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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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.
Rob Walker Books | Book 02
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.
Rob Walker Books | Book 01
Roger O’Neil Books | Book 01
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.
Roger O’Neil Books | Book 02