Iron Gray Sea: Destroyermen
by Taylor Anderson
Review by Bill Lawhorn
Roc Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780451464545
Date: 03 July 2012 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Product Description: War has engulfed the "other" earth. With every hard-won victory and painful defeat. Matt Reddy and the allies encounter more friends--and even more diabolical enemies. At last in the arms of the woman he loves, Reddy still finds little peace. The vast sea and the scope of the conflict have trapped him too far away to help on either front but that doesn't mean he and Walker can rest.
Cutting short his "honeymoon", Reddy sails off in pursuit of Hidoiame, a rogue Japanese destroyer wreaking havoc in allied seas. Now that Walker is armed with the latest "new" technology, he hopes his battle-tested four-stacker has an even chance in a straight-up fight against the bigger ship--and he means to take her on.
Elsewhere, the long-awaited invasion of Grik "Indiaa" has begun, and the Human-Lemurian Alliance is pushing back against the twisted might of the Dominion. The diplomatic waters seethe with treachery and a final terrible plot explodes in the Empire of New Britain Isles. Worse, the savage Grik have also mastered "new" technologies and strategies. Their fleet of monstrous ironclads--and an army two years in the making--is finally massing to strike.