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New Release
March 31, 2016
                                                            
                   The Wrong Road Home              A story of treachery and deceit inspired by true events

 “An intimate look at a life lived as a lie” Kirkus Reviews

The Wrong Road Home is a story of treachery and deceit inspired by true events. It’s the larger-than-life story of a surgeon who successfully practiced his craft for 20 years—first in Ireland and then the United States—girded with nothing more than a Chicago School System GED and several counterfeit medical diplomas!

Impossible, is undoubtedly any reader’s initial reaction—and understandably so—but the tale is based on a Miami Herald Sunday Edition front page exposé that was the talk of South Florida two decades ago. Oprah’s producer pursued the impostor for weeks, as did Bill O’Reilly, then the host of Inside Edition

The Wrong Road Home combines two cautionary tales. The first warns how a Faustian bargain once struck, allows for no turning back. Desmond Donahue's impossible dream of becoming a ‘doctor’ was indeed realized over time, and a ‘doctor’ he remained despite several close calls in the ensuing years. The second cautionary message details the terrible cost in human terms of a life lived alone; of having to forgo marriage and children; of never having a close friend; of having to keep everyone ever met at arm’s length so the day would never arrive where he would inadvertently expose the awful truth about himself.


The Wrong Road Home 
is reminiscent of Frank Abagnale’s often funny sometimes sad autobiography Catch Me If You Can 
and movie of the same name starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.  

Purchase at bookstores everywhere or order online-- Trade Paperback ($14.95) or Kindle Edition ($2.95)





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    Coming  2018
    
Justin Scott will be back
in a new larger-than-life international thriller

The Masada Option:
A Justin Scott Thriller Book 3


Can't wait?    Why wait?   You can find the first three chapters of The Masada Option now at the end of O'Connor's short story...

The Last Grandmaster

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The Seventh Seal (A Justin Scott Thriller Book 1)

And when he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven, as if it were for half an hour.”
                                                                                           The Apocalypse. Ch. 8:1

What dread secret is the Vatican protecting at all coast?  
Which lives will be sacrificed to keep an awful truth buried behind a code of silence? 


                                Click to read more about The Seventh Seal and the first chapter



 
Scrappy.........................

The Barbarossa Covenant (A Justin Scott Thriller Book 2)

History collides with the present

Past and present collide in the opening pages of The Barbarossa Covenant when retired FBI agent Justin Scott becomes a target for assassination while en route to Rome at the behest of the Vatican’s secretary of state.


“Author O’Connor…holds reader interest with his breakneck plot…The end result fits nicely in the Tom Clancy–meets–Dan Brown canon.” — Kirkus Reviews


                                Find out more and read the prologue of The Barbarossa Covenant
 
The Barbarossa Covena
 

The Twilight of the Day


A powerful story of human triumph in the face of impossible odds. 
A story of hope; a story of God and country when lesser men would have succumbed. 



"...The intricate plotting...throughout this brisk work is truly impeccable."
                                                                                         -Kirkus Reviews
 




"... The plausibility of the tale is enhanced by O’Connor’s skillful weaving of actual early-1970's events into the story ... None of these mysteries has been solved, making it theoretically possible that the tale could have happened." 
                                                                               - Steve A. Simon (Air Force Times)                                 


                  Read the full review

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The Last Grandmaster
Four seconds in Dallas 
that changed the course of history



A Chilling Short Story of international intrigue

Plus a sneak peak.......

At the end of The Last Grandmaster you will find a Bonus Read.

The first 3 chapters of the new Justin Scott Thriller due out Fall of 2016
The Masada Option


                                                                    Find out more about The Last Grandmaster.
 
The Last Grandmaster .
 



Scrappy: Memoir of a US Fighter Pilot 

in Korea and Vietnam

The official memoir of Scrappy Johnson, an aviator whose amazing career is chronicled in this fast-paced—sometimes raucous, sometimes sobering, but always exciting—larger-than-life story that reads like fiction. But a made-up story it’s not. 


                                                                           
                                                                                            Read more about Scrappy












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