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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (July 30, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250018021
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250018021
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #352,710 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Military novelist Deutermann, known for action-packed WWII naval fiction (Pacific Glory), has created by far the best entry in his Sea Stories series...This is marvelous military fiction; fast-paced, exciting, and utterly convincing." —Starred Publishers Weekly Review

"A World War II naval thriller in the tradition of Edward L. Beach's Run Silent, Run Deep, pitting an American submarine against daunting odds...The story is full of surprising twists and spectacular explosions...A first-rate yarn of war and the sea that will keep the reader on edge right to the end." —Starred Kirkus Review

"P.T. Deutermann’s gripping maritime thriller, “Ghosts of Bungo Suido,” delivers on the promise of its exotic title. Into this yarn of a perilous mission in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, Deutermann packs capsizing ships, surprise attacks and explosive battles." —The Washington Post

About the Author

P. T. DEUTERMANN is the author of fifteen previous novels, including The Last Man and Pacific Glory, which won the W. Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction.  Deutermann spent twenty-six years in military and government service, which included a Pearl Harbor tour of duty; his father was a Vice Admiral in the WWII Pacific theater, and his uncle and older brother were submariners, whose stories helped inform this novel.  He lives with his wife in North Carolina.


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Peter T. Deutermann
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Peter Deutermann was born in Boston in 1941. His father was in the Navy, so he subsequently lived all over the United States and also in Argentina. He graduated from the naval academy in 1963 and served in the navy for 26 years, rising to the rank of Captain. While in the navy, he published one textbook on naval operations and several professional articles in navy-oriented journals. He held three commands: a Swiftboat in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, a guided missile destroyer in the Atlantic Fleet, and a destroyer squadron based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. His last tour of duty was as the division director for chemical, biological, and radiological weapons arms control negotiations on the staff of the Joint Chiefs in Washington, DC.
He retired from active duty in 1989 and began his fiction-writing career. He has published fifeen novels since 1992, all with St. Martins Press, including the just-released World War II navy novel, entitled Pacific Glory. He is currently working on his next book, Ghosts of Bungo Suido, a World War II navy submarine story, scheduled for publication in 2013.
In addition to a BS in naval engineering, Mr. Deutermann holds an MA in public administration from the University of Washington. He is also a Member of the Royal College of Defence Studies in London. He is married and has two children. Mr. Deutermann and his wife of 44 years live in Rockingham County, in the Piedmont of North Carolina, on their family pony farm.

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Life and military practice on board a well built diesel submarine.
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I loved it - I have read all of P.T. Deutermann's books, and I loved every one of them, but this one was THE BEST of them all..
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The story is good, and the characters are well-developed and believable.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Crowe on August 9, 2013
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As a devoted fan of P T Deutermann--and one who wishes he would go back to the Cam Richter stories--he is never better than when he goes to sea, especially under it. This intrigue about attacking Japan's largest carrier protected by a narrow entry that is heavily mined to the Inland Sea and a secret mission to set up the climactic moments of the war with Japan are top notch entertainment from the naval officer who knows of what he writes. His characters are alive on the page at every moment of the pursuit and engagement with the enemy and he extends that skill beyond the water in this story as his main character finds himself adrift and alone. Deutermann's love interests are often the weakest part of his stories and some of that is true here, but no one can fault the man when he is fighting the war at sea. For fans of this type of story, this will not disappoint.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By plane on August 10, 2013
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A tribute to the gallant men that comprised the U.S. Navy's submarine service during World War II. Deutermann is a retired Navy Captain that did not serve on undersea boats, but with help from relatives that did and his own research has written a totally absorbing novel about this all volunteer group known as the Silent Service. Losses of both men and boats were huge, and when a submarine ceased reporting in all that could be assumed was that it was sunk and all aboard were dead.
Action in the book is set in 1945 at a point where Japan was being beaten on land and at sea, but due to the Japanese nature no surrender was envisioned and a fight to the death was probable. Gar Hammond is the skipper of the submarine Dragonfish and has built himself a reputation as a reckless no nonsense officer. After a successful mission he is tasked by his supervisor with a two fold and very dangerous mission. A huge aircraft carrier is being completed at a facility along the inland sea in Japan itself. Five other submarines have attempted to attack it and were lost and presumed sunk. It is the last attempt by Japan to bring the fight back to the U.S. and restore a sagging morale in their nation. Gar is ordered to make another attempt to destroy the carrier, and as an important second part of the mission to carry a Japanese national, loyal to the U.S. back to the island he comes from in order to carry out a secret mission. In orders he carries to be opened upon arrival at the inland sea the landing of the Japanese civilian with a small device he carries is to take priority over any other aspects of the mission.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By russell nusbickel on August 29, 2013
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Having given away a library of about 200 submarine books (collected over 20 years) to
a disabled Navy veteran I was glad to come across this book as sub stories are getting harder to find.

I agree with all of the reviews and have only a small comment to add.
Deutermann has the sinking of the "Shinano" as occurring during a transit from
Kure navy yard to the Tokyo navy yard. Actually it occurred in the reverse as
Captain Enright in his book "Shanano" has the sinking during the ship's transit from Tokyo to Kure and before it would have entered Kii Suido.
A trivial point and being a book of fiction the author can put it anywhere he wants.

In today's political correctness and social sensitivity I was surprised at some of the derogatory comments of the Japanese allowed in the book but heartily agree and thank the author for not pulling any punches as this was the reality of thoughts at the time.

I hope that I can find other new sub stories.

Russ
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By foxtrotoscar on August 28, 2013
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The submarine portion of this book is excellent, with all the control room dialog to make it very authentic. I wished this portion could have been longer with more action scenes. But, the next section about the POW experiences seemed a trifle long and overly detailed. The same could be said about the final section concerning the protagonist's trial. There are a few points during the story that require a stretch of the reader's credulity, but not to the point where they detract from the overall plot. In the main, this was a thoroughly enjoyable book that should be a real find for any submarine enthusiast.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bob Strange on August 27, 2013
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I have read all of Pete Deutermann's military related novels and with his latest WWII novel,it keeps the reader' interest from beginning to end.. The book is hard to put down once you start, it touches on the sinking of Japanese carrier SHINANO, life as a POW in Japan, the dropping of A-bombs that ended WWII, and the post war demobilization of US forces. All in all, a great read
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Buddypup on August 27, 2013
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Fast moving sub action, Navy brass political games, WWII Japanese bias, with a little sex thrown in for good measure.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jerry M. on August 25, 2013
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Great story. Like all Captain Deutermann's books you want to read them again and again the recorded are one you want to listen to over and over. Love the unique terms only a sailor would know. His stories bring back old memories. I always tell my friends to read his books. I really look forward to his next book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jack sharpless on August 17, 2013
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This book is typical Deutermann excellence. He has the incredible ability to mix accurate military operations and military politics with beautifully told warm human stories. I look forward to his next book. Five stars
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