Joseph Badal

Joseph Badal

Joseph Badal grew up in a family where story-telling had been passed down from generation to generation. Prior to a long finance career, including a 16-year stint as a senior executive and board member of a NYSE-listed company, Joe served for six years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army in critical, highly classified positions in the U.S. and overseas, including tours of duty in Greece and Vietnam, and earned numerous military decorations. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in business and graduated from the Defense Language Institute, West Coast and from Stanford University Law School’s Director College. Joe is an Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author, with 16 published suspense novels, including six books in the Danforth Saga series, three books in the Curtis Chronicles series, three books in the Lassiter/Martinez Case Files series, and four stand-alones. He has been recognized as "One of The 50 Best Writers You Should Be Reading." His books have received two Tony Hillerman Awards for Best Fiction Book of the Year, been top prize winners on multiple occasions in the Mystery/Thriller category in the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards competition, received three gold medals from the Military Writers Society of America, received the Eric Hoffer Award, and received Finalist honors in the International Book Awards. His latest novel, Payback, a stand-alone thriller, will be released by Suspense Publishing on May 12, 2020. Joe has written short stories which were published in the “Uncommon Assassins,” “Someone Wicked,” and “Insidious Assassins” anthologies. He has also written dozens of articles that have been published in various business and trade journals and is a frequent speaker at business, civic, and writers’ events. To learn more, visit his website at
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