Two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, American naval officer Preston Brown and his wife Elaine are caught in the path of the onrushing Japanese advance through the Pacific. With Preston taking to sea in the U.S.S. Houston, and Elaine remaining stranded in Australia, the young newlyweds must face the enemy without each other, their families, or the rest of the United States armed forces. All they have are their faith in God, their love for each other, and their memories of what the war has taken from them. Meanwhile, naval aviator Floyd Craven, a man from Elaine's past whom she would like to forget, fights his own frustration in the dismal early days of the war waiting for the United States to avenge Pearl Harbor. His transformation from black sheep to war hero is threatened by his own recklessness and his insatiable itch for combat. Uncontrollable events place all three individuals on divergent paths that will lead them into monumental tests of their faith-or lack thereof-in their attempts to survive the greatest cataclysm in world history. This novel is the first in a series detailing the War in the Pacific.