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While the bloody battle for control of the Solomons rages on, two Marines are trapped at a Coastwatcher station on tiny Buka Island. They are there to report on Japanese air activity, and their position is becoming increasingly perilous, even while their supplies are diminishing rapidly; if they are not rescued soon, they may never make it off the island. On the orders of newly-commissioned Marine Brigadier General Fleming Pickering, a team is assembled: Captain Charles Galloway, still recuperating from his crash into the sea; Second Lieutenant Malcolm Pickering, Fleming's son and the owner of a dangerous daredevil streak; Lieutenant Ken 'Killer' McCoy, China Marine and hardened veteran; Sergeant Thomas McCoy, his brother, a man of such temper and talent that he keeps getting busted back to PFC and then promoted back again; and Sergeant George Hart, the youngest detective ever on the St. Louis vice squad, tricked into military service and now determined to make his mark. These men, and their colleagues, are about to attempt the impossible: to take the beleaguered Marines off Buka, under the very noses of the Japanese. They will have only one chance, so they'd better get it right.
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Echo Public Library Fic (Text) 37826000134861 Adult Fiction Book None 10/10/2001 Available -
Gilliam County Library F GRIF (The Corps #5) (Text) 37823000062713 Adult Fiction Book None 05/13/2005 Available -
Grant County Library AF GRIFFIN (Text) 37845000048723 Adult Fiction Book None 12/03/1996 Available -
Harney County Library FIC GRIFF (Text) 37720000023697 Adult Fiction Book None 07/21/2001 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview FIC GRIFFIN Corps 5 (Text) 37620000036881 Adult Fiction Book None 07/02/2004 Available -
OTLD Heppner Branch F GRI (Text) 33122001616286 Adult Fiction Book None 10/10/2001 Available -
Ontario Community Library Griffin, W.E.B (Text) 33330000024457 Adult Fiction Book None 10/10/2001 Available -
Pendleton Public Library F GRIFF (Text) 33122000290729 Adult Fiction Book None 10/10/2001 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library GRI (Text) 33892004316148 FICTION Book None 02/08/1996 Available -
Umatilla Public Library F Gri (Text) 37882000163574 Adult Fiction Book None 02/23/2004 Available -
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  • ISBN: 0399136711
  • Physical Description: 414 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Putnam, [1992]

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While the bloody battle for control of the Solomons rages on, two Marines are trapped at a Coastwatcher station on tiny Buka Island. They are there to report on Japanese air activity, and their position is becoming increasingly perilous, even while their supplies are diminishing rapidly; if they are not rescued soon, they may never make it off the island. On the orders of newly-commissioned Marine Brigadier General Fleming Pickering, a team is assembled: Captain Charles Galloway, still recuperating from his crash into the sea; Second Lieutenant Malcolm Pickering, Fleming's son and the owner of a dangerous daredevil streak; Lieutenant Ken 'Killer' McCoy, China Marine and hardened veteran; Sergeant Thomas McCoy, his brother, a man of such temper and talent that he keeps getting busted back to PFC and then promoted back again; and Sergeant George Hart, the youngest detective ever on the St. Louis vice squad, tricked into military service and now determined to make his mark. These men, and their colleagues, are about to attempt the impossible: to take the beleaguered Marines off Buka, under the very noses of the Japanese. They will have only one chance, so they'd better get it right.
Subject: United States. Marine Corps > Fiction.
United States > History, Military > 20th century > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.

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