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Vows to the Fallen: O'Toole (Marathon #2)

by Larry Laswell

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In Vows To The Fallen, author Larry Laswell weaves a thrilling World War II historical military sea story that follows Lieutenant Patrick "Terror" O'Toole's tour of duty in the Pacific theater.

The author utilizes his extensive military experience to weave a compelling tale that captivates the reader from the beginning by transporting them into the middle of the war with Lt. O'Toole and his crew. The reader can't help but get caught up in this story, the richly descriptive settings in the Pacific in addition to the vivid war time details puts them on the edge of their seats and turning the pages.

The author provides factual historical data from World War II and interweaves it with a captivating story about one man's vow to uphold his responsibility for each assignment given and complete the mission to defeat the Japanese for his comrades who have fallen.

Lt. O'Toole is a driven man determined to make admiral, but the demons that haunts him from the words of his grandfather: always a failure and not adequate, it shakes him to his very core, making him question his ability to prove himself, and surrounds him in doubt. But when a Japanese cruiser ambushes the USS Green off the Guadalcanal coast, he and his surviving crew must push on and face new missions, for the war waits for no man. Lt. O'Toole rises from the abyss of the PTSD that has a hold of him and vows to complete every mission for those who have fallen. You can't help but cheer on Lt. O'Toole and his crew as they embark on each harrowing mission to defeat the Japanese.

This is a well-written story that flows smoothly from the beginning; with realistic characters and witty dialogue; to the various war settings and suspenseful twists and turns; author Larry Laswell pulls the reader into the midst of the wartime action in the Pacific, and doesn't let go until the climatic ending.

Vows To The Fallen is an intriguing and action packed World War II historical military sea tale that will take the reader on one hell of a thrill ride.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Pump Up Your Book.

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