After serving for seventeen years in the New York City Police Department John took early retirement with the rank of lieutenant in 1976. While in the Police Department, he acquired a Bachelor of Science degree from John Jay College and a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School. After admission to the Bar he was assigned for four years as a lieutenant prosecutor in the Department’s internal disciplinary system.

Upon leaving the NYPD, he practiced criminal defense law on Long Island and in New York City for 30 years. In 2004, he received a Master of Arts degree in Theology from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, Long Island. Now fully retired, he lives with his wife Vera in Williamsburg, VA.

He is a Past President of the Chesapeake Bay Writers Club, and a member of the International Thriller Writers.

He is the author of five novels now published on Amazon Kindle and in print by Endeavour Press of London, England with new titles and cover art: FLAGS OF OUR SONS, a historical novel of the Civil War era, (formerly THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY MADIGAN), BLUE HEAT, a police procedural/thriller and the first in his Dante trilogy, (formerly entitled THE CONFIDENTIAL). HOME FRONT, (formerly CODE NAME: CALEB), is the sequel to FLAGS OF OUR SONS. His fourth novel, the sequel to BLUE HEAT is entitled BROKEN FORCE, the second Dante novel. The fifth novel, entitled ECHO OF DARKNESS is the third in the Dante trilogy. Several of his short stories have been published in both print in LOST COAST REVIEW MAGAZINE and various e-zine formats.