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The Triad is a postmodernist historical fiction novel centering on the pre-WWII United States of America and its difficulties in maintaining its neutrality in a world on the brink of war. Amidst rumors of a conspiracy by the Axis powers to diminish America's capacity to engage in hostilities, the FBI is called into action. Special Agent Chess Power is empowered by Deputy ...more
Paperback, 172 pages
Published 2014 by Createspace
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Elle Klass
Oct 03, 2014 Elle Klass rated it it was amazing
Triad by John Reinhard Dizon is a political supernatural thriller taking place in the late 1930’s. As a supernatural junkie, I am aware of all the speculation about alien landings and the overwhelming sense that aliens were going to take over the planet, the speculations about mind control experiments the government used at Alcatraz and all the government cover-ups. Dizon twists all the speculation, accusations, and well known historical figures such as Truman, Eisenhower, and Hitler along with ...more
Rhoda D'Ettore
Sep 11, 2014 Rhoda D'Ettore rated it it was amazing
The first chapter of this exciting tale sucked me in! An FBI agent is assigned to thwart the Triad's mission to kidnap & kill Americans of influence and power. He is told it is a covert operation... that no one will know but his superior... and his first question is: "How do I get my pay check". Delightful! So where does he go to assemble a team to stop them? Alcatraz! Who better to stop kidnappers than the most infamous bank robbing kidnappers of all? We then see them gallivanting across ...more
Tony Parsons
Sep 15, 2014 Tony Parsons rated it it was amazing
1939, Special Agent Chess Power (FBI) was in hog heaven. He went from KC-Chicago & was under Melvin Purvis rein. Purvis had a long list of gangsters he had put under wrap. He was also on the top of J. Edgar Hoover (Director) food chain.

Chess made the trip & met with Deputy Director Melvin Purvis (Little Mel).

Chess assignment was to speak with Alvin Karpis (Alvin Karpawicz, public enemy #1, aka Clark Kent) who was being held in Alcatraz Island (the Rock).

Alvin Karpis (aka Plager brother
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Marcha Fox
Sep 25, 2014 Marcha Fox rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: History buffs, suspense & thriller fans, readers interested in WWII, government intrigue & gangsters
An Action-Packed Slice of Pre-WWII History

The period leading up to the USA’s involvement in WWII is often overshadowed by the war itself and its explosive ending. Wars don’t suddenly erupt, however, but evolve gradually as various events transpire that lead in that direction. This exciting story is based on covert plans by the Axis powers to weaken USA leadership by assassinating key individuals and thus lessen the chance of US involvement which would hinder their likelihood of success. Their a
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D.S. Kane
Oct 10, 2014 D.S. Kane rated it it was amazing
The Triad captured my attention with its view of pre-World-War-II America's desire to remain neutral as Germany and Russia used espionage and covert operations to prepare themselves.

As the Axis powers tried to eliminate America's leaders by sending assassination squads to the heartland, the FBI countered with Special Agent Chess Power, authorized by Deputy Director Melvin Purvis to create a team of criminals with extensive experience in kidnapping and murder to thwart the efforts of the Russian-
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Jeffrey Miller
Aug 28, 2014 Jeffrey Miller rated it it was amazing
What makes a good story? First of all you need a good story with believable characters and then you need an author who not only knows how to tell a good story, but also to hold the reader's interest from page one to the very end.

In John Dizon's The Triad, everything clicks and comes together. This is a brilliant story about a group of gangsters who thwart a group of Nazis who have been sent to America to assassinate major political leaders. The story reminded me so much of Thomas Pynchon's fict
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Chris Birdy
Aug 31, 2014 Chris Birdy rated it it was amazing
What a delightful surprise! I expected to spend the weekend engrossed in a serious pre-World War !! novel about espionage. It is, but it's so much more. Four of the most famous criminals of the time are brought out of prison to help take down the Triad. But with J. Edgar Hoover at the helm of the project, things get interesting as he plots and schemes to take down his own capable agent. The characters in this story are so believable that I found myself cheering for the genius Ray Karpas and his ...more
P.S. Winn
Aug 31, 2014 P.S. Winn rated it it was amazing
The Triad needs to be stopped, so who better than criminal who are on death row. The Russian, German and Italian who make up the Triad have to be stopped. Ray Karpis was part of Ma and Pa Barker's gang and he and a few other criminals take the offer of the government to be released in exchange for taking down the Triad. This story adds in some quantum physics and a bit of the supernatural as the amazing story unfolds. I found this to be a fun read and loved how the author incorporated history in ...more
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John Reinhard Dizon was born and raised in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn, NY. He participated in local and high school sports at Bishop Loughlin MHS, excelling in wrestling, hockey and football. The lead vocalist of the Spoiler and the Ducky Boys, he was a key figure on the Brooklyn rock scene during the Punk Revolution of the 70's. Relocating to San Antonio TX in the 80's, he moonlighted as ...more
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