Jack Henderson (author)

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Jack Henderson
Born (1958-10-03) October 3, 1958 (age 59)
Springfield, Missouri
Occupation Writer
Language English
Nationality American
Citizenship United States
Genre Thriller
Spouse 1985 - present
Children 2

Jack Henderson is an American thriller writer. He is best known for his series of novels featuring hacker John Fagan, aka phr33k, and FBI agent Jeannie Reese.


Henderson was born in Springfield, Missouri on October 3, 1958 and was brought up in Buffalo, Missouri.[1]

Henderson did not complete a university degree, although he did complete two years of further education in Performing Arts before leaving college to work in regional theatre.[1] While finding work in this capacity in New York City, Henderson started writing technical documentation for the medical industry, requiring him to perform a great deal of research into the topics discussed.[1] Henderson has stated that he put in "nearly a year of research and fact-finding" before starting to write his first novel, Maximum Impact (known as Circumference of Darkness in the US).[1] He has since written a follow-up novel, Seven Seconds, and has ghost-written the book The Overton Window for political commentator Glenn Beck.[2] This latter has caused some controversy as The Overton Window contains marked similarities to Circumference of Darkness even though the former does not show Henderson's name as a primary author.[2][3][4]


The John Fagan series[edit]

  • Maximum Impact (2007, Sphere) (aka Circumference of Darkness (Bantam) in the US)
  • Seven Seconds (2009, Sphere)

Other works[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Henderson, Jack (2007-03-02). "About Jack". Official website. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  2. ^ a b Kelly, Chris (2010-06-16). "Glenn Beck's New Novel About Liberals Staging 9/11 Is a Lot Like a 2005 Novel About Conservatives Staging 9/11". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  3. ^ Kelly, Chris (2010-07-07). "Glenn Beck Says I Say He's a Plagiarist". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  4. ^ Minzesheimer, Bob (2010-06-14). "Glenn Beck is in on this conspiracy". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 

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