"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Company of the Dead by David Kowalski

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Company of the Dead by David Kowalski:

A mysterious man appears aboard the Titanic on its doomed voyage. His mission? To save the ship.

The result? A world where the United States never entered World War I, thus launching the secret history of the 20th Century.

In April 2012, Joseph Kennedy--nephew of John F. Kennedy--lives in an America occupied in the East by Greater Germany and on the West Coast by Imperial Japan. He is one of six people who can restore history to its rightful order -- even though it would mean his death, and the deaths of everyone he loves.

A magnificent alternate history, set against the backdrop of one of the the greatest maritime disasters of the 20th century. [March 13]

Between this and Carpathia, the Titanic is making a welcome genre resurgence. As somebody who vividly remembers the 1985 discovery of the remarkably well-preserved wreckage on on the ocean floor, and who was already a huge fan of Clive Cussler's Raise the Titanic, I'm really looking forward to this one.


  1. That sounds really interesting! I mean, it doesn't really sound like my kinda read, but still the storyline is really eyecatching!

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  2. This sounds pretty neat. I hadn't heard of it before. Great pick!

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  3. Oh, what an exciting story! I like the "what if" kinds of books. Hope you enjoy it.

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  4. Ooh, fun cover. I love the reflection. Thx for sharing!!!!

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  5. I went through a huge Clive Cussler phase awhile back and love "Raise the Titanic" too. This sounds right up my alley...


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