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John Etterlee

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in Augusta, GA, The United States



Tom Clancy, Josh Grisham, Lee Child, Vince Flynn, James Rollins

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John Etterlee is a retired U.S. Army combat Veteran, thriller author, lover of horses and other animals, and adventurer. Born in Augusta, Georgia, he joined the United States Army in 2001, shortly after the attacks of September 11th, 2001 and served multiple tours overseas before being medically retired in 2013.

Having been to many countries, the Army really opened his eyes to different cultures around the world and inspired many of the books that he has in the works.

John’s longest deployment was a thirteen-month tour to southeastern Baghdad with 2-30 Infantry, 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division from 2007 to 2009. This was by far his toughest.

Having been in two IED blasts himself, his unit also came under indirect mortar fire, small arms

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Writer's all have their own ways of combating writer's block. My theory of dealing with this is not to ever force anything. If i am sitting at my desk and i have a moment of hesitation, i get up and do something else for a while. In my experience, if you force it then it won't be natural. Idea's seem to come out of nowhere when you least expect them to.I carry a pen and notebook around with me eve Read more of this blog post »
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"Fast paced novel with an exhuberant storyline. Hard to catch your breath as the group of good guys take on the bad guys with gusto at every turn. Starting with one mission, Roger, a retired Army Ranger turned family man, rancher and lawyer, is called" Read more of this review »
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This is not simply a spy thriller but a human story as well! Keeping the reader invested in it knowing good has to triumph evil.
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"I really enjoyed this book, you could see how the main character Roger was enjoying his time on the ranch, to having to go and fight for his country. The dedication to his job was amazing to see, in order to protect America. He is a truly amazing cha" Read more of this review »
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