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In Danger's Path by W. E. B. Griffin
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In Danger's Path (1998)

by W. E. B. Griffin

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Series: The Corps (8)

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Desperate to find someone to unite the battling interests of General Douglas MacArthur, Admiral Chester Nimitz, and OSS Chief 'Wild Bill' Donovan, President Franklin D. Roosevelt puts Fleming Pickering in charge of the OSS's Pacific operations. Immediately, two urgent missions fall into his lap: to contact and rescue a band of former American servicemen and their dependents on the run from the Japanese in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia; and at the same time, to set up a weather station in the Gobi.… (more)

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I really enjoyed this installment...all 26 hours of it. Griffin weaves real characters in with our novel staff and it's almost believable. The range of characters runs from FDR to the Marine on the beach. Some of the idiots get their comuppance, but there are still a few out there doing funny deeds. Sometimes, one wonders about their contribution to the story? Some of the loose ends come together and more are hanging--makes you wonder about the next book. ( )
  buffalogr | Feb 5, 2016 |
excellent series that tells the story of fictional Marines during WW2. ( )
  MatthewWhitman | Oct 12, 2015 |
A brilliant book. I am continually in awe of how Griffin can take his strong, relatable characters and interweave them with truly historical people such as Roosevelt, Nimitz, MacArthur et al, and provide the WWII theater and events for them to be in. Pickering and McCoy are charged by the president to establish a weather station in the middle of the Gobi Desert. Following this impossible task alongside all the other players (Weston, Pick, Zimmermann, Banning, and all the women they love), and seeing how it all comes together in the middle of the desert was a real joy, at least for this reader. ( )
  utbw42 | Aug 23, 2013 |
Great book ( )
  rzornow | Sep 10, 2006 |
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The Corps is respectfully dedicated to the memory of
Second Lieutenant Drew James Barrett III, USMC
Company K, 3d Battalion, 26th Marines
Born Denver, Colorado, 3 January 1945
Died Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam 27 February 1969
and
Major Alfred Lee Butler, III USMC
Headquarters 22nd Marine Amphibious Unit
Born Washington, D.C. 4 September 1950
Died Beirut, Lebanon, 8 February 1984
and to the memory of Donald L. Schomp
A Marine fighter pilot who became a legendary U.S. Army Master Aviator
                                           RIP 9 April 1989

                              "SEMPER FI!"
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Countess Maria Ludmilla Zhivkov, formerly of St. Petersburg, was united in holy matrimony to Captain Edward J. Banning, USMC, of Charleston, South Carolina, by the Very Reverend James Fitzhugh Ferneyhough, D.D., canon of the cathedral, in a 10:45 A.M. Anglican ceremony on 12 November 1941.  
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