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.

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

     In early 2019 he'll be introducing a new character, Travis Delta, in the geopolitical thriller Hollow-Point Diplomacy. 

     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 Kennebunk, Maine  

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. 
 


A geopolitical thriller torn from page one.  Moscow, Tehran, Jerusalem, Riyadh, and Washington are all in the mix, and the end of the world is in sight. 

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

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.      



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.

Charleston's customary charm falls victim to a rash of ugly murders, and Detectives Pete Nazareth and Tara Gimble find themselves in the crosshairs.  Lost treasure and a long-dead pirate figure prominently in this seventh novel in the series.    

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.