Action, Historical Fiction
Rating Four stars out of five Posted 4/9/2016
I enjoyed this war story set in and past WWII in the Pacific and Indian Ocean areas.
The main character is Peter Van der Voort. He is supported by a cast of hundreds, both protagonist and antagonist.
The main story is fiction, but it is wrapped within accurate historical data of the war effort.
The story opens with the precursors to the defeat of the Dutch land and naval forces by the superior and ruthless Japanese wave that rolled over the entire region.
Peter is introduced when he and his flight crew are hand picked to sneak a precious cargo out of Java ahead of the invading Japanese army. But through a series of mishaps, bad planning and unexpected causalities his mission goes awry, and he ditches the valuable cargo. From that point on there is one harrowing adventure after another.
Peter is separated from his lover, Lizzie, as they experience danger, discrimination and betrayal. But both endure and manage to continue well past the end of the war.
Character development is good especially considering the large cast of characters. The plot is complex and the author's attention to details and research are exemplary.
There are a few minor editing errors, mostly missing words, and a few instances where past and present tense are mingled in the same sentences. Overall, the editing is good but not flawless.
I highly recommend this story for action/adventure and WWII fans.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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