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Red Rain

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As the B-29 bombers began to pound Tokyo and most of the other major Japanese cities to rubble, the Japanese military became desperate to find a way to once again instill fear in its enemies. Out of such efforts was born the greatest secret of WWII — the fire balloon. One woman, Yoshi, camouflaging her identity, is sent to uncover these delicate but deadly creations.
Paperback, 270 pages
Published September 2008 by Writer's Lair
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E.J. Stevens
A passionate tale of military espionage, loyalty, and love.

Red Rain delves into the secrets of the fire balloons deployed by Japan towards the end of WWII, the news blackout that blanketed these events in secrecy, and the reality of internment camps where Japanese Americans were forced to live like criminals behind barbed wire. Red Rain is an intriguing, suspenseful read filled with engaging characters. Against the backdrop of war torn Japan, the US internment camps, and tinder-dry US countrysi
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who knew the Japanese had paper balloons with incendiary devices that floated to the US on the jetstream?
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Tim Wendel is an award-winning novelist and journalist. He is the author of a nine books, the latest being Summer of '68: The Season When Baseball, and America, Changed Forever, which named a Publisher's Weekly Top 10. His other titles include Castro's Curveball: A Novel and High Heat: The Secret History of the Fastball and the Improbable Search for the Fastest Pitcher of All Time, and Red Rain. ...more
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