Jack Hawkins


Born in nineteen hundred and fifty-five, putting 'Black Jack' Hawkins formative years right there, smack dab in the middle of the turbulent Vietnam Era. One of the four hundred students at Mercersberg Academy, in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, when the National Guard shot and killed four students at Kent State, in Ohio.

Then in the late seventies and into the eighties 'Black Jack' lived the expatriate adventurer lifestyle in Central America, defending truth, justice and the American Way. Following the philosophical trail blazed by Smedley D.Butler, Major General, USMC, (ret). The players changed as the years marched on, but the song remained the same.

There were years spent in the Sierra Ancha mountains of Arizona. Riding horses, roping wild cattle and living the life described by Edward Abbey and Zane Grey. Out back of beyond in the Arizona wilderness, around Pleasant Valley, which is where they had the war. That is another story, all together, well told by Zane Grey in ""To the Last Man".

Spent a lot of time reading, not much writing.

Learned about 'Bounty Hunting' by happenstance, long before 'Dog' made it a television show. Discovered it was kind of fun, suitable for an adrenaline junky.

The truth is out there you just have to go find it.

Send me a note @ panamajackhawkins@gmail.com

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
I would have to start with John D. MacDonald, the development of Travis McGee over twenty-one titles, fabulous.
Then following closely behind would be Robert B. Parker with Spenser and his main man, Hawk.
During my stint in Panama I read Louis L'Amour, until there were no more titles to read, the King of the Template.
Richard Stark writing as Donald Westlake, with the creation of Parker, the ultimate 'anti-hero.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Riding Horses, chasing wild cattle and staying fit.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Jack Hawkins online


Ride Like a Trooper
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 33,240. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Ride Like a Trooper is based upon the first of the manuals adopted by the United States Army, translated from the “Notes on Equitation and Horse Training” which were the answers to the examination questions at the School of Application for Cavalry at Saumur, France. It was adopted by the US Army and the Mounted Service School on 16 July, 1910.
Border Wars - Aztlan Assault
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 82,220. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Border Wars - Aztlan Assault is part of the continuing story of Black Jack Hawkins, the border war with Mexico and the false flags flown by both sides. Criminal Cartels - Bounty Hunters - Soldiers and Spies
Border War - Warning Order
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 21,490. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
'Border War - Warning Order' introduces 'Black Jack' Hawkins to the world of literature, as both an author and the subject matter of a historical novel. 'Warning Order' picks up the story in the early summer of 2011, on the frontier between the US and Mexico. Political intrigue and corruption on both sides of the frontier, the unimaginable violence that accompanies the drug trade on the border.

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