By Peter T. Deutermann
Aboard the toilet Bell Hood, in the course of the Vietnam struggle, Lieutenant Brian Holcomb uncovers a dangerous mystery which can break his profession or the lives of hundreds of thousands of guys, whereas, on land, his spouse Maddy reveals herself interested in one other guy. by means of the writer of Scorpion within the Sea.
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Brian, I’m sorry. I know” “Hey, don’t sweat it. I understand. ” “Yes, I should have. ” She felt herself shrinking into the covers, even as his expression changed when he realized what he had said. “Maddy, I’m sorry. ” she asked in a small voice. “I only meant that, well, if you had kids, you wouldn’t be alone when the ship left. The family would still be here. ” “All we’re doing is picking at each other. I hate the fact that you’re leaving, and I understand that you’re not doing this to hurt me or to leave me alone.
Y. 10010. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 94-2670 ISBN: 0-312-95396-8 Printed in the United States of America St. Martin’s Press hardcover edition published 1994 St. Martin’s Paperbacks edition/May 1995 10 987654321 This book is dedicated to the thousands of men and women of the United States Navy who served honorably during the Vietnam War. Acknowledgments I wish to thank George Witte, Carol Edwards, and Sally Richardson at St. Martin’s Press for their extensive help with this book, and also my wife, Susan, for her sustaining confidence in this story.
He graduated in the top 10 percent of his class, intensely proud that he had beaten the system, grown up physically and mentally, and attained a certain veneer of toughness and purpose not necessarily characteristic of a brand-new college graduate. In later years, he would sheepishly admit that the system had taken the defeat gracefully. By the time he had reached Hood, those same values instilled with such thoroughness at the Academy had produced a seasoned lieutenant who still tended to take things seriously, to assume that everyone else did, too, and that the people he worked for and with had the same sense of dedication to duty that he did.