"Exceptionally well written, SAVING TRES RIOS documents author John Witzel as a singular talent as a novelist and able to craft memorable characters and deftly woven plot twists that will hold the reader's total attention from beginning to end. SAVING TRES RIOS is solid entertainment and is highly recommended."
"A fast-paced piece, I recommend it for enjoyment and a glimpse of something new."
-Richard V. Secord, Maj Gen. USAF (Ret.)
President, Air Command Association
Tough hero is teacher in Nebraska Board of Education member's novel (May 12, 2014)
Bookends: Papillion author nominated for award (March 29, 2015)
"Told in short and sharp chapters that are based around believable dialogue, this political thriller wastes no space. Its descriptions get right to the point, and each plot twist pushes the action forward. Madden and McCord are the types of characters who make for great series reading, and by all indications that is exactly what fans can expect going forward. SAVING VENGEANCE is a supercharged political and military thriller that has a firm grip on the pulse of international politics."
"One thriller of a novel with more plot twists and turns than a Coney Island roller coaster, SAVING VENGEANCE showcases author John Witzel's impressive flair for narrative driven storytelling, making it unreservedly recommended."