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About John D Trudel
Amazon prefers to characterize such books as "Political Thrillers & Suspense," but my books have won top awards in other categories. Fans of Brad Thor, Brad Taylor, Vince Flynn, Nelson DeMille, Tom Clancy, Orwell, or Crichton should check them out.
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John D. Trudel has authored two nonfiction books and seven Thriller novels: God's House, Privacy Wars, Soft Target, Raven's Run, Raven's Redemption, Raven's Resurrection, and Broken Oath. He graduated from Georgia Tech and Kansas State, had a long career in high technology, wrote columns for several national magazines, and lives in Oregon and Arizona.
You can also get to that post by going to http://blog.johntrudel.com and searching for "Awards and More." My posts about "censorship" are also popular, as is the one about "Eric Hoffer." To see where my Thriller novels overlap truth, search for "is it real" along with the "title" of any one of my novels.
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As an inventor and an instrument rated multi-engine pilot, John has long loved aviation and technology. He had a pilot's license before he had a driver's license. He built and flew his own radio-controlled aircraft before they were called "drones" and programmed computers before PCs existed. He worked in High Tech for decades and had his own consulting firm.
His popular blog -- Freedom Writers -- was selected by a Radio Host as one of the "top 8 in the Northwest." It has a mix of information about both real-world events and novels. Some of his "guest posts" are from world-renowned experts. His twitter posts get over 10,000 impressions/day.
John's novels have won major awards. Two were finalists for the prestigious Eric Hoffer award. Privacy Wars predicted the NSA, IRS, and FISA scandals, winning three Awards in the process and gleaning many media interviews.
Details, links, interviews, and more is posted on John's website. The first chapters of his novels are there too, free.
Dr. Jerry Pournelle, the world famous SF writer and Star Wars scientist, described Raven's Run as a "Thriller on the bleeding edge of reality." Bob Dugoni, #1 NY Times Author says, "John D. Trudel is one of the best writers in the Thriller genre, with his own unique voice and style."
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Raven's ragtag team thwarted an EMP attack by terrorists with Iranian nukes, but paid a terrible price.
Everyone on his team was badly injured. A peaceful neighborhood was left in flames.
Raven doesn't officially exist.
His ragtag team thwarted an EMP attack by terrorists with Iranian nukes but paid a terrible price. Everyone on the team was badly injured. A peaceful neighborhood was left in flames. People are demanding explanations, but what doesn't exist can't be explained or defended. Politically it is easier to deny covert agents than support them.
The few who know what happened dare not say how close America came to Armageddon. An EMP attack would have killed at least 70% in major cities. Publicizing the extent of our vulnerability would create panic. Raven's partner Josie, a gentle psychic with exceptional powers, is catatonic. Her mind shut down from the trauma of red, raw combat. She is gone along with their dreams of someday having normal lives.
Raven swore to protect her. She trusted him, but he failed. They were outnumbered and outgunned in their own Homeland. From the White House to the UN, our enemies have friends in high places. Instead of targeting civilian populations, terrorists will now directly attack America's leaders and the thin black line of agents that protect America. Remove the protectors and the sheep will be helpless.
Without Josie or government support, what can Raven do? Can he find redemption?
George Raven is a phantom born of myth. He was fired with prejudice by the CIA for being too harsh with a terrorist. But there were others who valued his talents. They scrubbed his past, named him Raven, and put him to use against America's enemies.
His deep-black team has thwarted several terrorist attacks on America, and twice saved U.S. President, Peter Blager, from assassination.
Raven and his partner, Josie Lynch, are an odd couple, a mix of darkness and light. She is a paranormal viewer, a national treasure. Raven's existence is all about violence. Josie sees what others cannot across time and space, but violence traumatizes her.
Josie finds threats. Raven prowls the realm of darkness to neutralize them. He hunts down monsters in their lairs. His chief job is to protect Josie, but now, in Broken Oath, they must jointly go on offense to protect America.
Raven's deep-black team has thwarted several terrorist attacks on America. President Blager, having twice survived assassination attempts, now trusts them.
Josie, a paranormal viewer, is a national resource. She can see what others cannot. Raven's job is to protect her, but America's enemies have allies in high places. His team is targeted.
An underground Iranian Quds base is discovered by Josie. This is an act of invasion, a foreign military base with WMDs on America soil. The base is protected by "Cal-Exit" State officials, Washington insiders, and Mexican drug cartels.
While the military is pondering what to do, Raven and Josie are left to innovate. It leads Raven to extreme actions and involvement with a beautiful spy run by a legendary Russian spymaster. Despite common interests, the Russians can't be trusted.
Russia and Iran are now allies. Raven needs help, but his working with Russia is unsanctioned, off the books, and under a false flag. Staying alive may pose a more difficult challenge than dealing with Iran's Quds Force.
This is the third book in the award winning Raven's series.
Young scientist WILLIAM GILES fights for freedom. He and his dad, IRON JOHN, a retired Special Ops Colonel, establish Cybertech. It sells security protection for private citizens.
When John is abducted and presumed dead, Cybertech is attacked from all sides. Will stands alone, tortured by remorse and falsely accused. With all he loves at risk, he runs for safety, fleeing wrongful charges, and relentlessly pursued by UN paramilitary forces.
A former student REBECCA RIDER is sent to get him to shelter. She rescues him in the high mountains. Their main allies are the Yakuza and her friends, an ancient cult that possesses advanced science. Both groups seek Cybertech’s technology. How can either be trusted?
Can Will find redemption? Can he and Becky save Cybertech and prevent his technology from being stolen? Can liberty survive? That’s the story, a Hero’s Journey framed against a background of exotic locations, edgy science, societal challenges, and Global Governance.
TESTIMONIALS FOR PRIVACY WARS
“Privacy Wars opens with a bang and continues to grip. I often wondered if I were reading a conspiracy satire or a future history. And I kept reading.”
Jerry Pournelle, Best Selling Author, Chaos Manor
“You’re in the first row of a slowly climbing rollercoaster. Behind you, closing fast, are the American President and his enforcers, assisted by UN Peace Forces and a powerful foreign government—all bent on your annihilation and that of your technology. Then prepare for a dizzying plunge into a breathtaking, unexpected conclusion. It’s a ride worth taking with author John D. Trudel whose writing skills will captivate you.”
WR. Park, Author of twelve suspense-thrillers acclaimed by bestselling authors.
"Privacy Wars: A Cybertech Thriller hit me as such a realistic storyline that it could easily be a non-fiction in the not so near future. The loss of privacy and the government intervention into the private and corporate worlds were way too real. I have a hard time focusing on reading, but this read was way too good to put down for very long. The characters were very lifelike and the descriptions were awesome. This is a definite 5-star read. It is riveting and the action lends it to someday be movie and definitely one I would love to go see. John Trudel has a winner here."
G. R. Holton, award winning Author of DEEP SCREAMS
“Trudel has a remarkable talent for maintaining an atmosphere of brittle tension. This, combined with an uncanny instinct for what perplexes most of us in this new tech age and its inherent threats to our privacy and our basic freedoms, makes for a gripping thriller.”
Roger Croft, author of Spy Thrillers in the le Carré tradition.
“In Privacy Wars, John Trudel knows his audience and like a guided missile seeking the target, accurately and explosively delivers in his new book on Cybertech.”
John Zodrow, Author of THE SINS OF WAR
“John Trudel's Privacy Wars does more than just provide plenty of entertaining reading. It issues a warning to all lovers of freedom that freedom is what we lose when we grant power to others. This thriller has elements of 1984 and Atlas Shrugged, but is replete with modern technology and high-tech-based adventure.
When he meets the widow, Anne Davis, at the funeral, she demands to know the circumstances of her husband’s death and who killed him. Leaving Anne to grieve, Jack goes to Langley to face charges. Worlds apart, they do their best to move on.
But sinister forces will not leave the two of them at peace. To survive, Jack and Anne must work together, solve his friend’s murder, and uncover secrets that powerful people want to keep buried.
Intense and realistic, with high concepts and sympathetic characters, God’s House is frighteningly possible.
* * * Early Testimonials * * *
“GOD’S HOUSE is a must-read for those who like to have their breath catch while reading a novel. Mix a little bit of The Da Vinci Code, Firewall, and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan together, and you will begin to get a glimpse of this exciting, suspenseful global intrigue-filled techno-thriller by John D. Trudel. Trudel has really done it with this exciting story woven around the reluctant hero, Jack Donner, a powerful church, the UN, and government spy bosses. I simply give readers fair-warning: DO NOT start this book unless you have some hours to spare, or you will miss appointments, dates, and ball games to finish this book. GOD’S HOUSE – read it at your own risk . . . you will wet your pants."
Don Bendell, top-selling author of 26 books.
“Fast-paced, compelling, intelligent and impossible to put down. GOD’S HOUSE has everything you expect from a thriller, including a tough, big-hearted hero—Jack Donner—with whom you can go to the ends of the earth and enjoy every breath-taking moment. A fine debut novel from John D. Trudel, definitely a thriller writer to watch.”
Margaret Coel, author of The Perfect Suspect.
“This story works at many levels and its characters are compelling. GOD’S HOUSE is as new and timely as tomorrow, but as old as corruption, treachery, and deceit. Don’t miss this début novel by an exciting writer who knows his craft. Read the book and tell your friends.”
Charles H. Moody
“John Trudel has captured the language, procedures, and frustrations of people working in the Intelligence Community perfectly. GOD’S HOUSE is a plausible story that could yet be ripped from tomorrow’s headlines. His harrowing descriptions of the situation in Nigeria hit home even more forcefully now that the world is following the progress of the Arab Spring. A good premise, tight writing, sympathetic but desperate characters, and a masterful storyteller. What a combination. I can’t wait to read Trudel’s next thriller.”
Rob Kresge, Author, Murder for Greenhorns
“Trudel's GOD'S HOUSE has everything the best thrillers offer: sharply drawn characters, crisp and realistic dialogue, and mounting suspense. This consummate thriller-suspense story is brilliantly imagined, vividly drawn, and rich in incident and detail. A must read….”
Roger Croft, Author, The Wayward Spy
"God's House is a great read. If I saw it in an airport and started it, I'd buy it. Recommended."
Jerry Pournelle, Award Winning Author
A patriotic rogue agent, RAVEN, is saved by JOSIE, a gentle woman with mystic powers. When he is terminated with prejudice by the government, they must work together to rediscover censored history, expose high treason, solve two historic assassinations, and prevent an apocalyptic attack that would destroy America.
My fourth Thriller introduces two major new characters, RAVEN and JOSIE. It features a post-nuclear Iran and a young, naïve, John Black (the male lead in God’s House). It will be followed next year by a sequel, Raven’s Redemption.
My previous novels have ALL won National Awards, and the first chapters are posted (FREE) on my web page, http://www.johntrudel.com