Jack Kregas was born in New England in the north east of the United States. After a stint in the US Army, he was discharged in Europe and the next forty years were spent skiing and living life to the max as well as creating several successful businesses. Winters in the Alps and summers windsurfing on Maui, Jack departed Switzerland for Maui full time with his Australian wife and small daughter. After five years he moved the family to Australia and became an Australian Citizen. Jack now lives in Brisbane and is retired, writing full-time after his very successful autobiography, It’s All About Me and a few others.He plays golf and travels to participate in poker tournaments or promote his books. After three books of short stories, his first novel in two years, CLUB CARGO, is out now.
THE VEGAS TRANSACTIONS
Set in the early 70s when Las Vegas was growing, Elvis, Sinatra, and Liberace were its star performers. The mafia-controlled casinos were fighting new laws to keep their illegal operations alive. Jack Ross, a renowned mob boss ousted from his previous position of power following his release from prison, is exiled to Las Vegas after reluctantly agreeing to an unprecedented business transaction arranged by his friend Willie Shinronski. Willie’s brother, Albin Shinronski, a discharged Vietnam combat-chopper pilot is befriended by Jack Ross. A profound friendship and trust develops based on a ‘do what you have to do’ attitude. Luca Lorenzo, the East Coast Mafia Capo, fears Jack Ross may return. He instigates a plan to retire Jack once and for all. Two fictional families entwined in the history of one of the most unique places in the world, Las Vegas, is as much a study of individuals as it is a page turner
IT’S ALL ABOUT ME
AN EXPLICIT AUTOBIOGRAPHY DEPICTING A LIFE LIVED DIFFERENTLY!
Jack started to hate his mother at age six. He adopted himself at eight. Had his first affair with a friends European wife at 15. From that point onward, everything was about getting to Europe to chase women and ski, not necessarily in that order. This book reads like fiction until the reader realizes that it’s a true account of how to meld fun, adventures, business and addictions into a life most can only imagine. Verbier, Monaco, New York, London and Tahiti, partying with the rich and famous, chasing one sexual exploit after the other while risking life and limb to achieve the most exhilarating experience. Honestly written, based on memories with over forty photos and comments by those who were involved. If you read one autobiography, READ this one of a life lived differently that will make you wish you were a part of it.
CHOICE CRUISE LINES
Genre: Thriller / Medical
Bad things happen to good people. This is a fictional account of changes that come over individuals when disease, old age, and poor decisions threaten life as they know it. Recognition, acceptance, and then deciding what to do is at the heart of this story.
For the characters in this books, background, upbringing and beliefs are important until uncertainty and fear take over. It is only then that true strength emerges and guides them towards a company who understands. Choice Cruise Lines.
Euthanasia is a controversial word. Freedom to choose should be available to all.
Romance, suspense, crime, mixed with sadness, laughter and outrageous behavior brings each one of us closer to the characters as we each can see comparisons in our own lives.
Genre: Thriller / Murder
Joey was a poker player with a history who found the Mystical Glasses that allowed him to win at cards. He enjoyed taking down the casinos and spending their money. Life was good for Joey and his female friend.
Then it all changed from fun to living in fear. Stalked by a psychopathic killer out for revenge and the glasses, Joey was now faced with staying alive.
A crime thriller with characters from today’s headlines where the innocent and the guilty change places to satisfy their own ambitions.
Jack Kregas’s personal knowledge as a poker player and casino client is evident in this crime fiction thriller. Familiar locations authenticate the story line with twists and turns astonishing the reader.
Genre: Psychological Thriller / Murder
Neighborhoods in Boston in during 1960s were in the grip of Irish and Italian gangs. Willie Shine was a young gambler with an ambitious proposal to open a nightclub. Permission from gangster boss Jack Ross was needed. What could go wrong?? Club Cargo became the in-place to be in Boston until is was attacked in a drive-by shooting. Who was to blame? Who would benefit? Willie was left without knowing who or why as he followed a trail of deception to an unexpected showdown. An insight into the world of gangsters, gambling, trust, deception, and revenge, written with the slang, the music, and the values of the era.