In the third book of the Aaron Fowler series, Aaron is a happy-go-lucky nineteen-year-old. The war in Europe is far away. Aaron is enjoying the weekend at home with his friends and family, studying for exams for his agriculture/animal husbandry class at North Carolina State College in Raleigh. While he is listening to music on the radio, President Roosevelt interrupts the program with the news that the Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbor.
The United States declares war on the Japanese Republic and life changes dramatically for Aaron. He feels it's his duty to fight for his country, but he has the gnawing fear that he might prove to be a coward in battle. He wrestles with the decision and decides he will enlist in the Navy.
Leaving his family and girlfriend, Melissa, is hard but he endures the rigors of boot camp and begins his service on the USS North Carolina. Will he lose Melissa while he is gone? Will he be courageous? Will he be wounded or killed? Will the war ever end?