Bio: John was born Jan. 3, 1948 and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area
He retired Feb. 2001 from a small northern California police department as a Sergeant after almost 30 years service.
Prior to becoming a police officer, he was a Military Policeman assigned for a year to the 557th MP Co., Long Binh, Bien Hoa, South Vietnam, where he had several ?adventures? that provided the basis for his first novel, MP.
He has earned a B.A in Administration of Justice and an M.A in Public Administration. He spent his retirement time writing as well as teaching other police officers emergency vehicle operation/pursuit driving through the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office and Police Academy. He also instructs officers in the driving simulators, is a train the trainer for emergency vehicle/pursuit/ simulator instructors, and has been recognized as a Subject Matter Expert by the State of California in emergency vehicle operations/pursuit driving.
He has had several trade articles published in law enforcement magazines such as Law and Order, Police Officer's Quarterly, and The Backup. He is also a member of the Police Writers Association, a very supportive writers' group for anyone affiliated with any type of law enforcement organization.
In his spare time (what little there is) John enjoys reading, fishing, and most of all, spending time with his family.
There are sixty-six Consulates and Embassies in San Francisco, and a very talented, deadly sniper is targeting the Consul Generals, seemingly at random. Homicide inspector Vince Torelli has a reputation for solving the toughest cases in the City, but this one is unlike anything else he has faced. The killings make no sense, lack motive, and appear to be unrelated but Vince knows there has to be a link between them. He struggles to find the connection and identify the suspect, but as he gets c... more info>>
June 1967. As Vincent Torelli stepped off the plane at Bien Hoa Air Base, South Vietnam, he was almost overwhelmed by the stench in the hot, humid air. He still had a hard time realizing he was in Vietnam. Drafted into the armed forces five months earlier, he ended up becoming a Military Policeman, assigned to the 557th MP Co. at Long Binh Post just outside Binh Hoa City. His year tour of duty in Vietnam changes him from a somewhat na´ve young man to a battle hardened veteran. Through unlucky ch... more info>>
There's a vigilante killer loose in San Francisco, and when the justice system fails, he doles out his own brand of justice. Homicide Inspector Vince Torelli has handled some of The City's worst murders, but this case has him baffled. It seems no matter what he does, the killer manages to stay one step ahead of him, anticipating his every move. Hell, the false clues and trail the killer leaves keeps Vince chasing shadows as the body count rises. Will he discover the killer's identity? And will h... more info>>