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Long Walk To The Sun (Jock Miles WW2 Adventure Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

William Peter Grasso
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In this alternate history adventure set in WW2’s early days, a crippled US military struggles to defend vulnerable Australia against the unstoppable Japanese forces. When a Japanese regiment lands on Australia’s desolate and undefended Cape York Peninsula, Jock Miles, a US Army captain disgraced despite heroic actions at Pearl Harbor, is ordered to locate the enemy’s elusive command post.

Conceived in politics rather than sound tactics, the futile mission is a “show of faith” by the American war leaders meant to do little more than bolster their flagging Australian ally. For Jock Miles and the men of his patrol, it’s a death sentence: their enemy is superior in men, material, firepower, and combat experience. Even if the Japanese don’t kill them, the vast distances they must cover on foot in the treacherous natural realm of Cape York just might. When Jock joins forces with Jillian Forbes, an indomitable woman with her own checkered past who refused to evacuate in the face of the Japanese threat, the dim prospects of the Allied war effort begin to brighten in surprising ways.

Jock Miles' WW2 adventures continue in Grasso’s Operation Long Jump.

About the Author

A lifelong student of history and lover of alternative historical fiction, William Peter Grasso’s novels explore the concept of “change one thing...and watch what happens.” The results are works of fiction in which the actual people and historical events are weaved into a seamless and entertaining narrative with the imagined. Retired from the aircraft maintenance industry, William Peter Grasso is a veteran of the US Army and served in Operation Desert Storm as a flight crew member with the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF). These days, he confines his aviation activities to building and flying radio-controlled model aircraft.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1368 KB
  • Print Length: 520 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AKIOFD0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #82,450 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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History is a parade of chance outcomes, influenced by any number of natural forces and human whims. As a lifelong student of history and lover of alternative historical fiction, William Peter Grasso's novels explore the concept "change one thing...and watch what happens." The results are works of fiction in which the actual people and historical events are weaved into a seamless and entertaining narrative with the imagined.

Grasso's five previous novels--East Wind Returns, Unpunished, Long Walk To The Sun, Operation Long Jump, and Operation Easy Street--have spent many months in the Amazon Top 100 for Alternative History and War. His newest novel, Operation Blind Spot, is the fourth book in the Jock Miles World War 2 adventure series, which began with Long Walk To The Sun.

Retired from the aircraft maintenance industry, Grasso is a veteran of the US Army and served in Operation Desert Storm as a flight crew member with the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF). These days, he confines his aviation activities to building and flying radio-controlled model aircraft.

Follow William Peter Grasso at: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorWilliamPeterGrasso

Contact William Peter Grasso at wpgrasso@cox.net

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5.0 out of 5 stars Long walk to the Sun 17 Mar. 2014
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I just couldn't put this book down. Very gripping from the very first chapter. If you like fiction and anything to do with the world wars this is it. Going to get the next book now. Operation long jump.
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5.0 out of 5 stars War in the Pacific 23 Feb. 2014
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A sort of alternative history together with a bit of a conspiracy theory regarding the activities of MacArthur and the United States of America forces taking on the Japanese in The Northern Territories of Austrralia together with the stance of the indigenous residents of this area.
Quite fascinating, very readable characters believable and likeable I enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 10 Sept. 2014
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Excellent read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 25 Oct. 2014
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Very good
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Recommended Read 1 Jan. 2013
By rcdac - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
William Grasso's stays true to his concept of "change one thing...and watch what happens" in "Long Walk to the Sun" he produced a well-crafted and entertaining tale. Grasso's alternative history begins with the Japanese destroying the fuel storage at Pearl Harbor during their December 7th attack, in reality this didn't happen. That one change to history sets up the rest of the story, which leads to a Japanese regiment landing on Australia's desolate and undefended Cape York Peninsula.

Into this alternative history Grasso thrusts believable characters. The plot is quick-paced with plenty of twists. The writer commands a firm grip on his subject matter and convincingly portrays the behind-the-lines politics as being just as deadly as jungle combat. What I liked most about "Long Walk to the Sun" was that despite the fact it is novel set in an alternative history Grasso made it a realistic story.

I highly recommend this novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read! 24 Oct. 2013
By greg laporte - Published on Amazon.com
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This was not what I expected at all. Great work Mr. Grasso! A terrific combination of history, adventure and a little romance....
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5.0 out of 5 stars great characters, and of course good guys and oh ... 8 July 2014
By D. Smalley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Well written, great characters, and of course good guys and oh so bad guys. The bad guys aren't always the Japanese either, try General MacArthur, and virtually all of his staff of toadys. It seems to be the grunts view of things, the higher the rank the worse the holder of the rank is. With exceptions of course.

Vivid (sometimes gruesome) descriptions of war. My only gripe is the descriptions of this book as 'alternate' history. Historical Fiction is the way it should be, and very fine 'historical fiction' it is.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Long walk to the sun 4 Feb. 2014
By ramon t garcia - Published on Amazon.com
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Good, easy and fun reading. Hard to put down at times. Action, adventure and romance very well integrated. Will definitely read Grasso,'s Operation Long Jump book with much anticipation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 15 Jan. 2014
By Robert Emanuel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Really well writen. Keeps you wanting to read on after a chapter is read to see what happens next. Great.
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