America has dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
But Japan has only begun to fight. . . . In 1945, history has reached a turning point. A terrible new weapon has been unleashed. Japan has no choice but to surrender. But instead, the unthinkable occurs. With their nation burned and shattered, Japanese fanatics set in motion a horrifying endgame-their aim: to take America down with them. In Robert Conroy's brilliantly imagined epic tale of World War II, Emperor Hirohito's capitulation is hijacked by extremists and a weary United States is forced to invade Japan as a last step in a war that has already cost so many lives. As the Japanese lash out with tactics that no one has ever faced before-from POWs used as human shields to a rain of kamikaze attacks that take out the highest-value target in the Pacific command-the invasion's success is suddenly in doubt. As America's streets erupt in rioting, history will turn on the acts of a few key players from the fiery front lines to the halls of Washington to the shadowy realm of espionage, while a mortally wounded enemy becomes the greatest danger of all. Praise for Robert Conroy's 1901 "Likely to please both military history and alternative history buffs . . . The writing . . . keeps us turning the pages."
-Booklist "Fascinating . . . skillfully crafted."
-Oakland Press "Packed with action."
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- ISBN-13: 9780345494795
- ISBN-10: 0345494792
- Publisher: Ballantine Books
- Publish Date: May 2007
- Dimensions: 7.96 x 5.4 x 0.99 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.69 pounds
- Page Count: 448