Phillip Macko


The journey to my novel, THE CONDUIT, began when I opened a Time/ Life Magazine publication and learned that I'd been raised in what at the time was considered the world's largest cult.

Throughout my time serving in the Military Police through my adult life, the fascination with all things cult, conspiracy and true crime only grew.

My novel is the culmination of these fascinations, and is inspired by actual events. In my professional career I've had the honor of presenting to audiences from over one dozen countries worldwide, and have done business throughout North/ South America, Scandinavia and Europe. Every one of these experiences has influenced my writing - especially my two non-fiction titles; Think Your Age, Don't Act It and Make Others Greater.

I live in the small town of Ramona, California with my wife, daughter and a Corgi named Hachi (who I nicknamed Dr. Anthony Hachi).

Books by Phillip Macko

The Conduit - Book cover
In the 1980’s, a cult known as The Celestial Temple shocked the world when its members died in a ceremonial mass suicide in the mountain community of Bolsiver they formed in Quebec, Canada. Three decades later to the day, an eerily similar ritual leads to death in a sleepy Illinois town. Former counterintelligence officer turned author Nathan Badger walked away from covert operations for a quiet life of writing and rock climbing ...
Fiction > Mystery & Thrillers