Chris Ruttan : Writing

Fish In The Sea

Fish In The Sea

A Book by Chris Ruttan


Mining engineer James Novak, Northern Philippines joins guerrillas in WWII to avoid capture by the Japanese. Mao Tse-tung: "A guerrilla must move amo..
Preface: Japanese Hubris

Preface: Japanese Hubris

A Chapter by Chris Ruttan


Japanese military hubris. Lieutenant General Homma briefs general staff on unrealistically optimistic plans for invasion and occupation of the Philip..
Chapter 1:  Stranger in a New Place

Chapter 1: Stranger in a New Place

A Chapter by Chris Ruttan


Gold boom town of Baguio in northern Philippines at the outbreak of WWII. Complacent American expatriate mining community disparages threat of war.
Chapter 2:  Invasion and flight

Chapter 2: Invasion and flight

A Chapter by Chris Ruttan


First small scale Japanese invasions occur at coastal ports. Barnett, James, and Maria prepare to flee Baguio.
Chapter 3:  The Mountain Trail

Chapter 3: The Mountain Trail

A Chapter by Chris Ruttan


James, Maria, and Barnett flee Baguio over the treacherous mountain road across the Cordillera mountains into the boondocks of Northern Luzon.
Chapter 4:  The Commander Who Ran

Chapter 4: The Commander Who Ran

A Chapter by Chris Ruttan


Colonel Horan and PA troops abandon Baguio, leave city defenseless against Japanese. James, Maria, and Barnett reach the end of the mountain trail at..
Chapter 5:  Guerrilla Camp

Chapter 5: Guerrilla Camp

A Chapter by Chris Ruttan


Companions arrive at Cushing's guerilla camp