John C Payne

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Bachelors degree from St. Norbert College, Masters degree from the University of Michigan. Retired US Army officer. Owned and operated three successful businesses. Taught business courses as an adjunct professor at several universities. Married, three grown children. Love writing fictional novels.

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Stage Six: The Infidelity Murders
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 110,490. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
What is the cost for a marriage partner to stray from his or her marriage vows? What recourse does the offended spouse have to ameliorate the situation? This act of unfaithfulness or infidelity can lead to a number of "cause and effect" situations. The marriage pact can be forgotten,healed or revenged. This story tells of revenge in the form of contracted killings of four cheating spouses.
Stage Three; Rod Richards Returns
Price: $24.00 USD. Words: 254,620. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Stage Three: Rod Richards Returns is a summary of the three books in the author's fictional Three and Out Trilogy. The first book is "The Saga of a San Francisco Apartment Manager." The second book is "Murder in a San Antonio Psych Hospital." The third book is "The Chicago Terminus." Rod Richards is the main character that challenges his sanity and creativity in three diverse occupations.
Stage Four
Price: $17.50 USD. Words: 115,590. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A python, falcon and bulldog keep their masters alive while each owner is warehoused waiting to die from Stage Four melanoma cancer.. A Texas scientist alters their lives and each return home with a million dollar cure. A major environmental disruption causes them to genetically change into a beast like their pet. They go out and kill until stopped by the scientist's former Delta Force friend.
Stage Five: The Reincarnation
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 119,580. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
An ISIS cell is formed in San Francisco to recruit disenfranchised young females seeking the fulfillment of excitement and suspense. Two young disenchanted girls from Nebraska fall into the web. Jamie Richards, a former Delta Force soldier is reincarnated in the spirit of his great-grandfather of World War II fame to integrate and eliminate the ISIS threat.
Asesinato en un Hospital Psiquitrico de San Antono
Price: $17.95 USD. Words: 100,940. Language: Spanish. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Al tomar medidas para arrastrarse fuera de su atolladero autoimpuesto, Rod aprovechó la oportunidad para convertirse en el administrador de un hospital de salud mental con fines de lucro en el centro de la ciudad. No sabía que una agente de la CIA incrustada fue asesinada brutalmente en la sala de día del hospital. Una nueva célula de Al-Qaeda se creía estar operando dentro del hospital.
Three and Out: The Chicago Terminus
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 101,270. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Rod Richards dramatically meets an old G.I. buddy who runs a in Chicago and hires Rod. He conducts a recon of a trucking giant suspected of infidelity. Later he is hired by a rich Vietnamese magnate to find the son she gave up as an orphan when Saigon fell. He left prison under unusual circumstances. Very strange things happen to Rod in both cases that will keep the reader in suspense!
Three and Out: Murder in a San Antonio Psych Hospital
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 95,210. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
How can a violent act of murder happen in a closely monitored psych hospital? Four patients and two staff members are identified by the investigators as persons of interest. Is an al-Qaeda cell really forming there or in the neighborhood? The main character goes off the deep end. A promiscuous CIA agent and the chief nurse, a former Texas Longhorn football player develop a unique love interest.
Three and Out: The Saga of a San Francisco Apartment Manager
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 61,510. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Fictional account of a couple managing an apartment building in downtown San Francisco and the many challenges presented by both the owner of the complex and the interesting residents. Each chapter presents a descriptive scenario and sometimes strange interchange between the main characters in the book. Did the Zodiac killer of the late 60's really live here?

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