Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
When Duty Whispers Low: A Todd Ingram Novel (Todd Ingram Series) (Volume 3) Paperback – July 5, 2017
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
From Publishers Weekly
The fourth novel from the writer of historical military thrillers (The Last Lieutenant, A Code for Tomorrow) combines two actual events from 1943 the killing of Isoroku Yamamoto and the introduction of proximity fuses into antiaircraft artillery shells which the author (himself a veteran naval officer) highlights as watershed moments in the Pacific theater of WWII. Opening in the wake of the Japanese withdrawal from Guadalcanal and the attendant brutal naval battles, the novel follows the story of Comdr. Jerry Landa and Lt. Todd Ingram, the skipper and executive officer, respectively, of the U.S.S. Howell, a destroyer on patrol in the notorious "Slot" of New Georgia Sound. Landa's brother, Josh, working on top-secret proximity fuses for American antiaircraft shells, is killed during a research accident. When ammunition with the new fuses turns up at the Howell, the grieving Landa prohibits their use in his ship's guns. Predictably, the Howell is crippled in a Japanese air attack and forced to beach on an island. A subsequent battle with Japanese Marines and a dramatic evacuation by PT boat leads to a race between navies to get to the store of the new ordnance in the Howell's hulk. Extensive subplots featuring the cast's many principals (Landa's romance with the widow of one of his KIA friends and Ingram's stalking by a U.S. government assassin over a security breach) round out the action, but it is the convincing historical detail from the grim Guadalcanal mortality chart to the "monster" battleship Musashi and the famous victory missive"Pop Goes the Weasel" that really distinguishes this book from the competition.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Library Journal
The sequel to A Code for Tomorrow, this is Gobbell's third book featuring Lt. Commander Todd Ingram and his exploits during World War II. It begins with Ingram as the executive officer of the USS Howell, a destroyer in the South Pacific. As the war takes its toll of men and ships, he must make some important decisions: will he take command of his own destroyer or accept a post at home to be near his wife? Ingram must also resolve whom to trust his old friend and commanding officer, Jerry Landa, or the navy's rising star, Captain Ashton. The battle scenes are frequent (there is a war on, after all), straightforward, and realistic. Gobbell knows how to keep the story moving without overdoing the mayhem. In fact, things frequently get muddled when the action breaks and characters are left to interact with one another; they repeat themselves and quarrel for no good reason. While this may be true-to-life behavior, it's a drag on the narrative. Thankfully, the battles soon resume, and the book regains its edge. Fans of World War II fiction and David Poyer's novels will enjoy this latest entry. Recommended for all public libraries. Patrick J. Wall, University City P.L., MO
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Amazon, you NEED to send me my money back. You should be totally ashamed to put your name behind this kind of quality and actually charge for it.
When Duty Whispers Low” is a thoroughly researched World War II novel. It has characters that are real with real problems and fears with two enemies who must join forces in battle. It is a continuation of a series by John J. Gobbell, whose own experience on a destroyer makes “When Duty Whispers Low” another winner of his that is worth reading.
Jeannie Walker (Award-Winning Author) "I Saw the Light" - A True Story of a Near-Death Experience
Also, unless I am mistaken a problem has popped that seems to be plaguing today's Pacific war authors. I don't think the phrase "Haze grey and Underway" was a WWII phrase. I believe this will also hold true for many of the acronyms used. They are simply too modern.
Fix these annoying items and I'll re-rate to 4.
The bad news is the bad proofreading. I have never seen as many proofing errors in my life. At least one error of some kind every other page. You got used to the minor ones, but there were far too many cases where several words or lines were just gone. Frequently a couple of capitol letter "B 's" showing where the missing text should be. Very bad quality control. Kindle should be ashamed.