Hailed as "an extraordinary novel of men at war" (The Washington Post) this is the book that inspired the TNT television series starring Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin and Michael Bay as Executive Producer.
The unimaginable has happened. The world has been plunged into all-out nuclear war. Sailing near the Arctic Circle, the U.S.S. Nathan James is relatively unscathed, but the future is grim and Captain Thomas is facing mutiny from the tattered remnants of his crew. With civilization in ruins, he urges those that remain-one-hundred-and-fifty-two men and twenty-six women-to pull together in search of land. Once they reach safety, however, the men and women on board realize that they are earth's last remaining survivors-and they've all been exposed to radiation. When none of the women seems able to conceive, fear sets in. Will this be the end of humankind?
William Brinkley graduated from the University of Oklahoma and went on to become a commissioned officer in the US Navy during WWII. He was a reporter for The Washington Post and wrote for Life magazine. He was the bestselling author of The Last Ship, the inspiration for the TNT television series, and Don't Go Near the Water. He died in 1993.