The first book, The Tiger's Den is set in Manchuria, Northern China. The second book is titled Saint Barts and is set in French Indochina in 1941. The third is titled The Palms and is set in the Philippines in 1943. The fourth book is titled War Story; Rabaul and is set in New Britain from 1943 to 1944. The fifth and final book is titled Infinite Wisdom and is set in Okinawa and Honshu, Japan, where the war comes to a close in 1945.
The series is based on Kenda and the development of his spirit and as the war evolves. He grows with each terrible encounter with the enemy, and becomes a leader in the war effort. His story evolves over the five books and through it all, the one thing that makes this series of books different is that he has an unerring sense of right and wrong. Kenda knows they are on the wrong side of the war. He knows that Japan is invading other countries and taking their resources by force, though he tries to minimize the pain and anguish caused by his country. Kenda is guided by spiritual visits from his grandfather. He begins to develop his own fledgling psychic abilities. He relies on this cryptic advise and finds a way to accomplish what is right in a whole world that is so wrong.