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About John W. Wood
John served in the United States Marines, was a Califonia Peace officer, and owned and operated a private security business.
In 2003, John retired to Las Vegas, Nevada. He began writing using his experiences and knowledge of the military and police. John has written three novels, "White Crow," "The Crow Legacy," "The House of Crow," "Muerte Death, It's what I do," and a novella, "With Deadly Purpose." All titles are now available as Audiobooks, except Muerte, which is in production.
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In the 19th century West begins the saga of a powerful family.
After mountain man Isaiah Crow arrives in Alta California, he saves a group of people from local bandits.
As luck would have it, they are family and Vaqueros from the rancho of Don Hernando Batista, one of the most powerful families in Southern California - and very anxious to take their new friends to meet the Patron.
After Señor Batista introduces his daughter Francisca to Isaiah, the two soon fall in love. From this union a child - Jedadiah - is born. He will learn not only how to read and write, but also the art of war.
Through Jedadiah, the House of Crow will become one of the most influential families in the country.
Praise from readers:
★★★★★ - "The beginnings of a powerful family saga... a page-turner."
★★★★★ - "Amazingly detailed... A great read."
★★★★★ - "White Crow sets the stage for a great series."
Through generations, their honor and bravery prevailed.
In the early 19th century, a Blackfoot Indian warband slaughters a group of Irish immigrants. Soon after, another war party finds the wagon - and a baby still alive in the wreckage.
He soon becomes known as the White Crow - one of the Dog Soldiers of the tribe - and makes a name for himself as a warrior. But after a journey to Old California, his life takes a drastic turn.
This historical fiction saga follows the life of the Crow family, from their beginnings in 1816 to the American Civil War and the times of the U.S. Marshals, and finally to the story of Charles Crow - the last son of The House of Crow.
Praise from readers:
★★★★★ - "Historical fiction brought to life with strong-willed, likable protagonists and plenty of adventure"
★★★★★ - "An interesting story. Caught and held my attention from the beginning."
★★★★★ - "This book is an epic journey reminiscent of a James Clavell or a Louis L'amour saga... I thoroughly enjoyed it."
★★★★★ - "A thrilling family saga with strong characters and enough action to satisfy any fan of historical fiction."
Jedadiah Crow has been passed a legacy of valor, both from his father - a mountain man - and a Crow war chief.
While finding his way in life, Jedadiah builds his own reputation of leadership during the American Civil War, displaying integrity and courage.
After the war, Jedadiah leads a group of former soldiers to California, setting the stage for The House of Crow.
But after the two declare war on the Detroit drug trade in their search for the killer, they realize that none of their training has prepared them for the moment when they come face to face with the killer.
A man with a violent history, Early killed fourteen men in Afghanistan because they killed his friends. What is he ready to do to the man who killed his loved one?
Within the shadows of the US Government, a decision has been made to declare war on the drug trade. Only a few know about this no holds-barred-war.
Colonel Ethan Wade, USMC, has been assigned to place a mole within the Mexican Cartel. Colonel Wade calls upon a man from within his Black Ops team, Ricardo 'Rico' Garcia, also known by his Marine handle, ‘Muerte.’ Rico is known within black ops as a Speed-Killer, and is given free rein to do whatever needs to be done to destroy the drug trade.
Rico’s cover is layers deep, and neither the DEA, FBI, nor Homeland Security know anything of his primary mission. But when someone from his past gets stirred into the mix, someone who knows who Rico is and where he comes from, things get complicated. Recruited by the cartel to spy on Rico, the two end up on a one-way ride into the desert - a ride of which results will wreak havoc across the United States and redefine the balance of power in the country.
‘There are some people who think you have to hate them in order to shoot them. I don’t think you do. It’s just business.’ - Marine Gen. Jim 'Mad Dog' Mattis