We are bringing John back!!!! This is the sequel to Deadly Portfolio, which we took on a tour just about a month ago. But for those of you who don't remember, here is the Author John Hohn!!!
I am a Midwesterner by birth. Yankton, South Dakota, is my hometown. I graduated from high school there in 1957. After four years earning degree in English at St. John’s University (MN), I became a teacher. My first wife, Elaine Finfrock, also of Yankton, and I had five children; four sons and a daughter. We divorced in 1977.
In 1964, I joined The Travelers in Minneapolis, MN and began what turned out to be a 40 year career in the financial services industry. During the that time, in addition to The Travelers, I held positions with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota, Wilson Learning Corporation, and Wachovia Bank and Trust. While at Wachovia, I served in many different positions, ending my tenure as a representative of the trust department services in the greater New York City area. I retired at the end of 2007 after 15 years as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch serving over 300 clients in the Winston-Salem, NC area.
In 1986, Melinda Folger McLeod and I were married and I gained a stepson, Matthew. Currently, we divide our time each year between our cabin New West Jefferson, NC and our cottage in Southport, NC near the Cape Fear River. I enjoy golf, music, and reading history. Since my retiring I have focused on my writing, an avocation throughout my life. In 2010, I completed my first novel, Deadly Portfolio: A Killing Hedge Funds and the sequel, Breached was published August 2014.
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Following his critically acclaimed debut novel, Deadly Portfolio: A Killing
in Hedge Funds, author John J. Hohn offers Breached, a suspenseful,
The story is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina where Detective James Raker meets up with an old high school classmate.
Their reunion, however, is interrupted by murder. Gunned down is state dam inspector Norm Dennison who dies before he can prove to the homeowners around Lake Hannah that Vernon Brost, a developer, has launched an elaborate scheme to defraud them. The threat to Brost’s plans does not go away with Dennison’s death, however, as Dennison’s widow turns over the dead man’s files to Art Nichols, a Lake Hannah resident and a friend of the retired detective, James Raker. Thugs ransack Nichols’ home to recover the documents. Not finding them, they decide to break into Raker’s home where they are surprised by Raker’s girl friend, Diane Welborn. Welborn is knocked unconscious and the house is set ablaze. Together Nichols, a Viet Nam veteran, and Raker begin tracking down the intruders. Welborn is hospitalized in serious condition. While in a coma, she recalls her painful childhood, her unsuccessful fi rst marriage and her struggles to find fulfillment after her divorce. Raker’s concern for her injuries drives him in his pursuit of her attackers.
Breached is a fast-paced realistic literary mystery with a sharp focus on
James Racker has gone from police detective to private security after his last breaking case in the city. Hoping for a slower easier life especially after the loss of his wife all he wants is simplicity. When he reconnects with an old high school friend Art Nichols and they get together for a weekend of leisure it turns out to be anything but. A man from the state sent up to check the integrity of the dam get shot. While most want to believe it is an accident things just don’t add up. That’s not the only thing not adding up in this small mountain side town either. Drug runners seem to have a foothold in a company that Racker is now head of security for as well. While trying to put the pieces together on both of these crimes many things come to light. A great story filled with loads of action, deception, manipulation and anything you could ask for in a great mystery novel.
“I’m glad to see you,” the sheriff said as Raker walked into his office. “I’ve got news for you, but let me ask first, are you missing a firearm?”
Raker looked with surprise. “Yes. I am. My Glock was missing after the fire. I looked everywhere for it. Charles City Metro didn’t have it. Why do you ask?”
“We’ve got it.”
“Yes. My deputies picked up a baby Glock when they searched Turcotte’s double-wide. When they brought it in, we noticed it had been engraved the way law enforcement guys usually do. We checked it out. Melville County came back and said it was one you registered with them while you were still active. It even has your initials on it. ‘JPR’ right?”