|Emne||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)|
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Hunter is determined to recover his pilot's license, which he foolishly lost in high school. Fresh out of Navy boot camp he is determined to 'keep his nose clean', but he has already acquired a reputation for action as he learns to be a coxswain and rifleman and advances up the ranks. His faith is challenged as he falls in love with a lovely black marine and survives his first combat. As he advances and as quartermaster on a ship bound for the Philippines under the command of a misfit and a drunk his leadership skills are challenged. He survives intense combat with insurgents and pirates and is troubled by the loss of friends. when rogue CIA agents kidnap his fiancee, he gathers a team of old WW2 Filipino Scouts and set out to search for his missing love. His 'Odyssey' teaches him to rely on the Lord for strength.