Orders is Orders by L. Ron Hubbard
(Stories from the Golden Age) (English and English Edition)

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The Chinese city of Shunkien is under siege, the Japanese military laying it to waste.  In the middle of the city sits the American consulate, a fragile sanctuary packed with refugees, threatened not only by artillery, but by the ravages of starvation and cholera.

200 miles away, on the USS Miami, stands their only hope—Marine Gunnery Sergeant James Mitchell.  As tough as Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan—and just as stubborn—if anybody can negotiate a crucial supply of gold and medicine through 200 miles of bullets, bombs and butchery, it’s Sergeant Mitchell. 

But the Japanese are the least of his problems.  First there’s Goldy Brown, the American fan-dancer who’s hitched along for the ride—a girl as unpredictable as her skirt is tight.  And then there’s the greatest enemy of all: alcohol.  Mitchell has a weakness for the bottle, and if he falls into one, it’s America that will pay the price.  

As a young man, Hubbard visited Manchuria, where his closest friend headed up British intelligence in northern China.  Hubbard gained a unique insight into the hostile political climate between China and Japan—a knowledge that informs stories like Orders Is Orders. In addition, he served as a First Sergeant with the 20th United States Marine Corps Reserve—giving him first-hand knowledge of what it means to be a Marine.

“Demonstrating his unique ability to relate even to the most complicated story with a keen eye for detail and realism, Hubbard’s stunning writing ability and creative imagination set him apart as one of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century.” —Publishers Weekly
 
 

About L. Ron Hubbard

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With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and '40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.
 
Published March 16, 2009 by Galaxy Press. 172 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, War, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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