Some dreams you want to last forever, but others you run screaming from. And then you wake up only to find you can still see the nightmare in your mind!
They’re back! As General Patrick would quickly learn, the evil lurking in the night skies appears not only to be back, but this time something is different and far more sinister. Are these new Gomers here to make peace or to conquer? Is this a new war or merely a continuation of the last one? Did this enemy learn from past mistakes, or is the world now dealing with a new threat? As the Gomer saga continues, the world is facing a newer and far more insidious threat than ever before, and it can only be hoped that we made good use of the few years since the last war. What is certain is that the Gomers now attacking our world are far smarter, and far more ruthless, than anything mankind ever faced before. This new hell exploding in the night must be stopped! But how? As in the first Gomer War, it falls to both General Patrick and President Blanchard to form allegiances around the world, and to amass the necessary and surviving technology to face this new threat. This isn’t a coalition of the willing, but instead a massing of all mankind on a scale unforeseen, even during the last Gomer attacks. Mankind is being forced to fight a desperate battle to the death, and like the last war, this time there can be no second place. For the participants in this war, the hell in the night must be stopped without remorse or mercy. Praise for They Own the Night, The First Gomer Wars: They Own the Night is an all-around good ride. ...readers of hard sci-fi will appreciate it at every level... Meticulously planned and structured, it is clearly the work of an author who thoroughly understands the subject matter. ForeWord Reviews Clarion Review If you like a neat shot of military SF...this book will be hard to put down. blue ink ...this brawny procedural of interplanetary warfare will earn its stars and stripes... Kirkus Reviews
A precursor to American Sniper or Seal Team Six, The Commandos is a heart-pounding look at what it takes to fight alongside the very best of America’s armed forces. In The Commandos, veteran Pentagon correspondent for Newsweek Douglas Waller gives a behind-the-scenes look at the most secret and elite of clandestine warriors. Offering inside details of the U.S. special operations forces, including Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and Delta Force, Waller reveals the excruciating training and dangerous missions of America's elite fighting forces as he follows them following them into battle in Operation Desert Storm.
THE FIRST ELECTRIFYING ROMANCE IN THE KGI SERIES FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR MAYA BANKS. The Kelly Group International (KGI): a super elite, top secret, family-run business that handles jobs the US government can't. Qualifications: Military background, high intelligence, and a rock hard body... It’s been one year since ex-Navy SEAL Ethan Kelly last saw his wife Rachel alive. Overwhelmed by grief and guilt over his failures as a husband, Ethan shuts himself off from everything and everyone. His brothers have tried to bring Ethan into the KGI fold, tried to break through the barriers he's built around himself, but Ethan refuses to respond...until he receives an anonymous phone call claiming Rachel is alive. To save her, Ethan will have to dodge bullets, cross a jungle, and risk falling captive to a deadly drug cartel that threatens his own demise. And even if he succeeds, he’ll have to force Rachel to recover memories she can’t and doesn’t want to relive—the minute by minute terror of her darkest hour—for their love, and their lives, may depend on it.
The author's father, a civil engineer, left Poland for the Soviet Union in 1931. An idealistic communist, he believed it was his duty to emigrate, and to contribute to the building of a new society. His wife and his infant son followed soon after. In 1938 he was arrested and sent to a GULAG camp in Kolyma, where he became a slave in Stalin's state of proletarian dictatorship. Two years later he died, most likely from exhaustion, working in a gold mine. In this book The author, who is a retired physics professor (Professor Emeritus at Montclair State University, New Jersey), shares what he knows and thinks about Stalinism. Educated in the Soviet Union (elementary school), in Poland (high school and master's degree) and in France (Ph.D. in nuclear physics), he came to the United States in 1964. He deliberately avoided talking about Stalinism and concentrated on professional activities--teaching and research. Approaching retirement, however, he wrote an essay on Stalinism entitled "Alaska Notes." It describes the gruesome Soviet reality, focusing on Kolyma, and on Stalin's inner circle. The essay contained comments on what has been published by some survivors of Stalinism, and by authors of several scholarly books, such as Leszek Kolakowski. "Alaska Notes" was posted on the Internet discussion list at Montclair State University. This public forum revealed a wide range of opinions about communism. The animated discussion, mostly among professors, convinced the author to transform the essay into this book. It is dedicated to all victims of Stalinism, and in particular to the author's father, a naive idealist deceived by propaganda. Royalties will be donated to a Montclair State Universityscholarship fund.
The book, A History of the African-Olmecs and Black Civilizations of America From Prehistoric Times to the Present Era, is one of the most fascinating, well-researched and well-written books on the subject of the Black and Black African presence in prehistoric and ancient Americas. This book deals with the current and past findings on the ancient African-Americas nations (throughout the Americas). It also studies present-day descendants of these ancient Africans and places attention on the ancient transatlantic as well as the transpacific ocean route by boat. The book discusses the plight of the Black Washitaw Nation of Louisiana and the South, who lost much of their ancient kingdom during the Louisiana Purchase. The plight of California's Black Californians, the Black Jamassee of Georgia, and the Black Caribs (Garifuna) of the Caribbean is examined. The great black civilization of the Olmecs and their connection in terms of language, religion, race, and culture with the West Africans is discussed.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles takes readers on a daringly executed roller-coaster ride as a family under attack takes justice into their own hands. It begins on a perfect night, with a perfect family about to be trapped in a perfect crime... Will Jennings is a successful young doctor in Jackson, Mississippi, with a thriving practice, a beautiful wife, and a five-year-old daughter he loves beyond measure. But Will and his family are being watched by a con man and psychopath who may be a genius. A man who has never been caught and whose victims have never talked to the police. A man whose life's work strikes at the heart of every family's unspoken fear: the unstoppable kidnapping. But this time he's picked the wrong family to terrorize. Because Will and Karen Jennings aren't going to watch helplessly as he victimizes them. They aren't going to let him get away with it. They're going to fight back...
Both autobiographical prison journal and daily devotional this book is intended for those who are challenged by addictions of all descriptions and those who love them and desire to help with their recovery.
How do YOU react when you see a homeless person? Your answer may change after you read this novel. Travel along with with Japhy Righter, a 34-year old homeless alcoholic, who now finds himself living on the streets of River City, where the City Council is trying to shut down programs that are striving to help homeless people. At the same time, theres a serial murderer on the loose in River Citywho is preying on its homeless residents. Follow Japhy, his companions, and the other citizens of River City on a journey of hardship, and regret; and yet, ultimately: hope I saw more and more homeless people, walking the same path. To me, we looked like tattered pilgrims, making our way to a shrine after a long, arduous journeyonly without the promise of blessedness. (From the Introduction) The authors earlier novel, Work, Death & Taxes, is an apocalyptic murder mystery of the near future that asks the question, What would it be like if your JOB became your LIFE? He is currently working on a non-fiction book.
Ty Fisher is a man of deep honor and when fellow fur trapper Bull Singleton turns to robbing and killing his fellow trappers for their furs, he is honor bounded to see mountain justice served. Ty goes after the renegade killer with his trapping partner Crazy Wayne and the two men quickly plunge into danger, intrigue, and adventure as their hunt for the mountain man turned murderer becomes time consuming and proves to be extremely difficult. The action increases as Ty falls in love with a white woman living with the Sioux and Wayne's brother is killed by Bull.
Young firefighters were forced to become hardened veterans almost overnight when serving in New York City during the politically charged decades of the 1960's and 1970's. The day-to-day dangers we firefighters endured together produced the highest degree of bonding that one can imagine. As "family," we shared the love, and laughter, as well as the tears of each other's personal tragedies. This book also tells how we, as firefighters, shared in the anguish felt by the innocent victims and their families. Fighting accidental fires was a tough enough job, but the embattled firefighters of our city's ghettos had to put up with the politically motivated burnings of buildings on the campuses of some of New York City's most prestigious colleges and universities in the name of civil disobedience. Add to that the rapid expansion of the drug culture, the sexual revolution, the Vietnam War protests, and race riots, and you have a pretty good idea of what the New York City Fire Department was up against. "All I can say is Wow! I love reading and I usually go in for the lighter reads, but a friend recommended this book. It held my attention from beginning to end. I will not spoil it for others, you have to read this. It will make you cry and laugh! It will certainly give you a greater appreciation for firemen all over the country. The author of this book obviously loved his job as a firefighter, and his writing seems to come right from his heart. Thank God for all you firefighters out there." - Thomas R. Allocca from Naperville, Illinois USA (January 15th, 2004).
WHEN EVERYONE IS WATCHING… An impromptu appearance on Montana's favorite morning talk show to promote her new book turned Dr. Molly Jameson's quiet life upside down. And now the brainy beauty had become a media-savvy serial killer's next target. Even worse, Montana's golden boy, the infuriatingly handsome—and very off-limits—anchorman, Chandler Landry, was the only one she could turn to for protection. Though a string of suspicious accidents proved Molly was in terrible danger, forging an intensely passionate relationship with Chandler seemed more frightening than being found by the madman who wanted her dead. But would Molly's fleeting fifteen minutes of harrowing fame lead to a permanent future together with Chandler…or lead her straight to a killer?
Andrew Bailey was an American on a business trip to China when he was arrested in Hong Kong for money laundering, a charge that carried a prison sentence of 3 to 14 years. In three different court appearances, he was continuously denied bail and remanded in prison custody for 77 days at the notorious Lai Chi Kok prison in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Eventually released on bail at his fourth appearance, Bailey was to spend another 57 days in house arrest while waiting to go on trial. Hell in Hong Kong is a gripping account of the 134 days of torture, misery, hopelessness, fear, and desperation he enduredand it is ultimately a story of the triumph of the human spirit.
The most popular sports columnist in America puts his life (and dignity) on the line in search of the most absurd sporting event on the planet. What is the stupidest sport in the world? Not content to pontificate from the sidelines, Rick Reilly set out on a global journey—with stops in Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Denmark, England, and even a maximum security prison at Angola, Louisiana—to discover the answer to this enduring question. From the physically and mentally taxing sport of chess boxing to the psychological battlefield that is the rock-paper-scissors championship, to the underground world of illegal jart throwing, to several competitions that involve nudity, Reilly, in his valiant quest, subjected himself to both bodily danger and abject humiliation (or, in the case of ferret legging, both). These fringe sports offer their participants a chance to earn a few bucks and achieve the eternal glory that is winning—even when the victory in question might strike some as pointless, like the ability to sit in an oven-hot sauna for the longest time. It's debatable whether these sports push the body or just human idiocy to the outermost limits, but one thing is for sure: Sports in Hell is laugh-out-loud hilarious and will deliver plenty of unabashed fun.
Henry Williamson is perhaps best known for his Hawthornden Prize-winning "Tarka the Otter", yet he devoted a major part of his life to fiction which drew closely on his experiences during World War I, including his sequence of novels "A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight". His time in the trenches affected him profoundly and, like many young soldiers, he was changed utterly by what he saw. This book draws closely on his letters, diaries, photographs and notebooks written at the time to give an account of life in the trenches of World War I. It also affords an insight into the making of a novelist.
These are the memoirs of a Wisconsin farm boy that grew up during the Great Depression accompanied by a great drought where many of the lakes dried up and much of the Midwests farmland simply blew away. The Depression ended abruptly the year I graduated from high school when WW II was declared and I was drafted into military service where I spent 3-1/2 years. I was critically wounded and spent the first 30 hours in a morgue followed by almost 1-1/2 years in military hospitals before I was discharged as a permanently disabled veteran. Because of my disabilities, I could never be a farmer and had to go somewhere else and develop new skills so I would be able to support my family. Jobs were hard to get because at the end of the war in Europe, 12 million healthy veterans had just been discharged and the economy was in limbo while industry was converting from wartime to peacetime economy. The story deals with how I started out as an apprentice electronic technician, became an engineer through home study, worked and lived on all continents and finally became Chief of the Navigation Engineering Branch at the Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters in Washington DC. It is a story of how I dealt with serious wartime disabilities and managed to develop a productive career at the same time