J.B. Turner – a former journalist – is an Amazon #1 bestselling author. He is best known for the Jon Reznick® thriller series from Thomas & Mercer. His next book, HARD TARGET, is published on 21 May 2020.
His influences include: David Baldacci, Harlan Coben, Lee Child, Richard Stark, Hunter S. Thompson, James Ellroy, James Lee Burke, George Orwell, Jack Kerouac, Henry James, Thomas H. Cook, John Grisham, James Patterson, John Buchan, and Michael Connelly.
He wrote the American Ghost® series of action thrillers. The series features protagonist Nathan Stone, a former CIA covert operative who had been critically wounded, and everyone thought was dead. But behind closed doors, he was rehabilitated by a highly secretive government organization known as the Commission, given a new identity and appearance, and remoulded into a lethal assassin. His brief: to execute kill orders drawn up by the Commission, all in the name of national security. The Commission owns him, but Stone knows one wrong move could turn him from loyal asset to hunted man.
He also wrote the Jon Reznick novella, Gone Bad (No Way Back Press), and the Deborah Jones® crime thrillers, Miami Requiem (No Way Back Press) and Dark Waters (No Way Back Press).
His books have conspiratorial elements and themes throughout them. His work can often be described as thrillers; his books cover sub-genre categories including assassination thriller, suspense thriller, political thriller, crime fiction, military thriller, and, in the case of the Deborah Jones books, mysteries.
He has a keen interest in geo-politics.
He loves music. He occasionally blogs. He listens to everything from Beethoven to The Beatles, The Cure to Bach. And everything in between. Occasionally writes. Loves films. Well, good ones. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Heat, The Godfather, The Offence, The French Connection, Payback, It’s a Wonderful Life, Manhattan, Annie Hall, Hell or High Water, Sideways, Little Miss Sunshine, Serpico, Withnail and I, The Way, Way Back, The Fighter, Jean de Florette, Ladybird, As Good As It Gets, The Hangover, Wonder Boys, The Deer Hunter, All the President’s Men, The Irishman, Joker, Spenser Confidential, Babette’s Feast, and a personal fave, Animal House (what’s not to like?).
He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is married with two children.
Literary Agent: Mitch Hoffman, The Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency, New York.
Film/TV Rights: Rich Green, The Gotham Group, West Hollywood, California.