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Congrats John!

On September 26, 2015, the Military Writers Society of America awarded John J Gobbell the Gold Medal for Edge of Valor

Now in Hardcover!

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. Now available in Hardcover! Buy it today.


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.


Now Available from StarboardSide Productions, this ebook 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 for Kindle and Nook.


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...

John is on YouTube! Watch him discuss the Todd Ingram series.


Congratulations on the Gold, John!

MWSA Gold Medal on blue background.On September 26, 2015, the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) awarded John J. Gobbell the Gold Medal for Historical Fiction for Edge of Valor.

- Click here for more about the award.

- Click here for the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA).

- Click here for Edge of Valor.

- Click here to buy the book.


Interview with Ric Bratton

Ric Bratton invited John back to his syndicated talk show this time to discuss John's previous novel, A CALL TO COLORS: a Novel of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. As always Ric was a wonderful host and offered a great opportunity for listeners to learn about this work of historical fiction featuring history's greatest sea battle.

- Click here to watch the interview.

- Click here to see charts and image galleries that enhance the reading experience.

- Click here to buy the book.

Meet John J Gobbell

Recently, my newest Todd Ingram novel, EDGE OF VALOR (U.S. Naval Institute Press) was released to hardcover.

I’ve been invited to sign books at a few locations, so I am inviting you to meet me. Mark your calendars now!

I look forward to seeing you there!

Click here for the list of events.



Edge of Valor EDGE OF VALOR

Now available from 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.