John M. Wills

A former Chicago police officer and retired FBI agent, John M. Wills is a freelance writer and public speaker. He has written three novels that take place in The Windy City, creating The Chicago Warriors Thriller Series: Chicago Warriors Midnight Battles in the Windy City; Gripped by Fear; and Targeted.

Mr. Wills is an award-winning writer of short stories, and has had more than 100 law enforcement articles published online and in print, on the topics of street survival and training. He has worked undercover in the FBI on a variety of drug and public corruption cases, and taught street survival internationally for two years.

Mr. Wills is an NCAA authorized speaker, addressing student athletes on the health and legal consequences of illegal steroids and other dangerous drugs. He has been a participant in several authors’ panels at book festivals and conventions, discussing thrillers and mysteries.

Mr. Wills is presently at work on a nonfiction book, chronicling the true stories of female police officers. He can be contacted via his website: www.JohnMWills.com

Book Reviews by John M. Wills

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Kamm calls on his vast experience with the L.A. County Fire Department . . . to insert the reader into the midst of all the action. . . .

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“Marc Krulewitch has done a marvelous job in introducing this trilogy.

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“The tale is interesting, captivating, and suspenseful.

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The City is many things: serious, light-hearted, nostalgic, courageous, scary, and mysterious.

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Invisible is a difficult book to read because of the sheer horror and mayhem, but it’s even tougher to put down.”

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“The author does a masterful job throughout of ratcheting up the suspense and placing clues that make the reader believe the killer’s identity may be at hand.

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“Hannon’s treatment of the heartbreaking issues of adoption and abandonment educates the readers.

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“Replete with plot twists and surprises, The Butcher is an engrossing tale that piques the reader’s interest immediately and then holds on to it like an angry pitbull.”

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“Morley’s writing is magnetic, instantly attaching the reader to the story. We see, we feel, and we cringe at the victim’s circumstances.”

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“The novel is fascinating, the premise intriguing. It’s a story that readers will find difficult to put down . . .

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Shadows of the Past is well written . . . Taylor Martin is a strong protagonist . . .”

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". . . a delightful tale . . ."

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Theresa Schwegel was born and raised in Chicago. She is an Edgar Award Winner for Best First Novel. Her latest novel, The Good Boy, takes place in Chicago, a town she knows well.

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“. . . one may wonder if Singularity is fact or fiction.”

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Lorena McCourtney is a two-time winner of the Daphne Du Maurier Award of Excellence. She has also won the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Mystery Book of the Year.

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“. . . more twists than a pretzel . . .”

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“A wonderful debut novel . . .”

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“. . . a worthwhile read.”

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“Powerful stuff, honest and brutal.”

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“. . . filled with authentic human emotion and believable drama.”

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“Readers aged 14 and up are sure to enjoy this well constructed story.”

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“When A Secret Kills is a sure winner.”

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“Adam Mitzner’s legal thriller is fresh and satisfying.”

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“Readers will find themselves engrossed in this grim but well-written account . . .”

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“Connie Dial perfectly captures the highs and lows, the best and worst of what it’s like to be a cop. Well done.”

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“. . . just the right amount of suspense, mystery, and violence to keep the reader on edge.”

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“. . . a novel that breaks all the rules . . .”

Unconventional best describes Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles.

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“. . . a quick, satisfying read to whet readers’ appetites for the next installment.”

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“. . . a refreshing read with a message of hope, love, and redemption . . .”

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“Three Graves Full is deep and dark, yet funny, a refreshing combination that snags the reader like a grappling hook—destined to become a success.”

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“A Thousand Pardons has the potential to lead Jonathan Dee to yet another award.”

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“. . . one of those addictive books that once started, compels you to shut out the world till you reach the very last page.”

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“. . . a thought-provoking and thrilling mystery.”

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“. . . [an] exciting and emotional read. . . . a gritty tale told with honesty and compassion.”

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“Don’t miss this satisfying mystery written by a very talented writer.”

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“Great suspense. . . . Powerful stuff.”

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“. . . a well-written mystery that will have readers eagerly awaiting the second installment.”

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“. . . a damn good mystery.”

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“A remarkable story.”

The Reunion is a wonderful story about one man who represents a large segment of our society: Vietnam era veterans.

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Discretion is intriguing, . . . leaves you wondering if the book is truly fiction—or not.”

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“Russell Hill positively hits the mark.”

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“The writing in Start Shooting is crisp, the dialogue excellent. The street vernacular and cop speak is right on.

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“The Chessman succeeds in drawing in the reader with action and drama, wearing us down with mystery and suspense, and finally rewarding us for our tenacity by giving us a well-dese

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“Capitol Murder disabuses us of any notion that we as a nation can ever let down our guard. . . . like a cold shower—it grabs our attention and gets our adrenaline running.

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“The author has penned a Christmas tale that will brighten the lives of all who read it.”

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“Throughout this dark, suspense-filled story there is no way to predict what will happen next.”

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“J. D. Robb is at the peak of her powers as a writer—truly masterful.”

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“. . . my 13-year-old grandson picked it up and began reading the first chapter after I had put it down.

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“The Perfect Suspect will have readers on edge wondering what’s around the next corner.”

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“Our Man in the Dark is an eye-opening insight into the troubling times this nation experienced as it struggled to reset its moral compass.”

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“As incredible as it seems, a relatively new author with no law enforcement background has created a protagonist with insight and skills that rival the best crime solvers of all time. . .

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“Alan Jacobson’s novel has more twists and turns than a giant slalom course. . . . a mystery masterpiece. . . .

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This is the fifth novel in the author’s Constable Molly Smith Mystery Series.

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If you or family members are contemplating a trip to Mexico you may want to rethink your plans.

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Ian Rankin is the U.K.’s most popular crime writer. His books have won numerous prestigious awards and been on every bestseller list.

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Being an FBI agent is a dangerous job at times; being an FBI agent working the Mafia in New York City is a life-threatening experience 24/7.

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Dan Walsh is no one-hit wonder.

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Philip Carlo is no stranger to violence and death.

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Anyone who thought Noah Boyd’s first novel, The Bricklayer, was a fluke, has yet to read the follow up to that first thriller.

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Carl Sandburg once said, “A woman is like a tea bag. It’s only when she’s in hot water that you realize how strong she is.” 

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Mike Angley is a retired Special Agent, formerly with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.  That background allows him to bring the reader another real-life story about an investigator w

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If one doesn’t make the comparison of the author’s debut effort to George Orwell’s novel, 1984, then there’s been a huge disconnect somewhere.  Veracity is a futuristic tale of a gove

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This fine author had a hit last year with his novel, Trust No One. The question is: Did he follow that effort with another that’s just as good or better?

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Richard Paul Evans is a New York Times best-selling author who has had twelve consecutive bestsellers since 1993.

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If you pick up this book thinking it has anything to do with an animal, you are partially correct.  The Lion is definitely a story about an animal, but not one that lives in the jungle.  R

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There’s a new sheriff in town, well, actually he’s a new hero created by a successful author of several action/mystery novels involving the FBI.

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Supreme Justice is a novel of suspense with plenty of characters and more than a few plot twists and turns.

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Still Missing is Chevy Stevens’s debut novel—it is that good. Stevens writes as if she has been doing it for years.

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This well-written book affords the reader an unobstructed view of the inner workings of the clumsy governmental machine named the FBI.

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What can one say after reading the latest James Patterson novel, except, “He did it again.” In Cross Fire, featuring his popular protagonist, Alex Cross, the author employs an apropos cont

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Debut author Chandra Hoffman hooks her readers with a contemporary topic many people are passionate about: adoption.

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Topical, intriguing, and suspenseful—all apt descriptions for Michael Angley’s Child Finder. His debut novel in the mystery trilogy about the perennial horror of child abductions could al