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John Childress’s Thriller Novels Now in Paperback

Posted on November 1st, 2013 by John Childress

Perfect for Holiday Reading

 Historical and Political Thriller Novels by John Childress Now Out in Paperback

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After over a year in e-book format, all four of John Childress’s thriller novels are now available in paperback on Amazon and other on-line bookstores.

Here’s a quick synopsis:

Game Changer: Terrorism at the White House

A political thriller of terrorism, international arms dealers and the attempted assassination of the American president by a female suicide bomber. Torn from today’s headlines, GAME CHANGER is a fast-moving thriller.  The attempted assassination at a Washington DC press conference narrowly misses the President and plunges the nation into a bitter struggle: all out war or the road to lasting peace . . .

Business As Usual: Drug Lords in bed with real Pharmaceutical Companies?

The poison of illegal drugs is filling our cities and schools and it seems that the war on drugs is hopelessly lost. The global drug trade is upwards of $400 billion and the human toll is staggering. What can be done?  What if a small biotech company developed an antidote to drug addiction that could cure the cravings and help kick the habit? Would the world embrace it?



Almost Perfect: The Crusades and the Cathar Treasure

A novel on 13th – century France, Cathar treasures, the Inquisition, the Vatican, and modern-day financial fraud and murder. What would you do if your marriage was falling apart, you were forced out of your job, you started having weird “dreams” about the Crusades and people being burned at the stake, one of your associates was just murdered, and now someone is trying to kill you?

Matt Brennan’s life is a mess, and it’s only getting worse!

A young, arrogant investment banker gets caught up in an 800-year-old conspiracy by the Catholic Church, greedy private bankers in London and an international criminal organization. The story follows two inter-linked tales, one of the Crusades against the Cathars in the 13th century in the south of France and the other a modern day conspiracy of fraud and murder.

Bad Company: Beware the Pirates!

If you like historical novels and if you love pirates, then Bad Company is for you! An epic adventure story, which switches effortlessly between the centuries, Bad Company tells the story of a modern-day businessman struggling to keep his company together against impossible odds, alongside a tale of 18th -century pirates buccaneering through the high seas. The two stories intertwine – in a way that will both chill and fascinate the reader. And all the pirates are women!



I know you will enjoy these thriller novels. If you have already read them in eBook format, now’s a perfect time to get the paperback version.

So, sit back, relax in front of the fireplace, grab a beer or a glass of wine, and get reading!

Don’t forget to tell your friends! These books make great gifts!

You can also visit my novels website at: and follow me on twitter : @novelschildress

All the best,

John R Childress

Don’t Go Bonefishing with Josh Steele . . .

Posted on October 22nd, 2013 by John Childress


Many of my friends are bonefish addicts!  They love to cruise the flats of the many Bahamian islands looking for the tails of feeding schools of bonefish, or if they are really lucky, that solitary monster that could mean an AFTA record.  We don’t get to go south very often, but when we do, it’s always a memorable experience.  The seductive rhythm of the tropics, the salt air, the tequila and salt, the pitchers of Margaritas, the soft night breezes, and of course, the search for the “ghost fish”, the elusive bonefish.

But if you ever get invited to go to the Bahamas bonefishing with Josh Steele, I strongly suggest you plead a long “Honey-Do” list and gracefully decline.  You could get killed!

Josh has a problem (actually, several problems) but one of them is pirates!  Specifically, women pirates. And they are as mean and ruthless as they are beautiful.  But Josh is a sucker for adventure (and pain), but you don’t have to be.  You can sit back, grab a beer or a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, put your feet up, and follow the adventures (and misadventures) of Josh Steele in my thriller novel, Bad Company.




Here is a little video teaser:

And Josh has a distant relative from the 18th Century, Captain Josiah Steele, who looses his hand, and almost his life, when pirates attack his merchant ship in the Caribbean and he is cast overboard.  But “revenge is sweet” (well, maybe bitter-sweet) and Captain Steele finally tracks down the female pirates, and their substantial hoard of gold, silver and emeralds, on Long Island and exacts his revenge.  As does Josh Steele, some 200 years later.

If you like the flyfishing life, but also like to read adventure stories,then Bad Company was written for you.  If you fish the Pacific Northwest rivers, then you will relate to Josh Steele, the high priest of the double haul.  So, have a read of Bad Company, then drop me an email with your comments. Also, I am keen for a Josh Steele sequel, so any ideas would be welcome.

And if you aren’t into flyfishing, but you are fascinated by Pirates, then Bad Company is for you as well.

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Tight Lines . . .

John R Childress

Is Jack Dead ?

Posted on October 19th, 2013 by John Childress


The following comes from one of my readers who posted this on the site for my thriller novel: Business As Usual, which is now out in Paperback and eBook Kindle format, with a video trailer as well.

Here is the posting:

Is Jack Dead?  

Jack has to live on. Great read with several twists along the way. Personally enjoyed the adventure and story line. I recommend this book. I also wish that Jack Christian returns.

While an author never gives away his upcoming story lines, I believe it is my solemn duty to put this loyal reader out of his misery ;>)

Jack is not totally dead, just mostly dead (ever watch my favorite movie, The Princess Bride?  Then you will understand about Wesley being “mostly dead”).

And so, if he recovers, Jack Christian will be back, soon, in a new thriller titled “Reverse Terror”.  And the plot is going to chill you.  What if a group of super wealthy got together an elite army to take “terror to the terrorists’?  Basically, the world is sick and tired of terrorist attacks while the UN, the US and everyone else dithers in politics and double standards.  It’s time for the good guys to do what weak and corrupt governments won’t.  Fight terror with terror.

And Jack gets caught in the middle trying to pursue the vigilantes while having more than a little sympathy for them.  Does the end justify the means?  Should people take over when governments won’t?  And how do you keep “modern vigilantes” under control?  Should the western governments sit back and let them clean out the terrorists, or try to enforce the rule of law?  When is enough, enough?

If Jack lives through this one it will definitely be a miracle.

I will keep you posted as to how the book is coming along, so look for periodic instalments of my next political thriller, Reverse Terror!

In the meantime, Jack needs to heal! ;>) So watch the Business as Usual video trailer:

And then take a look at my other thrillers which are now out in paperback as well:Almost Perfect,  Bad Company,  Game Changer.

Keep Reading . . .

John R Childress