The powerful and captivating new book in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Expense O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
Fall 1944. The second world war is nearly over in Europe however is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers deal with an opponent who will go to any length to prevent defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor.
Eliminating the Rising Sun takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlegrounds of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has actually made a victorious return and is outlining a full-scale intrusion of Japan.
Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his group of researchers are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, FDR dies in workplace and Harry Truman rises to the presidency, just to face the most crucial political decision in history: whether to utilize that weapon.
And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is thought about a deity by his subjects, chooses not to give up, regardless of a huge and mounting death toll. Informed in the same page-turning design of Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, Killing Patton, and Killing Reagan, this legendary legend information the last moments of World War II like never previously.