Monday, May 27, 2013

Military and Action

Good Morning and Happy Memorial Day! I'm off to enjoy my family. Please, take a moment today and realize this day is about more then a day off of work, and cookouts. It's about those who sacrifice their lives for us to have the freedom to cook out and do what we do. 

Now enjoy these action thrillers!!! 

Awaken His Eyes: The Awakened Book One
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THE HISTORY: Over five thousand years ago, a renegade faction of angels abandoned the spiritual realm and began their inhabitation of earth. Worshiped as gods for their wisdom and power, they corrupted the realm of the physical and forever altered the course of history. 

THE PROPHECY: Amidst the chaos of a dying world, a lone voice foretold the awakening of a human warrior who would bring an end to this evil perpetrated against all of creation. But with the cataclysmic destruction of earth and rebirth of humanity, the prophecy went unfulfilled and faded from the memory of our kind—until now!

THE AWAKENED: The physical dimension is fractured. What remain now are numerous fragmented worlds moving simultaneously through time, sharing a common history, connected only by a guarded portal. On a parallel earth, in the city of Bastul, Colonel Adair Lorus disappears while investigating the death of an informant, triggering a series of events which will tear his family apart and set in motion the resolution of an ancient struggle. Kael, sentenced to death after rising up against the cruel leadership of his new step-father, is rescued from prison and trained in the arts of war by a mystical order of clerics. Excelling in every aspect of his training, Kael inwardly struggles to give himself fully to the methods of his new family, or the god they worship. Maeryn, bitter over the disappearance of her husband and supposed execution of her son, fears for her life at the hands of her newly appointed husband. Finding comfort and purpose in her unborn child, she determines to undermine his authority by reaching out to an underground social movement known as the Resistance. After being forced from his home, Kael’s former mentor, Saba, uncovers a clue to Adair’s disappearance. Sensing a connection to his own forgotten past, Saba begins an investigation which leads to the discovery of a secret military organization operating within the Orudan Empire.

In book one of his Amazon bestselling debut series, Jason Tesar launches an epic saga that will journey from earth’s mythological past to its post-apocalyptic future, blending the genres of fantasy, sci-fi, and military/political suspense.

Noble Intentions: Season One (Episodes 1-5)
Jack Noble. Assassin for hire. Spy. Thief. He makes no mistakes. Passes no judgement. Feels no remorse. So why does he stop to help a lost child moments before he's supposed to complete a deal with one of the east coast's top crime bosses?

A simple decision that places Jack in unfamiliar territory. He's become the hunted and finds himself in a race against time to save those closest to him.

Noble Intentions: Season One is a fast-paced, suspenseful action thriller full of underworld crime and government secrets.

Season One is a compilation of Episodes 1 through 5

GITMO (Dixon Sweeney series)

"Retired" smuggler Dixon Sweeney is approached by a mysterious Cuban-American with an offer he cannot refuse. The pay? A cool half mil. The problem? The money's hidden inside a house in Communist Cuba!

Strap on your life vest and prepare for the ride of your life, as unlikely hero Dixon Sweeney and his beat-up boat challenge the Gulf Stream, water spouts, man-eating sharks, the crazy Canseco twins, the Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, the entire Cuban military and one gorgeous gal in this hilarious romp through the Florida Straits!

Terror On The High Seas

It started as a vacation. It became a nightmare.

When Craig Summers and Mike Kavanaugh retired from the Navy, they decided to sail around the world with their wives on a private luxury yacht. But then came the distress call. “Help us,” the voice said. “Our boat is sinking.” So they did what the Navy does best. They went to help.

But the call was a trap. The yacht was hijacked by pirates. And everyone was taken hostage.

But all is not what it seems. The pirates are working with an Al-Qaeda cell, hell-bent on avenging the death of Osama Bin Laden. They’re on a countdown. And nothing will stand in their way.

So when the terrorists discover Mike and Craig are retired Navy SEALs, they fear their mission is compromised. And when a brutal interrogation goes wrong and Mike gets free; he does what SEALs do best.

And what started as a hijacking becomes all out war.

Now, while the terrorists plan their final mission, Craig and the wives use their wits to stay alive. And Mike Kavanaugh's got less than twenty-four hours to rescue his friends and prevent another 911 from sailing onto America’s shores.

Bones of Angels

What if explorers discovered the fossilized skeleton of an angel? What if this discovery was predicted by an ancient prophesy of the coming Apocalypse? In this new action-thriller novella from bestselling author Christopher Forrest, the Titan Six team races against time to uncover the lost secrets of a fallen Archangel. BONES OF ANGELS is a non-stop action adventure that delves into ancient mysteries and cutting edge science.

Before his death, the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi arranged for a vast hoard of gold bullion and many millions in cash to be hidden in the Karoo desert in South Africa...

A trio of Special Forces cops--A veteran Sergeant, a former army commando, and his two cohorts: a Zulu giant and an expat Russian Spetsnaz operator--wage a ruthless war against a Satanic criminal, a Zimbabwean army colonel, who sets out to steal this fortune for himself.

The book provides unique insights into insider police procedure and the savage reality of the high energy lifestyle of the grindingly poor and the obscenely wealthy inhabitants of the multiracial metropolis of Johannesburg.

The trio's principal adversary is a Zimbabwean colonel who has established a criminal empire based in the black township of Alexandra, where he is fearfully known as uSathane--the Zulu expression for The Devil. uSathane uses black magic and cannibalism--he drinks the blood of raped women--to keep him alive although he is riddled with Aids.

Liberty's Hammer (Anvil of Freedom)

America is in trouble. A string of nighttime explosions knock out Border Patrol stations across the southwest. And under commotion's cover, an armed force of undetermined size slips silently onto U.S. soil. Their goal: To overthrow the government. 

Political prodigy Jeff Doyle must stay ahead of the threat and stop the turmoil that the invasion has caused in Texas. Legal ace Callie Morgan must maneuver the larger Constitutional maze. And retired Army Captain Nick Brodie must rise above his reluctance and defend the nation...again. 

The fate of freedom hangs in the balance. Can these beleaguered leaders and defenders rise against the unseen menace that is determined to take down Texas and America?

The Last Election

2012 A.D.

Washington, D.C.:
During the run-up to the presidential election, incumbent President Emmanuel Bonsam slowly spirals into insanity and contrives a murderous plot to hold on to power. Aided by his lead “shadow agent” Jorge Delgado, Bonsam sets out to exterminate anyone who threatens his reelection.

Lansing, Michigan:
Governor Samuel Clark chooses U.S. Speaker of the House Kenna Martineau as his vice-presidential running mate. They soon discover that running against Bonsam is a dangerous game.

La Costa Maya, Mexico:
A team of archaeologists exploring the Maya ruins of Chacchoben uncover an ancient artifact marked with strange symbols never before seen. UVA student archaeologist Ixchel Cob├ín is haunted by horrific visions of President Bonsam as she unravels the artifact's mysterious message. 


Evolve opens with the FDA rejecting a genetic therapy that cures breast cancer and unfolds into a political, philosophical, and scientific drama that will have readers asking questions about a fictional world that are more appropriately asked of the real one. 

The FDA rejects a new breast cancer therapy and scheming politicians stoke public outrage against the drug’s creators, claiming the drug would only be available to the wealthy and would be used as a weapon of genetic warfare against minorities and the poor. The scientists who created the drug are baffled and deeply depressed by the furor over their life-saving creation and are eventually driven to leave their entire lives’ work, going into hiding from a world hostile to everything in which they believe. Politicians manipulate each other and the public for power, the company which created the drug struggles to maintain its independence from an impending government take-over, and investors and rival companies must choose sides in a political war. Billion dollar budgets, entire industries, individuals who might be saved by drugs that will never exist, and the Presidency are the casualties of the deception, manipulation, power struggles, and fighting of Evolve. In Evolve, actions are shown to have their logical if unintended consequences; people are driven by unrecognized but ever-present incentives; and the way the world works is made apparent in the order that ultimately emerges.

Evolve presents the reader with a grandiose vision of the world.

Death in the Empty Quarter

The oil industry can be a cutthroat business, and no one knows that better than troubleshooter Bert Franks. As a consultant and plenipotentiary for Vermilion Oil Company (the Houston-based firm owned by his adoptive sister and brother-in-law), he specializes in navigating the political minefields of the Middle Eastern nation of Yemen, where Vermilion operates a profitable oilfield concession. Bert spends his days dealing with the needs of the oilfield employees, maintaining contacts in the local expatriate community, meeting and socializing with government officials, even handling major negotiations—anything necessary to smooth the way for Vermilion's interests. When a minor contractual dispute spirals out of control, Bert finds himself at the center of a storm of corporate cupidity, government corruption, a muckraking reporter, political controversy...and murder. His brother-in-law is dead, his girlfriend has vanished, Vermilion is on the brink of bankruptcy—and suddenly he's persona non grata in a country he's adopted as his own. And the whole time, he never suspects that the real danger to all he cares for lies not in the Yemen desert, but much, much closer to home...

United States of Arson

United States of Arson is a political thriller that chronicles the rise of a contemporary revolution brought on by the suicide of the American dream. Although it is a work of fiction, United States of Arson is both socially relevant and timeless in terms of the current world issues it explores. 

When a tragic incident occurs in his neighborhood, Max Curtis is prompted to take a closer look at the community and culture around him. Disenchanted with the way he sees his life turning out, Max sets his sights on more unconventional goals. With the guidance of his landlord, Kurt Carlson, a retired advertising executive, Max begins to see the society around him in a new light. His quest is further motivated when he meets Marcus Vererra at an environmental seminar in Boston. Together the three of them forge a coalition and embark on a series of nocturnal misdemeanors. As interest in their cause grows so does the devastation. Their efforts ultimately lead them to the streets of Washington, D.C. and the greatest political demonstration in the country's history.

Corpalism Abridged

Contains volumes 1 and 5 only - Corpalism is an exciting and often funny mixture of timely political commentary that moves in a believable way, between fact and fiction. As seen through the eyes of myriad people, the book attempts to describe the road we are on and where corporate greed will eventually drive us if we choose to do nothing. Corpalism remonstrates against the evil of corporate greed, puts forward a credible alternative to the duopoly of current party politics and offers hope of an alternative future if we act now. A unique experience – a page turner with a message.

The Folks at Fifty-Eight

Gerald Hammond is the exception to the rule; an honourable spy, whose lofty principles have brought him nothing but loneliness and isolation. Catherine Schmidt is the stunning young daughter of an assassinated spymaster, whose murderous quest for vengeance has left her at the mercy of the infamous Head of Soviet State Security. 
On a covert operation, in Soviet-occupied Germany, Hammond has no knowledge of the unseen forces that sponsor and oppose his mission. He only knows that he must somehow save her to save himself, but, as ever-more disturbing revelations come to light, begins to wonder which poses the greater threat; the enemy he runs from, or the friend he runs to?
Set against a factual background of government conspiracy, and one of the most audacious espionage coups in history, the Folks at Fifty-Eight is a beautifully-paced tale of seduction, betrayal, blackmail, and murder that blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction.


They were America's bravest men - seasoned veterans and young daredevil pilots with dreams of glory in the air...Court Bannister, an Air Force captain overshadowed by his famous father, driven to prove his worth to his comrades - and himself...Toby Parker, the brash first lieutenant who gambled his innocence in the flames of war...and Wolf Lochert, the Special Forces major who ventured deep into the jungle to rescue a downed pilot - only to discover a face of the enemy for which he was unprepared. 
Rolling Thunder is an explosive portrait of men at war, so authentic and powerful, only a veteran pilot could have written it.
It is the first of the five-book Rolling Thunder series. Next are Steel Tiger, Phantom Leader, Eagle Station, and Storm Flight.

Created, The Destroyer (The Destroyer #1)
When you're on death row, minutes from the electric chair, and a hook-handed monk offers to save your life if you'll just swallow a simple little pill... what've you got to lose? You take the pill. Then you wake up, officially "dead," in the back of an ambulance, headed for an undisclosed location. Welcome to your new life, working for CURE, the most secret, most deniable, most extra-judicial government agency ever to exist. Only the President knows about it, and even he doesn't control it.

That's what happened to Remo Williams, a New Jersey cop framed for a murder he didn't commit. Framed by the very people who saved him, in fact. And now, trained in esoteric martial arts by Chiun, master of Sinanju, he's going to become the ultimate killing machine. Remo will be America's last line of defense against mad scientists, organized crime, ancient undead gods, and anything else that threatens the Constitution. Remo Williams is the Destroyer.

An action-adventure series leavened with social and political satire, the Destroyer novels have been thrilling readers worldwide for decades.

Nuclear Hornet (A Story of Modern War)

In the aftermath of America’s wars in the Middle East, the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is scrambling for the means to defend itself. Their efforts to acquire nuclear materials are thwarted by the UN, and their income is constricted by sanctions on Iran’s vast oil supplies. Seeking allies and trade partners they turn to the Russians and the Chinese. What they get is an international cabal of organized crime led by a man known only as Rannovich.

Taking advantage of the corruption and Islamic radicalism of the Iranian government, Rannovich assumes effective control of the country. Using a network of military and industrial contacts, he builds a massive secret army and prepares to trigger the final war for control of the Middle East. An overworked CIA operative named Robert Cannon tries to warn the United States and head off the crisis, but it is already too late.

On the other side of the world, Top Gun fighter pilot and former Navy SEAL Karl “Sharkey” Roche is deployed with the US Navy’s most powerful aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, to confront the escalating threat. He is second-in-command of a new squadron flying the F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter jet. He leaves behind his new girlfriend and returns to another battle in a part of the world where he was nearly killed when he was in the SEALs. 

A chain reaction of shocking events pulls Iran, Iraq, Israel, China, Russia and finally the United States to the brink of a new world war. Casualties mount on all sides and America faces a nightmare scenario: a major war that threatens to go nuclear; a war they cannot finish quickly enough and absolutely cannot afford to lose.

After Karl Roche leads a daring rescue to bring him out of the country, Cannon presents the only way out. The command bunker, from which Rannovich and Iran’s leaders are orchestrating Armageddon, must be destroyed. The Bunker, however, is buried a thousand feet below a mountain.

Desperate now, the Pentagon draws upon a Cold-War-era contingency plan calling for a supersonic fighter-bomber to punch a nuclear bomb into the bunker shaft by diving from maximum altitude and releasing the weapon at top speed. The dangerous maneuver demands the best attack plane in the world – the US Navy Super Hornet – and the best pilot, which happens to be Karl Roche.

He has already won his nation’s gratitude in harrowing combat in the air and on the ground. Now he must take on one final mission, leading the Reagan’s entire air wing in a massive coordinated strike, and either end the war or die trying.

Bargain Books

The Safe Man: A Ghost Story (Kindle Single) $1.99

Like his father before him, Brian Holloway is a safe man. That is, his specialty is opening safes. Every job is a little mystery, and he has yet to encounter a lock he can't break or a box he can't crack. But the day Holloway gets called in to open a rare, antique safe in a famous author's library, his skills open a door that should have remained closed.

In this haunting and singular story, previously published anonymously, Michael Connelly proves once again that he is "superb at building suspense.... the reader can never be sure what sudden turns the plot may take" (Wall Street Journal). 

The Dummy Line (A Jake Crosby Thriller) $3.99

Avid hunter Jake Crosby is thrilled that his nine-year-old daughter Katy shares his love of the outdoors. His wife, Morgan, on the other hand, does not, which means Jake and Katy enjoy an abundance of hunting, fishing, and camping trips together. So when they head off into the Alabama woods for a spring turkey hunt, Jake expects nothing out of the ordinary. But even his worst nightmares could not prepare him for what befalls them that evening, when a band of drug dealers attempts to break into their remote camp. Desperate to protect his daughter and himself, Jake makes a gut-wrenching decision. His quick thinking enables him and Katy to escape…but brings the gang of vengeful criminals hot on their trail. Gambling on his knowledge of the land and hunting skills, he leads their bloodthirsty pursuers on a perilous cat-and-mouse game deep within the Noxubee River swamp. Jake knows they all won’t come out alive—but he will do whatever is necessary to make sure Katy does. Taut and engrossing, The Dummy Line explores what happens when an ordinary man is pushed to extraordinary lengths to protect the one he loves most and those for whom he feels responsible.

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