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About The Author

Award-winning author Robert Capko writes Action/Adventure Thrillers including the John Paxton series. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and lives in Florida.

Check out SAY GOODBYE and THE LONG ROAD HOME available at Amazon,, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks and other places. 






5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the first


"The Long Road Home" by Robert Capko picks up where "Say Bye" left off. John Paxton is rescued from Serbia and airlifted to the U.S, Base in Italy. The mission is over and John could return home to his wife and family. 


Sherilyn C

5.0 out of 5 stars The Long Road Home delivers


The much anticipated sequel to Say Goodbye was definitely worth the wait. Robert Capko's writing is interesting, intriguing, exciting, and full of the twists and turns we all enjoy. If I had any complaint it would be that the book literally picks up. 



M P Masterson

5.0 out of 5 stars The Long Road Home


 After Say Goodbye, I couldn't wait to pick up The Long Road Home. I've had the pleasure of meeting Robert Capko and pestered him for a release date. Well worth the wait! Get the book and enjoy the ride. Tell your friend too. Riveting.



Nicholas J. Russo

5.0 out of 5 stars Non-stop Action Thriller


The Long Road Home is the sequel to Robert Capko's book, Say Goodbye. In this two-part story, we follow Para rescueman, John Paxton on a secret mission to prevent a catastrophic event. This action begins right away and never lets up.




5.0 out of 5 stars are excellent action and drama reads


Dr. Capko’s two books, "Say Goodby" and "The Long Road Home", are excellent action and drama reads. Every chapter is action packed and makes the reader thirst for the next. The different scenes are expertly interwoven into a smooth. 


Bill D.

5.0 out of 5 stars Capko Nails it a Second Time!


Incredible! SAY GOODBYE was packed with action from start to finish and THE LONG ROAD HOME kept the pace up. The plots are intriguing and not overly complicated. And the characters can be visualized in 3D in your mind. 


Ron Knight

5.0 out of 5 stars Master Storyteller


The Long Road Home has quick bursting chapters, witty dialogue, and excitement on every page. Robert Capko is truly a master storyteller with heart pumping action!



4.0 out of 5 stars Intense and captivating


As a military author myself, I participated in a Veteran's Day Charity event with Mr. Capko and joined 40 other military veteran authors, who pledged the royalties for all book sales made on that day to a charity of our choice. I saw "Say Goodbye" on the list of books offered and was intrigued by the book description - ultimately, purchasing it and a couple of others that looked interesting.


Conchie Fernandez

5.0 out of 5 stars This book IS the definition of a thriller, a page-turner


I have to keep this review short, because if I go into too much detail, I might throw in a spoiler and inadvertently ruin this fantastic read for the many, many readers I know it currently has and will continue to have.

There is nothing formulaic, repetitious or trite in the first of what I hope Mr. Capko makes into a long-standing serial. I have seldom been enthralled by a military thriller as much as "Say Goodbye" managed to do from page one. There are so many questions the reader has to answer about why John Paxton (a Pararescue Jumper who plays with the idea of retirement while he teaches other servicemen in his field) is called to join a very sketchy secondary character, McMurphy, in a mission that can only be described by a brilliant new word the novel taught me which I can't post here, so I'll paraphrase: hot mess. The original word can pretty much surmise the mounting stress, foreboding, mystery and sheer thrilling entertainment that makes up the plot of "Say Goodbye".

Sue S.

5.0 out of 5 stars CAPTIVATING STORYLINE!


When I saw this book on FB, something caught my eye and I decided to give it a try! I like a military suspense story, but usually have some romance thrown in for good measure! Must say I did not even miss it. I boarded that flight with John Paxton, was sucked right into the storyline and never looked back! Loved all the action packed twists and turns that kept the pages quickly turning. The different location scenarios, being played out at the same time, gave an even tighter edge to the suspense! 

Eric L. Johnson

5.0 out of 5 stars Good!


Admittedly for me the book starts off real slow but once you get into it it keeps you intrigued on what's going to happen next. At first a plot twist seems to be sort of like "what is this doing here?" but as an author myself it leads to the final climax and therefore doesn't leave you feeling like a cheap action movie as some authors have done. Sure the good guys win in the end but they also suffer which kept the book down to earth about some realities of the military.

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