Welcome to my Blog! I'm glad you're here. This is my first post, so I'm excited to be writing this to you. I'm an Army Special Forces officer still serving on active duty and living in Washington, D.C. Over the past two decades, I've deployed to crisis spots and war zones around the world, worked in the West Wing of the White House and in the Pentagon's E-Ring. Drawing on those experiences, I wrote The Lazarus Covenant--a novel of international suspense in the tradition of Gerald Seymore, Daniel Silva and John LeCarre.
Only recently completed, the novel is represented by Gary Heidt of The Imprint Agency in New York City--a wonderful agent and a superb literary agency. In posts to come, I'll use this blog to provide you with updates on the road to publication, as well as other books and articles I'm writing. You can also learn more about The Lazarus Covenant on my website: JohnFenzel.com. There, you'll be able to get the "story behind the story," read an excerpt of the book, and even be able to view a full Photographic/Satellite Tour of the novel's setting.
My goal in writing this novel was to tell the compelling story of a potentially catastrophic international crisis--with the kind of operational fidelity that is difficult to find in today's novels. I'll actually take you inside the halls of the West Wing, into the catacombs of the Vatican, and through the mountains and dramatic gorges of the Balkans. Ultimately, it's a haunting tale of friendship, faith, forgiveness; and it's the story of one man's journey of profound personal transformation in the midst of it all.
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