Adams dad is at war and so is Adam they are both fighting in Pearl Harbor but not with each other. Adam and his friends David and martin were fishing in the harbor and then japenes planes came over to Adams dad ship the Arizona and started bombing his dad ship Adam thought that his dad was dead he did not know.
But there was no time to think of that Adam had to save the soldiers in the water that were dieing then right their Adam became a soldier. He joined the war and thought that he was going to see his dad but he never saw him again.
The things that Harry Mazer did good were that he expressed all of the characters feelings.