1942: the Incredible victory in the Battle of Midway has become a horrendous disaster. America's handful of carriers in the Pacific have blundered into a Japanese submarine picket line and most have been sunk. The United States has only one carrier remaining, while the ragtag remnants of U.S. battleships—an armada still reeling from the defeat at Pearl Harbor—are in even worse shape. The Pacific belongs to the Japanese. Yet despite disaster, the U.S. is determined to fight back. And now a grand plan is put forth to lure the Japanese into an ambush that could restore the balance in the Pacific and give the forces of freedom a fighting chance once more.