Former naval officer John J. Gobbell brings to life marine warfare as few others ever have. Now, the author of When Duty Whispers Low, A Code For Tomorrow, and The Last Lieutenant, returns to the fiery panorama of World War II, as Commander Todd Ingram is caught in a living hell.
In 1944, the Allies have delivered a stunning blow to Hitler's Western front. In the Pacific, Admiral Raymond A. Spruance's Fifth fleet is poised to eviscerate the Japanese Navyand begin a new war for the occupied islands. But in the center of this world-spanning drama, a lone Japanese submarine is on a mission of a very different kind. And on board is Todd Ingram, a prisoner of war and captive of fate.
Navy brass knows Ingram is on the sub, but can't reveal its ability to break Japanese code. So Ingram's friend, Captain Jerry Landa, is put in charge of a covert "Neptune Strategy" to save Ingram. But Landa can't help himself as he falls for Ingram's wife Helen while the top brass demands to know where the Japanese sub is going, who is in commandand what its astounding ultimate mission really is...
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||4.22(w) x 6.67(h) x 1.02(d)|
About the Author
JOHN J. GOBBELL was a U.S. Navy deck officer aboard destroyers. Rising to the rank of lieutenant, he participated in the Vietnam conflict, serving in the weapons department. In civilian life, he is an executive recruiter and is retained by corporate clients to find senior managers. He has conducted assignments for military contractors interviewing hundreds of executives responsible for major defense systems. This process piqued his interest in character development. That, coupled with a keen interest in the events of World War II, led to the development of his first four novels, all vigorously researched, as you can see on his Web site, www.JohnJGobbell.com. John and his wife, Janine, graduated from USC. They live in Laguna Niguel, California, where he is at work on his next novel.
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From the first page, Jack Gobbell draws you into the drama and excitement of the battle for the Pacific during WW II. You feel the heat, smell the cordite, sense the fear and bravery. As a fellow novelist, I am awed by Gobbell's skill at story telling and character development. He will have you on the edge of your seat as Todd Ingram struggles for survival against Shimada, the Japanese master submariner, and Taubman, the greedy Nazi. A must read!