jim macomber
Since Dec 11, 2003

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James Macomber, lives in Florida with his wife, Sandy, and two dogs, a German Shepherd mix and a Golden Retriever mix, both rescued from an animal shelter on the same day 12 years ago. (Sad to say, they're both at the Rainbow Bridge now.)
But now there's Tank. After the two dogs mentioned passed, I said next time I wanted to get an older German Shepherd who's lost his human or something and give it a good few years. A while ago, I met the Director of Animal Care at the local shelter and told her that. Well, last January, she called my bluff. They had Tank - eleven years old. As far as we can tell, part German Shepherd and part Norwegian Elkhound. A magnificent dog. And the nicest guy you'll ever meet.

Jim has had a varied career and life including the military, college student, bartender, waiter, sales, tennis instructor, actor, practicing attorney, photographer, and writer. He has taken parts of this eclectic background and combined it with complex characters and situations real and imagined to create the John Cann series of novels beginning with “Bargained for Exchange”. The second John Cann novel, “Art & Part”, with the Lockerbie PanAm 103 trial as its background, was released earlier in 2003 and the third, "A Grave Breach" involving terrorism and the Bosnian War Crimes trials was relesed in October 2007. Jim's fourth novel "Sovereign Order" deals with a planned cataclysmic attack on the Monaco Grand Prix and is now in the pipeline.

Macomber's novels intrigue because they come straight out of today's headlines - or tomorrow's. His prescient plot line in "Bargained for Exchange" involving the creation of a terrorist support network on US college campuses was written five years(!) before 9/11 and the similarities have been called 'eerie'. Similarly, "Art & Part", with the Pan Am 103/Lockerbie trial as its background, was written before the trial took place but struck a chord with its intrigue and legal analysis interwoven with an exciting thriller plot line. Of course, things ended differently in "Art & Part" than they did in the real trial but, trust me, you'll like Macomber's ending better.