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Stephen Noack lives in the Pacific Northwest around the Seattle, Wa. area with his wife Carly. Originally from the Northeast, being born in Maine he spent his first thirty years working in the Portland, Maine area before moving on to work in other locations up and down the East coast. Although loving the incredible mountains and lakes of Washington State he remains faithful to his Boston Red Sox. At the present, he’s working on his second novel of a planned trilogy of the “Greatest Generation”, “Big Band and Swing” and “World War II”, continuing on from Thread Of Life.
In part one all the love of life, music, and family, that exists within the “Greatest Generation” is felt as “Thread Of Life” unfolds. It’s the middle of 1941 and America is under severe harassment, threatening and fury from the “Empire Of Japan”. Still American citizens carry on with a positive outlook for their and their children’s futures. Big Band and Swing music continues on non-stop. However, it becomes more and more evident that the bottom might just fall out at any time. In Port Jasper, Maine lives the Lancaster family. Ernie’s the father at 34. Sara, 28, his young sexy gorgeous wife, needing him daily, is put to the test to run their small farm while he works putting in extra hours in the defense industry building “Liberty” ships. They have three small children; Maria 8, Marcus 3, and Lucas, a newborn. Doris Barnes. 20, outstandingly hot, sexy and lovely in her own right, Sara’s best friend and confidant suffers daily for her husband Tommy, away serving America in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Arizona in “Pac-Fleet” at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii. She fears for his life and his return to her as an attack from Japan seems for sure more likely to happen at any time. Together both Sara and Doris find ways to deal with their loneliness and fears. Part two, nearer to December 7th, 1941 finds the happy-go-lucky young sailors of Pac-Fleet all partying and living it up, enjoying paradise to the ultimate, while going on in their training. Promises of destruction and death from Japan gets worse. Nobody believes it will happen as all the military at Pearl Harbor is kept in the dark. Twenty-one year old Kermit Jones appears garnering the deepest respect and awe from his teammates as the most accomplished strongest swimmer and diver of the U.S. Navy’s newest arm. He quickly becomes best friends with Tommy Barnes. They partner up and become the best of the two man teams of the “Brand New” Navy’s, “Search and Destroy” specialists and are put to the test to save the lives of four other team members early on in their training. Abstaining from all the partying, Barnes can’t live without his wife Doris, and Jones suffers from a past devastated life. In part three the untimely “surprise attack” by Japan is felt and watched firsthand from the bridge of the Arizona by two favorite Lieutenant Commanders, Kneeland and Newcastle. It’s non-stop action at its highest intensity and destruction as the battleships of “Battleship Row” blow sky high around them. Their lives suspended in supreme danger could end at any time and they find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Rosalee (now a spirit) appears, watches over, and protects Jones, as he now moves much faster towards an innate certain destiny. Port Jasper, Maine and Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii, nearly 6000 miles apart experience full blast, Sunday, December 7th, 1941.