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Sometimes the line that separates coward from hero is not easy to spot. When that line is crossed, to what lengths will a remorseful man go to set things right? That’s a question that had never crossed Daniel Tokunaga’s mind until the U.S. government started calling, wanting to know more about his father’s service with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II. Something happened while his father was fighting the Germans in France, and no one is sure exactly what. At least, no one who’s still alive and willing to give details. Wanting answers, Daniel upends his life to find out what occurred on a small, obscure hilltop half a world away, in a quest for the truth that threatens his marriage, his sanity, and the love of everyone he holds dear. In unraveling his family’s catastrophic past, the only thing for certain is that nothing—his life, career, and family—can ever be the same again.
"Suspenseful, touching, and beautifully written." —Margaret George, New York Times best-selling author of Elizabeth I and Helen of Troy
"A gorgeous, emotional book. An important, and timely, American story." —Karin Tanabe, author of The Diplomat's Daughter and The Gilded Years
"An intimate, revealing story of family secrets, sacrifice, love and honor." —Gail Tsukiyama, author of The Samurai's Garden and The Street of a Thousand Blossoms
"Gripping, engrossing, and poignant. Repentance reveals the nature of combat and its affect on men long after the guns fall silent." —Susumu Ito, 442nd Regimental Combat Team veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star and Congressional Gold Medal
"A poignant, nuanced tale of familial pain and renewal." —Kirkus Reviews