John Reinhard Dizon was born and raised in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn, NY. He participated in local and high school sports at Bishop Loughlin MHS, excelling in wrestling, hockey and football. The lead vocalist of the Spoiler and the Ducky Boys, he was a key figure on the Brooklyn rock scene during the Punk Revolution of the 70's. Relocating to San Antonio TX in the 80's, he moonlighted as a pro wrestler while working as a legal assistant. He successfully pursued a BA at UTSA and degrees in Korean martial arts during the 90's. He currently lives in KC MO where he is studying for his BA in English at UMKC. Mr. Dizon has been studying and writing about American pop culture for over twenty-five years.
Hi John, can you tell the readers what qualifies you to write "The Standard"?
I've been writing all my life, and my first major influence was Ian Fleming. I read the entire James Bond series and have been writing action/adventure thrillers ever since.
You've selected an interesting topic to write about. Can you tell us how you picked the topic and a bit about your background?
I always wondered why no one ever tried to remake Goldfinger and began toying with the idea. With all due respect, I though the storyline was kind of shallow and began creating an outtake. It just so happens there had been a lot of talk about returning to a gold standard to resolve the global recession, and I did lots of research. I've got a Bachelor's degree in English, so I don't do badly in the research department.
Richard McCain is a retired Special Forces operative whose underground activities during the Tribulation Era of American history places him on the FBI’s Most Wanted list as the mysterious Destroyer. Called upon by his ex-wife to rescue her sister from the tragedy of a terrorist strike in Mexico City. In doing so, he is forced to rely upon the Angel Train network of Christian activists.
In the not too distant future, a coalition of international groups is planning a return to the gold standard in resolving a global recession. A criminal network of drug cartels and financial speculators are plotting to convert their holdings into bullion before launching attacks against major gold depositories in three countries to give them a monopoly in the new market.