Business as Usual – Not!

This week my new thriller novel was published on Amazon Kindle US and UK. This is my third thriller novel and I am excited to introduce a new character, Jack Christian.  I believe you will find Jack the type of guy people either love or hate, sometimes both at once, but he does get the job done, eventually. The action takes place from London to Maui so get ready for a wild ride.

The title is Business as Usual and it is anything but!

Here’s an intro:

When Jack Christian gets a call from a reclusive Russian billionaire, he thinks he has struck gold.  But Jack is about to discover this job is not just business as usual.

As he delves into the assignment, he is drawn into a world of bluff and double-bluff, and strike and counter-strike – in which he will need all his wits to survive.

Drugs lords are moving aggressively into new territories, terrifying local communities. The pharmaceuticals industry is making massive profits – but scared they might suddenly collapse.  Governments and intelligence agencies are running for cover.

What links them? Jack is about to find out. But it may cost him his life.

‘Business As Usual’ is a brilliantly topical thriller combing global politics, the narcotics trade, and the giants of the drugs industry.

I wanted to write this novel for a long time since I am sick and tired of the growing poison of illegal drugs that are flooding our streets, and now our schools.  This novel is my way of fighting back by bringing attention to this spreading cancer.  Hopefully as you read this novel, besides being entertained, you will learn more about this menace and if enough of us begin to pay more attention and take back our streets and our schools, then our children will have a chance to escape the clutches of “the pushers”.

Please let me know how you like this new thriller novel and especially my new character, Jack Christian.  You may be seeing more of him in the future. He rides a lovingly restored 1934 Indian -4 motorcycle, around the City of London.

PS:  My two other thrillers  Almost Perfect and Game Changer, can both be downloaded from Amazon Kindle US or UK.  If you have an iPad or a PC/Mac, then simply download the Kindle App, buy my books and bingo, you have a “Kindle inside”!

And remember, the more friends and family you tell about my books, the more I can afford to go fishing! ><(((((((:>

Tight Lines . . . and thanks for supporting my writing career.

John R Childress

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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6 Responses to Business as Usual – Not!

  1. Raunak says:

    just got it…look forward to reading it on my 28 hour long train ride tomorrow!


    • Thanks, David. My readership is growing so I am encouraged. There are lots of important topics in the world to build a thriller novel around. I even get inspiration from your blogs. Who knows, there may be a character popping up in my novels that you would recognise ;>)


  2. Frank Ryan says:

    John, I purchased the book tonight and I’m looking forward to reading it.


    • Thanks Frank. Let me know how you like it. On another note, your recent blog on Telling The Truth was one of the best I have read in a long time. We need more straight, simple truth from our leaders and heroes. They should be the role models for the next generation.


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