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God's House
Privacy Wars
Soft Target
Raven's Run
Raven's Redemption
Raven's Resurrection
"John writes better than I do!"

Robert Dugoni, #1 Amazon and New York Times Best Selling Author of My Sister’s Grave

(Generously delivered as a comment in Bob's keynote speech at #CAC16)

"John writes big books with a lot happening."

William Kenower, Editor-in-Chief, Author Magazine

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God's House

With his hopeless mission to Nigeria falling apart, CIA agent Jack Donner disobeys orders to protect an American businessman.

After his charge is killed, Jack brings his body home as he promised. When he meets the widow, Anne Davis, at the funeral, she demands to know the circumstances of her husband’s death and who killed him.

Leaving Anne to grieve, Jack goes to Langley to face charges. Worlds apart, they do their best to move on. But sinister forces will not leave the two of them at peace.

To survive, Jack and Anne must work together, solve his friend’s murder, and uncover secrets that powerful people want to keep buried. Intense and realistic, with high concepts and sympathetic characters, God’s House is frighteningly possible.

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Privacy Wars

Three National Awards. The topic is real. Big Brother and others are watching. 

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2012 USA Best Book Awards Finalist

 Eric Hoffer Award Finalist

Montaigne Medal Finalist

The novel that predicted the NSA and IRS scandals

 Privacy Wars: A Cybertech Thriller The 21st Century sees a return of the totalitarian horrors tPrivacy Wars wins Finalisthat once caused genocide and World War. Big Brother is ascendant, aided by technology. Everyone is watched. Liberty has been traded for safety and both are lost.

Personal privacy has been stolen and must be recovered. Young scientist WILLIAM GILES fights for freedom.

He and his dad, IRON JOHN, a retired Special Ops Colonel, establish Cybertech. It sells security protection for private citizens. When John is abducted and presumed dead, Cybertech is attacked from all sides. Will stands alone, tortured by remorse and falsely accused. With all he loves at risk, he runs for safety, fleeing wrongful charges, and relentlessly pursued by UN paramilitary forces.

A former student REBECCA RIDER is sent to get him to shelter. She rescues him in the high mountains. Their main allies are the Yakuza and her friends, an ancient cult that possesses advanced science. Both groups seek Cybertech’s technology. How can either be trusted?

Can Will find redemption? Can he and Becky save Cybertech and prevent his technology from being stolen? Can liberty survive? That’s the story, a Hero’s Journey framed against a background of exotic locations, edgy science, societal challenges, and Global Governance.

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Soft Target: A Cybertech Thriller

Soft Target wins Major National AwardThe 21st Century started off dangerous and got worse. America is working its way back, Buy the bookwounded, but recovering and rebuilding.

Exceptionalism is a memory, but embers glow in the darkness. Hope is alive. A maverick scientist, GERRY PATTON, works alone behind tight security.

Her wild card project could ensure government survival if Washington was destroyed, but it’s being sabotaged. MIKE MICKELSON (“Twenty Mike”), a Marine, was gravely wounded when his command post in Yemen was overrun. Now unfit for combat, he’s assigned to help Gerry.

Unknown enemies are watching. A bioweapons attack is planned, a coup orchestrated by officials in our own government. Gerry’s program could hamper their plans.

Why take a chance? She’s a Soft Target.

Can Mike save Gerry? Can she help him heal? Can they prevent a paralyzing WMD attack?

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Winner 2014 Paranormal ThrillerA patriotic rogue agent, RAVEN, is saved by JOSIE, a gentle woman with mystic powers. They face terrorists with Iranian nukes. When Raven is terminated with prejudice by the government, they must work together to rediscover censored history, expose high treason, solve two historic assassinations, and prevent an apocalyptic attack that would destroy America.

The backstory features some of the most interesting history that you've never heard. Best-selling author Anne Hillerman said, "Raven's Run serves up a giant helping of fascinating history along with memorable characters and hair-raising suspense. Bravo."

Sample Audio BookMy fourth Thriller introduces two major new characters, RAVEN and JOSIE. It features a post-nuclear Iran and a young, naïve, John Black (the male lead in God’s House), along with a high-concept clandestine project of President Kennedy's: A secret initiative that doubled-down on his program to put man on the moon and assert American exceptionalism and power during the time of the Cold War and Cuban Missile Crisis.

Raven's Run contains a mix of fiction, true history, and real threats that pose extreme danger to America. My tale turned real with the contentious “Iran deal” before the ink was dry. Intense media interviews resulted (see green buttons below), touching policy issues, the 2016 Presidential campaign, and delaying my next novel.

SELL SHEET -- Now they call my books political thrillers.

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Raven’s ragtag team thwarted an EMP attack by terrorists with Iranian nukes, but paid a terrible price. Everyone on his team was badly injured. A peaceful neighborhood was left in flames.

Raven doesn’t officially exist. People are demanding explanations, but what doesn’t exist can’t be explained or defended. Politically it is easier to deny covert agents than support them.

The few who know what happened dare not say how close America came to Armageddon. An EMP attack would have killed at least 70% in major cities. Publicizing the extent of our vulnerability would create panic.

Raven’s partner Josie, a gentle psychic with exceptional powers, is catatonic. Her mind shut down from the trauma of red, raw combat. She is gone along with their dreams of someday having normal lives.

Raven swore to protect her. She trusted him, but he failed. They were outnumbered and outgunned in their own Homeland.

From the White House to the UN, our enemies have friends in high places. Instead of targeting civilian populations, terrorists will now directly attack America’s leaders and the thin black line of agents that protect us. Remove the protectors and the sheep will be helpless.

Without Josie or government support, what can Raven do? Can he find redemption?

SELL SHEET -- Readers now call my books political thrillers. Here is the Back Cover. Raven's Redemption was given the highest praise in Bob Dugoni's Keynote Speech at #CAC16. Link.

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This is the third book in the award winning Raven’s series.

Raven’s deep-black team has thwarted several terrorist attacks on America. President Blager, having twice survived assassination attempts, now trusts them.

Josie, a paranormal viewer, is a national resource. She can see what others cannot. Raven’s job is to protect her, but America’s enemies have allies in high places. His team is targeted.

The book opens with Raven and Josie isolated in a compromised safe house. They warn that a jihadist kill team is coming. The government sends an FBI counterterrorism unit which is overwhelmed by a military force with heavy weapons. California asserts purview of the crime scene.

An underground Iranian Quds base is discovered by Josie. This is an act of war, invasion, a foreign military base with WMDs on America soil. The base is protected by “Cal-Exit” State officials, Washington insiders, and Mexican drug cartels.

While the military is pondering what to do, Raven and Josie are left to innovate. It leads Raven to extreme actions and involvement with a beautiful spy run by a legendary Russian spymaster. Despite common interests, the Russians can’t be trusted.

Russia and Iran are allies. Raven needs help, but his working with Russia is unsanctioned, off the books, and under a false flag. Staying alive may pose a more difficult challenge than dealing with Quds.

Readers now call my books political thrillers.

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