Novels by John Wayne Falbey

Sleeping Dogs[1]

The President of the United States has been targeted for assassination—by his own handlers. The killing must look as if the president’s political opposition is responsible. Desperate to prevent the crime and prevent the overwhelming outpouring of sympathy that will only further empower the real killers, the opposition turns to the only force that can stop it this late in the game—a mysterious hunter-killer team known only as the Sleeping Dogs. This blackest of black ops units was formed to carry out America’s wettest, most politically incorrect missions abroad. Eventually, a U.S. President, fearing discovery of the unit’s existence could spark an international crisis, ordered its members terminated with extreme prejudice. They escaped by faking their deaths in a plane crash, and went underground. Now, 20 years later, they are asked to leave the safety of their anonymity and risk their lives for their country one more time.

A seemingly unconnected car crash rapidly escalates into a series of plot twists and a rising body count involving Russian agents, crooked politicians, Ukrainian gangsters, a billionaire international arbitrageur, a secret society of patriots in the military and intelligence communities, the CIA, a doggedly determined FBI agent, and the six deadliest men on earth—the surviving Sleeping Dogs. The body count begins to soar from the first chapter, as Brendan Whelan and the other Dogs relentlessly pursue the would-be assassins and their handlers. As they do, they begin to uncover, layer by layer, a plot to bring America to her knees and impose a one-world government on the planet. The enemy is powerful, with access to unlimited funds and the ability to manipulate the rogue nations of the world. The one thing the enemy doesn’t have is the Sleeping Dogs.

The world is descending into chaos. America is like a rudderless ship—its elected government gridlocked and ineffective. Rogue governments spit on Old Glory and defy a weakened America to stop them. Religious fanatics are dedicated to butchering all the world’s citizens who don’t convert to their beliefs. And the worst is yet to come. From Russian aggression to worldwide jihadism, from China’s designs on Southeast Asia to a morally and financially bankrupt European Union, from violent and expanding drug cartels to Iranian nuclear designs, the Alliance for Global Unity is close to achieving its goal—a single world government with them ruling it.

But appearances can be deceiving. A shadow government of old fashioned patriots is working to change the course of events. Armed with deep financial resources and critical positions in the military and intelligence communities, it just might succeed. The key to success is the world’s deadliest hunter-killer special ops unit—the Sleeping Dogs. But keeping the six Sleeping Dogs alive is challenging. An outstanding Presidential Decision Directive ordered the men to be terminated with extreme prejudice. An angry FBI agent, believing his wife had an affair with the unit’s leader Brendan Whelan, is pursuing him with homicide on his mind. A rogue Russian agent seeks revenge for thwarting his mission to assassinate the president of the United States. And, most chillingly, a huge and mysterious brute named Maksym is systematically hunting the Dogs down individually. The fate of the free world hangs in the balance. There will be blood. Lots of blood.

Join the 1,000’s of readers who love techno-political thrillers who have read this book! Book 2 in the Sleeping Dogs series, it takes the reader all over the globe, as Whelan and the Dogs fight to stop a power-mad cartel.  The Dogs are back; expect a high body count!


The Quixotics is a very modern take on Cervantes’ classic. This time the knight-errant is a former Special Forces officer. Instead of a single Sancho Panza, there are two rather dark and menacing companions. But where the venerable nobleman was weak and frail, these three men are young, powerful, and well trained in the killing arts. There is a Dulcinea, but she is not a thick-bodied peasant woman. She’s a beautiful, fiery, Sorbonne-educated anti-Castro guerilla.

This is a coming of age tale for the Baby Boom generation. The time is 1970. The three young men have returned from military service in Vietnam. Like other returning warriors of that era, they’ve become disenchanted with a country that no longer feels comfortable or welcoming to them. Restless and disillusioned, they pool their meager resources and acquire a boat that’s barely seaworthy.

To earn some badly needed cash, they grudgingly agree to deliver a cargo of weapons to anti-Castro counterinsurgents in Cuba. The start is rough and the voyage is rougher, but all hell breaks loose once they reach the island. Captured by Castro forces, they’re imprisoned and tortured in an ancient Spanish dungeon. They escape and join the rebels in the Sierra Maestra Mountains. Here, their talents for guerilla warfare, honed in the jungles of Vietnam, reassert themselves, only to find, as Cervantes observed, “Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within”.

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Now publishing in serial format: The Year Of The Dog, Book 3 in the Sleeping Dogs series of politically incorrect thrillers.

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