The Darkest Hour… Japan is yet again on the brink of war. This time it will engulf the world from east to west, and Japan will become embroiled after the attack on Pearl Harbor, 1941.
John Mung’s great-grandson, Captain Kenji Ishikawa, is deeply involved in his country’s preparations for a bitter and bloody conflict. He is an Air Force officer and a powerful figure in the world of aircraft manufacture. As the novel opens, his uncle Hiroki Koin, an extremely senior political figure, is facing an attempted coup by fanatical right-wing militarists.
If they have their way, they’ll be leading the country to the gates of Hell …
This fascinating novel continues the epic saga begun with The Fall of the Shogun. Through the compelling story of John Mung and his descendants, bestselling author Dov Silverman has breathed fire into the history of Japan’s emergence into the modern world.