Sunday, December 5, 2010

The 19th Element Virtual Book Tour November & December ‘10

John L. Betcher is a University of Minnesota Law School graduate and has practiced law for more than twenty-five years in the Mississippi River community of Red Wing, Minnesota. He possesses substantial first-hand knowledge of the Prairie River Nuclear Plant’s real world counterpart, as well as Red Wing’s airport and the flight rules around the nuke plant.

In addition to The 19th Element, he has published a second book in the “Beck” series entitled, The Missing Element, A James Becker Mystery. The second book is available everywhere.

The author has also been a long-time supporter and coach of youth volleyball in and around Red Wing and has authored three feature articles for Coaching Volleyball, the journal of the American Volleyball Coaches Association. His most recent article was the cover story for the April/May, 2009 Issue.

His book on volleyball coaching philosophies entitled The Little Black Book of Volleyball Coaching is available at and at

About The 19th Element

The 19th ElementAl Qaeda plans to attack Minnesota’s Prairie River Nuclear Power Plant as a means to return the down-trodden terrorist organization to international prominence.

In addition to their own devoted forces, the terrorists enlist some homegrown anarchists, and a Three Mile Island survivor with a pathological vendetta against the nuclear establishment, to assist in the assault.

James “Beck” Becker is a former elite U.S. government intelligence operative who has retired to his childhood hometown of Red Wing, Minnesota – just six miles down the Mississippi from the Prairie River nuclear facility.

Possessing wisdom born of experience, Beck suspects the terrorists’ intentions as soon as the body of a university professor turns up on the Mississippi shore – the clear victim of foul play.

He recognizes connections between seemingly unrelated incidents – the murdered agronomy professor, a missing lab assistant, an international cell call, a stolen fertilizer truck – but can’t piece it together in enough detail to convince government authorities that a larger threat exists. Only his American Indian friend, “Bull,” will help Beck defuse the threat.

So it’s Beck and Bull versus international terror.

May the better men win.

December Tour Stops

Monday, December 6

Book reviewed at Pick of the Literate

Tuesday, December 7Guest blogging at As the Pages Turn

Wednesday, December 8
Guest blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Thursday, December 9
Guest blogging at Paperback Writer
Interviewed at Pick of the Literate

Friday, December 10
Book reviewed at Marta’s Meanderings
Interviewed at The Writer’s Life

Monday, December 13
Book reviewed at Rainy Day Reviews

Tuesday, December 14
Interviewed at The Hot Author Report

Wednesday, December 15Book reviewed at Book Journey

Thursday, December 16
Interviewed at Review From Here

Friday, December 17
Book reviewed at Books R Us

Visit John L. Betcher at The Independent Author

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