Books and writing have always been a passion of Jason Lord Case, but certainly not his only one. He is also a car enthusiast, a dabbler in carpentry and home repair, and was known to be a bit of a brawler; a man's man. He spent the early years of his life in Europe and North Africa, and upon returning to America, he has earned a Master’s Degree, supervised employees in the American Auto Industry, and acquired a Commercial Driver's License to see America as a long haul trucker. He is now a social worker. He lives with his wife in Michigan, where he does most of his writing.
Red Petal Press is a Rochester, NY-based independent publisher specializing in Action/Adventure Fiction.
You've written 5 books for the action adventure series The MacMaster Chronicles. Tell us a bit about the series.
There are a lot of assassin and murderer novels out there in the marketplace, so why did I write this action series? No one else seemed to be writing from the assassins' perspective. Yes a little bit antisocial, I know, but lots of fun to examine a character who essentially does evil things and still retains a moral center. Bad guys as protagonists; but I hope I have created a set of characters that readers can relate to and in fact celebrate.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
The characters have a universal appeal, even though they are not your average heroes. They speak to the little guy inside us all that occasionally wants to go out and punish the really evil ones.
Book 5: MacMaster and his team, wanted for invading Petroleo to get the cure for the Persian Plague, are in the wind. They've left behind the truck driver they had kidnapped then released, and a killing field where men hunting them for the bounty have slaughtered each other. The FBI wants the fugitives and there is no place in the world they can hide. Can they elude the hunters to finish the job?
Book 4 of The MacMaster Chronicles is an fast-paced action novel of greed and betrayal. Gordon MacMaster thought himself retired with his love Anastasia Viuda, but the British Secret Service has other plans for him; deliver a ransom and bring a kidnapped British diplomat home from the Middle East. Conspiracy and betrayal mark MacMaster's journey.
Fallen Star, Book 3 of The MacMaster Chronicles, follows a powerful politician and an action movie star who both have dark secrets. The attempts to eliminate their blackmail problems lead to more trouble than they could have imagined.
Blood and money flow on the Los Angeles pavement as the men in power need an outside contractor to take care of business and MacMaster is offered the job.
Killer To Die For, Book 2 of The MacMaster Chronicles, tells of assassination, kidnapping and romance of the most dangerous kind. MacMaster takes on a job to bring in an Argentine assassin for the reward. When Gordon disappears, Terry Kingston is called upon to investigate. Terry has done a couple of jobs in the U.S. but has he escaped unnoticed? A tale of misconceptions, betrayals and murder.
Book One of The MacMaster Chronicles; a story of murder, coming of age and retribution. A young Terry Kingston witnesses the separate murders of his parents. As he grows to manhood, he resolves to find out why they were murdered and to take revenge on those responsible. Nearing his ultimate target, he meets Gordon MacMaster, a professional assassin who can more than beat him at his own game.