His Revenge

Are you looking for a nice fresh thriller to read? Do you know someone who loves reading a fast moving, well considered, keep-you-flippin-pages-long-after-you-should-have-turned-off-the-lamp book? If you answered yes to either question, then you should pay attention to the announcement below.

Earlier this year, I purchased “My GRL”, John W. Howell’s first novel. It sounded like the kind of novel I like to read, and I had been enjoying John’s writing style for quite some time. My GRL did not disappoint. I enjoyed every page. When John mentioned that there were going to be more books in the series, I made a mental note: “buy his next book.”

I know that many of you who read my blog also read John’s blog. If you’re like me, you follow the crazy adventures delivered every Wednesday, including the dysfunctional family where John has yet to produce a character we can like. You know the feeling. You look in your inbox Wednesday morning and you smile at the sight of “Wednesday – Story Day – AKA Hump Day” on the subject line. Well, if you want the real deal, the extended version, a great story, then follow one of the links below and get yourself a copy of “His Revenge” – Seriously, this is a good idea. 

Announcing His Revenge by John W. Howell is now available in paper and ebook on Amazon and KDP Select

His Revenge
The sequel to My GRL titled His Revenge is available and a new story continues where My GRL left off. This book is near the top of my reading list

His Revenge is available in the US in Paper and Kindle editions
In Canada in Paper and Kindle editions
In the UK in Paper and Kindle editions

A Little Bit About the Book:

America loves John Cannon, its newest hero, and the President wants to present him with the highest civilian medal for bravery for saving the Annapolis midshipman from a terrorist plot to destroy them. While in Washington for the award ceremony, John unwillingly becomes an accomplice in another plan by the same group to attack the credibility of the US President and the stability of the worldwide oil market. There is no way out as John either becomes a traitor to America or causes thousands of innocent people to die if he refuses.

The second John J Cannon Thriller moves from a barrier Island off the coast of Texas to Washington DC, then to Northern California, and finally to Ecuador. John is on the receiving end of an offer he cannot, refuse. His avowed enemy Matt Jacobs now wants John to help him shake the reputation of the US in the world political arena and disrupt confidence in the government at home. If John refuses, Matt plans to murder innocent Americans including John’s latest relationship. John’s only way out is to pretend to go along with the plan and hope for a miracle.

Excerpt from Chapter one

The water rushes over my head. I’m sinking and don’t know why. With my breath held, I have trouble stopping the air from escaping since the pressure drives the air up and out. I try to keep my mouth closed, but the water pressure pushes the air out more and more. Will I pass out? In the distance, the light is dim. To rise to the surface in time might not be possible─I need to breathe right now. Toward ending the pain in my chest, my rambling mind rationalizes taking a deep breath—even knowing it will end my life. In conflict with the irrational thought of ending it, my body won’t let me suck in the water, as it fights to retain the little bit of oxygen left to fuel my brain.

The despair is nearly overwhelming, and my mind considers other ways to battle the feeling. What more could I have done with my life? The pressure becomes more intense, and I’m about to lose it all, and I decide I’ve lived the way I wanted and have no regrets. I close my eyes and hear only the roar of the sea. I’m so tired. Exhausted. Sleep will fix everything, and I want to give in

About the author

John W. Howell
Photo by Tim Burdick

John’s main interests are reading and writing. He turned to writing as a full-time occupation after an extensive career in business. John writes fictional short stories and novels as well as a blog at http://www.johnwhowell.com. John lives on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of south Texas with his wife and spoiled rescue pets. He can be reached at his e-mail johnhowell.wave@gmail.com, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/john.howell.98229241or Twitter at @HowellWave


John’s first book and one of my favorite reads of 2015.

His first novel, My GRL is available on Amazon and wherever e-books are sold.


  1. Sounds interesting, Dan, especially since I enjoy thrillers — and I work in Washington and live near Annapolis. I don’t read as much fiction as I used to (when I worked in a bookstore, I was really pounding the pages), so I appreciate recommendations from people I trust. My brother is good about that — we share the same taste, and he’s always got some good book going (and sometimes more than one). I’ll get a sample of John’s book on my Kindle and check it out. Thanks.

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      1. I’m not usually THAT much of one for “high-stakes” thrillers. I prefer small-universe stories — you know, ones that involve a guy who could be my next-door neighbor, not the President of the United States. But hey, I remember reading Tom Clancy. Heck, just about every genre has at least one or two skilled practitioners I can enjoy.

        Anyway, here’s hoping Santa (the Henry Corwin version played by Art Carney, of course) does indeed bring you “The Season to be Wary”!

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    1. Thanks Teagan. I’ve actually never done a post like this before. I’ve read books by people I follow, but sometimes, they are the only book in that genre I’ve read and I don’t feel capable about promoting them. Thrillers and me are old buds.

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      1. I’m much the same — I can’t see myself as actually reviewing anything. But I enjoy doing a little to promote someone on my blog each week, whether it’s when I can tie their blog/book to what my post is about, or link to their recipe. Have a terrific Tuesday. (Thank God Monday is done…) :D

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  2. Oh goodie!! Another book series I can read! Thank you so much for this post and for promoting John’s work. I Love a fast page turner and unfortunately for me, due to the fact I am a speed reader, the books I do read always end too soon. <3

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    1. Thanks Amy. The problem I have is the one I mentioned. If I get close enough to the end, I’m likely to keep reading longer than I should. I most recently did this with a non-fiction book about railroad accidents during the early railroad days in England.

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  3. Congratulations John on your series continuing! Love the cover of your first book and this second book is also a great read, I can tell. Nice excerpt. I usually once the book is published, fill in the title of books written, on Delaware County district Book Purchase form. I hope we get both books ordered and or even better, we start practicing smaller character parts in your books to see if we can try out before Thanksgiving. :) :D

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