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John Lansing

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John Lansing, started his career as an actor in New York City. He spent a year at the Royale Theatre performing the lead in the Broadway production of "Grease," before putting together a rock ‘n’ roll band and playing the iconic club CBGB.
John closed up his Tribeca loft and headed for the West coast where he landed a co-starring role in George Lucas' "More American Graffiti," and guest-starred on numerous television shows.
During his fifteen-year writing career, Lansing wrote and produced "Walker Texas Ranger," co-wrote two CBS Movies of the Week, and co-executive produced the ABC series "Scoundrels."
John's first book was "Good Cop Bad Money," a true crime tome he co-wrote with former NYPD Inspector Glen Morisano.
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John Lansing I'm presently working on the fifth book in my Jack Bertolino series. The fourth book, "The Fourth Gunman," was released in March, 2018. I'm busy takin…moreI'm presently working on the fifth book in my Jack Bertolino series. The fourth book, "The Fourth Gunman," was released in March, 2018. I'm busy taking care of the social media aspects of the release, but I'm plugging away at the next story.(less)
John Lansing I don't allow the thought to enter my mind. If nothing sparks on a particular day, I'll rewrite, and that usually turns into expanded work and new ide…moreI don't allow the thought to enter my mind. If nothing sparks on a particular day, I'll rewrite, and that usually turns into expanded work and new ideas.(less)
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“The precision metallic ratcheting sound a Glock 9mm makes when a bullet is forced out of the gun's clip into the killing chamber is a universal sound that good guys and bad guys and wild animals alike understand on a primal level. - The Devil's Necktie”
John Lansing, The Devil's Necktie

“Fucking war on drugs, my ass. Should have legalized it twenty years ago. Rather come up against a guy smoking a joint than someone flying on vodka or PCP.” “Can’t”
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“Next to the photo was an automatic pistol, the newest addition to his depleted arsenal. Toby exhaled the fine smoke and palmed the gun, contemplating his next move. His reason for being was no more.
He felt the heft of the .38.
He placed the barrel against his temple but cocked his head instead of the weapon, turning toward an unfamiliar sound.
Toby leaned down and blew out the candle.”
John Lansing, Dead is Dead

“I hit him more times than necessary but by then my actions were mostly chemical, like a soldier ant or a teenager in love.”
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“Oh yeah, I heard you got born again.' she said. 'Which you needed since they fucked up the first time.”
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“Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.”
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“There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more.”
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John Lansing Renegades My Wild Trip from Professor to New Journalist with Outrageous Visits from Clint Eastwood, Reggie Jackson, Larry Flynt, and Other American Icons by Robert Ward

Robert Ward’s narrative flies off the page like a Miles Davis riff. I got a contact high just reading “Renegades.” Ward spent twenty years chasing down stories from sports figures, actors and musicians in the 70’s and 80’s and he shares it all – the good the bad and the ugly – in this fine work. Ward didn’t miss any of the action. From Clint Eastwood, to Reggie Jackson, to Larry Flynt, he gets his subjects to talk candidly, without governors, and the reader gets a very personal insight into his subject’s iconic lives and American pop culture of the day.
The old saw states that if you remember the 60’s you weren’t really there. I think it equally applies to the 70’s and I’m just glad Robert Ward wrote it all down.
His acerbic wit is tempered by a big heart, as shown in his article “The Night the Lights Went Out in Baltimore”. He leaves it all on the page.
This books should be mandatory reading for anyone entertaining the notion of a career in journalism.


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