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Published by the U.S. Naval Institute Press, EDGE OF VALOR is the next thrilling Todd Ingram novel set during events right after August 15, 1945 in the Pacific. This time, Ingram discovers a secret so terrible, all sides try to suppress it. To be released in hardcover on July 15, 2014!

TODD INGRAM Series

These are stand-alone naval action adventure novels featuring Todd Ingram. Historically accurate, they are set in World War II's Pacific Theater and portray some of the critical naval battles in that period.

A CALL TO COLORS

Published by Random House-Presidio Press, this work features Commander Mike Donovan, skipper of the destroyer USS Matthew. With General MacArthur's 165,000 troops just ashore to begin the Philippine liberation, Donovan finds himself embroiled in what becomes the Battle of Leyte Gulf - the largest naval engagement in the history of mankind. It is available wherever books are sold.

THE BRUTUS LIE

This contemporary techno-thriller was published by Charles Scribner's Sons in hardback in 1991. John likes to feature technical-centerpieces in his works and BRUTUS, a long-legged mini-submarine powered by fuel cells, takes former SEAL Brad Lofton to Petropovlovsk, Kamchatka, where he meets Spetsnaz Colonel Anton Dobrynyn, an identical twin Lofton never knew that...

NOVELS by John J. Gobbell

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NEW BOOK RELEASE!  EDGE OF VALOR

Scheduled for a hardcover release in July 15, 2014 by the U.S. Naval Institute Press.

The fifth novel in the Todd Ingram Series. It’s August 15, 1945; a cease fire is declared in the Pacific and Commander Todd Ingram, skipper of the destroyer USS Maxwell (DD 525) expects to relax and take his ship and crew home on operation Magic Carpet. Instead, he’s ordered to Manila to accompany sixteen Japanese senior military and civilian diplomats to work with General MacArthur’s staff on the release of POWs; the de-armament of the Imperial Japanese Military; and the Tokyo Bay surrender ceremony. From there, it gets worse, as Ingram finds himself pulled into a hideous maelstrom of events as he sprints from Okinawa to the Philippines, to a war-ravaged Japan, to the Toro Airfield on Soviet-conquered Sakhalin Island and a secret so terrible that all three sides do their best to suppress it.


THE NEPTUNE STRATEGY

The fourth novel in the Todd Ingram Series, THE NEPTUNE STRATEGY was a 2004 hardcover release by St. Martin's Press and came out in softcover in 2005. It takes place in 1944 with Ingram, now a destroyer captain, captured by a Japanese submarine, the I-57, enroute to the U-boat pens of   L' Orient, France on an exchange mission. It isn't until the I-57 stops in Madagascar that Ingram learns of the submarine's true mission and that it's loaded with five tons of Yakuza gold.


WHEN DUTY WHISPERS LOW

The third book in the Todd Ingram series, WHEN DUTY WHISPERS LOW, is about the shoot-down of Japanese CinC, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto in 1943. It debuted in 2002; the soft cover came out in 2004. This work is now available on Kindle.  

 

 


A CODE FOR TOMORROW

The second Todd Ingram book, A CODE FOR TOMORROW, is about the 1942-1943 naval battles for Guadalcanal with Ingram as the executive officer of the destroyer USS Howell (DD 482). It was released by St. Martin's in hardback in 1999; the soft cover, in 2002. It is now available on Kindle.

 


 THE LAST LIEUTENANT

Read THE LAST LIEUTENANT Prologue FREE. At the same time, listen to the Degüello-- a haunting trumpet solo – no prisoners -- General Santa Ana’s bugler played at the siege of the Alamo in 1836. See how one man twisted the Degüello into a haunting dirge in 1942 for the vastly outnumbered defenders of Corregidor.   And now, read the prologue of THE LAST LIEUTENANT, to learn how Döttmer began in El Paso and what he plans to do on Corregidor. Here To Read The Prologue Of THE LAST LIEUTENANT. The first book in the Todd Ingram series, THE LAST LIEUTENANT, is about the 1942 Japanese siege of Corregidor in the Philippines. It was published in hardback in 1995 by St. Martin's Press. The soft-cover version was released in 1997.

It is now available on Kindle.


A CALL TO COLORS

Published by Random House-Presidio Press, this work features Commander Mike Donovan, skipper of the destroyer USS Matthew. With General MacArthur's 165,000 troops just ashore to begin the Philippine liberation, Donovan finds himself embroiled in what becomes the Battle of Leyte Gulf - the largest naval engagement in the history of mankind. It is available wherever books are sold. It is now available on Kindle.

 


THE BRUTUS LIE

This contemporary techno-thriller was published by Charles Scribner's Sons in hardback in 1991. John likes to feature technical-centerpieces in his works and BRUTUS, a long-legged mini-submarine powered by fuel cells, takes former SEAL Brad Lofton to Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka, where he meets Spetsnaz Colonel Anton Dobrynyn an identical twin Lofton never knew that he had. Asian rights to the work were acquired in 1992 by Bungeishunju, one of Japan's largest publishers. In 1995, THE BRUTUS LIE was released again in paperback by St. Martin's Press. It is now available on Kindle.

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