Stephen Harding is the author of nine previous books, including the New York Times bestseller The Last Battle. He is a longtime journalist specializing in military affairs and currently is editor-in-chief of Military History magazine. His contributions on defence topics and aviation, military, and maritime history have appeared in Time, the Daily Beast, the San Francisco Chronicle, Air & Space Smithsonian, World War II, Jane's defence Weekly, and Air Enthusiast.
Kirkus Reviews, 3/1/16 A suspenseful recounting of the torpedoing of the USS Strong in the South Pacific in July 1943 and one soldier's subsequent eluding of capture on the Japanese-held Solomon Islands. An author who knows how to tell an exciting war story...Harding builds the suspense with intricate detail--and refreshingly, without, phony dialogue...An amazing journey through adversity and desperation.