John’s second eBook just published

I just wanted to announce to all my readers, and hope they pass the information along, that I have just published my second eBook, A Perfect Conspiracy.  You can find it on and and it can be downloaded on the Kindle, any of the Kindle apps for various eBook readers and also in the iBook store and most other e-retailers of books.

This was a great writing experience for me since the book centers around the historically rich Languedoc Region in the south of France where I have a home.  In fact, our home, originally an 11th Century small chateau is the inspiration behind this novel.  If you like a fast-paced thriller involving both modern and Medieval times with murder, the Inquisition, betrayal, money laundering, and a timeless epic of the struggle between the Cathar religion and the Catholic Church, you will love this book.

The story is based on real events that happened between 1209 and 1254 in the south of France, and also in modern day London and Boston.  The main character, Matt Brennan is an investment banker with a bad attitude and a lovely wife who is a direct descendant of the Cathar priests.  And then there is the villain, Father Thomas de Angelo, a Catholic priest and Special Inquisitor appointed by the Pope to burn the heretics who refuse to embrace the Church.  Lots of history as well as an education in one of the bloodiest Crusades where an estimated 1 million people were either burned at the stake or killed in battles.

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.  And it ends with the promise of a sequel.

And of course if you missed the announcement about my first eBook, The Beirut Conspiracy, you can also find it at Amazon and Kindle, iBooks, etc.

If you buy a copy of either book (or both) and read them, please give me some feedback and ideas for the sequel.  And whatever you do, please pass along this announcement to your friends and mailing list.

Also, a third novel is coming in the next month about Pirates!  

Women pirates . . .

Tight Lines . . .

John R Childress

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About johnrchildress

John Childress is a pioneer in the field of strategy execution, culture change, executive leadership and organization effectiveness, author of several books and numerous articles on leadership, an effective public speaker and workshop facilitator for Boards and senior executive teams. In 1978 John co-founded The Senn-Delaney Leadership Consulting Group, the first international consulting firm to focus exclusively on culture change, leadership development and senior team alignment. Between 1978 and 2000 he served as its President and CEO and guided the international expansion of the company. His work with senior leadership teams has included companies in crisis (GPU Nuclear – owner of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Plants following the accident), deregulated industries (natural gas pipelines, telecommunications and the breakup of The Bell Telephone Companies), mergers and acquisitions and classic business turnaround scenarios with global organizations from the Fortune 500 and FTSE 250 ranks. He has designed and conducted consulting engagements in the US, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, China and Asia. Currently John is an independent advisor to CEO’s, Boards, management teams and organisations on strategy execution, corporate culture, leadership team effectiveness, business performance and executive development. John was born in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and eventually moved to Carmel Highlands, California during most of his business career. John is a Phi Beta Kappa scholar with a BA degree (Magna cum Laude) from the University of California, a Masters Degree from Harvard University and was a PhD candidate at the University of Hawaii before deciding on a career as a business entrepreneur in the mid-70s. In 1968-69 he attended the American University of Beirut and it was there that his interest in cultures, leadership and group dynamics began to take shape. John Childress resides in London and the south of France with his family and is an avid flyfisherman, with recent trips to Alaska, the Amazon River, Tierra del Fuego, and Kamchatka in the far east of Russia. He is a trustee for Young Virtuosi, a foundation to support talented young musicians. You can reach John at or
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