The awaited sequel to THE MESSENGER, RETRIBUTION is on its way. Stay Tuned!

a Rob Walker thriller

Rob Walker has served in countless operations in combat zones across the globe. Now, his mission is personal.


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The best-selling new release audiobook

THE MESSENGER audiobook out now!

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“An absolutely gripping thriller: When sniper Rob Walker returns home from Afghanistan, he learns his sister, Marianne, has been kidnapped by a cartel — and joins forces with his best friend in order to track them down before it’s too late…”

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“From the sands of Afghanistan to the rough streets of New York and beyond, The Messenger is a mirthless story about a service man on a personal mission!”

about john

His passion is writing thriller books that entertain and keep you up at all hours of the night!

* John’s books are a mix of military thrillers, crime fiction, espionage, and just about everything else in-between.

John Etterlee is a retired U.S. Army combat Veteran, thriller author, lover of horses and other animals, and adventurer.

Born in Augusta, Georgia, he joined the United States Army in 2001, shortly after the attacks of September 11th, 2001 and served multiple tours overseas before being medically retired in 2013.

Professionally written by a brilliant author who knows very well how to craft a suspenseful, thrilling, and action-packed story. Highly recommended!

Team Golfwell
There is no doubt in my mind this is a quite easy rating of 5 stars.
Tony Parsons
The author brings the characters and the storyline to life and makes it difficult to put the book down!
Andrew Graham
Fast-paced novel with an exuberant storyline!
An excellent, action-packed international thriller!

J. Phillips

Read in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down!
Jennifer Aish
Rip-roaring read! Won’t be the last from this author!
Mrs. Humphrey
Brilliant, edge of your seat action! It was as if I was watching TV!
Roy Lees
A taut, non-stop, action-filled story line full of mayhem, murder and danger.


This one is a fast read. It sucks you in and holds on tight. The action is fast paced, rehearsed down to the inth and has a realism only a vet could produce!

Cair-Paravel De Loulay

John supports our military, law enforcement, and first responders.

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He believes it is more important now than ever to recognize those who selflessly answer the call. These heroes work tirelessly to defend our nation, protect and serve, and respond to emergency calls day and night. They risk their lives every day. And, they deserve the utmost respect.