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Joseph Badal

Joe worked for 38 years in the financial services industry, retiring in 2007 after six years as a director and senior executive of a New York stock exchange-listed company. Before he began his finance career, Joe was a decorated military officer, having served in the U.S. Army for six years, including tours of duty in Vietnam and Greece. He also served in the New Mexico House of Representatives.

Joe has had seven suspense novels published: The Pythagorean Solution, Evil Deeds, Terror Cell, The Nostradamus Secret Shell Game, The Lone Wolf Agenda (which was awarded First Prize in the fiction category in the NM/AZ Book Awards in 2013), and Ultimate Betrayal, which was released April 2014. He is a member of International Thriller Writers and Southwest Writers Workshop, and was named one of the “50 Best Authors You Should Be Reading.” Joe has written dozens of published articles about various business topics and is a frequent speaker at writers and business conferences and at civic organization meetings. He has extensive experience as an interviewee on radio and television. Visit his website at
Joe's story, "Fire & Ice," was published in Uncommon Assassins.
His story, "Ultimate Betrayal," appeared in Someone Wicked: A Written Remains Anthology.

His story, "The Rock," was included in Insidious Assassins.