Saturday, July 14, 2018

Featured Indie Book: Obake Neko - Ghost Cat (David Michael Gillespie)


Obake Neko - Ghost Cat (David Michael Gillespie)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Historical Mystery/Thriller Obake Neko (Ghost Cat) by David Michael Gillespie.

Obake Neko (Ghost Cat) is a historical based fiction about one of Japan’s aircraft-carrier submarines at the end of WWII. It vanishes and years later, in Hawaii, a connection with a WWII Navy Vet causes trouble for his son, who must solve the problem of the missing sub – Obake Neko – to save his father.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 343 pages - released in June 2018.



About the Book

It begins with a disappearance...

In the waning days of World War II, the Obake Neko is the last surviving Sen-Toku—a huge secret aircraft-carrier submarine created by the Imperial Japanese Navy. As the war comes to an end, the Obake Neko sets sail back to Japan with a cargo of unimaginable value. In the chaos of Japanese surrender, the clandestine vessel and its crew vanish in the seas of the South Pacific.
Fifty-five years after the war’s end, former U.S. Navy pilot, Bud Brennan breaks into Pearl Harbor’s submarine museum in Hawaii. Bud’s son, Mike, is still raw from the death of his wife and grappling with a new career but still jumps in to help his dad.

But when Bud’s antics garner the attention of the Navy’s JAG, Mike realizes his father may possess knowledge about the near-mythical Obake Neko and its fabled cargo—knowledge that is also of great value to the Japanese Yakuza.

Now, Mike must scramble to learn the whole truth of his father’s decades-old connection with the legendary Japanese submarine and fight to defend his father from relentless military authorities and deadly Yakuza operatives.

Even decades later, the Obake Neko and its legendary cargo are still worth killing over.

Can Mike discover the truth and protect his dad before deadly assailants succeed in silencing Bud forever?

Obake Neko - Ghost Cat (David Michael Gillespie)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Rarely has a war story held such a high degree of mystery and spanned the time between a war veteran and his business-consulting son with such credibility and involvement. Mystery and intrigue – and a hefty dose of secrecy make this a tremendously interesting debut novel." - Grady Harp

- "[...] Worthy of an Asian James Bond thriller; 'Obake Nekoi will not disappoint anyone interested in mysteries, war novels, treasure stories, or even... criminal elements.
This is a pleasurable read, and one with good character development, and human understanding during times of trauma, war, and ...peace."
- Joseph R. Calamia


- "[...] Nothing was TOO farfetched, although you have to keep in mind that this is fiction, and I liked imagining how incredible it would be if this "history" had been a reality. David Gillespie has written an easy-to-read, easy-to-follow novel that had me glued to the pages for two days straight. I loved it!" - J. (Amazon)

- "[...] the story comes to life and is exciting from the very beginning. I am even planning on reading this book again, because I know I missed out on some of the details that the author strategically placed." - Chelsey McQuitty


About the Author

Author David Michael Gillespie
Author David Michael Gillespie
David Michael Gillespie moved to Hawaii as a teenager, where he attended public schools and graduated with a BBA and MBA from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Gillespie’s has had a varied career in Hawaii’s business community. As a consultant with a University of Hawaii program, he travelled to many Pacific Island nations. His experiences in these exotic locales, along with his keen interest and research about the Sen-Toku Japanese submarines, inform and enhance his writing.

Gillespie is retired and has taken up home improvement projects, earned a private pilot license, and works on writing historical adventure novels.

He continues to enjoy life in Hawaii, his home, with his family and a tuxedo cat named Tick Tock.




Links to the Book

Link to the Paperback Obake Neko (Ghost Cat) on Amazon

Link to the eBook Obake Neko (Ghost Cat) on Amazon



Obake Neko - Ghost Cat (David Michael Gillespie)


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