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Call to Arms (Corps, Bk 2)
Call to Arms - Corps, Bk 2
Author: W. E. B. Griffin
The Attack on Pearl Harbor swept America into the raging heart of war.  The stormy South Pacific Corps were ready to fight.  An elite fraternity united by  a glorious tradition of courage and honor, the Marine Raiders were bound to a triumphant destiny. 
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780515093490
ISBN-10: 0515093491
Publication Date: 9/1/1987
Pages: 384
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4.1 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: Jove
Book Type: Paperback
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The setting of the novel is Shanghai, China in early 1941 , before the onset of U.S. involvement in the hostilities known as World War II. We are first introduced to corporal Kenneth McCoy , a bright 21 year old Marine who has just "shipped over" for a second enlistment in the Marine Corps. After McCoy defends himself from the assault by a group of Italian Marines , by skillful use of a knife , he becomes known as "Killer" McCoy. Captain Edward Banning enters the series as the intelligence officer of th 4th Marines assigned to help McCoy as his defense officer at a Court Martial for killing the Italians. After "Killer" McCoy is cleared , Banning enlists Ken as an assistant in collecting intelligence on the Japanese army that is occupying China. Sergeant Ernest Zimmerman is a motor pool NCO who operates convoys to various Marine installations in the vicinity of Shanhai ; McCoy is subsequently assigned to the convoys to collect information for Banning , using his lowly status for cover. The Japanese provoke another incident wherin McCoy kills a number of "Chinese baandits" with Zimmerman , which results in his transfer back the the U.S.

Unbeknownst to McCoy , he was selected by Captain Sessions , who met Ken on the convoys ,to be run through an officers's course at Quantico. While at Quantico, Ken meets Malcom "Pick" Pickering who continues to play a major role in later novels, as well as his romantic interest in the person of Earnestine "Ernie" Sage.
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This is the second book in a series of 10 so far. I loved it. It is a quick read and very enjoyable.


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