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Devil's Due
Author Taylor Anderson
Book Number 12
Published June 13, 2017
Previous Blood in the Water
Cover art Devil's Due

The Devil's Due is book 12 of the Destroyermen Series due out June 13. 2017.

The book blurb on Amazon:

The next exciting book in the “genuinely different” (David Weber) New York Times bestselling series about a WWII destroyer mysteriously transported to another world. Captain Matt Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker have been fighting for their lives, ever since their ship was swept from the Pacific to another world and they became embroiled in a deadly conflict between the Lemurians and the vicious Grik.

With his family and allies prisoners of the madman Kurokawa, the mysterious League and evil Dominion plotting schemes of their own, and the Grik trying to build their swarm and concentrate power, Reddy faces danger on all sides.

Desperate to confront Kurokawa, Captain Reddy is rushing repairs to the Walker, but he fears he’s subordinating the war effort for personal reasons—again. Still, Kurokawa can’t be left alone. Sometimes, just because you want to do something doesn’t mean it’s wrong….

List of Characters Introduced in Devil's Due: Edit

(L) Lemurian, (H) Human, (R) Reptialian, and (G) Grik.  Also [page number DD ARC]

Uaa-Saan-Mar (L)(f) Letts family Nanny, one armed Marine Veteran of Battle of Rangoon with three children of her own looking after Letts human daughter and two adopted female Lemurians. [20]

Capitaine de Fregata Ciano (H) Italian Leaguer is the Captain of Leppardo (Leopardo)[53].

Heraad-Naar (L) is Meksnaak’s closest diplomatic advisor. [69]

Laap-Zol-Jeks (L) is yellow and orange furred civilian ‘Cat wearing a brown and red plaid kilt.  He’s the Chief Machinist Baalkpan Boiler and Machine Company. [91]

Ru-Fet ‘Ruffy’ (L) former sailor SMS Amerika  [230]. Dead [426]

Eaan-Dat ‘Eddie (L) former sailor SMS Amerika [230]. Dead [344]

Bele (H) commander of 23 Legion’s senior Cohort, a tall Black man [248].

Lok-Fon (L) Colonel of 23 ed Legion.  She is replaced with Bekiaa-Sab-At when she complains of Bekiaa turning over her wagon to make a breast work in a Grik sneak attack.

Tinaas-Kus (L?)(f) Senior Centurion Third Cohort 23rd Legion [258]

General Taal (L?) commander of cavalry [265]

General Modus (H) commander Republic Third Army [262].

Francisco Abuello Falto (H), was the Capitan DeCobeta or captain of Nationalist Spanish destroyer Antúnez.[297] dies [300]

Casales Padilla (H) was the Teniente (Lieutenant) and XO of Nationalist Spanish destroyer Antúnez. [297] dies [300]

Tomas Perez Moles (H) was Alferez (Ensign) and only surviving officer of the of Nationalist Spanish destroyer Antúnez. [297]

Jack Meek (H) Optio (First Lt.) (H) Doocy Meek’s son assigned as Bekiaa-Sab-At’s aid [463].

Saansa-Belkaa (L)  Lieutenant (jg) Salissa flies recon mission over Zanzibar checking out the map left by Walbert Fiedler.  She is killed by League Macchi-Messerschmitt (Itialian version ME-109 with an Italian engine) [134-144&145] See also the Zanzibar map [154].

Sori-Maai (L) is the Surgeon Lt. (jg) aboard USS Donaghey, “... a burly teddy bear of a ‘Cat ...” [130&464]

Mak-Araa (L) Lt. (jg) aboard USS Donaghey was made XO after “Sammy’s” death and given command of prize Dominion frigate Matarife [131&463]

Haana-Lin-Naar (L) (f) Lieutenant in command of USS Donaghey’s Marines [115&464].

Koor-Susk (L) Republic Cat was a Kapitan Leutnant in the Republic of Real People, is now the Sailing Master aboard USS Donaghey [115 & 464].

Pol-Heena (L) Republic Cat is a Tribune (Major) aboard USS Donaghey [464].

Oolak (R) First North Borneo Sergeant

Rini-Kanaar (L) (f) Lieutenant (jg) was XO MTB Lucky Seven.  She was studying to be a sky priest [353].  She was killed by machine gun fire [359].

Haan-Dar “Lucky Handy” (L) Lieutenant (jg) commands Ron 1’s # 4 boat. Living or dead?

Tass (R) First North Borneo Corporal [399] Legs hurt and jaw broken [425] dies [426]

Minaa (L) (m) is the only surviving Shee-ree crew ‘cat of Silva’s Zeppelin.

Charlie Murphy (H) (m) Former Machinist USS Canopus, prisoner Mizuki Maru, but now best Civilian Machinist in Baalkpan. [34]

New Ship Names From Devil's Due: Edit

USS Fitzhugh Gray CL-1 Length 440 feet Beam 45 feet.  Fitted with 3 x Walker power plants, with 8 x Walker style boilers giving a maximum speed or about 28 knots.  Armament 3 x twin 5.5” two on the bow one on the rear deckhouse.  5 x 4inch/50 DP guns  “Ordinary–looking DP 4”-50s on either beam atop the amidships deckhouse,  Another pair in tubs behind the quad torpedo mounts flanking the aft two funnels,  A tall crane with a spotlight platform on top just behind the fourth funnel. Two empty seaplanes catapults” Then the third 5.5” dual mount in a protected mount (tub and splinter guard?)  The last of the five 4”-50 DP guns is between the twin depth charge racks.  Twelve dual .50 cal. Browning MGs in tub mounts (ie 6) Captain Commander Toryu Miyata (Joined US Navy Clan after SMS Amerika was sunk, and the only officer with recent experience on a cruiser, INJ Amagi.) [35-43]

Three Baalkpan Bay  (CV-5) class carriers [472]: 

USS New Dublin (CV-6) is a Baalkpan Bay Class CV of Second Fleet Note the three new carriers all painted in Dazzle. “Second of group of 4 smaller fleet carrier/sea plane tender (850’x150’ 9,00 Tons).  Faster (up to 15 knots) and lightly armed (4 x Baalkpan Arsenal 4”/50 DP guns,-two amidships, one each forward and aft).  Can carry as many aircraft as Maaka-Kakja [80 planes some in crates, 472].”

USS Raan-Goon (CV-7) is a Baalkpan Bay Class CV of Second Fleet Note the three new carriers all painted in Dazzle. “Second of group of 4 smaller fleet carrier/sea plane tender (850’x150’ 9,00 Tons).  Faster (up to 15 knots) and lightly armed (4 x Baalkpan Arsenal 4”/50 DP guns,-two amidships, one each forward and aft).  Can carry as many aircraft as Maaka-Kakja [80 planes some in crates, 472].”

USS Madras (CV-8) First Fleet. “Second of group of 4 smaller fleet carrier/sea plane tender (850’x150’ 9,00 Tons).  Faster (up to 15 knots) and lightly armed (4 x Baalkpan Arsenal 4”/50 DP guns,-two amidships, one each forward and aft).  Can carry as many aircraft as Maaka-Kakja [80 planes some in crates, 472].”

USS Destroyer, former Dominion steam-frigate Deoses Destructor Captain Ruik (L) and XO Parr and the crews of their two DDs [173].

Nationalist Spanish destroyer Antúnez an Alsedo Class Destroyer see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alsedo-class_destroyer commanded by Capitan DeCobeta Francisco Abuello Falto see [296-306] for her sinking by USS Donaghey.

Dominion steam-frigate Matarife captured by USS Donaghey prize crew commanded by Lt. (jg) Mak-Araa (L) [131].

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