Under Fire by W. E. B. Griffin

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After the epic struggle of World War II, W.E.B. Griffin's bestselling chronicle of the Marine Corps enters a new stage of modern warfare—with new weapons, new strategies, and a new breed of warrior—on the battlefields of Korea…

 

In 1950, Captain Ken McCoy's report on North Korean hostilities meets with so much bureaucratic displeasure that he is promptly booted out of the Corps—and just as promptly picked up by the fledgling CIA. Soon, his predictions come true: on June 25th the North Koreans invade across the 38th parallel. Immediately veterans scattered throughout military and civilian life are called up, many with only seventy-two hours notice. For these men and their families, names such as Inchon and Pusan will acquire a new, bloody reality—and become their greatest challenge of all…

 


 

About W. E. B. Griffin

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William E. Butterworth IV has worked closely with his father, W.E.B. Griffin, for a decade, and is the coauthor of seven previous books with him, most recently The Vigilantes and The Outlaws.
 
Published December 31, 2002 by Jove. 604 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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The ninth paean to Griffin’s Marine Corps (Behind the Lines, 1996) makes for a whopping 32 blockbusters on his shelf: the Honor Bound, Brotherhood of War, Badge of Honor, and Men at War series.

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After eight books in the popular WWII Corps series, Griffin's latest kicks off on the Korean peninsula, where forces from the Communist North have just stormed over the 38th Parallel. Within a

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Publishers Weekly

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Ken McCoy and Master Gunner Ernie Zimmerman skulk behind enemy lines, seizing a crucial island in preparation for the invasion, a new calamity breaks out: Pickering's son, daredevil pilot Malcolm ("Pick"), gets shot down over a North Korean rice paddy.

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The Wargamer

The Secrets of Inchon by Eugene Franklin Clark The Marines of Autumn: A Novel of the Korean War by James Brady The Coldest War: A Memoir of Korea by James Brady Dog Company 6 by Edward Howard Simmons Korean War: ...

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The Wargamer

McCoy, Zimmerman and Banning are all China Marines and McCoy carries much of the series forward from China onward through the Pacific in World War II.

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