Author Russ Johnson has written six novels in the Detective Pete Nazareth crime series, with a seventh on the way in 2018.  The books are works of fiction, but they have a ring of authenticity derived in part from his military, private-sector, and consulting experiences.  

     When not writing crime fiction, he writes humorous satire under the pen name Alastair Flythe.  To learn more about "Alastair," click the button at the bottom of this page.

      Russ lives in Princeton Junction, N.J. 

Someone needs to step up.

The top Republican presidential candidate is in a serial killer's crosshairs, and the two detectives have their hands full in the most complex case of their careers.  

The police call it murder.

He calls it God's will.

Two NYPD detectives track a serial killer who is just getting warmed up.  Widow-Taker ​puts you inside the head of the most dangerous man they have ever faced.      



Hampton, Westbrook Publishing

A madman is on the loose.

A madman is murdering New York City’s immigrants, and it’s up to NYPD Detectives Pete Nazareth and Tara Gimble to take him down in this deadly game of kill or be killed.

Heaven turns to hell when a young woman is kidnapped from a cruise ship off the Alaskan coast.  No one comes back from where she's going.

The world's most dangerous man has escaped. 
And things will get worse.  Much worse.  Follow Pete Nazareth and Tara Gimble as they trail their man to idyllic Acadia National Park, where beauty meets terror in this thrilling sequel. 
 


​An assassin is on the prowl.
And things won't get better anytime soon.