John Vance Offers Free Political Thriller

This political thriller by John Vance has ten reviews on Amazon with an average rating of 4.7 stars.

Touched Back by John Vance

John VanceThe murder of a football coach affects not only his university but also the White House, which counts as alums the president, First Lady (the coach’s step-sister) and other members of the administration. Another alumnus, Daniel Wells—a Silver Star recipient while serving in Iraq and currently head of a veteran’s organization—is also caught up in these events. Who and how many are responsible for the coach’s and several additional and related killings in the Washington area–and is Wells also a target? And just how closely related is the First Lady to these events? Fifteen years earlier Wells planned to marry her, but something happened that precipitated an end to the relationship—the full details Wells never knew. Will Wells finally learn what caused their break-up, and how her troubled past is associated with the recent murders in the Capital City?

About the author, John Vance:

John VanceBorn on Long Island, but moved to South Florida when he was eight. John spent four years in the military after high school. Began college at Palm Beach Junior College before transferring to Florida State University in his junior year. Received B.A. and M.A, degrees in English before teaching high school for one year. Returned to FSU and finished a Ph.D. Hired by the University of Georgia, where he taught for thirty-one years. John Vance published six books and forty articles and reviews on literary criticism and biography.

“While an English professor, I became re-acquainted with an old love: theater. I spent twenty-five years as an actor, director, producer, and playwright, with some forty plays to my credit, thirty-five of which were staged.

I now devote my creative energies to writing fiction. My fourteen novels, DEATH BY MOURNFUL NUMBERS, ECHOES OF NOVEMBER, CONVERGENCES, IN MIND OF THE VAMPIRE, SPORTS WIVES, AWAKE THE SOUTHERN WIND, THE PALE CAST OF DEATH, THE PROFESSOR & THE DON’S GIRL, SAMANTHA’S SILENT SONG, A BENCH BY MEMORY LAKE, TICK COOPER, SETTING SAIL FOR GOLDEN HARBOR, THE KING’S FAVORITE, and TOUCHED BACK have been published by Black Rose Writing (8), Moonshine Cove Publishing (2), Champlain Avenue Press (1), Torrid Books/Start Publishing (2), and Black Opal Press (1) from 2015 to 2019.

I live with my wife Susan in Athens, Georgia. We have two grown children and three granddaughters.”

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