John Sammon is a novelist and writer whose experience includes newspaper reporting, celebrity interviews (Clint Eastwood), investigative and crime. Selected “Most Valuable Reporter” for California’s oldest newspaper, his novel "Guns at the Abyss," published by Web-e-Books, recreates the plotting of World War I. The sequel, "Blood of the Unknowns," relives the horror, the brutal reality of the Battle of Verdun, fought 100 years ago. The book is coming soon. Mr. Sammon covered business, education and politics, local, statewide and federal for several newspapers. He reported on Nevada brothels and did stories on wild horses. The publication of his investigative pieces led to a dishonest political candidate withdrawing from a statewide elective campaign while another politician unsuccessfully sued him because he didn’t like an article Mr. Sammon produced. His articles led to government reforms, including a school district performing its first-ever financial audit and a Nevada State Law rolling back home heating oil prices for fixed-income seniors who depended on it. Mr. Sammon is also a humor writer of the website Sammonsays, a professional short script writer, an actor and member of the Screen Actor’s Guild, a film narrator for the California State Parks system, a standup comedian, and the author of four novels. Mr. Sammon's book, "Sammon Says: Exposing American Empire," a compilation of over 100 political opinion columns written over several years and recounting America's involvement in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, was released in October 2012 by Dictus Publishing of Germany. Mr. Sammon's latest book "Guns at the Abyss," a historical romance suspense novel, is set during the early days of World War I. Published by Web-e-Books.Here is a brief description of "Guns at the Abyss" by the publisher: The author brings history back to life to question the moralism of centralized power. Guns at the Abyss is a novelistic political stage show replete with a realistic cast of government bureaucrats, dignitaries, military leaders and soldiers, patriots and radicals, actual city and street names, parks and buildings, true-to-life details of period dress, decoration, pomp, charm, period viewpoint, sexuality, and voyeurism. The dialogue and other human interaction are calculated to fit the portrayal of an era when manners and social behavior dictated allegiance to custom, position, and patriotism. Sammon’s soulful searching drama provides an enlightening reckoning on the hollowed abyss of humanity from unchecked power, exploitation, and war.