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The Books of John Van Roekel

Lorenzo's Assassin

Lorenzo’s Assassin

The Pope orders the devout Captain of his Apostolic Guard to assassinate Lorenzo the Magnificent.

But can he commit the murder when he discovers it must be done before the altar of Florence’s Duomo?

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Prisoner Moon

Prisoner Moon

Captured in France after D-Day, a young German soldier finds himself in a P.O.W. camp in Michigan, where he is confronted by a hardline Nazi sergeant attempting to cover up the mysterious death of a fellow prisoner.

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Braver Deeds

Braver Deeds

The epic story of a Buffalo Soldier and the Lakota Sioux girl he rescues at Wounded Knee.

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Paul Van Roekel

Paul Van Roekel

Read the World War II letters of John’s father, Paul Van Roekel.

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News from John

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Kirkus Review of Lorenzo's Assassin

February 9, 2017 9:39 am

 

Kirkus Reviews is a respected book reviewing service used by many publishers and authors. I just received their review of my latest novel, LORENZO’S ASSASSIN, and to my great relief, it’s pretty good.

“Intricate and gripping, the book keeps the reader racing along with Giovan and company all the way to the bloody end. An ambitious and engrossing tale of Renaissance Italy.”

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/john-van-roekel/lorenzos-assassin/

John Signs Books at Comickaze! in Liberty Station

March 23, 2017 10:03 pm

John Van Roekel and other San Diego authors will sign their books at the Comickaze! Bookstore in Liberty Station on April 7 from 5 to 8 pm.

Come enjoy Liberty Station’s monthly “First Friday” event.

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/j8T8kaxnRgB2

Kirkus Review of Lorenzo's Assassin

February 9, 2017 9:39 am

 

Kirkus Reviews is a respected book reviewing service used by many publishers and authors. I just received their review of my latest novel, LORENZO’S ASSASSIN, and to my great relief, it’s pretty good.

“Intricate and gripping, the book keeps the reader racing along with Giovan and company all the way to the bloody end. An ambitious and engrossing tale of Renaissance Italy.”

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/john-van-roekel/lorenzos-assassin/

More News

Black Heart Interview

Kirkus Review of Lorenzo’s Assassin

San Diego Literary Scene Interview

Screenplay for Prisoner Moon

SDSU Writers Conference

LORENZO’S ASSASSIN is finished