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Summary: The dawn of the DestroyermenÂ an imaginative alternate history saga. Pressed into service when World War II breaks out in the Pacific, the USS WalkerÂa Great-War vintage Âfour-stackerÂ destroyerÂfinds itself in full retreat from pursuit by Japanese battleships. Its captain, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy, knows that he and his crew are in dire straits. In desperation, he heads Walkerinto a squall, hoping it will give them coverÂand emerges somewhere else. Familiar landmarks appear, but the water teems with monstrous, vicious fish. And there appear to be dinosaurs grazing on the plains of Bali. Gradually Matt and his crew must accept the fact that they are in an alternate worldÂand they are not alone. Humans have not evolved, but two other species have. And they are at war. With its steam power and weaponry, the WalkerÂs very existence could alter the balance of power. And for Matt and his crew, who have the means to turn a primitive war into a genocidal Armageddon, one thing becomes clear. They must decide whose side theyÂre on. Because whoever they choose to side with is the winner.
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Matthew Patrick Reddy
Captain of the USS Walker, a vintage destroyer; finds himself in full retreat from Japanese battleships; heads into a squall hoping it will give them cover; discovers when they emerge that they are in an alternate world.