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By L. Ron Hubbard

The chinese language urban of Shunkien is below siege, the japanese army laying it to waste.  in the course of the town sits the yankee consulate, a delicate sanctuary jam-packed with refugees, threatened not just by means of artillery, yet via the ravages of hunger and cholera.

200 miles away, at the USS Miami, stands their in basic terms hope—Marine Gunnery Sergeant James Mitchell.  As difficult as Tom Hanks in Saving inner most Ryan—and simply as stubborn—if anyone can negotiate a vital offer of gold and drugs via two hundred miles of bullets, bombs and butchery, it’s Sergeant Mitchell. 

But the japanese are the least of his problems.  First there’s Goldy Brown, the yank fan-dancer who’s hitched alongside for the ride—a lady as unpredictable as her skirt is tight.  after which there’s the best enemy of all: alcohol.  Mitchell has a weak point for the bottle, and if he falls into one, it’s the United States that would pay the price.  

As a tender guy, Hubbard visited Manchuria, the place his closest pal headed up British intelligence in northern China.  Hubbard won a special perception into the antagonistic political weather among China and Japan—a wisdom that informs tales like Orders Is Orders. furthermore, he served as a primary Sergeant with the 20 th usa Marine Corps Reserve—giving him first-hand wisdom of what it capability to be a Marine.


“Originally released in 1937, this story is a most appropriate audio, packed with sound results, Asian-inspired tune, and vigorous characterizations.”
—Booklist

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