The Smoldering Sea Author:U. S. Andersen THE SMOLDERING SEA is a steel-hard novel of men at sea in wartime. Explosive, bawdy, spiced with virile humor, it tells of an embittered captain, his Liberty ship, and his volatile, rebellious crew. — "Ribald, realistic and brutal, this story is not for the squeamish but for the reader who wants realism in his tragedy and men who behave like men,... more » all kinds of men." --BOSTON TRAVELLER
And what men! There's the muscle-bound, skull-cracking first mate, Doig, who liked to smash his men into submission and eventually got himself mixed up in the wildest shore leave you ever read about. There's Brown, the 90-day wonder, trying hard to be the right kind of officer. There's the ape-like Rizzio, who found himself a murderer; the soft, decadent Mason. But above all, there's Ransel, the somber captain of the ROBIN WEST, so driven by his obsessions that he blindly sailed his ship into the great naval battle at Guadalcanal -- and there met the entire Japanese fleet!
Illustrated with 30 powerful drawings by Tom Dunn.« less