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Crusade: Destroyermen, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, along with the men and women of the USS Walker, have chosen sides in a war not of their making. They have allied with the Lemurians - a mammalian race whose peaceful existence is under attack from the warlike, reptilian Grik.

The Lemurians are vastly outnumbered and ignorant of warfare, and even the guns and technology of Walker cannot turn the tide of battle. Luckily, they are not alone. Reddy finally finds Mahan, the other destroyer that passed through the rift. Together, the two American ships will teach the Lemurians to fight and stand against the bloodthirsty Grik - or so they think.

For there is another vessel that does not belong on these strange seas - the massive Japanese battle cruiser Amagi, the very ship that Walker was fleeing from when the rift took them. Like Mahan, it followed them through. And now Amagi is in the hands of the Grik.

Battle stations! Listen to more in the Destroyermen series.

©2008 Taylor Anderson; (P)2008 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Dramatic.... At heart this novel is about how honor and ideals can bend or break under the stressful, life-and-death conditions of total war." (Publishers Weekly)
"Even better than the excellent Into the Storm." --(Booklist Starred Review)

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    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 09-18-09
    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 09-18-09 Member Since 2009
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    "excellent"

    Can't put it down. On to book 3

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    Daniel O. Buchholz Arlington, VA USA 01-13-09
    Daniel O. Buchholz Arlington, VA USA 01-13-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Great story"

    fun twist, giving a basically worthless destroyer a chance to bring salvation to a people about to overwhelmed by barbarians...

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    Nathaniel 07-09-17
    Nathaniel 07-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "More Interesting than a Movie"

    I would sit and listen to this over a lot of other shows. Good read!?

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    Mike Cummins 03-04-17
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    "Second time through.
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    I am listening to the series through s second time waiting for next book. Still a Great listen , especially the characters that are gone.

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    Brett 08-15-16
    Brett 08-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Lost Regiment fights WWII"

    Have to dock story points for being nearly a total imitation of Fortschens crossover Civil War series- at least through the first two books. Many characters and enemies are near carbon copies. A cut below the Lost Regiment but still entertaining through book two.

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    M WOJCIECHOWSKI 08-05-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Despite"

    The story is very good, but I want to introduce the author to a new word. Despite. He needs to delete the phrase, "in spite of" from his vocabulary. He uses it so much that it is distracting.

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    G. Parish 04-26-16
    G. Parish 04-26-16 Member Since 2013
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    "An old enemy returns"

    This second book ramps up the tension with the certain knowledge that the Grik are almost innumerable. In addition to this it seems the Japanese cruiser that hunted them has crossed to their world as well and has allied themselves to the Grik. It is a solid second book in the series.

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    Dennis 04-11-16
    Dennis 04-11-16 Member Since 2017
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    "very good series can't wait to get book 3"

    loved it looking forward to the rest of the story this ranks right up there with a couple of other books that I listened to

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    Nancy 04-07-16
    Nancy 04-07-16
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    "Great second book"

    I love this series and I will hear this again. This is like the third time now.

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    Reading Addict Northern California 04-07-16
    Reading Addict Northern California 04-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun second Destroyermen book"

    This book is the second installment of the Destroyer Men series. It continues the story of two US boats in the Pacific during the beginning of the war being hammered by the Japanese. Somehow while trying to evade the Japanese, the two boats find themselves in a different time period. In this book they find out that the Japanese boat that was firing on them in WWII is now in their new time period. Worse yet, the Japanese have formed an alliance with the enemy Gricks!
    Total escapism! Great narration.

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