The “J” team novels

Wyoming Secrets, 30,000 Secrets, Santa Barbara Secrets, Barkley Sound Secrets, Vancouver Secrets and the “J” Team Series are inspirational novels which focus on women who feel overwhelmed by the threat of violence in their lives.

The novels’ inspiration develops through Rebecca, Elisabeth and Jessica who experience violence both in their professional and person lives. The agents’ physical and emotional responses to antagonists draw the reader to the protagonists’ techniques and style used to overcome adversity. Girlfriend conversations over Long Necks and burgers at Casandra’s draws light on their shared problems socializing with male dates and colleagues.

Cuisine and fashion enhance the readers’ identification with the protagonists as the agents dine in some of the country’s finest restaurants and shop at Nordstrom in Denver/Vancouver, BC., Toronto’s Holt Renfrew and specialty boutiques from coast to coast.

Readers are following Fukishura and the “J” Team on Facebook.

Praise For The “J” Team Series

“What a treat for me to receive your book!…Thank you so much for sending it and remembering me …Made my heart feel very very good. I had no idea you were as ‘dangerous’ as you are … Heh!”
Dr. Barrie Bennett University of Toronto


5.0 out of 5 stars Wyoming Secrets, March 4, 2012 by Colleen

This review is from: Wyoming Secrets A “J” Team Novel: “J” Team Series (Paperback)

“The beginning of the book was like a Robert Ludlum book, but once the characters are introduced, it gets very intense. I could not put the book down, and disappointed that the next book wasn’t sitting waiting for me to read. I would highly recommend this book to readers.”


University of Alaska

“Former University of Alaska Student Publishes First Novel. Some of you may remember Jonathan McCormick, who took graduate courses in Diagnostic and Prescriptive Teaching while working in Hoonah before transferring to the University of Portland. He has just published his first novel: Wyoming Secrets: A “J” Team Novel, which was released on recently, available in paperback and Kindle version.

Take a look on Amazon to read the synopsis, and check out his author website at, on Facebook and Twitter @lazeejjs.”


“If you like to read, try this book, a very good read and hard to put down.” Curtis Leithead Corrections Officer


“Congratulations on the publication of “Wyoming Secrets…” I trust you are at work on the next book.” Sue Grafton


“The University of Washington Libraries each day (sees) more than 25,000 people visit our facilities on the three campuses while another 100,000 access our resources via the Web.
It is my privilege to express our appreciation for your contribution of Wyoming Secrets.”

University of Washington Libraries.


“I hope by now your Jessica has found a literary agent worthy of her exploits. Be well! Write on!” Harley Jane Kozak.


4.0 out of 5 stars

I enjoyed 30, 000 Secrets

By Brian Lavery on April 10, 2018

“I enjoyed 30,000 Secrets. Lots of action. And it is educational too. You will learn about weapons and wines you probably never heard of.”

“Vancouver Secrets”

The investigators share their successful techniques while dealing with personal relationships, homophobes, misogynists and sexual assailants. Their martial arts and firearms tactics lead them into the dark, criminal recesses of the gambling industry, loan sharking and bribery. Continue reading

“Barkley Sound Secrets”

“Barkley Sound Secrets” sees the plot shift from Santa Barbara to a Vancouver Island fjord leading from the Pacific Ocean into Port Alberni, a logging and mill town where local entrepreneurs exhibit financial acumen and personal tenacity, albeit, criminally. Jackson Pennington, Jason Spencer and Elisabeth Peltowski retire from the Secret Service and join “J” Team Investigations as full partners with Rebecca Simpson, also a retired agent and her life partner and retired veterinarian Dr. Penelope Barker. Jessica Fukishura, the “J” Team’s supervisor for several decades had operated undercover in Santa Barbara, obtaining a position with Katrina Barbados, attorney, whose primary client is cartel kingpin, Marianna Gutierrez. Fukishura retires from the Secret Service and joins Katrina’s law firm. Detective Elise Pelfini with the Santa Barbara Police Department extends the investigation of the five-thousand kilo cocaine and four-hundred and fifty-million dollar confiscation to one of the community’s notable citizens, Marianna Gutierrez as the leader in the multi-million dollar cocaine business. Pelfini discovers a connection between Gutierrez and a known Alberta drug dealer responsible for the theft and … Continue reading

“Santa Barbara Secrets”

“Santa Barbara Secrets” is the third in the “J” Team Series which began with “Wyoming Secrets” and the development of the “J” Team to destroy the radical conservative Christians for a Better America. It was followed by “30,000 Secrets” where the “J” Team tracks down the CFBA leaders and fouls their attempt to eliminate hundreds of Democratic politicians on a flight from Minneapolis to LAX. In “Santa Barbara Secrets”, Dr. Penelope Barker sells her veterinarian business and Rebecca retires from the Secret Service. They move to The Ranch, a Spanish style house in the Santa Barbara Hills, which Rebecca had purchased as an investment a decade previously. The Ranch boasts fifty-two-hundred square feet, two-stories, five bedrooms, five baths, a family room and a one-thousand square foot guest house next to an Olympic size swimming pool, garages for four cars, and landscape done and maintained by their neighbor, retired Beverly Hills landscaper, Alejandro. The basement houses a professional, fully automatic pistol range with almost inaudible extraction fans. They create R&P Investigations with Rebecca training Pen in … Continue reading

“30,000 Secrets”

30,000 Secrets portrays characters struggling with violence in their lives. They share their successes, failures in overcoming fears and apprehensions through emotionally gripping dialog and defensive tactics. The agents’ physical and emotional responses to antagonists draw the reader to the protagonists’ techniques and style used to overcome adversity. Jessica, Rebecca and Elisabeth encourage readers; to leave abusive situations, to change their environment and to accomplish their goals and dreams. Jackson and Jason exemplify supportive colleagues, comfortable with their sexuality/masculinity, exemplifying male behavior appreciated by many women. The team’s genesis is a hand-picked group of Secret Service agents who have either questionable track records or are seeking return to mainstream assignments from policing the world; Spencer from North Africa fighting Al Qaeda, Elisabeth in the UK failing to work with male MI-6 agents, Rebecca dissatisfied with being sequestered to the FBI ferreting out First Nations bombers in Arizona and New Mexico and Jackson, a disillusioned graduate of Michigan’s Teacher college. The Team is led by University of California-Berkeley Law School graduate Jessica Fukishura, a Toronto native … Continue reading

Wyoming Secrets

A “J” Team Novel Supervising Secret Service Agent Jessica Fukishura, gained fame with the killing of two French Iranian sympathizers during an attack on U.S. President Bakus in France. She uncovered sleeper antagonists in President Bakus’ hometown and a clandestine pack train supply system through Yellowstone National Park. Native Americans from an Idaho reservation receive drugs smuggled on rail cars, move them covertly by pack train into Wyoming, and return with explosives for the Christians for a Better America’s Idaho mountain facility. The Idaho smugglers’ attempt to mask their operation results in a Sheriff’s murder, an exhaustive manhunt and an FBI investigation in conflict with Fukishura’s assignment. Wyoming Secrets is a suspense thriller with a plot that moves through North Africa, London England, Washington, D.C. Arizona and Wyoming. Holt Renfrew’s champagne fashion review,Whistler’s Araxi, Toronto’s Revival and the collision of careers and personal agendas shape characters with emotional substance and develop the quirky psychology of political dissidents. Wyoming Secrets embraces sex, love, mystery, suspense, and martial arts and blends them with a well-researched plot to … Continue reading