Following his explosive 2018 novel, The Iceman, author P.T. Deutermann will release another World War II military thriller, titled The Nugget, in the summer of 2019.
Whereas The Iceman follows the crew of Navy S-class submarine assigned to the Royal Navy, who both fear their skipper’s tactics and admire his ice-cold nerves, Deutermann’s next book follows a rookie fighter pilot named Bobby Steele. Check out the cover art and plot details below!
A novice naval aviator grows into a hero in this gripping and authentic WWII adventure by a master storyteller
Lieutenant Bobby Steele, USN, is a fresh-faced and eager naval aviator: a “Nugget,” who needs to learn the ropes and complex procedures of taking off and returning safely to his aircraft carrier. A blurry night of drinking lands him in an unfamiliar bed aboard the USS Oklahoma; later that day, the Japanese destroy Pearl Harbor. After cheating death and losing his friend in this act of war, the formerly naive Steele vows to avenge the attack.
Flying sea battle after battle, Steele survives the most dangerous air combat in World War II, including Midway, is shot down twice, rescued twice, and eventually leads a daring mission to free prisoners from a secluded Japanese POW camp. Packed with authentic military action on land and at sea in the Pacific Theatre of WWII and featuring a memorable protagonist based on a true-life hero, The Nugget is a first-class adventure by a former commander whose family served in the Pacific.
Though it’s not yet available for pre-order, The Nugget is scheduled to come out on August 20, 2019.
Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.