A retired Information Technology executive, John E. Nevola has been widely published
in business magazines with numerous articles on disaster recovery and terrorism. He authored a column for a post newspaper
while serving in the United States Army and is a member of the Military Writer’s Society of America.
John E. Nevola was born in New York City and is a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High
School and the College of Aeronautics. He resides in Mount Olive, New Jersey with his wife of 45 years. They have four children
and six grandchildren. A portion of the proceeds from The Last Jump are donated to charity to assist
the families of the fallen.
According to the book description of The Last Jump: A Novel of World
War II, it “is a war story, a mystery, a love tale, and a tribute to the people who won World War II.
Fact and fiction intermix seamlessly to unravel a secret passionately guarded by four aging soldiers. The reader is transported
back in time to an imperfect America, with all is incredible virtues and vexing shortcomings, struggling with racial and gender
issues while fighting for its very survival. It was a time when Americans stood shoulder to shoulder to free the world from
tyranny. It celebrates the spirit and courage of ordinary citizens pitted against the militaristic regimes of Nazi Germany
and Imperial Japan. It was a time when the sons of presidents and senators served, fought, suffered and died alongside average
Americans and famous celebrities.
J.P. Kilroy, a middle-aged divorced journalist, regrets ignoring his mother’s
deathbed request. Even her last letter, which told of the existence of a mysterious family secret, did not motivate him to
reconcile with the father who left them 30 years ago. When he receives an invitation from the White House to attend a Medal
of Honor awards ceremony for African-Americans, he also discovers his estranged father recently passed away. Was the secret
now lost forever?