Murder Over Kodiak
When a floatplane mysteriously explodes above the Alaska wilderness, investigators begin digging into the lives of the five passengers and the pilot. Was the target of the bomb the U.S. senator in the midst of a hotly contended re-election campaign or her husband, a corporate raider with no shortage of enemies? Or could the bomb have been meant for the cannery owner involved in a contentious divorce, or the refuge manager who has a long list of adversaries, including one who has vowed to get even with him. Even the pilot could have been the target, since his girlfriend has violent tendencies and knows how to use explosives. Dr. Jane Marcus is determined to find who murdered her young assistant and the other passengers and the pilot of the floatplane, but when her own life is threatened, she knows she must and the murderer, before she becomes the next victim.
The Fisherman’s Daughter
Seventeen-year-old Deanna Kerr fights to start her outboard engine as storm-tossed waves fill her boat with water. Panicked and crying, relief spreads through Deanna when a boat approaches her. She believes she is about to be rescued. Four months later, Deanna’s bones are found in a pile of kelp on the beach. Her ankles are wired together, and her skull crushed.
Alaska State Trooper Sergeant Dan Patterson fears a serial killer is stalking women on Kodiak. Including Deanna Kerr, three women have been murdered on the island in the past six months. When a park ranger discovers the body of a fourth woman dumped in the park in the middle of a blizzard, Patterson contacts the FBI and requests their assistance.
FBI, Special Agent Nick Morgan has been to Kodiak before on another case, and he volunteers to return to the fascinating island and its unique, independent people. He knows he also accepted this assignment because he hopes to see Dr. Jane Marcus, a woman he met on his previous trip to the island and hasn’t been able to stop thinking about since then.
Morgan flies into Kodiak on an icy, December day to offer his assistance to the investigation. Only 13,500 people live on Kodiak Island, but Morgan soon realizes the list of suspects for these crimes is long. Could the killer be the crab boat captain who knew Deanna Kerr and was the last person seen with one of the other victims, or is the murderer one of the coaches at the high school or the strange assistant coach who seems to have an unhealthy relationship with children? The killer could also be someone related to one of the victims. Morgan believes the killer is a person the victims had no reason to fear, and he thinks they willingly met with him. As the investigation proceeds, Patterson begins to worry the murderer could be a police officer or a trooper and may even be one of the members of his task force.
When the murderer strikes again, tensions escalate, and Patterson and Morgan know they must catch this monster before another woman dies or before the killer leaves the island and begins preying on women somewhere else.
Steal My Heart
Zalman S. Davis
There are love stories of all kinds; from tragic to sappy romances - we love them. Steal My Heart is a Teen Fiction about a young couple in love. It's simple and sweet; but it'll take you for a whirlwind of emotions. With Steal My Heart, We want to give hope to all of you ordinary people' out there. In a world full of people trying to be different, maybe our ordinariness makes us extraordinary. So if you think you're plain, you're average, or you're just a prop in the background; Steal my Heart will prove you wrong. ere is someone out there who sees you in a different light. Love can take you on many journeys. With Steal My Heart, we hope it takes you on an ever lasting journey of true love. Rams and Zalman
The Mystery of the White Rose Serial Killer
Zalman S. Davis
When arriving home after work, George Knox makes a gruesome discovery. His beloved wife, Anna, is dead hanging from a beam in their basement. Upon cutting her down, thinking it is a suicide, he realizes it is a cover-up for a brutal murder. Trying to figure out what happened to his wife, George finds out that she was not the person he thought she was but rather a Hawks agent investigating a case of a serial killer who had escaped from prison after killing 26 people George gets arrested and put in prison for his wife's murder. He befriends Khalid and together they escape; only to learn Khalid is hired to kill him and part of the organ harvesting syndicate.
ACADEMIA: The Law of the Jungle
Academia: The Law of the Jungle by Author Carl Douglass, neurosurgeon turned author who writes with such gripping realism, is a novel of a driven man who finally gets to be a surgeon in training and then an academic neurosurgeon on his way to the top of his profession. He watched the fall from glory of his mentor, and came face to face with his greatest opponents in the fang-and-claw competition of a merciless competition at the heights of prestige.
All in Jest
"It is really quite simple," the renowned French Canadian expert on pituitary surgery began his answer. Neurosurgeon defendant Sybil Norcroft, M.D., F.A.C.S., PhD steeled herself to hear the description that could possibly spell the end of her rising career. Even a glance at the imperturbable face of her defense attorney failed to convey any calm to the roiling tempest in the surgeon's brain.
Plaintiff's Attorney Paul Bel Geddes was the attack dog who declared a jihad against Dr. Norcroft in the Brendan McNeely malpractice case and hounded her then and afterward to the point of distraction.
The case seared Sybil's soul because she had her own doubts about how and why the handsome young scion of the wealthiest family in the city had bled to death on her operating table. Bel Geddes could not let the animosity that was engendered by the McNeely case go, and he relentlessly pursued the famous woman neurosurgeon in a personal crusade.
After years of harassment, Sybil Norcroft had had enough, and she applied her brilliant mind and her considerable resources to ending the war declared against her. The war was a classic example of uncivil justice both in and out of the courtroom. How the JEST comes about is worth the reading.
All In Jest is full of fun, humor, anger, fear, pathos, intense emotional conflict, and tense and riveting courtroom drama. There is a considerable amount of theater outside the courts as well. You will want to read it in one sitting and to pass it along to your family and friends the next day.
Another Whistle Blower
Another Whistle Blower is the sixth and final novella of Carl Douglass's McGee series. Pharmacist Cecil Edgington strikes it rich when he joins a pharmaceutical consortium to market a cancer wonder drug. Or is it too good to be true? He learns a little more, begins to suspect much more; and finally, he gets downright scared. That is when he seeks to counsel, assistance, and protection of McGee & Associates. McGee uncovers a vast conspiracy, a dangerous cabal, and a labyrinthine source of riches beyond his greatest imaginations. Cecil has a life-altering decision to make: should he stay with the consortium and get rich? Or should he become a whistleblower and live as a fugitive? That decision is the stuff of a riveting book and a life's lesson.
Anything Goes finds Garven Wilsonhulme, a boyish prankster, champion college wrestler, and sociopathic driven competitor struggling his way to the pinnacle of success in his university life. There is nothing he will not do to get into medical school--nothing. He is willing to use his friends, destroy his enemies, lie, cheat, and steal to get there if that is what it takes. Anything Goes is the story of how that success is achieved and at what cost--to himself, to his family, and even to his friends. That cost includes alienating the most prominent professor at Stanford, which is only the beginning of his willingness to take on all comers.
Crossing the Cult
Crossing the Cult is the second book of Carl Douglass's McGee series. Devon Michael Carlisle joins The Only True Church of Christ with his family when he is fifteen-years-old and lives in the bizarre polygamous world of Heart of Eden, Wyoming. The young man is a true believer, and a very bright mathematician and accountant who handles the church's accounts in New York City. For the maturing young man who begins to see the world outside the cloisters of his tight-knit religious group, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Devon obtains a prodigious lot of knowledge, including such things as evidence that the patriarchs of the faith have been hiding the details of their transactions in the stock marketÑincluding green mail activity and inappropriate short sales--formation of dummy corporations, and accounts in the name of church members who have no idea what transactions are taking place. The revelation for Devon is that billions of dollars are amassing in the coffers of the elite elders of The Only True Church. The evidence and Devon's concerns deepen enough for him to seek the help of McGee and Associates. That leads to Devon becoming a whistleblower; McGee's partner, Caitlin becoming an illegal hacker and forensic accountant; and the FBI launching no-knock raids on businesses. Finally Devon and his sister Ruth become defectors. Life becomes reprisals, arson, murder, and vengeance. Around the brother and sister some get rich; some get poor; and some get dead. McGee is in the vortex of the action every minute.
Dancing with the Devil
Death on a Pale Horse
Finders Keepers, Losers Weep
Finders Keepers, Losers Weep: A Novel of Innocence Betrayed and the Search for Restitution is loosely based on an actual event reported in the St. Louis Post- Dispatch, by Michael D. Sorkin entitled, Federal Agents Raid St. Charles Home by Mistake. Informer Told ATF that the house was center of illegal guns ring. Randolph Kennedy, his wife, Irene, and their little daughter Annie are ready to sit down for supper. Randolph is cleaning his handgun and is about to put it away. A massive crash announces a no-knock raid by a powerful force of ATV agents. Randolph wheels and fires at the first man in black he sees, killing the agent instantly. Before the melee is over, four agents, Irene, and Annie Kennedy are dead; and two agents and Randolph are wounded; their house is a total wreck; and Randolph is roughly hauled off to jail. This sets off a series of actions and reactions which eventually brings down the President of the United States.
Friends At Homeland Security
Friends at Homeland Security is the first in the six novella McGee series by Carl Douglass. McGee is a pre-eminent private investigator whose clients include the rich, famous, infamous, the important, and the unfortunate. Decklin Marcus, scion of the very wealthy investment banker, Howard Everhart Marcus, and mother AnneÑresidents of exclusive Gramercy Park, New YorkÑis found dead in his rather seedy apartment; and no one seems to know how, why, or perhaps by whom. The investigation comes to involve all of McGee's considerable resources, NYPD detectives, senior CIA agents, DNI scientists, hostile Homeland Security agents, national and international databases, a Byelorussian hit man, and eventually the Russian mafia. There is something unusual about Decklin's corpse, something not copacetic at the bank, something suspicious about the parents, and something weird about Homeland Security's involvement in the whole thing. It is McGee's job to unravel the mystery, brave the tigers in their dens, to mollify all of the agencies, to protect his clients and his associates, and finally to achieve a denouementÑa stunning surprise. He does it all with style and consummate intelligence.
Gog and Magog
Gog and Magog, Yawm al-Qiyamah, Yawm al-Din, The Day of Judgment opens with a meeting of highly secretive Islamic jihadists who have a well-organized and ingenious plan to cripple the United States and Europe. The leader cautions his followers--true believers all--to be patient. On the other side of the world, a former federal prosecutor named Elizabeth Rowan is beginning the first of many steps in a meteoric rise up the federal ladder which will culminate in her being appointed president. First, however, highly placed people have to be proved to be corrupt, and some to die, to open her way. Her predecessor is an idealist whose life's ambition is to achieve world peace. He makes unprecedented compromises with Islam's rulers and its jihadists in order to achieve that goal. The leader of the jihadists recognizes an opportunity to lull the American president and his people into a stupor by offering them belief in an end to terrorism and the promise of real peace. While the West sleeps, the terrorists plan and put into place a nuclear holocaust to bring about a permanent crippling to America and Europe.
Heaven and Hell
Running With The Big Dogs
Secrets and Scandals
Sheep Dog and the Wolf
Sheep Dog and the Wolf: A Story of Terrorism and Response, and the Sheep Dogs Who Protect, tells about Hunter Caulfield--a man who had long since shaken off his extraordinary past—Hunter had been in the nefarious CIA Phoenix program during the 'police action' in Vietnam, and had learned a dangerous skill set. His old buddy, now the assistant DCIA, recruits him to be a Sheep Dog—a man who protects the rest of us, the sheep. The U.S. tries diplomacy, bellicosity, threats, embargoes, and a police approach to terrorist devils-incarnate, but none of them works. The president cannot reasonably launch another Iraq or Afghanistan without more harm coming to America. The American public is growing ever more restive. Senior diplomats, military officers, and the administration need a new approach, a new weapon. Sheep Dog is that weapon—an assassin who is a nearly perfectly crafted hunter and killer; a man who can work alone, and who can be disavowed and denied in a moment by a whim of the president.
The Boss's Daughter
The Charlemagne Murders
The End of the Beginning
The Long Climb
The Trojan Horse in the Belly of the Beast
The Vulture and the Phoenix
The Young Coyote
Though They Come from the Ends of the Earth
Uncharted Country, Uncertain Future
A Sound of Freedom
Troubled by a large number of KGB agents operating freely in the US, the lackadaisical attitude of the general population, and the media's irresponsible depiction of communism, an ex-double agent sets out to use all he has learned in his position as a captain in the KGB's western intelligence section. He was all that stood between the soviets and their plan to take control of the first test launch of the Peacekeeper--America's newest ICBM. The soviets aimed to destroy several cities along the southern California coast--an apparent accident. This, they surmised, would show America too incompetent and irresponsible to be allowed to develop high-tech weapons. The Soviet Union would become the world's only super power. The marine has his own demons to fight, both past and present. Complicating his life and his one man war against the KGB is the woman he met and fell in love with--she is a mystery.
DB Cooper Where Are You
D.B. Cooper is wild and conservative, smart and stupid, careful and courageous. He has imagination, determination, and an adjustable conscience. You've got to like him and despise him. He is a pirate, a friend, a schemer, a drug dealer, a nurturer, a murderer, a family man. And now--a writer? It's an intriguing tale. But D.B. Cooper is not a story character, he is real. He planned and schemed and prepared to hijack a plane, then did it and got away with it. Look it up--it was in all the papers, on television, in conversations around the country, around the world. People will say D.B. Cooper, Where are You is fiction, it is some writer's fanciful account of what may have happened Could be. You know what they say about becoming a writer. Write about what you know. Seems like Walter Grant knows way too much about skyjacking and growing pot. Sort of like D.B. Cooper.
Geoff arrived home, was arrested, tried, found guilty and executed for his fiancees' murder--a crime he did not commit. He awoke from a drug-induced coma to learn his execution had been faked and he now owed the Club the next ten years of his life. He accepted the Club's conditions and became a membe--there was no choice.¦¦The Founding Fathers having fled tyrannical monarchies of Europe established the Club as insurance against their greatest fear--a corrupt and ever expanding central government. The first name on the Club's founding documents can be found on the American Declaration of Independence.
The Club II
We lured him to a motel with a promised sexual encounter unlike anything he'd ever known. We made good on our promiseÑthere was no sex, but it was without doubt unlike anything he'd ever known. We spiked his drink, teased, and toyed with him until he passed out. Then we tied him up, duct-taped his mouth, threw him into the trunk of our car and drove him to an abandoned farmhouse in the woods where he could scream himself hoarse without anyone hearing him. We waited until the drug wore off and then introduced him to pain. In the end we gave him a choice; he could tell us what we wanted to know and die quickly or die stripped naked with syrup poured in his ears, nose, eyes, and on other areas of his body while tied down in the vicinity of a fire ant community. We took him outside where he could view the areaÑthere were dozens of ant hills. I thanked him for his cooperation and made sure he saw me smile as I slit his throat. I can only speculate as to how deep corruption goes and who is involved in any given circumstance. I only know I will never fully trust my government ever again.\Ó
When a magic crystal is released by the retreating Susitna Glacier in Alaska, and the Dark Orb is unearthed by the flooding of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, an ancient battle, brought to earth twelve thousand years ago, is rekindled. Rahlys, disillusioned with urban life, the commercial use of her artistic talent, and an unfaithful boyfriend, returns to Alaska and purchases Trapper Bean's log cabin in the pristine wilderness of the Northern Susitna Valley, seeking peace and solitude to paint. Peace and solitude are challenged when a raven, formerly tamed by Trapper Bean, brings Rahlys a strange crystal that glows softly from within with multi-colored light. When Rahlys takes possession of the crystal, she takes possession of Sorceress Anthya's powers, and a classic struggle between good and evil unfolds. Filled with the natural beauty and magic that is Alaska, Crystalline Aura compels us to believe in the unbelievable, and in the magic within ourselves.
Droclum is dead, but artifacts of his evil remain. Rahlys and a chosen few of her warriors join Anthya and Quaylyn on an expedition to the Devastated Continent, to search for the seven members of the lost expedition, and to explore the island continent, transformed by the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vatre. Meanwhile back on Earth, Vince and Maggie are immersed in unique challenges of their own. Anthya's World intricately weaves a powerful tale that spans from Alaska's North Slope and Upper Susitna Valley to a world across the Milky Way Galaxy.
Once again two worlds become inextricably entangled in an engrossing tale of mystery and adventure. On Earth Rahlys continues her training with Quaylyn, Melinda's dreams are haunted by the taint of Droclum, Jack Faulkner, an old marine buddy of Vince's, holds the key to solving a mystery, and Leaf, the youngest wizard, and the toddling twins, Crystal and Rock, charm their way into the hearts of all. On Aaia (Anthya's World) Rojaire still seeks his long-lost Kaylya and a secret valley hidden in the Crescent Mountains on the Devastated Continent consolidates the first steps toward revolution on a world that values population control over individual freedom. And somewhere... Brakalar still possesses the rune-covered chest containing the rod of destruction. Elemental Forces awakens one's sense of wonder and discovery on a spellbinding adventure that ranges from the boreal forest of the northern Susitna Valley and the rugged Bristol Bay coastline in Alaska to the swamps and highlands of southern Louisiana... and beyond.
Victoria Hardesty and Nancy Perez
Prince Ali had everything: talent, charisma, and a devoted best friend, Becky Howard. He won every time he set a hoof in a show ring. He garnered more fans from personal and TV appearances. Becky was with him every step of the way, even riding him in the Swallows Day Parade in their hometown, San Juan Capistrano. Disaster struck when two thugs put Becky in a coma, drugged him and dragged Prince Ali off to sell for diabolical purposes. When their buyer realized who Ali was, he nixed the deal. That landed the pampered show horse high in the mountains in late March. One night, a week later, he discovered the corral gate unlatched. Prince Ali mustered every ounce of strength, courage, and stamina he had to walk into the wilderness searching for the best friend he couldn't live without.
Tao of Modern Magic
A war had broken out in America concerning the safety and the right to practice magic freely. Magical bloodlines and magical roots were guarded by families and practitioners with their lives. Those guardians who kept the secrets of sorcery and spells for generations were now called to defend the very elements and doctrine that made them who they were. A final quest and confrontation would be necessary to gain liberation once and for all for those who practiced magic. The fight for the School of Modern Magic, and the American soil that it was founded upon was now inevitable. Professor Apollo, Head Master of the School of Modern Magic, would build himself an army, recruiting the most powerful students of magic that the world had ever seen. They would be the army to defend the school and America itself from the forces of darkness who threatened it.
Cowboys of the Sky
For more than 80 years, bush pilots have carried supplies, delivered mail, and transported emergency personnel over Alaska's rugged terrain. They've flown with felons handcuffed to the seat, with corpses strapped to the wing, and with drugged polar bears sleeping in the cargo compartment. Ever since aviation came to Alaska planes have been far more important than cars or truck to the residents of the far-flung bush communities. In Cowboys of the Sky: The Story of Alaska's Bush Pilots, humorist and historian Steven C. Levi takes you on a wild ride through the heyday of aviation in Alaska, from the golden years, before federal regulations curbed the more dangerous and outlandish flying practices, all the way to the present. Through photographs and anecdotes, you'll meet brave and colorful pilots, the true cowboys of the sky who carved the face of America's Last Frontier.
The Matter of the Deserted Airliner
Unicorn Airlines Flight 739 with no pilot, no crew, and no passengers lands at Anchorage International Airport. As the authorities are wondering what happened, a ransom demand is made for the passengers: $25 million in diamonds. Chief of Detectives for the Sandersonville, North Carolina, Police Department, Captain Heinz Noonan, is visiting his in-laws in Anchorage when he is called onto the case. He has 36 hours to determine how crew and passengers disappeared off Unicorn Airlines Flight 739 before the $25 million in diamonds is paid to the extortionists. But can he solve what appears to be an impossible crime, free the hostages, arrest the perpetrators, and resolve The Matter of the Deserted Airliner before the ransom is paid?
The Matter of the Vanishing Greyhound
How can a Greyhound Bus with four bank robbers, $10 million in cash, the contents of all of the safety deposit boxes and 12 hostages being follow by the San Francisco Police vanish off the Golden Gate Bridge?Ê The police are stumped so a specialist in impossible crimes, Captain Heinz Noonan, the Bearded Holmes, is sent to San Francisco to solve the crime. With the clock ticking, Noonan will have to unravel how the bus was able to disappear Ð and why there are still hostages if the money has already been stolen and the bank robbers have vanished. Ride along with Captain Heinz Noonan, the nation's foremost impossible crime sleuth, and see if you can solve the crime as fast as he does!
Walrus With A Gold Tooth
In the two decades between the Second World War and the Great Alaska Earthquake, Anchorage grew by a factor of 10. Money was, quite literally, washing down the street. The economic boom was so great that all you needed to make a million dollars was a cash register. At the same time Anchorage was one of the few cities in America where organized crime never got a firm foothold. Uptown, downtown, out of town, the locals were clever enough to keep the East Coast families out. Walrus With A Gold Tooth is a fictionalized version of crime in Anchorage over these two decades and a step-by-step history of how the local squeezed out the mob before it ever made it in. And if you know your Anchorage history, you just might be able to determine which characters are actual people whose names have been changed to protect the guilty.
The Matter of the Dematerializing Armored Car
In The Matter of the Dematerializing Armored Car, Chief of Detectives Heinz Noonan is asked to solve the disappearance of an empty armored car and its two drivers from a tunnel with guards on both ends. Why would anyone want to steal an empty armored car and is it linked the $12 million in cash in the armored car vault under the control of the United States Department of Treasury which vanishes without a trace Ð legally?Ê A suspenseful thriller of breathtaking action where the detective must solve an impossible crime before the heist can become an unsolved crime!
Kasey's River Song
Thirteen-year-old Kathleen Camille (Kasey) Mackenzie faces challenges in Alaska that will require all the strength and courage she can muster. She is forced to struggle with everything from a dress-stealing bear to a killer storm. The unthinkable happens: the death of her beloved father in a mining accident. Her mother had died two years earlier. Now she's alone in Alaska, but only until her grandmother comes to rescue her--whether she wants rescuing or not. Though mature beyond her years, Kasey is far from perfect. She can't quite control a wide stubborn streak and alienates two of the people she loves most. Her strong will might help find everything she longs forÑor it could be her undoing.
Show Me The World Eskimo-Indian Olympics
The indigenous peoples of Alaska have a rich and colorful history. Come to the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics (WEIO) to learn more about it. The games, all rooted in Native history, are made up of such diverse events as blanket tossing, high kicking, knuckle hopping, fish cutting, seal skinning, muktuk eating, and beautiful babies in Native regalia. WEIO is one way those histories are kept alive. Through his work at the Alaska Native Heritage Center and in the Native Studies Program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Casey Ferguson is making a career of making sure the old ways are celebrated.
Walk About Guide To Alaska
Shawn Lyons, an avid hiker and hill scrambler, grew up in the Boston area, and spent his early years wandering the White Mountains. At the age of 17, he hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine and at 18 hiked the Long Trail from Massachusetts to Canada. Since moving to Alaska, he has continued to hike and climb extensively. So much that after countless long hikes through innumerable valleys and over many summits, Shawn is the Acknowledged Alaska Hiking Authority. As an ultra-athlete, he is a nine-time winner of the Iditashoe wilderness snowshoe race, and three-time winner of the 100-mile Coldfoot Classic held each year on Halloween above the Arctic Circle. Shawn's narratives about his hikes and races often appear in hiking and climbing publications.
7 Steps to Attain Perfection
7 Steps To Attain Perfection, an embodiment of rudimentary guiding principles capturing the essence of being Born Again, was conceived out of a nurtured desire spanning 11 years of tuning and fine-tuning its contents to equip a believer with necessary steps taking them on a purposeful journey through life's unpredictable experiences. It begins the moment someone takes the decisive step to accept Christ as their Lord and Saviour to fulfilling their calling in God's vineyard. 7 Steps To Attain Perfection is equipped with biblical citations, anecdotes, and metaphorical connotations meant to expose your thoughts to new possibility of attaining perfection in Christ Jesus. It relates to every believer's struggle for acceptance and respect in a world of perverseness, deceitfulness, slothfulness, and actus reus. 7 Steps To Attain Perfection remains a great privilege for me having been inspired to tap from the wealth of wisdom, knowledge and understanding endowed by the Holy Spirit flowing through the 'Still Small Voice' as I listened in the Spirit and penned down the Words as the Spirit gave me inspiration. Anyone applying the teachings in this book will transform their life through becoming changed for the better according to John 15:1-5.
How much truth can you handle and how far you would go to get it? Understanding the human condition can ignite horror and disbelief. The mind can be understood even when broken, it challenges who we really are. Psychopathic instincts drive Khedlar into his unpredicted hell and carnage he is driven to orchestrate. Through the looking glass of sanity and insanity, Khedlar battles with his mind and conscience in a world where madness is normality and fractured projections of the past are all he has left. How a psychopath is born and the need to survive combines in the ultimate psychological thriller of love, death and betrayal. How deep is the rabbit hole in the darkest corner of your mind? This is the beginning! Get ready for a chilling, accurate, fast-paced story unraveling one lie at a time. Not all that lies beneath the human psyche is beautiful.
What emotion is left once the heart and mind stops caring? Khedlar has an unquenchable thirst for revenge and will stop at nothing to punish those responsible for the murder of his wife and child. No one is safe in his psychopathic path, not even himself. In a warped world of madness and deceit, he makes it his mission to save his daughter's soul which pulls him deeper into the web. This unique, fast paced psychological thriller will horrify and exhilarate your senses all at once. Dawn Vines makes us question what is normality while leaving you wanting to know more. How many fragments of the puzzle were still hidden in the shadows and is Demetrius the only one who knows the untainted truth? Revenge is relentlessly gripping, with an intensely captivating story, a must read that will be impossible to put down and not for the faint hearted.
Into the Fire
T. Martin O'Neil
The cover of darkness was pulled back by the NODS scopes in their hands. The enemy had no idea what was about to befall them. With the rush of wings of dragons, the sounds of M-14s, M-870 shotguns, M-16's and grenades spoke the finality of death. This gave the human pack mules a taste of what would continue to reign upon them in the House of the Dragon. North and South Vietnam were at war. Indeed, all of Southeast Asia was at war. Due to national commitments, the U.S. military was drawn into the fray. Members of the elite Navy SEALS performed operations from counter-narcotics, counter-human trafficking and even counter piracy. These men placed their lives on the line daily as true humanitarians. Seen through the eyes of attached Naval Intelligence operatives, their stories can now be revealed. These operations, specific missions, even their love stories, are recounted in Into the Fire.
The Worth of Souls
T. Martin O’Neil
The inky, black room and the horrible smells left little doubt this was a dungeon; a wretched hell intended to defeat the spirit and humanity of those it confined. The occupants were children, thrust into the hell they now faced through no act of their own, but by the depraved and morally bankrupt men and women who sold their lives and young bodies to fulfill their own greed. The door cracked open ever so slightly. Into the blackness, a wretch of a man crept. The dim, back-light of the outside hallway showed his skinny, almost bald figure as if it were in a spotlight. His torn, ragged clothes hung on a dirty, pox-scarred body. The rope holding up his bloomer-like pants was untied. His almost toothless, evil grin screamed his intentions. Each child shrank in fear from the sight before them. What had they ever done to deserve this nightmare? Did God hate them this much? Their fears were not sanctioned by governments, but by a depraved humanity. Members of SEAL Team One quietly entered the building after eliminating the feeble resistance of a few untrained guards. If discovered, it meant the SEALS caused all out war between two nations not yet at war for this was an armed invasion. These are the human stories; stories of the love of fellow man. Stories not found in the hate spewing news. Stories instead revealed from downgraded, classified files and told here in The Worth of Souls.
After assisting in taking down a Mafia operated porn and sex ring using underage girls in Toronto, Palatini Knight, Walter Eloy Goe, needs to kick back and wind down. How better than with a “little more than” friend, Joyce Farmer, in sleepy little Shell Knob, Missouri where headlines of the weekly paper are comprised of simple news like birthdays, vegetable gardens, and too much or too little rain. Shortly after checking into Miss Farmer's Lakeside Resort a disturbing 911 call comes into the local sheriff, “I've's got me a body layin' out here, and she's a-lookin' deader ‘n' hell.” News of a young girl, dead and laid out naked in a patch of blackberry brambles, spreads like wildfire and panics the community. No one can remember such a brutal, cold-blooded murder ever occurring in this quiet little town. Just like that, Walter, a stranger to the community and newly arrived guest of Miss Farmer, becomes a person of interest to the Barry County Sheriff. Walter must solve the case before incriminating secrets from his shadowy past can be discovered. He acquires useful information by assisting a local, inexperienced, newspaper reporter to uncover nefarious circumstances, unknown and unsuspected by law-abiding citizens of this community. Two Palatini associates come to his rescue. The trio discover they are playing a game that has put them in harm's way as they follow a trail of corruption, greed, and murder from Missouri to Alaska and back, all the while leaving bodies in their wake.
Enter the realm of a serial killer; share his thoughts, his emotions, his pain, and his need to assassinate. Walter, an ordinary factory worker, obsessing over the mistreatment of victims by the courts becomes a vigilante for justice. Appalled by adjudicators coddling criminals under the guise of civil rights, Walter factors himself in as a lethal consequence for depraved individuals walking out of court with a-slap-on-the-wrist as punishment for heinous crimes. He has no particular skill-sets qualifying him to fight crime. He relies on cunning, isolation, and his hunting and tracking skills to take down targets and bring about his form of justice. A kaleidoscope of dreams and apparitions thrusts Walter into a nightmarish world where the lines of good and evil are discernible. When applying justice he finds right and wrong interchangeable; body count is his only measure of success.
Walter Eloy Goe, crime fighter and vigilante for justice, takes on a Palatini project aimed at eliminating the Mafias' sex trafficking of underage girls along the New York and Canadian border. The operation morphs into an all-out war when the Palatini's lead asset for the project, Anna Sasins, goes missing and is presumed murdered by the Abbandanza crime family. Walter splits with the Palatini Knighthood when he's ordered by Society Palatini Grand Master, Maximillian Karnage, to abandon Anna and to tie off the operation. Walter takes his one-man war to the mob in methods they understand. Body count climbs as he abducts and interrogates mobsters' mafia style. The war heats up when two Palatini Knights join Walter in his lust for blood. Together they set out to revenge Anna's death and to annihilate the Toronto based crime family engaged in the sex trade involving kidnapped underage girls.
A man with aspirations of being a world leader, Barack Obama, a man with many secrets of his own, set out to destroy the strongest power by bankrupting the nation, diminishing its military, and apologizing to all other countries for its arrogance. A man that has his own army and concentration camps ready at his whim for you. A man that could and should have brought unity between black and white America but his cause was to further his own agenda to take guns away from America and destroy its Second Amendment. Barack Obama, the man that said he was a Christian when everything he did pointed to the fact that he is a Muslim. Barack Hussein Obama, the man who will go down in the annals of history known as a Muslim, a Luminati, a member of the New Black Panthers, a member of the gay community, and as the worst President the United States of America has ever elected.
The Lyin Kings
The Lyin Kings. The Wannabe World Rulers. Two people, a man and a woman who fought for power in 2008, may once again do battle in 2016. This time, will it be up to the Illuminati, the gay world, the Illegals, FEMA, or the Militia that will decides who wins or loses. Hillary Clinton, a confessed Socialist, and Barack Obama, a practicing Socialist, both want to lead the world, not our country; both want to destroy our Constitution and Declaration of Independence; both were students and worshipers of Saul Alinsky. Clinton who has no acclaim as a former Secretary of State and Obama who has become the worst President we have ever had. Obama will not give up his kingdom easily and will call martial law, if necessary, in order to thwart the 2016 election.
Is Congress corrupt? Fire Congress names the corrupt persons and tells you their crimes. A Congressman gets elected and becomes a very wealthy Congressman by making very wise investments. Of course, they have some help from K Street. K Street is where the lobbyists are. When Congressmen are not receiving checks from lobbyists for their campaign funds, they are going to work for lobbying firms at the end of their careers; that is if the Congressmen are not in prison. Then, of course, there are all of the earmarks they are no longer supposed to have! Literally billions of dollars of earmarks are tacked onto bills, some frivolous, for stuff that would otherwise never get passed, just to garner votes from their own constituency.
Mary Ann Poll
A sinister secret lies hidden in the swamps of East Texas. One which has been kept for centuries. A small town, a headless apparition, and a young man in a hospital hold the keys to unlocking the mystery. Four thousand miles away, Kat Tovslosky, Ken Melbourne and Bart Andersen prepare to leave Ravens Cove for a routine conference. What begins as a well-needed break becomes the fabric of most people's nightmares. For Kat, Ken and Bart, though, it's just another day in the life. Look out, East Texas, the Cove is coming to town. You might want to take cover. Because, you see, their all-too-familiar nemesis is waiting for them in the small town of Bordman's Crossing and will destroy anyone who gets in his way.
Mary Ann Poll
An accountant is murdered in Anchorage. The hag tree guarding Ravens Ravine is chopped to the ground. Two separate events hundreds of miles apart are the harbinger of a new battle for Ravens Cove--and a new enemy. Some people are destined to be warriors against what most of the world cannot see. Some battles are eternal. Welcome back to the CoveÉ..
Mary Ann Poll
The dark and cold of an Alaska winter settled over Ravens Cove. To boost the sagging economy, Mayor Thomas Orthell brought in a new tourist attractionÑan ancient town abandoned for almost a century. The Forgotten Place is rumored to be cursed and to hold the threat of death for any who enter. Now, the town and its curse have made their way to Ravens Cove. As mysterious deaths, legendary entities, and folklore come to life, the town is hurtled into a spiritual battle with a familiar nemesis. The lessons learned during the Iconoclast siege are going to be put to the testÑalong with the small troop of warriors that have been brought back together to learn a better way to fight and defeat a shrewd and dangerous enemy.
Mary Ann Poll
Welcome to Ravens Cove, Alaska, a tiny town nestled in a small hollow on the majestic Cook Inlet. A town familiar with storytellingÑafter all, Alaska abounds in rich legends. Unlike other tales, however, the account of Ravens Cove is not just based in fact. It is fact. Meet Josiah Williams, the peculiar stranger whose warning to lifetime residents Kat Tovslosky and her cousin, Sheriff Bart Andersen, raises more questions than answers; a man whose dark past and knowledge of the murders make him a suspect more than an ally. Join Kat and Bart as an unlikely troop forms (including a very unwelcome FBI agent) to discover the identity of a killer. The unearthing of which will throw the reluctant warriors into a battle for their very lives and the lives of all who call Ravens Cove home.
The Unknown of the Known in Africa
The Unknown of the Known in Africa is the story of George Eden Bess from Germany who does research as a historian. George unveils unknown King Shaka and his plan to make Southern Africa to be in his palm of hand. George's purpose becomes a plan to bring back Africans united, as there is no African foreigner in an African country. Africa belongs to all Africans and all Africans belong to all African countries. James' novel also shows that Africans should be against Xenophobia. The Unknown of the Known in Africa brings the genuine perspective and description of the Mfecane Wars also known as Difaqane which simply means the disruption during the period of late late 17th and early 18th centuryÑthe time of chiefdoms in Southern Africa. Africans might come from different tribes, but still Africans. We cannot change the past, but we can fix the present, and we can change the future. May God bless Africa.
Heart of Abigail
Weaving spellbinding fiction into meticulously researched history, Heart of Abigail tells the harrowing story of bonnie Abigail Sinclair, a young nurse who travels from Edinburgh, Scotland to Alaska in 1899 to work at the St. Ann's Hospital in Douglas during the height of the great gold mines of Treadwell, 700 Foot, Mexican, and Ready Bullion. Against a backdrop of authentic history, Abigail experiences her first true love, perilous danger, malignant retribution, and ultimate redemption as she confronts the deepest feelings of her own heart. Richly illustrated throughout with historic photographs relevant to the story, Heart of Abigail will imbue the reader with clear and intimate knowledge of the mining history of Juneau, Douglas, and Treadwell within the transparent fabric of a masterful fictional story.
The Perilous Journey Begins
In 1860 a Scottish lass protects her younger sister from a savage beast on the windswept highlands above Pentland Firth. An Iowa farm boy discovers a dark secret on the gory battlegrounds of Shiloh in 1862. Two years later a Colonel of the Taiping Army retreats in shame after the bloody fall of Nanjing. Born of an English father and a Sioux mother, a U.S. Cavalry Scout fights for his life on the unforgiving plains of western Kansas in 1867. During autumn of the same year, a Russian fur trapper sails from Sitka, Alaska on an American ship bound for San Francisco in a farcical quest for gold. Two years later an enigmatic law student calmly departs Budapest after the brutal murder of a corrupt policeman. In Salt Lake City during the spring of 1871, a young woman a few months shy of fifteen gallops away from her wedding reception to escape an arranged marriage. And after the dawn of the twentieth century, the winsome Muireall Anne RavenscroftÑinspired by the tragic intertwining of these seven livesÑwill write her definitive history of the American West. But this is only a prelude to the magnificent epic that awaits youÉ.
Gathering of the Clans
As with all great stories, the first book of this glorious trilogy ended with many unanswered questions. Will the former Indian Scout Joshua Hotah find his parents? Painfully naïve, does the youthful Priscilla Kimball appreciate that she could succumb to unsolicited debauchery at any time? What are the true intentions of the enigmatic sociopath Csongor Toth? Will the strange partners of business Tseng Longwei and Roshan Kuznetsov ever find their way to Silver City? Now a Lutheran Pastor, Manfred Herrmann has survived the Civil War—but can he survive his own dark nature? And consider the calamitous adventures of Gordania Sinclair, the singular heroine of this tale. Her father never imagined that he was sending his beloved daughter into a world of murder, deception, and peril when he gave her a final hug in Scotland. These and many other questions will be answered. But you are hereby forewarned: this second book will end with an act of unspeakable evil that will test even the most courageous heart.
Toil Under the Sun
Toil Under the Sun is a powerful novel of an adopted boy's growth into manhood as a U.S. Marine during the "Forgotten War" in Korea. It is an intricately crafted account of friendship and betrayal...fear and courage...shame and atonement...which in exquisitely written prose explores the hidden rage and abnegation of an adopted child. Many of the great themes of literature and of life are woven into this masterful story: love, honor, respect, courage, guilt, fear, faith, and redemption. And most importantly, the story is guided throughout by the fundamental belief that our lives have meaning far beyond our daily toil under the sun. The author, R. Phillip Ritter, is the son of a Korean War veteran and the father of two beloved sons, one of whom served as a U.S. Marine in Operation Iraqi Freedom. This novel draws considerably from the author's personal experiences--of growing up with a deeply humble father who seldom spoke of his experiences in Korea, and of learning to face the many challenges of parenting two adopted sons. The historical allusions to the Marine defense of Fox Hill in North Korea, a struggle against overwhelming odds, imbues the story with a desperate realism that creates an important backdrop to this insightful exploration of the inner turmoil of an adopted child.
Man In The Picture
An elderly woman dies with the picture of a man in her hand. No one knows who the man is and the hunt for the truth begins.
My Father's Will
Stephan Howard Hammond knew he could count on his children to squander the fortune he would leave them in his will. His anguish over their future left him no choice but to find someone dependable to provide for them when the money ran out. This meant he had to reveal some deep hidden secrets, not knowing what the effect would be, unaware that Francine had already discovered part of the truth. Struggling through her own shock and disappointment she decided to keep quiet about what she had found until it was too late. With more secrets revealed, she must still go through with the plans her father's will provided for her; throw their inheritance to the wind. And withstand their unsympathetic treatment of her.¦¦How My Father's Will Came About: Enjoying a slice of cheese cake and an espresso in a coffee shop one day, Magdel overheard two men behind her boasting about all the things they planned to do with the money they were about to inherit from their late father's estate. One wanted a speedboat; the other wanted to get his private pilot's license. Oh, how the girls would love them. Right at this point the idea for a story was born in her mind. She took out her notebook and started making notes to research boats and airplanes, and a number of other things, like private companies and estates. She decided there had to be five children to share an inheritance. Being some sort of artist herself, she chose the main character, Francine, to be an artist, but a much more professional one than Magdel. From there she worked out the plot and built the characters.
The Bigger Fish
Two girls, one man, drugs, and salvation. They all have to choose, and when they do, their choice have to be from a sincere and undivided heart.¦¦
Zak was a normal raven until a vacation to Prince William Sound changed his life forever. Caught in the aftermath of the greatest oil spill in Alaska's history, Zak's inner light was nearly smothered as he faced the enormity of the disaster. Unable to reconcile the overwhelming emotions wrought by witnessing the devastation on millions of birds, animals and people, Zak ceased to do little more than exist until meeting the white raven from the heart of Denali. Paired beautifully with the commanding splendor of Alaska and its people, Raven's Light is the tale of Zak's struggle. Set amongst the beauty and people of Alaska's Matanuska Valley, Raven's Light is an intimate glimpse at the journey within that leads to the ultimate serenity of inner peace.
Gaston's Crow's Nest
From the moment he first woke up out at sea in the crow's nest of fisherman Gaston Angelo Noel's purse seiner, the eagle Hali knew the adventures he had longed for since leaving his nest in Anchor Point, Alaska for life on the Homer Spit were about to begin.Sad that his hatchmate, Leuc, would not be able to join him, Hali finds himself on a journey more interesting than he ever imagined while learning a few life's lessons about courage, loyalty, and love along the way.Scattered throughout the book, are photo illustrations made from original photographs that inspired this story taken by the author and her husband. Gaston's Crow's Nest, a modern Alaska story of original fiction, is suitable for all age groups and the second book in the Alaska Tale series.
Feather From A Stranger
Four years after losing her new husband in a plane crash in South America, Mara Edwards sets sail for a new life in Alaska. Aboard a northbound ferry, a peculiar run-in with an old man signals that her troubles are not yet over when he hands her a feather and utters these prophetic words:Your present is the future of your past. You will need this to protect your future from your past. All who come here seek the future of their past. As her life becomes unexpectedly entwined with the members of a loving family, a loyal stranger and a wolf-dog named Thor, the new beginning Mara seeks unfolds with all the intensity that crime, passion, loyalty, friendship, love, betrayal, and adventure can provide. In the beauty of pristine Alaska, after four long years of grieving, she learns if she can ever truly be released from her past.
Two Tickets and A Feather
Newlyweds, Doug and Mara Williams, chose to settle in Homer, Alaska, owning both a small home on the bluffs overlooking lower Cook Inlet and a fishing seiner docked among a fleet of other working boats in the picturesque harbor at the end of the Homer Spit. With the warning prophecies of Alaska native elder Joe Michael already faced and resolved in the first book in this series, Feather From a Stranger, the newlyweds undertake their final preparations before they leave for the Sitka herring fishery. Thanks to the amazing sacrifice made for them by Joe Michael, they set out for their first adventure as a married couple in Doug's seiner, the Fire Ring Roamer, no longer fearful of the future of their pastÑuntil, on her last day of work, Mara receives another mysterious message. With its setting in many Alaska locations, Two Tickets and a Feather is the second in this mystery series and the sequel to Feather from a Stranger.
Driftfeather on the Alaska Seas
Could it have been a strange coincidence or a magical matter of fate that allowed the final draft of Driftfeather on the Alaska Seas to be finished during the full solar eclipse of May 2012? For Mara Benson, interspersed among all the losses have been moments of brilliant awareness, yet until now, she has been comfortableÑperhaps even secureÑdrifting in the wake of life's journey. Now, in the third book of the Feather series, Mara Benson will finally reach the ultimate future of her past. You've come to know her well. Destiny will now allow her to know herself. Join her in this modern day mystery as she expands her horizons, makes new liaisons, is tempered by fresh challenges, and emerges from the shadows of darkness into the nurturing warmth of the sunÑall in this place named Alaska that they call the last frontier.
Feather for Hoonah Joe
Sal Kindle has been sprinkling the pages of the feather series with so much homespun grit, that it's hard to imagine that an octogenarian can really develop any more facets to her earthy personality. Her husband, Joe Michael, doesn't think so either, which makes life all the more interesting when the two of them not only take on a new business venture, but also discover there's more to Sal than anyone dared imagine.¦¦Within the scenarios of Hoonah, Alaska, Rhinebeck, New York, and brief moments in Sitka, Alaska, and New York City, new adventures for Mara, Doug, Joe, and Sal lead to even more new adventures--right up to the clifhanger of an ending that will leave you either grabbing the arms of your chair, or frantically checking the battery level of your e-reader to make sure you can make it to the end of the story in time to find out what really happens.¦¦Feather for Hoonah Joe is the fourth in the Feather series of mystery novels and some say it is one of the best in the series.
Feather for Forever
A missing feather, the strange appearance of a series of gray bandanas with orange volcano icons on one corner, a mysterious connection with the son of Doug William's right hand man, old alliances, new alliances, broken alliances, and renewed allegiances take Mara and Doug Williams skyrocketing into the path of danger and uncertainty once again.¦¦Will this last book in the Feather Series spell the end of their troubles, or the beginning of an eternity on the run? Will Mara finally face the future of her past for the last time or will the protection of the feather remain as elusive as has been the peace and solitude she so longed for when seeking a new life in Alaska. Can our collective belief in finding a happy ending guide the final storyline in the feather series to its ultimate place as a beacon of hope in our troubled times, or will the evil that has plagued one family finally and unequivocally prevail?¦¦The answer lies within these pages of Feather for Forever ~ Alaska, and in the hearts and minds of all those who believe in the goodness in life.
The Gauntlet of Time
Time travel. It's always been a crowd-pleasing topic for most. The power sought after and craved by everyoneÑwhether they missed the lottery by a single digit or had a rough childhood that they decided needed changing. But, despite all the fantastic dreams, the world knows time travel isn't real. Enter Jericho Johnson Not only is time travel very real to him, he's used it in the usual ways one would expectÑgetting rich, predicting world-changing events and, more importantly, traveling to whenever he chooses just for kicks. But just when he thinks his secret is safe, he discovers two other time travelers. One politely wants him to stop while he's ahead. The other wants to end time as we know it and bring the planet to the brink of destruction. So, no pressure.
Becoming a Published Author
Becoming a published author is a daunting experience. Bringing and keeping a book before potential readers is a challenging and taxing undertaking. Almost everyone has dreamed about writing a bookÑbut few there are that have what it takes to do it. Becoming a Published Author is a book written by those who have done it—who had a vision of being a published author and had what it took to make it happen. These are stories from authors about their writing and publishing journey from the beginning of their idea to the thrill of their first book signing—and beyond. Becoming a Published Author includes thoughts, insights, and the emotional highs and lows of becoming an author and marketing a book.
Bringing Your Book to Market
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One Last Cast
Listeners of Alaska Outdoor Radio Magazine turned up the volume just a little as Evan ended his show with "And now before we close the show, there's just time for one last cast." One Last Cast is the collection of 120 of listeners' favorite one last casts. It's more than fishing Alaska. It's flying with Charlie's pilot, an early-morning walk on a deserted Kachemak Bay beach, digging clams, pulling crab and shrimp pots, taking pictures, keeping a campfire going, and watching and interacting with Alaska's wildlife. Sometimes it's doing nothing -- taking time to just sit, relax, and enjoy the surroundings, breathing air so pure you can't see it, listening to the deafening silence of a still night, or feeling the immense size of wilderness on a clear day with unlimited visibility. One Last Cast is the genuine Alaska outdoor experience.
The Legend and Land Battle
The Legend and the Land Battle is a humorous tale about a squirrel named Merle, a skunk named Hunk, and a bunny named Sonny. The mountain they live on has been enchanted so that no animal shall harm another. Go along with the boys as they interact with a story telling bear, and a couple rambunctious cubs full of quick-witted definitions. See what they learn about the area they live in and why it is so special. A legend and a riddle about a bald, badger with a heart on his rump leads to some very unusual treasure. Then see how the animals on the mountain convince the humans they do not want to build there. Cooter may be a little quirky, and wear a bikini top on his head, but the boys soon learn he's the guy in charge. This action pact story is sure to leave laughing.
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