Best-selling author John Shors is a master storyteller. A novel of mercy, love, and renewal in a time of war, Beside a Burning Sea is hailed as "a magical read" (Publishers Weekly). During World War II, the hospital ship Benevolence is providing relief to victims in the South Pacific when she is torpedoed and sunk. Among the survivors are a troubled nurse named Annie and the wounded Japanese soldier named Akira who saves her life.
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"Nine people are marooned on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific in 1942. They are the only survivors of a Red Cross hospital ship torpedoed by the Japanese. Among them are several of the ship's crew, nurses, the captain, his wife, a Japanese prisoner, a stowaway, and a spy. The castaways learn to live together and depend upon one another, but there's a serpent in paradise--and there IS a war going on. The island could be invaded by Japanese troops at any moment. With Richard Poe at the microphone, good-old-fashioned B-movie melodrama becomes an appealing adventure story. Predictable plotting becomes engrossing, and stereotypical behaviors become engaging. In the final chapters, Poe's voice offers a secure port in the not wholly unexpected tropical storm. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
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