Project Description

Gary Gatlin

Reluctant Hero

Sent by his parents to Formosa to learn Japanese fruit cultivation techniques, 19-year old Gary Gatlin raises suspicions on his first day on the island when he defends a market vendor from Japanese soldiers. After the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, Gary becomes a wanted man. Aided by rebel tribesmen he has befriended, Gary escapes the island on a freighter only to be marooned on an uncharted atoll where he once again is drawn into a battle that settles the score once and for all.


“Could not put it down […] until 3 in the morning”
“Seldom do I read fiction. But I read Gary Gatlin in three days. Could not put it down. Sometimes until 3 in the morning. It has human interest, adventure, humor irony, conflict, pathos, romance, tragedy, and suspense. And oh yes –intrigue. It leaves one on the edge of his seat waiting and hoping for what comes next.”

John H. Ferguson,

August 18, 2019 – Cedar Hills, Utah

“As a lover of historical fiction, this book was a hit. As I was reading, I could easily see [myself] sitting in a movie theater and watching the action unfold.”

Jacque Hoey,

New York Times Bestselling Author of The Calorie Myth

“A wonderful book! My family loved this book. It was a great read. I would highly recommend it.”

Ronda Dorsey,

May 10, 2019

“Inspirational story with meaning throughout”
“Love this book! Inspirational with meaning at every turn. Full of obstacles and adventure. Started well and really picked up half way through. Couldn’t put it down.”

L Bruhn,

July 7, 2019