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On the eve of America’s greatest victory in the Pacific, a catastrophic event disrupts the course of World War II, forever changing the rules of combat. . . .

The impossible has spawned the unthinkable. A military experiment in the year 2021 has thrust an American-led multinational armada back to 1942, right into the middle of the U.S. naval task force speeding toward Midway Atoll—and what was to be the most spectacular U.S. triumph of the entire war.

Thousands died in the chaos, but the ripples had only begun. For these veterans of Pearl Harbor—led by Admirals Nimitz, Halsey, and Spruance—have never seen a helicopter, or a satellite link, or a nuclear weapon. And they’ve never encountered an African American colonel or a British naval commander who was a woman and half-Pakistani. While they embrace the armada’s awesome firepower, they may find the twenty-first century sailors themselves far from acceptable.

Initial jubilation at news the Allies would win the war is quickly doused by the chilling realization that the time travelers themselves—by their very presence—have rendered history null and void. Celebration turns to dread when the possibility arises that other elements of the twenty-first century task force may have also made the trip—and might now be aiding Yamamoto and the Japanese.

What happens next is anybody’s guess—and everybody’s nightmare. . . .

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
June 1
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

sg751 ,

Great read!

Birmingham does a great job at incorporating a futuristic approach on a Navy from the future being placed in 1942. He doesn’t just go all out and give all the advantage to one side and give a happy ending approach of everyone working together right away. Showing the social and cultural struggles of both time lines really helps give a stronger grasp on as to how things would most likely be. Phenomenal read from start to finish

Banjo Darrell ,

Great time travel trilogy with drones but no GPS

If you like the movie “The Final Countdown” and wish there was more to it, these are the books for you. Well written, page turner. Similar but not the same plot as the movie. They are stuck back there after Pearl Harbor. Can they change the couse of history and bring a quick end to WW II using the flagship “The Hil” and her international escorts.

NyeB ,

Great Triology

I think these books are a great read. The author does a good job, sometimes too good, developing the story. Parts tend to drag, but overall good.

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