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John Hardy Bell

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Author of the thriller THE STRATEGIST, John is a firm believer that the best fiction, regardless of the genre, also has the most heart. "My stories feature cops and robbers, FBI agents and serial killers. But beyond the archetypes, I write stories about people. There is darkness in even the most heroic, and light (even if it's a glimmer) in the most corrupt. While my primary job as a novelist is to create an entertaining story, I also strive to cultivate the truth of the characters who drive that story."

John is a proud Denver, CO native, where he currently lives his wife and son, a YouTube addiction he can't seem to kick, and a garage full of golf clubs he never has the time to use. THE STRATEGIST is his first novel.

I first met the subject of today’sAuthor Spotlighton a Goodreads indie author thread. I had the opportunity to read her debut novel In The Beginning and was incredibly impressed.In fact, it turned out to be my favorite book of 2013. The exciting sequelIrrefutable Proofwas released in February and immediately became an Amazon Bestseller. Now […] Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.12 · 65 ratings · 19 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
The Strategist - A Thriller
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Sarah Hi John, thank you for the friend request! (=

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John Bell Same to you, C.J.!! Thank you!!! :)

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Hello John,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

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