Jack Gannon

Created by Rick Mofina

JACK GANNON is a reporter for the Buffalo-based World Press Alliance who’s never been quite able to escape his blue collar roots–or the disappearance of his sister Cora decades ago.

His first recorded case, Vengeance Road (2009), was all toughness and grit; as terse and hard-boiled as they come, as Gannon set out to nail a Buffalo cop for the brutal murder of a hooker. But with the sequel, In The Panic Zone (2010), Mofina aimed for a considerably larger canvas, dispatching Gannon to Rio De Janeiro to investigate a café bombing that took the lives of two fellow reporters, while In Desperation (2011) brought the story full circle, with Gannon back home and reunited with his now grown-up sister Cora, whose own 11-year old daughter has now gone missing.


Rick Mofina is a former journalist and an award-winning author of several acclaimed thrillers. His reporting has put him face-to-face with murderers on death row in Montana and Texas. He has covered a horrific serial-killing case in California and an armored car-heist in Las Vegas, flown over Los Angeles with the LAPD Air Support Division and gone on patrol with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police near the Arctic. He’s filed stories from the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, Qatar and Kuwait’s border with Iraq. His true-crime articles have appeared in the New York Times, Marie Claire, Reader’s Digest and Penthouse, and his books have been published in 30 countries. Mofina also writes about Jason Wade, a rookie reporter with The Seattle Mirror, Tom Reed, a crime reporter in San Francisco and Ray Wyatt, a reporter for a worldwide wire service.


  • Vengeance Road is a thriller with no speed limit! It’s a great read!”
    — Michael Connelly



Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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