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Jon Land
Since his first book was published in 1983, Jon Land has written twenty-eight novels, seventeen of which have appeared on national bestseller lists. He began writing technothrillers before Tom Clancy put them in vogue, and his strong prose, easy characterization, and commitment to technical... show more

Since his first book was published in 1983, Jon Land has written twenty-eight novels, seventeen of which have appeared on national bestseller lists. He began writing technothrillers before Tom Clancy put them in vogue, and his strong prose, easy characterization, and commitment to technical accuracy have made him a pillar of the genre.Land spent his college years at Brown University, where he convinced the faculty to let him attempt writing a thriller as his senior honors thesis. Four years later, his first novel, The Doomsday Spiral, appeared in print. In the last years of the Cold War, he found a place writing chilling portrayals of threats to the United States, and of the men and women who operated undercover and outside the law to maintain U.S. security. His most successful of those novels were the nine starring Blaine McCracken, a rogue CIA agent and former Green Beret with the skills of James Bond but none of the Englishman's tact.In 1998 Land published the first novel in his Ben and Danielle series, comprised of fast-paced thrillers whose heroes, a Detroit cop and an Israeli detective, work together to protect the Holy Land, falling in love in the process. He has written seven of these so far. The most recent, The Last Prophecy, was released in 2004. Recently, RT Book Reviews gave Jon a special prize for pioneering genre fiction, and his short story "Killing Time" was shortlisted for the 2010 Dagger Award for best short fiction and included in 2010's The Best American Mystery Stories. Land is currently writing Blood Strong, his fourth novel to feature Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong--a female hero in a genre which, Land has said, has too few of them. The second book in the series, Strong Justice (2010), was named a Top Thriller of the Year by Library Journal and runner-up for Best Novel of the Year by the New England Book Festival. The third, Strong at the Break, will be released this year, and the fourth, Blood Strong, will follow in 2012. His first nonfiction book, Betrayal, written with Robert Fitzpatrick, tells the behind-the-scenes story of a deputy FBI chief attempting to bring down Boston crime lord Whitey Bulger, and will also be released in 2011.Land currently lives in Providence, not far from his alma mater.
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Birth date: January 01, 1957
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sherrysniderfundin
sherrysniderfundin rated it 16 hours ago
A Time For Murder, #50 in the Murder She Wrote series, will be released on 11.26.19 and is available for preorder. Congratulations to everyone that made the series be a success. Amazon / Audiobook / Goodreads MY REVIEW Wow, #50 in the Murder She Wrote series and I have enjoyed reading the boo...
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Mary's Books rated it 2 months ago
#48 Murder, She Wrote Jessica is in NYC giving a discussion about her most recent book and her publisher requests that she read a manuscript from a promising author. When she takes it with her she is notified that her publisher is murdered, two authors who read it are murdered and she is now weari...
sherrysniderfundin
sherrysniderfundin rated it 2 years ago
Buckle your seatbelts, because Strong to the Bone by Jon Land is one rootin tootin, smash bang novel of action and mystery that culminates in a rip roaring ending not to be missed. Goodreads / Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA MY REVIEW I am so happy to be back into a rootin’ tootin’ ...
sherrysniderfundin
sherrysniderfundin rated it 2 years ago
No Surrender by Patrick Bisher & Jon Land was not what I expected, but so much more than I anticipated. The true story is disheartening and uplifting, emotions flitting through the pages like butterflies through the air, leaving me feeling like all things are possible. This is an early review an...
sherrysniderfundin
sherrysniderfundin rated it 2 years ago
Jon Land has been a go to author for me from way back. He is stepping outside his comfort zone in Dark Light Dawn, a horror thriller, and I am super excited to find out… This is an early review and the book is now up for pre order and will be released August 1, 2017. Amazon / Goodreads MY...
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