A Dawn Like Thunder
Three and a half stars. The book begins slow with two-man torpedo boats (a subject of a different Reeman book, set in Norway), but then casually tosses that aside for bigger game: spying, then a highly fictionalized retelling of Op ...more
Interesting insight gleaned from this book: Sometimes a jerk makes the best commander in a war.
After four years, the tide of war is turning in North Africa and Europe. The conflict in Southeast Asia, however, has reached new heights of savagery, and Operation Monsun poses a sinister threat to the hope of allied victory. The Special Operations mission off the Burmese coast requires volunteers. Men with nothing to live for, or men with everything to lose. The two-man torpedo — the chariot — is the ultimate weapon in a high-risk war…About the Author
Douglas Reeman joined the Navy in 1941.
Douglas Edward Reeman (born 15 October 1924, Thames Ditton) is a British author who has written many historical fiction books on the Royal Navy, mainly set during either World War II or the Napoleonic Wars.
Reeman joined the Royal Navy in 1940, at the age of 16, and served during World War II and the Korean War. He eventually rose to the rank of lieutenant. In addition to being a ...more