August 4, 1914...
At the outbreak of World War One, Europe-bound German ocean liner Kronprinzessen Cecilie makes a mid-Atlantic 180-degree turnaround to escape French and British warships in hot pursuit. She takes refuge in Bar Harbor, Maine; an exclusive, Gilded Age resort in—then-neutral—America.
Filled with millions of gold bullion and the cream of American society, she’s all dressed up with no place to go, and nothing to do but be the hit of the summer's high society crowd and the target for one desperate attempt at "going for the gold."
America takes the war to the South Pacific!
Tokyo’s iron fist holds Hawaii hostage.
Guerrilla troops fight to free their occupied homeland before it’s lost forever.
When a daring, nighttime, Nazi-inspired kidnapping snatches Sam Carter, Ava James, and General Douglas MacArthur from the shores of America with orders to deliver them to a waiting samurai’s sword for beheading in Tokyo, the trapped trio manages a desperate escape when their flying boat lands in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to refuel.
On the run in the tropical forests, friendly guerilla fighters swoop them up and give them shelter.
They soon discover that Tokyo is way ahead in the nuclear weapons game. Not only is General Tojo taking aim for the Aleutian Islands with a daring invasion plan, but also has his crosshairs over the Panama Canal for a breathtakingly devastating nuclear attack.
Victory in the Pacific, defeat for America.
Sam and Ava team up with the guerrilla forces and a ragtag PT-Boat crew for a last-ditch mission to stop Tokyo in its tracks and turn the tide of war.
The clock’s ticking... all bets are off.... time’s running out.....
If you like “what if” novels that make you ask, “what’s next?” take off today with Sam and Ava in this latest installment of this reader-acclaimed alternate WW2 history series, AMERIKA.
It’s D-Day in reverse, as war explodes on the beaches of Norfolk, Virginia in a divided America. Richmond falls… Nashville’s next… And while the North and South desperately seek allies to stop the enemy’s drive west, Brigadier General Jeb Stuart Lee takes to the hills to inspire a ragtag, hillbilly army to fight for his – and their - beloved country.
In this thrilling sequel to RISE AGAIN, the Nazi shadow spreads across the Atlantic Ocean and touches the poorly-defended shores of Virginia. The Confederate National Militia reels from the high-tech power of the famous Blitzkrieg, as its SS assault troops race toward Richmond.
Worse news shifts to absolute worst, when the Nazi invasion force snake gathers its venom in Richmond, coils for the strike, then shoots west across the Confederacy.
The only thing standing between enemy victory and defeat is Jeb’s determination to face his destiny... do his duty… lead his troops…and win.
I just finished this book about an hour ago. Another fantastic novel following on the heels of Rise Again. I can't wait until you finish the third book of this trilogy!
August 12, 1943…Moscow falls to Hitler… the Rising Sun flies over Pearl Harbor… One last chance to change the world for the better before it gets even worse.
In this riveting, alternate WW2 history sequel to the acclaimed AMERIKA series, Ex-Pan Am captain Sam Carter and Hollywood actress Ava James fly a tricked-out Martin M-130 flying boat on a daring around-the world rescue mission to save General Douglas MacArthur from being captured on Corregidor by General Homma’s 14th army.
If they fail, the neck of America’s most-decorated general meets the business-end of a samurai sword. If they succeed, he’ll lead America in a double-barreled war against the Nazis in Europe, while General George S. Patton takes aim at Tokyo… and fires.
In an epic journey from San Francisco to the South China Seas, Sam and Ava’s rescue team face impossible odds in a desperate attempt to beat Fate at her own game and keep America in the fight for liberty and justice for all.
Do you like “what if” novels that make you ask, “what next?” then take off today with Sam and Ava and buy Call to Arms.
United we stood... Divided we fell
1862… the South wins the Civil War and America splits in two... 1942… Hitler wins World War II... 2019….The Nazis are worse than ever.
Now they’re out to conquer what’s left of the world.
In order to survive, the USA and the CSA maintain uneasy alliances with two mega-powers; the National Federation of Socialist States (NFSS) and the Imperial Asian Empire, whose swastika and rising sun flags cast ominous shadows upon American citizens.
But all that changes the day Captain Jeb Stuart Lee, the great-great grandson of Robert E. Lee, sets out in search of a lost friend, only to discover the sinister reasons behind his sudden disappearance are part of a master plan to rival Himmler’s “Final Solution.”
Aided by both Yankee and Reb friends alike, Jeb unravels an extraordinary ball of lethal yarn that leads back to Berlin, and exposes the Reichsfuhrer’s merciless plan to do what Alexander the Great failed to do; conquer the civilized world.
With the blessings of both Union and Confederate presidents, and the (temporary) might and muscle of naval and military forces, both north and south, Jeb and his assault team set out on a one-way mission to show the world what waits for them if the Nazis get their way.
Can the north and south rise again, together this time, to save America – and the world – before it’s too late?
If you build it, it will sink!
Theme park ride designer Mike Sullivan has worked on some of the world’s most iconic theme park attractions, from Universal, to Disney, to Five Flags. But he’s always dreamed of designing a ride based on the sinking of the RMS Titanic, and launching it in Las Vegas.
Out of work, and faced with being trapped in a cubicle designing air conditioning systems for a construction company, Mike’s wife, Gina, gives him an ultimatum: take a six-month sabbatical from “real” work to find the funding for the ride, or else get a real job and give up the Titanic forever.
With the help of a ragtag group of retired theme park designers, including his feisty Sicilian father-in-law, Mike builds a model of the ride and goes in search of funding. Aided by an unexpected angel investor, Mike and his team begin building the Titanic as a combination amusement park attraction, complete with an “Iceberg” hotel-casino.
But just as it sails on its maiden voyage, forces intent on sabotage, threaten to sink the Titanic for real!
This book had me enthralled from the start; it's a different kind of story. I highly recommend this book: it's a great read!
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED the "Ride!"
America didn't lose World War Two...
We quit before it even started...
December 8, 1941...The Nazis have the A-bomb... we don't... Hitler destroys Washington, D.C, New York City, and threatens to destroy Chicago, Detroit, Miami and more.
To save countless innocent civilian lives, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, sole survivor of FDR's cabinet and America's first woman president, bends to Adolf Hitler’s neutrality demand.
Stripped of its Congress, Judicial and Executive branches, the United States is a fractured, frantic shell of its former self as it watches from the sidelines while Europe and Asia go up in flames.
Until ex-Pan Am pilot Sam Carter and Hollywood actress Ava James join forces with a secret group of citizen-soldiers to fly a desperate one-way mission to bring America back into the fight for liberty and justice for all.
A stirring tale of courage, resolve and heroism. Easily one of the very best alternative world SF books I've read.
Lally’s hero, Sam, has all the derring-do of an Indiana Jones but is a much more complex character and that makes him more interesting... if you love to imagine and also learn a little along the way, then this most definitely is the book for you.
I LIKE Mr. Lally's style and almost Tom Clancy-ish attention to detail. It's informative and moves the story along, but it isn't pedantic.
Love the mix of political, economics and survival for a divergent nation against a hobbled world. The return to the elegance that once was transatlantic flight. The Grand Hotel of the sky.
"I saved Al Capone's life and he saved mine..."
It’s the Roaring ‘20s. America wants silk at any price…. Japan has it…But when Chicago mobsters hijack a multi-million-dollar “Silk Train” on its way to New York, Japanese silk merchant Aiko Satō loses her family company’s fortune. With the help of family and friends, including mobster-king Al Capone, she gets the chance of a lifetime to turn tragedy into triumph.
Will she take it?
SILK is a coming-of-age story of a shy young Japanese woman growing up to become a take-no-prisoners champion for her family’s silk company. Caught up in action-adventure, surrounded by historic characters alive and kicking in the booze-and-broads, Charleston age, Aiko lives in a time when silk was silk, blood was blood, and love showed up in the damnedest places.
A thrilling, jam-packed book filled with action, heartbreak, romance, and joy .... a true rollercoaster of emotions. I couldn't put it down. You made the characters come to life.
Great detail, dialogue, story twists, villains, heroes, etc. really nails the Japanese cultural details (it would seem). The heroine struggles against a highly paternalistic and sexist culture and prevails. She's also better, faster, and smarter than the male Indiana Jones character which is refreshing. Write a sequel soon please!!
Prose as rich and smooth as Aiko's silk, and you can't go wrong with a touch of the Mob in the Roaring '20s. Five stars from this reader!
Lally's delightful book holds you a fascinated witness to history, not to mention hold-on-to-your-hat action...
Tough, assertive female protagonist who does whatever is needed to ensure her family's success.