Available Now! GRAND HILLS REUNION – A Thriller

GHRKindleCover91hYIPSBHzL._SL1500_My just-released thriller GRANDE HILLS REUNION is now available in Kindle format at Amazon.com.  Paperback version soon to follow!  A great Sunday afternoon read!  Here’s the synopsis:

Bonnie Bachman is a strikingly beautiful 68 year old wife, mother and grandmother. The head of her high school cheer leading team in the mid-1960s, Bonnie is now a retired corporate marketing director.

Recently, she’s been sort of roped into helping out with her high school class 50 year reunion. The committee she chairs is responsible for locating and notifying 105 class members, most of whom have vanished into the winds of time. As the reunion date nears, Bonnie encounters a dilemma that’s causing her to lose sleep. With the help of a few of her old high school pals on the search committee, she’s either rounded up all of the alumnae or accounted for the few who have died – except for one who disappeared shortly after high school graduation.

None of the computer data bases she is using in her search yields a speck of information about where he went after high school. As she launches her investigation to find out what happened to him, she travels back to her home town and interviews anyone she can find who might have some information. While there, Bonnie gets a sense that someone is observing her travels and her visiting locations in a more than casual way. Then a few strange, frightening things happen around her.

The deadly secret she’s about to uncover will absolutely turn Bonnie Bachman’s life upside down.


About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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