The IMBROGLIO Trilogy is a masterly crafted political suspense thriller set in Europe. It centers on an intriguing, though monstrous, conspiracy which rapidly engulfs the continent. The events are pure fiction, but at the same time, could occur at any time.

John Di Frances set out to write this trilogy from a love for writing and realistic fiction suspense thrillers. His delight in reading political suspense thrillers began with Agatha Christie’s Poirot and John Le Carre’s Smiley, wherein rich character development and an intriguing plot, with numerous twists and surprises, forms the heart of the story?

Plot, character development, realism, and believability are critical to John in developing these stories. The places described are real, including street names, as well as hotels, restaurants, airports and train stations … and their descriptions, are accurate to the maximum extent consistent with the story. There is action, but it does not dominate, much less overwhelm the storyline.

John is the author of multiple business books and will continue to write those, as part of his profession. Meanwhile, PRETENSE is his initial foray into the realm of fiction and John hopes that you will enjoy your journey into the Imbroglio Trilogy, as much as he has enjoyed creating it for you!

PRETENSE, the first book in the trilogy, begins with the opening acts of the conspiracy and concludes with a partial, but far from complete plot resolution. The second book which John is currently writing is The BAIT! and the final book, REVELATIONS. You can read the first two chapters free right now by clicking here.

There is a contact page where he invites your feedback and a blog on which John will post more information about the Imbroglio Trilogy and respond to reader comments. Or, use the form below.

 PRETENSE, the first book in the trilogy is now available in pre-release on Amazon.


Full release coming in mid-December – hardcover,  softcover, large print, ebook, and audio book  with availability through the full range of independent bookstores and online book retailers.

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