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John Payne

John Payne

John C. Payne was born in Chicago but moved to Wisconsin as a youth. He is a retired service member of the US Army and successfully operated three small businesses in the past. He loves to write and teach. John was an adjunct professor in business at several universities and spent many post-military years in the field of health care administration. Like his first trilogy's main theme, he loves to move and change jobs every three years engaging in new, unrelated and exciting challenges. He holds a B.S. degree from St. Norbert College in DePere, WI. and a Masters in Public Health from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. He resides in San Antonio, TX.

Stage Five

Stage Five

Fiction, Supernatural, Spiritual

Jamie Richards, main character in the sci-fi/fantasy Stage Four book, is reincarnated in the spirit of his great-grandfather. Thaddeus Ambrose Richards was a WWII intelligence officer deployed by COL William Donovan to assassinate a German female propagandist. He was killed in action. Present day ISIS has launched an aggressive recruiting campaign centered on disenfranchised young females in the US. The San Francisco operation is highlighted in this story. Jamie Richards is contracted by the CIA to perform intelligence missions centered on ISIS activities in the US. His handler is Denis Sweeny, an old Navy SEAL friend and protagonist throughout the story. Richards is thrust into action trying to prevent radical terrorists from destroying a major league ballpark and the people in attendance. Later, he and Sweeny team up to take down an ISIS safe house in San Francisco. Richards develops a sneaky love-relationship with one of the ISIS team leaders that carries him to his final mission, the site of his great-grandfather's demise in WWII. Additional fast-acting sequences take place in San Antonio, near the Mexican border and finally, outside of Berlin, Germany.

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Asesinato en un Hospital Psiquiatrico de San Antonio

Asesinato en un Hospital Psiquiatrico de San Antonio

Fiction, Police Crime, Suspense

A major catastrophe occurs when the main character and his wife arrive in San Antonio which sets up the major theme for this second book. After getting back on his feet the main character is appointed the administrator of a mental health hospital two blocks from the famous River Walk. Prior to his taking the reins, an embedded female CIA agent is found in the hospital day room with a gigantic pair of scissors stuck in her chest. The CIA suspected an al-Qaeda cell was being formed in the neighborhood and arranged with the medical director of the hospital to place a “bogus” patient on the ward. Four patients and two nurses are deemed persons of interest by the investigating agencies. Several interesting love interests are developed and the many twists and turns that take place will leave the reader spellbound.

Can the pair stop the madman who leads the group before they kill hundreds of thousands of people?

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Chicago Terminus, The

Chicago Terminus, The

Fiction, Suspense, Police Crime

 

This is Book Three and the last of the Three and Out series. Rod Richards resigns as hospital administrator in San Antonio and treks to Chicago to join an old Army buddy in his private investigation business. He thrives on the challenge and excitement of his new found profession. Rod conducts surveillance on Shamus Fenerty, a trucking giant and big Democratic party contributor suspected of cheating on his wife. Later, a wealthy Vietnamese restraurant magnate hires him for a dangerous mission. Several exciting twists and turns confront Rod. is he shot? Does he die? Find out in the concluding episode of the riveting trilogy involving Rod Richards, the apartment manager ordinaire, the successful hospital administrator and a short-lived but rewarding run as a private investigator.

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Three and Out

Three and Out: The Saga of a San Francisco Apartment Manager

Fiction, Police Crime, Suspense

 

This book features life, fun and games at The Seville which houses an interesting cast of characters and some deep mysteries within the brick and mortar of the old structure. The Seville is owned by a cheapskate Frenchman who thinks only of how much money he can pocket. Rod and Janice Richards are the new managers and are torn apart in every which direction to decide if they should appease the residents or succumb to the owner's ridiculous demands. A must read book for present or future property managers!

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