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John W. Dennehy

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John W. Dennehy is an American novelist and short story writer. His thrillers include Limited Damages , Jurassic War , Pacific Rising , and others.

His stories have appeared in Crimson Streets, Typehouse Literary Magazine, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Dual Cost Magazine, Shotgun Honey, Near to the Knuckle, and many more. A U.S. Marine veteran, he graduated from UNC Wilmington and Suffolk Law. John was a Litigation Partner in a Boston law firm for many years. He is a member of International Thriller Writers, and Mystery Writers of America.

He lives in New Hampshire. Website: https://johnwdennehy.com/
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Most of my ideas come from some insertion point, meaning something comes to mind or an image forms. Then I play it out in my mind and determine if it fits as a short story or book length work. Some ideas come from real life with a creative twist, or I just envision something and run with it. Most of the time, the creative ideas come from something that I imagine and then I work the story around the central idea. Others use writing prompts and ground stories and books in real life events.
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LIMITED DAMAGES (Boston Law Book 1) is out now!

My legal thriller Limited Damages is out now. The first book in a series, it centers around Boston trial lawyer Ken Dwyer and his small firm, as they investigate a wrongful death at a state hospital. Medical malpractice, or murder? Will Ken Dwyer uncover the truth, or suffer another tragedy of street crime?

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