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John Knoerle

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John Knoerle's first novel,"Crystal Meth Cowboys," was optioned by Fox for a TV series.

His second novel, "The Violin Player," won the Mayhaven Award for Fiction.

His latest novel, "The Proxy Assassin," is Book Three of The American Spy Trilogy featuring ex-OSS agent Hal Schroeder.

John lives with his wife Judie in Chicago.



Out here in the Mojave you get asked one question one hell of a lot. ‘How do you handle the heat?’

What you’re s’posed to say is, ‘Shit, over a hunnert degrees you can’t tell the difference.’

But that’s not true.

At 110 degrees your eyeballs start to pop and it hurts to blink. At 115 your tongue swells up and you slur your words. At 120 your brain locks up and your mouth hangs open because it hu... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.83 · 64 ratings · 46 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
A Despicable Profession (Am...
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A Pure Double Cross (Americ...
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The Proxy Assassin - Chapters One and Two (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 05, 2012 11:29AM
Description: The first two chapters of Book Three of The American Spy Trilogy.
"The Proxy Assassin" (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 22, 2012 03:07PM
Description: This is an excerpt from my novel "The Proxy Assassin." And a damn good one at that.
"Danny as God" (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 03, 2009 03:09PM
Description: Senior training officer Thomas Bell tells rookie cop Wes Lyedecker a story to illustrate the power of crystal meth.

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"“The Proxy Assassin” by author John Knoerle is a fast-paced read that keeps the reader enthusiastically intrigued. “The Proxy Assassin” is book three of the “American Spy Trilogy” and even though I hadn't read either of the previous two titles, I..." Read more of this review »
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“One of the things to be learnt about spying is that the least likely is the most probable.

--Sir Dick White, Head of MI6, 1956-1968”
John Knoerle

“One of the things to be learnt about spying is that the least likely is the most probable.

--Sir Dick White, Head of MI6, 1956-1968”
John Knoerle

“Long ago when they first invented the atomic bomb people used to worry about its going off and killing everybody, but they didn't know that mankind has enough dynamite right in his guts to tear the fucking plant to pieces.”
John Cheever, Falconer

“I want to tell you, don't marry suffering. Some people do. They get married to it, and sleep and eat together, just as husband and wife. If they go with joy they think it's adultery.”
Saul Bellow, Seize the Day

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