I found Rising Tides to be an interesting read. What really drew me to the story is that it is solidly written with well-developed characters set in a believeable alternate world. The book was an introduction for me to the "Destroyermen" series and makes me want to read more of it.
One facet of the book that is both a plus and a minus for me is that, while it can squeak by as a stand alone read, some of the references (within the past of the characters storylines as well as to how they wound up where they did) would make more sense read in context of the whole series.
Over all a great read and one that I would recommend to anyone who likes speculative/alternate as well as World War II related fiction.
In Taylor Anderson's acclaimed Destroyermen series, a parallel universe adds a extraordinary layer to the drama of World War II. Now, as Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of the U.S.S. Walker continue their battle for both freedom and survival, the stakes become much more personal...and much more perilous.