Tipping Point Invasion now available on Paperback!

Tipping Point: Invasion, the 8th book in the series, is now available in paperback. The audiobook is currently being narrated and should be published in the near future. I wish I had a specific date for you, but know that it is being worked on.

I want to thank you so much for all of your support. The book has been sitting as the #1 new release in technothrillers for a week now. I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve such a great group of readers, but I sure am thankful. I hope you have an absolutely wonderful weekend!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tipping-Point-Invasion-John-OBrien/dp/B0D6V785DZ


Tipping Point: Invasion available for pre-order!

Tipping Point: InvasionThe 8th book in the Tipping Point series is now available for pre-order with a June 7, 2024 download. At the moment, this is only for the eBook version. Mark G has started narration for the audiobook which should be available sometime toward the end of June. Sorry for the delay in getting that version out.

The United States had launched a massive missile launch against China’s two invasion fleets sailing for Taiwan. B-2 bombers had flown across the Pacific and submarines had risked giving away their positions to add to the onslaught of anti-ship weapons fired by task force destroyers and B-2s flying out from Guam.

China had sustained extensive casualties among its escorting warships and landing ships, but they had endured the crossing of the Taiwan Strait. Even as Taiwan unleashed barrages of anti-ship missiles, the two invasion fleets sailed around the northern and southern ends of the island nation.

Now positioned off the eastern Taiwanese coast, the Chinese armadas are poised to strike into the heart of the republic. With Taiwan and the United States’ intelligence services taken aback by China’s decision to attack in the east, Taiwan has to rapidly deploy its defensive forces from the west. Will they arrive and be in position in time? Or will China be able to secure footholds on the island?

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0D54M4XTG

I truly hope you enjoy this next iteration of the ongoing story and thank you so much for all of the support you’ve shown.


Tipping Point: The Crossing released!

The Crossing eBook CoverTipping Point: The Crossing, the 7th book in the series, was released in eBook form today. The paperback will be available here within the next couple of days. For those how enjoy audiobooks, Mark Gagliardi is currently narrating this next part of the story. I don’t have a publication date for that as yet, but it shouldn’t be too much longer. I’ll make sure to post when the book is available in that version.

I truly hope you like the continuation of the story that I started years ago. I’m trying to outpace world events, but I tell you, it’s not easy with the way things are transpiring. I keep trying to lasso the speed at which things are happening overseas, but my skills in that arena appear to be a tad rusty. At any rate, I want to thank you for your support. I’m so glad that I can keep telling stories.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B092Z2H98W


Just a reminder!

With the book, Tipping Point: The Crossing, going live in less than a week, I thought I’d send this reminder that it’s available for pre-order. I truly hope that you like this next addition to the series and really appreciate all of the support you’ve given. I also hope that your weekend has been and continues to be great!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CW1N2LN7

Thank you again,


Tipping Point: The Crossing is out for pre-order!

The 7th book in the Tipping Point series, Tipping Point: The Crossing is now out for pre-order for a May 7 download.  For the moment, only the eBook version is available. The paperback will be ready soon and Mark Gagliardi is already working on the narration for the audiobook. I really hope you like this new addition. I have to say that it was a bear to write for some reason.  There’s so many moving parts in this story that my tired brain has trouble keeping them in the compartments. But, onward we march! Okay, that’s me tired.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CW1N2LN7

I hope you have an amazing week, and thank you so much for your support!


State of Writing 12/15/23

It has been quite some time since I’ve posted an update, so I thought I’d sit down and catch up. It’s not that I’ve been overly busy, but laziness has a bit to do with it. I decided this year that I needed to do a better job of balancing work and life, so I took the Summer off from writing. Well, truth be told, there was a bit of Spring and Fall in there as well. I think that’s a schedule I’ll start keeping, especially as I have really taken to hiking and backpacking. There are a few multi-day trips I want to head out on this coming season, with the goal of hiking most of the trails through the Olympics within the next couple of years. There are a lot of them out there. But, that has little to do with a writing update. 🙂

I started on book 7 of the Tipping Point series and reached the eighty thousand plus word count yesterday. That will decrease somewhat as a part I wrote will now have to go into the next book. That amounts to some twenty thousand words, so I’m technically about two-thirds of the way through the rough draft. The timeline on these books keeps shrinking. Even though the draft is nearing completion, the story’s timeline has only advanced a few hours at best. At this point, I’m doubting the story will have progressed more than twelve hours once I’m done. That’s a lot happening in just a few hours of story. Which means that there will be an 8th book.

At the moment, I’m thinking of call this 7th book, Tipping Point: The Crossing. So, I guess you can pretty much figure out what this part of the story might entail. I won’t give any spoilers here…well, other than the title, I suppose. I have to say that it was difficult getting started back to writing once the warm weather vanished. Writing these tales just takes a lot out of me mentally. I push for about 2,500 words per weekday, which I’ve managed to stick with for the most part. These days, I can’t seem to pound on the keyboard much more than that. Much of it is that I have so much to keep track of storywise. The moving pieces are hard to remember, even though I have maps and pushpins, along with a desk calendar, to help me keep track of events and units. The other difficult thing for me is trying to find different ways to describe scenes. Much of what is taking place is the same, just with different names. The Ukrainian war is a prime example. Well, now I feel like I’m rambling and feeling sorry for myself. I do enjoy telling this story and can’t wait to find out how it ends. 🙂

I have no idea when I’ll be finished with this book, but I’m thinking it should be ready for editing close to the beginning of next year. Don’t hold me to it, though.

I hope your holiday season is magical and filled with joy.


Tipping Point: The Fifth Tunnel Audiobook is available!

As the title says, the audiobook for the sixth book in the Tipping Point series, Tipping Point: The Fifth Tunnel is now available on Audible and iTunes. I apologize for the lengthy period in getting this out.  I’ll keep this short so as to not inundate your inbox. I truly hope you enjoy this next chapter in the series and that your summer was an amazing one!

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Tipping-Point-Audiobook/B0CLDGRG8R


I know I say this every time, but I truly mean it. Thank you so much for your support!


Tipping Point: The Fifth Tunnel is Live!

Tipping Point: The Fifth Tunnel, the 6th book in the Tipping Point series, is now live on Amazon.  I’m referring only to the eBook only for the moment.  The paperback will be ready here within the next couple of days and I’ve started the narration process for the audiobook.  While I don’t have a publication date for the audiobook version as yet, it doesn’t take Mark Gagliardi long to complete.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CFZSH3JF

Writing this series often seems to be a race against time as real world events are really trying to catch up and surpass the story.  I hope this doesn’t turn out to be the case, but I’ll start hammering out the next one here very soon.  The weather around here is starting to change, which means that I won’t be heading to the mountains as often.  The winter days will be upon me and I’ll glue myself to my desk and wear my fingertips out on the keyboard.  I hope you enjoy this next chapter in the story and thank you so much for your support over the years.  Enjoy the rest of your summer.


Just a Reminder!

The days until the release of Tipping Point: The Fifth Tunnel are winding down.  It’s not too late to head over and pick up your pre-order for the 6th book in the series.  The live publication date is this Friday, 25 August.  I hope you enjoy the next chapter in the story. I’d love to hear what you think, and thank you so much for your support.  I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week and an amazing weekend!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CFZSH3JF