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After being dismissed from the Army, the only family Hank Adams has ever known, Hank embraces his demons. Follow Hank as his obsession with Kate, as his obsession with hate, and his obsession with vengeance collide in gruesome detail in and around New York City. Serving as a shadow warrior, both sanctioned and unsanctioned, all over the world has given Hank access to every weapon system imagined. And he is about to loose this arsenal on New York, all in attempt to win back Kate.

Kate. Kate. Kate. Kate.

She is his obsession. Perhaps Hank will become yours.

Author's Note...
On February 26, 1993, a truck bomb came perilously close to dropping the World Trade Center. I was knocked out of my chair by the blast. Less than ten months later, on December 7, 1993, Colin Ferguson shot 26 people on the Long Island Rail Road. I will never forget the blood on the windows.

Obsession for Vengeance was written during these dark and tense days in New York that many predicted foretold the end of the world. The seed of the story was “what could one truly deranged man with skills and resources do to New York City? Unfortunately, on 9/11, we all witnessed a real life version.

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     Author's Note
     This story was written during a very difficult time in New York City.  On February 26, 1993, a truck bomb came perilously close to dropping the World Trade Center.  I was knocked out of my chair by the blast.  Less than ten months later, on December 7, 1993, Colin Ferguson shot 25 people on the Long Island Rail Road.  I will never forget the blood on the windows.  In between, on March 12-13, 1993, the Blizzard dubbed the "Storm of The Century" wreaked havoc, killing over 300 people.  I recall shoveling epic amounts of snow.
     Obsession for Vengeance was written during these dark and tense days in New York that many predicted foretold the end of the world. The seed of the story was "what could one truly deranged man with skills and resources do to New York City?  Unfortunately, on 9/11, we all witnessed a real life version.
     Thus, please accept this story for what it is, one New Yorker trying to deal with the dark days of 1993 by imagining the worst.  While imagining the worst, I had to imagine what type of person could even contemplate the types of deeds perpetrated in the story.  Again, unfortunately, these imaginings lead to a very disturbing picture of a serial rapist.  Thus this story includes very graphic violence, including sexual violence, that is a function of the tension and horrors of 1993 in New York.  As you read this story, please note how many times Hank is described as a coward, because any man who could hurt a woman or child in any way, let alone in the terrible ways that Hank hurts people, must be a coward.

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     "The United States Army finds you guilty as charged.  You are hereby ordered to surrender your commission, all uniforms and weapons, all citations, and all manners and forms of property associated with the Army.  You are not to speak of this incident with anyone, at any time.  Any failure to comply with these orders will result in the release of our evidence and findings to the civil authorities and your subsequent arrest, trial and conviction by civilian law of these same charges.  I assure you that you will spend the rest of your days in jail if you do not adhere by this sentence."

     The presiding General stopped his pronouncement of the sentence.  He pulled his glasses form his face, wiped them slowly on a handkerchief he pulled from his dress uniform pocket, and slowly put them back on his face.  He had a pained expression that revealed his inner conflict in sentencing Lieutenant Colonel Hank Adams.  Respect for his service, disgust with this specific latest action, and silent shame in having been complicit in letting it go on so long.

     "It is only our personal relationship, and your long and meritorious service to the United States, in high risk, covert missions that precludes me from turning over this entire matter to the District Attorney.  This hearing is adjourned."

     The General looked down from the bench and found the Sergeant at Arms for the proceedings.  He was unwilling to look the convicted officer in the eyes.  Hank Adams had been one of his special projects.  A killer.  Trained in practically every weapon system and killing system known to man.  Hank had travelled the world carrying out assignments that other men could not even imagine.  He was a fine tuned assassin who could kill at any range, including at zero range, hand to hand, face to face.

     "Sergeant-Major!"  The General called the ranking non-commissioned officer to bring the court-martial proceedings to a close.

     "ATTENTION," the Sergeant-Major barked.  His voice sounded like an 1812 overture cannon in the confined spaces of the cramped private room that had served as the secret court for the tribunal's proceedings.  The few attendees stiffened to attention while the General and his hand-picked staff of two tight lipped officers left the room.  One by one they filed past Hank Adams, turning their backs on him and on a dark part of themselves.  None took his hand, not one had a word to say.

     "DISMISSED," the Sergeant Major barked, the word coming out hard and sharp.  He looked at Hank Adams, now the retired Lt. Col. Hank Adams, and his eyes narrowed to slits.  Hatred was evident in his face, his stance, in the very way he breathed when he looked at the disgraced officer.  The Sergeant-Major walked over to the wiry, bronzed killer who was holding his hat in his hand.

     "Your rank," he demanded of the defrocked officer.  None of the previous formality.  No sir.  No please.  Just a simple, rough, hard-edged demand for his rank and insignia.  Fighting words between fighting men.  The edge in his voice signaled the Sergeant-Major's intent to personally make good on the tribunal's ruling as soon as possible.  Hank Adams made no move to remove his epaulets or his collar dogs, or to do much of anything for that matter.  He stood there seemingly rooted to the floor, his free hand balled into a tight fist, his teeth clenched together, jaw muscles standing stiff and hard against his weather-beaten face.

     Kate.  Kate.  Kate.  Kate.

     "Go to hell," Hank said in a low, even voice.  He turned on his heel and spun away from the Sergeant-Major.  His long athletic strides carried him quickly, defiantly out of the courtroom into the blazing late summer heat.  The world seemed to shimmer and flow in waves before him.  The shock of the heat, the sentence of the tribunal.  His memory of the quick violence of the most recent act just a few days prior.  It all conspired up against him now.

     "They're all against me," he whispered hoarsely to himself.  "I've given them everything I had.  I'm a soldier goddamn it.  They can't do this to me.  They owe me." Hank stood there looking out over the nearly deserted army base.  The regiment was still in the field, where he'd been, only days previous, until the incident.  Until his beast had crawled up out of him and taken control of him yet again.

     Kate.  Kate.  Kate.  Kate.

About the Author

JT Kalnay is an attorney and an author.  He has been an athlete, a soldier, a professor, a programmer, an Ironman, and mountain climber.  JT now divides his time between being an attorney, being an author, and helping out with seven children. 
     JT was born and raised in Belleville, Ontario, Canada.  Growing up literally steps from the Bay of Quinte, water, ice, fishing, swimming, boating, and drowning  were very early influences and appear frequently in his work.
     Educated at the Royal Military Academy, the University of Ottawa, the University of Dayton, the University of Cincinnati, Long Island University, and Case Western Reserve University, JT has spent countless hours studying a wide range of subjects including math, English, computer science, physics, and law.  Many of his stories are set on college campuses.
     JT is a certified rock climbing guide and can often be found atop crags in West Virginia, California, Mexico, and Italy.  Rock climbing appears frequently in his writing. 
     JT has witnessed firsthand many traumatic events including the World Trade Center Bombing, the Long Island Railroad Shooting, a bear attack, a plane crash, and numerous fatalities, in the mountains and elsewhere. 
     Disasters, loss, and confronting personal fear are common themes in his writing. 
     While "boy meets girl" appears to be JT's dominant genre, readers will experience a variety of styles and themes in his simple yet complex writing.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Need to read between lines July 17, 2014
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4.0 out of 5 stars Evil Incarnate January 28, 2013
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JT Kalnay is such a romantic guy that in one of his books even dead people fell in love. Imagine my surprise to find that he wrote a book about pure evil! Meet Hank Adams, perfect psychopath. He is a serial rapist, mass murderer, computer hacker and domestic terrorist. With his partner, Elsa--big breasted blond nymphomaniac--he commits a series of terrorist attacks that are eerily prognostic of the 9/11 attack. Obsession for Vengeance was written in the early nineties, but describes more than one event similar to things that actually happened in the years between then and now. The depth of JT's military knowledge lends credibility to this tale of one maniac's obsession for vengeance against society and a woman. It also serves to demonstrate some rather gaping flaws in our military and political thinking. If you like a little apocalypse now and then, Obsession for Vengeance is a sure bet.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Action Packed Thriller August 4, 2011
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J.T. Kalnay takes you deep into the psyche of Hank Adams, a well trained one man army on a path of destruction to try to win back the love of his life that he can't seem to get out of his head. Can Hank be stopped before he unleashes his arsenal of weapons on the unsuspecting citizens of New York?

With page after page of suspense, action and drama you won't be able to set this book down. Very well written, not for the faint of heart. Loaded with military strategy, violence and sex that will get your heart racing.

If you are looking for an exciting story that will pull you in and hold you until the very end with twists and turns and mind blowing intensity...this is the book for you.
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JT Kalnay is an attorney and an author. He has been an athlete, a soldier, a professor, a programmer, an Ironman, and mountain climber. JT now divides his time between being an attorney, being an author, and helping his wife look after seven nieces and nephews.

JT was born and raised in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Growing up literally steps from the Bay of Quinte, water, ice, fishing, swimming, boating, and drowning were early influences and appear frequently in his work.

Educated at the Royal Military College of Canada, the University of Ottawa, the University of Dayton, and Case Western Reserve University, JT has spent countless hours studying a wide range of subjects including math, English, computer science, and law.

JT is a rock climber and can often be found atop crags in West Virginia, Kentucky, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, California, Mexico, and Italy. Rock climbing appears frequently in his writing.

JT is an avid fitness athlete, and has begun to compete in fitness competitions with a goal of reaching the CrossFit Games one day.

JT has witnessed firsthand many traumatic events including the World Trade Center Bombing, the Long Island Railroad Shooting, a bear attack, a plane crash, and numerous fatalities, in the mountains and elsewhere.
Disasters, loss, and confronting personal fear are common themes in his writing.

The Point follows Charles Ginetti as he sails up the California Coast in his recently deceased father's sailboat. After he wrecks on the rocks at Pigeon Point, he meets Sierra Marney. Sierra's family have been keepers of the lighthouse for four generations. While Charles is smitten with Sierra, Sierra sees right through the Silicon Valley executive. Complications abound, causing Charles and Sierra to be thrown together in desperate circumstances.

G1.1 chronicles a year in the life of Genevieve Grenier, who some have described as the "nice little sister of the girl with the Dragon Tattoo." Ginny was bullied as a child and as a result turned inwards towards computer hacking and athletics. When the book starts she is 21 years old and on the cusp of becoming a world champion. However, a random encounter involving a blackjack game puts her athletic career in jeopardy and leads Ginny to a crisis where she must decide whether to use her talents for good or for evil.

The Topsail Accord follows the rule-bound relationship of Shannon and Joe as they try to recover from sadnesses in their previous lives. Set on Topsail Beach, Cleveland, and in Costa Rica, this romance novel deals with loss, recovery, and trying to figure out a way forward given so much damage.

The Keeper is a paranormal romance that deals with themes of domestic violence and resulting mental illness. The Keeper is a child, boy, teenager, man, and old man who we follow through time and space as he seeks to fulfill his promise to his Native Canadian people while dealing with the aftermath of murder. JT conceived The Keeper as an amalgamation of four short stories set in four locations, Bon Echo Ontario, Joshua Tree California, and his home in Ohio.

The Pattern is a science fiction romance that deals with themes of hubris and righting a wrong. Craig Walsh accidentally cuts and pastes some code from a video game into his auto pilot software at work. The resulting plane wrecks tear him and his family apart. His year long saga to right the wrong costs him nearly everything, even while introducing him to the love of his life. JT conceived The Pattern while sitting on a runway at LaGuardia for several hours while multi-tasking between editing a device driver and playing solitaire.

Mina's Eyes is an action romance where damaged boy meets damaged girl in an idyllic location. Try as they might, Kane and Mina are just not able to overcome all the obstacles that are put in their way, floods, rip tides, old boyfriends, and, worst of all, old memories. At one time Mina was the prima ballerina for the Bolshoi ballet until a terrible accident ended her career. After marrying and having beautiful twin girls, Mina's world is rocked again by their murder at the hands of terrorists. Kane has secretly authored several novels, and has suffered through his wife's lengthy illness and ultimate demise. Kane has been reviled for actions associated with the passing of his wife. Though Mina and Kane are drawn together by a passionate longing and love, they may have just too many dramas and demons to overcome. JT wrote Mina's Eyes on location in Cala Luna, Sardinia, Italy while travelling with a group of dedicated rock climbers. Those people on the trip may recall seeing JT with his pen and yellow pad, sitting on the rooftop terrace, or sitting by the ocean. Now they know what he was up to.

The Trade follows brilliant computer programmer and occasional hacker Jay Calloway as he tries to decide between a job with the CIA and a job on Wall Street. A beautiful and mysterious woman leads him to New York, where his job turns out to be not exactly what he had in mind. Over time, he is drawn into an international intrigue involving money laundering and insider trading. Jay's old college friend Rick Hewlett may be his only hope to escape the tangled web that has been woven in New York. JT wrote The Trade on location in the World Financial Center in New York City. Drawing on his experience in automated trading systems, JT's inside insights into exactly how the bold plan conceived in The Trade could be pulled off will leave you wondering how safe,exactly, is your money. If you liked The Firm, and if you liked Wall Street, you'll love The Trade.

Obsession for Vengenace chronicles Hank Adams' descent into hell. After being dismissed from the Army, Hank gathers all the weapons he has amassed over the past ten years working as an assassin and military advisor, both sanctioned and off the books. Hank's anger and rage are fueled by an all-consuming obsession, with Kate Armstrong, his first and only love, who only escaped death at his hands by faking her own. Now, lust and anger and obsession collide as Hank tries to exact his revenge, against the Army, against society, and against Kate. OFV was written in the dark days of 1993. In February 1993 JT experienced the Long Island Rail Road at close range, and then was traumatized again in December 1993 when he experienced the World Trade Center bombing again at very close range. JT was injured during the evacuation following the December bombing. This twisted tale grew out of the attempt to recover from these back-to-back trauma. If you like Tom Clancy, and if you like Michael Connelly, then you'll like Obsession For Vengeance.

Caumsett is a ghost story. Can the love of one woman overcome a hundred year old curse? Find out as Jane Jones tries to rescue her husband from the clutches of a whaling captain's ghost who seeks to break his imprisonment by stealing Bill Jones' mind, then body, then soul. While running in Caumsett Park on Long Island JT fell and hit his head. During his convalesence, which included many hours sitting on the beach at Caumsett, he became interested in the whaling history of Long Island. This also lead him to become interested in (obsessed with?) the ghost stories that surrounded the perished whalers and their lost loves left behind. Caumsett is the ghost story that resulted. It was written on location in the park and at other locations on the north coast of Long Island.


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