A Funny Thing Happened On My Way To Yountville is a brief compilation of wine-centric stories pecked out during breaks in development of the final plot gadgets for Dance, the sequel to Desire in the Frank Mire political thriller series. As the subtitle explains, these stories are Wine-Induced Tales Of A Journey To The Napa Valley Nexus […]
There was a thick red line that Frank Mire would not cross. Taking down a client’s political opponent by exposing crimes and corruption, publicizing scandals and manipulating the press was in bounds – kidnapping, torture and murder was not. Regardless of what they deserved, his targets always walked away.
Frank Mire knew from experience that people who presented their lives as open books in public often concealed dreadful secrets from their past. Sometimes those secrets remained dormant forever, harmless and best forgotten. Far too often they were designed to reemerge at a chosen place and time to threaten both the guilty and the innocent. Frank had moments to decide which now lay before him.
In the final episode of the political season, elections are over and candidates prepare to take their oath of office and assume elected positions. Frank Mire and his team take stock of their wins and loses and look forward to time off before the next election cycle begins. But those who use money and power […]
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Where will I be reading from Initiation, the first short story in A Funny Thing Happened On My Way To Yountville this Sunday? In Yountville, of course. Join me in central Napa Valley this Sunday, April 29th from noon to 2pm for a Poetry/Prose Salon held at Hill Family Estate’s wine tasting room in downtown Yountville. […]
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John Cordon is an author of mystery/thriller fiction and resides in Northern California Wine Country, about an hour northeast of San Francisco. The Bay Area provides a wide range of backdrops for his … more... about About John Cordon