ABOUT JOHN

John is a suspense novelist whose passion is writing thriller books that entertain and keep you up at all hours of the night!

John Etterlee is a retired U.S. Army combat Veteran, thriller and suspense novelist, 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.

John’s longest deployment was a thirteen-month tour to southeastern Baghdad with 2-30 Infantry, 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division from 2007 to 2009. This was by far his toughest. Having been in two IED blasts himself, his unit also came under indirect mortar fire, small arms, rocket and RPG fire on a regular basis. John lost a few friends on that deployment.

Although John has always enjoyed writing, it wasn’t until recovering from surgery that he began to take it more seriously. Writing has since become a passion for him, and he loves to share his stories with the world of book lovers. Aside from writing, some of John’s hobbies and interests include traveling, (especially to Europe) shooting, learning new languages such as German, meeting new people, and music.

As a thriller/suspense novelist and Army Veteran, John likes to use the experiences he gained while serving his country to create compelling and realistic stories that entertain the masses.

Writing is utterly addicting to John, and he looks forward to crafting stories that thrill his readers for the foreseeable future.

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Questions, comments, concerns? Feel free to email John directly here

FUN FACT

When John is not writing thriller books he enjoys being outdoors, and especially shooting his guns. John is into all firearms, but especially long-range sniper weapon systems.

Being a suspense novelist, he likes to use his knowledge of weapons and military operations to create realism in his writing.

RETRIBUTION

Rob Walker Books | Book 02

On a mission in Africa, a Special Forces operator unwittingly uncovers a government conspiracy that gets half his men killed and sends him on a quest to bring those responsible to justice.

US Army Special Forces team sergeant and sniper Master Sergeant Rob Walker is deployed to the Horn of Africa as part of a joint task force with the Ethiopian National Defense Force. They’ve been tracking terrorist targets for months and training local forces to prevent the establishment of permanent terrorist training camps within and near their borders.

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The Messenger

Rob Walker Books | Book 01

After returning home from a combat deployment to Afghanistan, U.S. Army Special Forces sniper Rob Walker is in a race for time to rescue his kidnapped sister from the clutches of a Mexican drug cartel.
Having seen too much during a botched drug deal, she is snatched up off the street and handed over to members of a Mexican cartel who are after their payday. Suspecting her of being sold into sex slavery to satisfy the unpaid debt, Rob must act before it’s too late. But, taken deep into the Mexican criminal underworld, Marianne completely drops off the radar.

The Cold Storm

Roger O’Neil Books | Book 01

Former Special Ops Sergeant, Roger O’Neil, thought it would be a simple winter retreat with his loved ones in the vast Montana wilderness.

 He thought wrong.

After years of fighting al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan, he returns home to Montana just to find that home is no longer the safe haven he once thought it was. On a winter trip to his late grandfather’s cabin in the Montana Mountains, Roger must save his family from a gang of ruthless killers by reuniting with his combat-hardened buddies for one final fight.

The Strike Point

Roger O’Neil Books | Book 02

CIA Operative, Roger O’Neil goes deep undercover in Russia and teams up with a group of SAS Soldiers amidst a growing nuclear threat against America and a ruthless killer stalking them from the shadows.
America is at the brink nuclear war with Russia. Roger, an ex-Army Ranger is pursued and reluctantly recruited into a new CIA clandestine unit. Sent undercover into the heart of Moscow as a Canadian tourist, he and the SAS team slowly begin to unravel the biggest international conspiracy since the Cold War, and an FSB hitman hot on their trail.

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