This smashing novel of love and combat in the war-torn Philippines is based on a true story. Authors Malcolm Champlin (who fought in many of these battles) and Steven Goldsberry bring a rare mix of authencity and glorious writing to this nearly forgotten and utterly harrowing chapter of World War II. “A tale of lust and love, greed and patriotism—and the blood of war—Luzon is much more than a great read, it’s the novel of the decade for the Pacific.”-O.A. Bushnell