Jon Land is the bestselling author over 25 novels. He graduated from Brown University in 1979 Phi Beta Kappa and Magna cum Laude and continues his association with Brown as an alumni advisor. Jon often bases his novels and scripts on extensive travel and research as well as a twenty-five year career in martial arts. He is an associate member of the US Special Forces and frequently volunteers in schools to help young people learn to enjoy the process of writing... Full Bio
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Exclusive Excerpt from Pandora’s Temple

  PANDORA’S TEMPLE   A Blaine McCracken Novel   By Jon Land   FINAL DRAFT     “No hero is immortal till he dies.” W.H. Auden         PROLOGUE: THE ABYSS The Mediterranean Sea, 2008 “It would help, sir, if I knew what we were looking for,” Captain John…

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Blaine McCracken is Back . . .

“Jon Land’s dazzling new novel, Pandora’s Temple, carries the reader on a wild tsunami of a tale through a world of assassins, doomsday cults, and killer robots, all focused on an ancient and terrifying mystery hidden at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. The story is fascinating and utterly original,…

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Excerpt from Strong Vengeance

PROLOGUE Gulf waters off the coast of Texas, 1820   “Give me our bearings, Mr. Jeffreys,” Alfred Neal, captain of the Mother Mary, asked his first officer. Jeffreys met Neal’s gaze with his hooded eyes, then once more consulted his map in the light shed by a lantern hanging from a…

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Strong Vengeance is out now!

1818:  In the Gulf waters off the Texas coast, the pirate Jean Lafitte and his partner Jim Bowie launch an attack on the Mother Mary, a slave ship carrying an invaluable treasure on board.   The Present:  Fifth-generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong finds herself investigating the mass murder of an offshore…

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Caitlin Strong Battles A Very Real Threat: Homegrown Terrorism

In the three thrillers to feature her heroic, crime fighting efforts, Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong has taken on everything from greedy industrialists to Mexican revolutionaries, to right-wing extremists.  But Strong Vengeance pits her against her most dangerous, and real, adversary yet:  homegrown Islamic terrorists.   “The biggest threat is no longer coming…

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What people are saying about Strong Vengeance

“With Strong Vengeance, Jon Land is a thriller author who is writing at the highest level; as always a great plot, interesting characters and a thrill ride that will keep your fingers glued to the pages for hours.” —Strand Magazine “Gripping! Caitlin Strong is my favorite new series character.” —Harlan…

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The Reviews are In…

And BETRAYAL: Whitey Bulger and the FBI Agent who Fought to Bring Him Down is a hit with the critics! Since this was my first ever work of nonfiction, I had absolutely no idea what to expect. It was a learning experience for me from the beginning, not an easy…

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The Most Notorious Gangster Ever

Bob Fitzpatrick was appointed ASAC (Assistant Special Agent in Charge) of the Boston office of the FBI in late 1980 with a clear mandate:  “Kick ass and take names,” according to his superior Roy McKinnon in Washington.  And the ass he really needed to kick was that of an Irish…

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Betrayal is coming

Betrayal is coming

 “So you wanna a bullet in the head?” So begins BETRAYAL (Forge, January 3, 2012), my first nonfiction book after thirty novels.  The speaker is the Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, addressing his soon-to-be victim John McIntyre, an informant capable of bringing him down once and for all, in 1984. The…

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Writing Caitlin Strong

Caitlin saw D. W. Tepper standing in the shade cast by the Intrepid building through the lobby’s glass entry doors.  She joined him outside in the early spring heat and watched him stamp a cigarette out under his boot. “Captain?” she said, stopping just short of him, something all wrong…

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