author of Pacific Glory

In late 1944, America's naval forces face what seems an insurmountable threat from Japan: immense Yamato-class battleships, which dwarf every other ship at sea. Built in secrecy, these ships seem invincible, and lay waste to any challengers. American military intelligence knows of two such ships, but there is rumored to be a third, a newly-built aircraft carrier, ready to launch from Japan's heavily-defended and mined Inland Sea. Such a ship would threaten U.S. Pacific forces, allow Japan tolaunch air attacks against the U.S. mainland, and change the course of the war.

No American submarine has penetrated the Inland Sea; five boats and their crews have perished in the Bungo Suido strait. Lieutenant Commander Gar Hammond--an aggressive, attacking leader with a reckless streak--is now captain of a new submarine. Hammond may be the navy's only hope to locate and stop the Japanese super-ship before it launches . . . if it even exists.

P.T. Deutermann's previous World War II adventure, Pacific Glory, won acclaim from readers and reviewers, and was honored with the W. Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction, administered by the American Library Association. In Ghosts of Bungo Suido , Deutermann presents another sweeping, action-filled WWII novel, based on a true event from the Pacific theater.
A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2013.
ISBN: 9781250018021
Branch Call Number: FICTION DEU
Characteristics: 343 p. ; 25 cm.

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20rudy11
Aug 18, 2017

Great read. Hard to put down.

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cbx4evr
Aug 15, 2017

Great read. Much better than the Clive Cussler submarine story I read previous to this. Again though maps would have help to follow the locations better. Minimum profanity which is a plus for me.

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DenisDesautels
Jun 20, 2016

A great page turner, enjoyable read.

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JackPurcell
Nov 04, 2015

A person writing a WWII novel about the submarine war in the Pacific and POW camps in Japan isn't likely to write a better one than this. The 21st Century action packed escape-artist twists and turns would never have been attempted by anyone who actually experienced any of the events described in the book.
Evidently researching the novel did provide a perspective for the author concerning a realistic view of Japanese, the Japanese Empire, and the savagery of behavior enjoyed by the entire Japanese population where POWs were vulnerable to them.

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johnnybookreader
Sep 23, 2013

Bilge, NEXT!

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SEBoiko
Dec 19, 2013

In other words, spartans, come back with your shield or on it, ...

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SEBoiko
Dec 19, 2013

When in doubt, attack the bastards.

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