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Past Aghast: A Medical Action Thriller (Jack Bass Black Cloud Chronicles Book 2)

by Edwin Dasso

What if he is the killer they say he is?

After he and Lori Darden are deployed to Iraq, Jack Bass, MD, has been left emotionally scarred with severe PTSD and retires from the Army. Jack’s PTSD flashbacks sometimes leave him unaware of his actions while under the influence of his unwelcome mental demon.

A fast-paced medical murder mystery

As the new Chairman of Anesthesia at Southern Medical Center, Jack thought he’d retired into the tame civilian job he’d dreamt of, but a series of bizarre murders and deaths have occurred at Southern Medical Center and Jack is swept into the investigation. He soon discovers that his history of PTSD has made him a prime suspect, and that a twisted law enforcement may have already convicted him and sentenced him to death.
Jack must determine the truth to claim his sanity, and save his own life.

A must read psychological suspense thriller!

Another chapter in the Jack Bass Black Cloud Chronicles series.

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I Serve: A Novel of the Black Prince

by Rosanne E. Lortz

A TALE OF ARMS, OF DEATH, OF LOVE, AND OF HONOR

Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Hundred Years’ War, I Serve chronicles the story of Sir John Potenhale. A young Englishman of lowly birth, Potenhale wins his way to knighthood on the fields of France. He enters the service of Edward, the Black Prince of Wales, and immerses himself in a stormy world of war, politics, and romantic intrigue.

While campaigning in France, Potenhale develops an interest in Margery, a spirited lady-in-waiting with a close-kept secret. He soon learns that Sir Thomas Holland, a crass and calculating baron, holds the key to unlock Margery’s mystery and possesses the power to overturn all of his hopes.

When the Black Death strikes Europe, however, Potenhale realizes that the fiercest enemy does not always appear in human form. Seeing the pestilence as a punishment for the sins of his generation, he questions his calling as a knight and considers entering the cloister. Margery or the monastery? Torn between losing his soul and losing the love of his life, he finds friendship with a French knight who mightâ??just possiblyâ??help him save both.



A Pius Stand: A Global Thriller (The Pius Trilogy Book 3)

by Declan Finn

A Pius Legacy asked the question: What happens when someone kidnaps the Pope? When you’re Sean A.P. Ryan, security consultant, the answer is easy: get him back. And that rescue pissed offâ?¦everyoneâ?¦and the entire United Nations declared war on the hundred-acre Vatican city.

When the Pope is threatened by the international community, with no help in sight, what’s a Pontiff to do? Run and hide? With offers coming from all over the world, it seems like the best course of action. With fifteen-thousand men from armies all over the world coming to end the Catholic Church, it’s a threat not even the Pope’s bodyguards could handle.

But it’s not just about Vatican City. With the Church all over the world in peril, things are not as clear cut for Pope Pius XIII as one might think.

With the forces of darkness closing in, Pius, Sean, and the people they love must make a decision that will affect the lives of billions, and threaten all they hold dear. Do they leave the Vatican to their enemies, or stay, and face certain death?

Once more, this epic conclusion to The Pius Trilogy continues to mix real history with wholehearted adventure. With everything on the line, and no good outcome, the Pope and his champions must decide to either cut and run, or to make a final stand.



Farewell Hokusen Maru: A Journey from Farmboy to POW

by CHRIS GREGORY

Farewell Hokusen Maru is a tale of the historical fiction genre. Robbie, Robert R. Oakes, Jr., has a difficult childhood as he loses his father and grandfather by the time he turns ten-years-of-age. But those tragedies and numerous other difficult experiences forged the character that helped Robbie survive his tortuous times during World War II, at least until he met his final voyage aboard the Hellship known as Hokusen Maru.



Day of the Crow: First Chapter

by Jasmine Scott

Ever since the Second Revolution the world changed, America now in ruins and divided into a multitude of factions, the rest of the world having been formed into a giant cabal. After a nuclear exchange between two major factions, a bloody civil war rages during what has been called the Forever Winter. Conspiracies abound of the cause of the exchange and whether Russia or the newly created Ten Unified Kingdoms of the New World were involved. And with both the New World and the strongest warring faction, the American Empire, setting their sights on Denver, questions have been raised about the destroyed city’s importance. What is within the smoldering rubble that places Denver on the map?
A tiny mountain town called Ward now finds itself on the warfront, the dividing line between the American Empire and its adversary, the Constitutional Republic of America, not even a stone’s throw away. Home to a massive refugee camp, including three ex-revolutionaries, the town struggles to survive the harsh weather, food scarce and tempers short.
While out hunting with a small posse Joshua Ford, one such ex-revolutionary, soon encounters bandits with ties to a separated Imperial company staked out south of Ward. When a truck careens off the mountainside, the company takes interest in the town, its tyrannical leader assuming a CRA presence and seeking glory in battle. While the odds climb with each encounter, Josh soon finds himself struggling with his own fear of failure and of what he might become in this never-ending conflict.



The Japanese Observer

by M F Smith

Trinity: July 1945, the top secret atomic bomb test in the New Mexico desert. What if there had been an official Japanese observer at Trinity? Would the Japanese have surrendered? Would the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have been necessary? The Japanese Observer explores this serious and plausible theme.

Operation Birdcage: September 1945, US Army counter intelligence officers pursue a Japanese scientist through defeated Japan and war-torn China. The officers are:

Major Earl O’Brien: hard drinking cynic or nostalgic idealist searching for a lost son?

Special Agent Ken Okamoto: zealous Japanese-American patriot or self-serving cultural schizophrenic?

Lieutenant John Dietz: naive pawn or idealistic young warrior?

They are ordered to capture or to eliminate:

Professor Yoshibei Tagosaka: dangerous war criminal or victim of an intricate conspiracy?

Tagosaka is held by a rogue unit of Japanese Army secret police, Kempei-Tai. They offer him in exchange for surrender concessions from the American government. They meet the American officers and take O’Brien and Dietz hostage.

Is Birdcage a legitimate mission or is it a cover for a more sinister operation? What does Tagosaka know that makes him so dangerous to the Americans? Who murders Tagosaka’s family? Why are the Russians interested in the mission? How advanced was Japanese atomic weapons research? These questions are answered in a violent four-way battle which leaves the idealistic Dietz the only survivor. Then, Dietz must fight against his own country for his honour and his life.

The Japanese Observer is based on careful historical research about the immediate post-WWII period. Original photographs, documents and information about conditions in China and Japan in late 1945 were obtained by the author from officers who served in these theatres. This contemporaneous material, some of it unique, lends a strong air of authenticity to the background of The Japanese Observer.



Day of the Crow: Sixth Chapter

by Jasmine Scott

After a nuclear exchange between the American Empire and the Constitutional Republic, the Forever Winter continues its unrelenting reign. A bloody civil war rages on with no end in sight, the city of Denver the apple of both factions’ eyes and festering with roving gangs, one of the most dangerous being the Scarecrow Army.
Home to a vast refugee camp, the peaceful mountain town of Ward soon finds itself as a destination for those weary of combat. With nearby Boulder now consumed in the madness, a team made up of men from differing sides is sent in to rescue a group held captive by the Scarecrow Army. With heavy fighting against such a relentless enemy ahead and high probability of losses, Lieutenant Yates must make peace with fellow soldiers whom he had betrayed; all the while the leadership of Corporal Truex is pushed to the breaking point.



Day of the Crow: Fifth Chapter

by Jasmine Scott

Things prove harsh during the so-called Forever Winter after a nuclear exchange between two factions, the town of Ward swamped with refugees from the ensuing civil war. With the American Empire and the Constitutional Republic fighting for control over Denver, the New World watching from the sidelines, the surrounding areas have suffered greatly, paving the way for dangerous gangs and rebel factions.
The largest faction, the Scarecrow Army, have just proven how much of a threat they are, hitting Josh and his friends with untold ferocity. Outnumbered and injured, the group is captured; Josh, Taavo, and Yates escaping from the rebels’ clutches. With thoughts of despair, Toho is given a chance at freedom for the remainder of the group in exchange for the deaths of two of his comrades. The tough decision lingers over him as one man faces the possibility of an agonizing end, infection and torture at their doorsteps, and Ward nothing but a fond memory.



Day of the Crow: Fourth Chapter

by Jasmine Scott

After a nuclear exchange between the American Empire and the Constitutional Republic, the two factions continue their feud into a seemingly endless war on the ground, the city of Denver their focus. Only a few know the reason for the war torn city’s importance, including the giant cabal called the Ten Unified Kingdoms of the New World. A tiny town out west soon finds itself involved in the bloody civil war, overrun with refugees and casualties from opposing sides, food scarce and tempers flaring. In an attempt to feed the hungry, a small group led by Ricky Ford head south to Nederland where they unfortunately encounter a CRA convoy commanded by the notorious Sergeant Barrett.
The group is drafted and sent into Denver, prompting Josh and his comrades to go after them. Things become more complicated, the infamous Lieutenant Yates joining the pursuit. They soon find the journey to be a most difficult test of their will once they enter Boulder, quickly finding an enemy far more powerful than they had imagined.



Day of the Crow: Third Chapter

by Jasmine Scott

After a nuclear exchange between the American Empire and the Constitutional Republic of America, the two factions continue their feud into a bloody civil war, their focus on the war torn city of Denver. The Mile High City holds a secret powerful and mysterious enough to draw their attention and the attention of the giant cabal called the Ten Unified Kingdoms of the New World, all three factions willing to risk it all. A peaceful mountain town in the west soon finds itself in the middle of this struggle, now hosting a CRA convoy as well as a vast refugee camp. With far more mouths to feed and the town besieged by recent attacks, food is almost nonexistent, calling for desperate measures.
Ricky Ford decides to trek south to Nederland where vast stores of livestock collected by an AE company is said to exist, leaving his brother Josh in Ward. Meanwhile an Imperial A-10 Warthog is shot down, prompting a search for the crashed aircraft and its pilot by a civilian faction and an occupying CRA convoy in Nederland, both hoping to replenish their livestock. With neither side fully trusting each other, things quickly begin to fall apart, Ricky soon walking right into a very unfriendly town. And here in Nederland destiny had a habit of showing itself, as Ricky and his three comrades quickly find out.



Tales of War

by Lord Dunsany

“The bullets were snapping over thick to keep them down while the Boche went on, on the right: machine guns, of course. The barrage was screaming well over and dropping far back, and their wire was still all right just in front of them, when they put up a head to look. There was the left platoon of the battalion. One doesn’t bother, somehow, so much about another battalion as one’s own. One’s own gets sort of homely. And there they were wondering how their own officer was getting on, and the few fellows with them, on his defensive flank. The bombs were going off thick. All the Daleswood men were firing half right. It sounded from the noise as if it couldn’t last long, as if it would soon be decisive, and the battle be won, or lost, just there on the right, and perhaps the war ended. They didn’t notice the left. Nothing to speak of.
“Then a runner came from the left. â??Hullo!’ they said, â??How are things over there?’
“â??The Boche is through,’ he said. â??Where’s the officer?’ â??Through!’ they said. It didn’t seem possible. However did he do that? they thought. And the runner went on to the right to look for the officer…



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