Dawson Thrillers Book #1
John L. Flynn
Mystery, Crime Thriller
has a fetish for murder.
Kate Dawson is willing to go undercover to catch a serial
this time, undercover may be exactly what the killer wants.
rich, politically connected CEO dies in his private dungeon on a
foggy San Fran night--beaten and castrated by a mysterious sex worker
he hired. Detective Kate Dawson and her partner are assigned the
case. Their only lead is a provocative email from "Crystal Rose"
and an IP address at the University of San Francisco.
long, Kate's on the trail of a serial killer who uses the seedy
underworld of porn shops, Internet sex sites, and S&M clubs to
target victims. She knows the only way to catch the killer is to
become part of that world.
Flynn is the Hugo-nominated author of multiple non-fiction titles
including Cinematic Vampires: The Living Dead on Film and War of the
Worlds: From Wells to Spielberg.
1997, John switched gears from writing and literature to study
psychology, and earned a degree as a clinical psychologist. Today,
John lives in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and is a dean at Broward
College. Intimate Bondage is his first published novel in the Kate
If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day? I would spend my last day in Walt Disney World, the happiest place on Earth.
Who is your hero and why? There are two unsung heroes in my life: Grandma and Grandpa, Angeline and Norman Gertsen. They were immigrants, and came to the US from Italy and Norward, respectively. They sacrificed everything, including 18 years in their life, to raise me. They were not rich at all. Grandma was a housewife. Grandpa worked a low-level job at a dairy, carrying those huge barrels of milk from one location at the factory to another. He was very blue collar. He sweated and worked hard every day of his life. He gave it all. He didn’t have a formal education. Didn’t finish high school. Until he experienced a slipped disk in his back – from the heavy lifting and loading – he was not sick a day in his life. He went to church every Sunday with my grandmother, and never talked back about a thing. He was stoic, quiet man, who enjoyed smoking a pipe and taking a shot of whiskey every night of his life. Grandma passed early; Grandpa lived to be 96.
What book do you think everyone should read? The Science of Survival.
What kind of world ruler would you be? I have been in leadership roles as directors and college deans most of my life. I would be very hard-working, loyal to my nation, not afraid to offend anyone (especially if they were wrong), industrious, fair, well-read and very well-studied. Like Solomon.
Tell us about a favorite character from a book. Gatsby. He was a romantic dreamer who believed in love, and he would do anything to be a great success. While I’m probably closer in temperament to Nick Caraway, I aspire to be Jay Gatsby.
What makes a good story? Characters and a good plot told with brilliant writing.
Dawson Thrillers #2
is hell-bent on world destruction…
Kate Dawson is called to investigate a mass murder; a call that will
change her life, and possibly the whole world—forever.
parents have been directed to put their children to death. They
believe they are the Chosen Ones, destined by God to inherit the
Earth. The charismatic leader of End Times Ministries, whose grand
plan includes stoking the fires of Armageddon, has ordered
parishioners to close ranks and prepare for a holy war.
Dawson knows this is not God’s will, but that of a dangerous,
diabolical mind that controls the lives of his people. “They plan
to start a war!”
a million people live in the San Francisco Bay area,” Senator
a lot of lives that would be lost, but nowhere near the hundreds of
millions of lives lost in a global war, and the starvation, and
sickness, and disease that follows.”
you’re saying, the Doomsday clock is ticking?” Kate asked,
already sensing the answer.
five minutes to midnight . . .”
would have been the first one to confess that she didn’t know a
whole lot about politics and religion—but she did know there was a
group of fanatics out there who were determined to move the hands of
the clock closer to midnight, and it was her duty to stop them.
on Air Force One
Dawson Thrillers #3
on Air Force One When Inspector Kate Dawson is called in the wee
hours of the morning, little did she know what would be waiting for
her on the tarmac of San Francisco International Airport. Air Force
One has landed with a corpse in the lavatory—Madame President and
the First Man were on board with a slew of reporters and other
presidential personnel. It seems someone enjoyed kinky foreplay, like
having their oxygen supply limited, a gasper. It just went too far…or
did someone else take advantage and finish her off? International
politics, conspiracies, affairs, cover-ups, and all involving the
Dawson Thrillers #4
at G-20 (Fall 2017) by John L. Flynn is the fourth book in The
Kate Dawson Thrillers. Someone has a fetish for the Asian sex
trade... From what begins as the simple murder of a sex worker,
Inspector Kate Dawson follows the clues to human trafficking and
ultimately the Asian sex trade. Then, as the date of the G-20 Summit
in San Francisco draws closer, Dawson struggles to connect the lives
of five Asian women, who have presumably disappeared in Chinatown,
with that of a mad North Korean Generals master plan of bringing
about economic chaos in the West and his nuclear submarine playing
hide-and-go-seek with fishermen in the Bay. As world leaders and
economists converge on the annual summit, Dawson must prevent terror
from breaking out at the G-20.
John L. Flynnis
a three-time Hugo-nominated author, psychologist, and college dean.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, he earned a Bachelor's and Master's Degree
from the University of South Florida and a Ph.D. from Southern
California University. He is a member of the Science Fiction Writers
of America, and he has written sixteen books, many short stories,
articles, reviews, and two screenplays. In 1977, he received the M.
Carolyn Parker award for outstanding freelance writing, and has been
a regular contributor and columnist to dozens of science fiction
Not of This Earth, Sci-Fi Universe, Cinescape, Retrovision, Media
History Digest, SFTV, SF Movieland, Monsterland, Enterprise, Nexxus,
The Annapolis Review, and Collector's Corner.
He sold his first book,Future
Threads, in 1985. He has subsequently had ten other books
published about film, including Cinematic
of the Opera(1993), The
Films of Arnold Schwarzenegger(1993), Dissecting
of the Worlds: From Wells to Spielberg(2005), Future
Prime: The Top Ten Science Fiction Films(2006)
(with Bob Blackwood), 75
Years of Universal Monsters(2006), 50
Years of Hammer Horror(2006),101
Superheroes of the Silver Screen(2007),
and 2001: Beyond the
Brickhouse Books published Visions
in Light and Shadow, a collection of John's short stories, in
2001, and Galactic Books published his first novel, The
Jovian Dilemma, in 2006. His first screenplay, which is based
was a finalist in the 2003 Screenplay Festival, and was optioned for
a brief time by a New York-based production company. His most recent
screenplay is the erotic thrillerIntimate
which John has developed into the novelpublished
by BelleBridge Books. He has since written two follow-up books in the
Kate Dawson thriller series, includingArchitects
published by W & B Publishers in 2017.
a very early age, John demonstrated a keen interest in movies and
science fiction. He made his first single-reel films with a Super-8mm
camera; of course, he also designed all the sets, made all the
costumes, and wrote all the scripts. When he went to college at age
17, he studied writing and theater. John received his Bachelor's and
Master's Degrees from the University of South Florida and Ph.D. from
Southern California University. In 1979, he directed his first stage
play, Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," for the Patapsco
Players. One year later, he not only directed but also designed the
set and costumes for Stephen Sondheim's "A Funny Thing Happened
on the Way to the Forum" for a local community theater. His set
and costume designs were singled out for recognition by the local
media, and earned him notoriety as a theatrical designer. From 1980
to 1987, he honed his skills as a costume designer, and after winning
numerous national and international competitions, he earned the title
of Master Costumer.
1995, John switched gears to study psychology, and earned a degree as
a clinical psychologist. His study,The
Etiology of Sexual Addiction: Childhood Trauma as a Primary
has broken new ground in the diagnosis and treatment of sexual
returned to professional writing in 1992, and earned the first of his
three Hugo Award nominations, ten years later, in 2002. The
prestigious Hugo Award is the Science Fiction Achievement Award which
is given for excellence in the field of science fiction writing and
the arts. Dr. Flynn received two additional Hugo nominations in 2003
and 2004. His notoriety in the field of science fiction has provided
John with many wonderful opportunities. He has appeared on television
(including the Sci-Fi Channel and Russia's RTR Television), was
featured in the documentary "Finding the Future" (2004),
has spoken on the radio, and been a guest at national conferences.
With fellow author and academic Bob Blackwood, he foundedThe
2004. The Film Doctors are academics who promote science fiction
films in mainstream popular culture. Their first collaboration
Prime: The Top Ten Science Fiction Films" (2006). Today, Dr.
Flynn makes his home in Lake Worth, Florida. He also labors to
promote the work of new and emerging science fiction writers through
L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future contest.
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