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The Neptune Strategy

The Neptune Strategy

by John J. Gobbell


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"An undeniably seaworthy tale for military-action buffs...fortunately, Ingram has much of WWII yet to serve." —Booklist

Four Japanese bombers dive out of the clouds.

Their target is the USS Maxwell.

As the ship is rocked by massive explosions, Commander Todd Ingram is thrown overboard...where he watches in horror as his embattled ship leaves him behind.

Clinging to a floating piece of lifeboat in rough seas, he barely survives the night. A submarine surfaces nearby, and his joy turns to horror when he recognizes it as a Japanese U-boat.

Todd’s troubles have just begun—but so has the race to save him.

As the US Navy launches a classified rescue mission, Todd is captive aboard the enemy submarine as it dodges depth charges and Allied ships. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse unfolds, and its outcome may affect the balance of power in a war that threatens to consume them all.


What readers are saying about John J. Gobbell and THE NEPTUNE STRATEGY:

★★★★★ "The author really knows his stuff!"

★★★★★ " excellent story which, at the end, leaves you with the satisfaction that you've read a masterpiece of the genre."

★★★★★ "...draws you into the drama and excitement of the battle for the Pacific during WWII. You feel the heat, smell the cordite, sense the fear and bravery."

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ISBN-13: 9781951249809
Publisher: Severn River Publishing
Publication date: 02/07/2020
Series: Todd Ingram , #4
Pages: 420
Sales rank: 374,571
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

JOHN J. GOBBELL is a former Navy Lieutenant who saw duty as a destroyer weapons officer. His ship served in the South China Sea, granting him membership in the exclusive Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club. As an executive recruiter, his clients included military/commercial aerospace companies giving him insight into character development under a historical thriller format. The Last Lieutenant is the first of six stand-alone novels in the Todd Ingram series. The most recent is: Dead Man Launch, A novel of the Cold War. Altogether, John has written eight novels involving U.S. Navy action and is currently at work on his ninth, At Danger's Ebb. He and his wife Janine live in Newport Beach, California. He can be reached at

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