J.R. Rogers is a literary historical thriller novelist. He has written seven novels in this genre. His latest is The Italian Couple. He also writes short stories a number of which have been published in various soft cover and/or online publications.
Besides writing fiction his interests include art, culture, indie film, gender equality, photography and resort travel.
An atmospheric historical thriller of subterfuge and illicit love with a menacing plot set in Mussolini’s Asmara, Italian Eritrea. Reviewed by Publisher's Weekly. "The novel’s pacing is skillful and precise, leading ultimately to an unforeseen and terrifically satisfying ending."
Cold War intrigue and espionage played out on the island of Cyprus and in the Soviet Union. An unconventional thriller set in 1974 turns on a Cypriot hit man hired by the CIA to assassinate a Soviet mole en route to Leningrad aboard a Soviet freighter.
A mixed theme anthology The Way Things Were is a first collection of narratives by this historical thriller novelist. Set both in the United States and in various parts of the world the author conjures up a broad range of unusual characters and plots often set in unforgiving and unfriendly worlds. Many of the narratives first appeared in various literary journals and or online.
Washington, DC, 1944: an OSS officer is dispatched on a secret mission to French Morocco aboard an Africa Squadron U.S. Navy blimp. On the ground in the coastal North African town of Port Lyautey – home to a U.S. Navy airfield – the OSS uncovers a wide-ranging spy network orchestrated from afar by a Nazi colonel from his headquarters in Casablanca.