John Matlin introduces his debut novel Truth To Power

It is 1924.  After a hasty departure from his previous employer, journalist, David Driscoll, arrives in the Midwest city of St Luke to start a new job at the town’s foremost newspaper,  He wastes no time in looking up his old boyhood friend, and one-time playground protector, Mike Doyle, who has made it big since those school days.  Doyle is now a popular politician and leader of the city council.  He has power, glamour, and seems to be the kind of man that always gets exactly what he wants.


Dr John Matlin - Writer


John Matlin is a former City of London solicitor who changed his career in his 50s. He attended Brunel University and Birmingham University where he earned a Ph.D. in American political history. He taught at Birmingham for a while and he now gives talks and lectures to numerous groups in North West London. 

Truth to Power contains an amalgam of the characters and incidents which emerged in John’s research for the doctoral thesis. His interest in American politics was aroused in 1960 with the Kennedy campaign. He has remained enthused by America’s political scene and publishes a weekly blog on the American political scene.

John was a founding member of Teenage Cancer Trust, where he was a trustee for more than thirty years. 

He is married to Linda and they have two married daughters. He is an enthusiastic Tottenham Hotspurs fan, thus enured to disappointment. 

Coming soon

Truth To Power, the debut novel by John Matlin is released in September 2019.  Preorder here.