When the phone rings long after midnight, it spells trouble of the lethal kind for Dallas private eye Ed Earl Burch in a gritty and relentless hard-boiled thriller that races from the gleaming towers of Houston to the decadent charms of New Orleans and the stark desert mountains of the Texas Big Bend country and northern Mexico.
Burch is a cashiered homicide detective with bad knees, a wounded liver and an empty bank account. He’s been hired to protect an old flame after the disappearance of her husband, a high-flying Houston financier who ripped off his clients, including some deeply unsavory gentlemen from New Orleans.
It’s a simple job that goes wrong fast, plunging Burch into a ruthless contest where nothing and nobody can be trusted. Money and sex tempt him to break his own rules—twin temptations served up by the old flame, a rangy strawberry blonde with a violent temper and a terminal knack for larceny and betrayal.
Those New Orleans gentlemen give the game a more murderous edge by sending two hitmen to reclaim their stolen goods and kill anybody involved in the score.
Burch also faces an old adversary, Houston homicide detective Cider Jones, a mystic with Comanche blood who blames Burch for his partner’s death and wouldn’t mind seeing him wind up dead.
When his best friend gets murdered in Dallas by hired muscle, Burch blames himself and grimly sets out for vengeance that also delivers a bloody form of redemption.
The action is as remorseless and unpredictable as a runaway cement truck, leading to a lonely white chapel in an abandoned mining town on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande.
Jim Nesbitt is the author of three award-winning, hard-boiled crime thrillers featuring battered but relentless Dallas PI Ed Earl Burch — THE LAST SECOND CHANCE, THE RIGHT WRONG NUMBER and THE BEST LOUSY CHOICE. THE RIGHT WRONG NUMBER was chosen as a 2018 Top Pick by Underground Book Reviews. THE BEST LOUSY CHOICE won a gold medal for best crime fiction in the 2020 Independent Press Awards and a bronze medal in the best mystery/thriller e-book category of the Independent Publisher Book Awards.
Kerry Vance is a legend. He was a leather-lunged, Grammy-nominated, heavy metal madman. When he dies under mysterious circumstances at the beginning of his latest European tour, his fans are crushed. It appears to be just another rock-n-roll tragedy, another talented musician done in by excess. But, to his friends and family, something is amiss.
As they search for answers, a mysterious woman from Kerry’s past comes to them and tells them that Kerry’s death was no accident and, if things are to be set right, they’ll have to be willing to put everything on the line.
When Honolulu’s flamboyant and quirky attorney, Pancho McMartin, agrees to step out of his normal role as a criminal defense lawyer, he thinks it will be a challenging but welcome change from his daily dose of criminal clients. His old friend and father-figure, Manny Delacruz, has beseeched Pancho to handle a medical malpractice claim against the physicians who botched what should have been a routine surgery, but which resulted in Manny’s beloved wife being in a permanent vegetative state. The case looks good, the damages enormous, but when Manny is arrested for the murder of one of the doctors, Pancho finds himself back in his old role. If Manny is convicted, it means he won’t be able to be at his wife’s bedside to hold her hand, caress her face, and read his poems to her. He will have lost his reason to live. The pressure on Pancho is enormous. While he and his team try to make sense out of one of the most sinister and complicated murder schemes he’s ever seen, the medical malpractice case chugs forward, in jeopardy of being worthless should Manny be convicted.
When Jacob T. Anderson, USAF Combat Security Police, arrived in country they were in a 25 day countdown to another North Korean war, but when he arrived at Rebel Station, his new assignment what he found made him questions his odds of survival. There was the incompetent Captain Shawn Beckman, and there were men who were completely unprepared. But there was another problem brewing and that was with a North Korean Special Operations team.
Facing down a bully
“Homesteader: Finding Sharon”
Hank James and riding partner Harry Gilmore ride the rails east to look for the woman Hank thought would be his mate for life. They unload their horses and gear at Canmore and immediately make an enemy.
Riding on into Calgary they find Sharon but Hank is suddenly not sure if she is who he thought she was. He does decide to stay around long enough to see if she is or isn’t.
If they are staying around for awhile anyway Hank and Harry become homesteaders. When they met Portis Martin east of Canmore he did not think they showed him proper respect but as homesteaders they became threatening enemies.
Hank and Harry’s new enemy is manager of a very big cattle ranch. He has the money, the livestock and the manpower. He does not have time for saddle tramps. He also doesn’t have a conscience that will interfere with getting them out of the way by any means possible – including attacking this woman that seems to interest them.
Made in the Image of God is a book that provides key concepts for understanding the nature and personhood of God and mankind, while providing deeper insights into how we as human beings relate to God physically, emotionally and spiritually in a metaphysical way, both now and in the future.
Within this study, there are discussions on such topics as The Nature of God, The Nature of Mankind, The Trinity, and Jesus Christ as God and Man, while providing concepts that will help open the door to understanding God’s revelation concerning himself, as revealed through the Scriptures. One reader commented: “After fifty years of being a Christian and doing lots of Bible study, this book gave me the clearest understanding of the Trinity and their interaction with me.”
Made in the Image of God is good resource material for supplementing studies in Bible, Theology, Apologetics, Anthropology, Metaphysics or Philosophy of Religion.
The Wonder of You: What the Near-Death Experience Tells You about Yourself is not about death. After researching 2500 NDEs for Dr. Jeffery Long, from NDERF, it was such a thrill for me to find the deeper hidden messages coming back from the beyond that I had to write about it. The original book got such rave reviews that I was asked by John Hunt Publishing to allow them to publish a second edition. This edition of The Wonder of You certainly does have information on the death experience, but it also goes much deeper to learn of our reality. This book answers the questions that have been asked by humans for eternity. What is life all about? Why am I here? What am I supposed to do? And, what is my reality?
Free will? God’s will?
In the winter of 2011, Fred Woody Jr. deplanes in Dulles Airport in Washington, DC. He hungers for fame and fortune by winning a multi-million-dollar Texas Hold ‘Em Poker tournament.
Over the next three days, no obstacle will get in his way, or so he believes. Mishaps soon occur. Fred relives his personal misdeeds and pushes through many road bumps on his journey to the Atlantic City casino. Along the way, he meets several folks—some good, some bad, and some in-between. The choices he makes—both good and bad—define his every step.
Travel through the confines of Fred’s mind. See the world through his eyes. Share his experiences and learn from them.
You won’t find jingle bells or singing reindeer in this unique Christmas story, but you will discover a heart or two on the river.
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The Queen has arisen in all her power. Mighty armies march at her command. Dwarves and Elves, Men and Orcs, Giants and Spiders march upon the stronghold of the Adjudicars. The fate of Umbeqjaralii will be decided before the gates of Shalal’m Caer.
Will the Queen savor the sweet taste of Victory or the bitter despair of Defeat?
Will Tony ever go home?
I Conquered, the final book of Gilraën and the Prophecy, is GameLit epic fantasy in which the heroine bravely faces doom in a medieval world filled with Elves and Dwarves, Sorcerers and monsters set amidst a great civil war and wrapped in a romance of forbidden love.
To call these “end times” is hardly hyperbolic. We are in trouble and the signs are everywhere: extreme political divisions; xenophobic violence; enormous wealth inequity; poverty and homelessness; racism, sexism, and ageism; arms buildups and unending wars; and, most critical of all, the terrifying reality of manmade global warming. We are the cause of these dark times. Driven by left-brain beliefs, illusions and obsessions, humanity races headlong toward the collapse of civilization. Fortunately, the solution to these mounting crises also lies in the human psyche, arising from a most surprising source: the right-brain’s natural mystical consciousness. Our survival depends on whether we grasp and resolve this paradox in time.
“John Robinson lights a fire to our hearts, minds and souls and offers deep medicine for our struggling times, times he is unafraid to recognize as an “approaching apocalypse.” John has his feet squarely on the ground and his heart, soul and spirit soaring.”
To learn more about John, visit his website at http://www.johnrobinson.org.
This is a story that centers around the changing of our society in the post 9/11 era, a change that is real but denied for the most part by the government and the press. It illustrates and brings to life, through a group of fictional characters that you may recognize, an undercurrent of disappointment and at times outright hate of certain segments of our society. The storyline plays out mostly in the heartland of this country around everyday folks like you and I. The plot centers around the FBI trying to solve hate crimes against the Muslim community featuring the lead character, Jonathan Blake. Blake is a man of questionable morals, and he is brought out of retirement to lead a team of former and current FBI and CIA agents in this pursuit. This all plays out in the Pacific Northwest against a backdrop of patriotic White Supremacist groups. It is full of action and intrigue and develops an interesting ending that has you begging for more.
Whether you realize it or not, there’s a story that governs your relationship. Most of us have unconscious patterns, stories, myths, and programs that we believe about ourselves and others, and these beliefs shape our behavior and how we function in our relationships.
You have a dominant power archetype, as does your partner. That archetype determines how you react in times of need, and being overwhelmed, stressed, and afraid. Your power archetype has both balanced and shadow aspects.
Identifying and understanding your archetype will help you see the stories at play in your relationship, along with how you and your partner interact with those stories. It will also help you uncover your shadow aspects and see how they influence your relationships when you feel you are losing power.
Knowing and understanding power archetypes will help you stop struggling to take power from others and realize that you can instead gain power—and have healthier relationships—by making conscious choices.
By absorbing and practicing the lessons in this book you will:
- Be encouraged to take full responsibility for your behavior, thoughts, feelings, actions, and reactions
- Be supported in digging deeper and understanding what is really going on when you compete for power with your partner
- Understand the power dynamics happening between you and your partner and why these competitions for power occur
- Move from unconscious to conscious behavior when you are triggered in your relationship
- Reduce power struggles and conflict in your relationship
- Strengthen a loving bond between you and your partner
- Understand what you need from your partner to feel safe and secure in your relationship
- Find yourself able to communicate your needs effectively and appropriately
- Encourage growth and compassion in your relationship
- Feel supported in opening your heart to your partner, and feeling and connecting with your partner
- Learn how to shed light on the shadow aspects of your power archetypes
- Move from fear to love in your self, your life, and in your relationship
In the futuristic world of 2050 where sky vehicles, space buses and colonies on the moon exist, two super powers are emerging. New Germany’s mechanized army is rolling across the ex-soviet states conquering all they oppose. The United States has extended its southern border to Columbia after a bitter war with Mexico to become the other super power. Kirby Sloan, an ex-Houston Police officer turned private investigator, is looking into the disappearance of the parents of Gayle Evans. Her father, Stanley Whitaker, is the creator of the Sentinel Security Systems used by the US military to protect its defense systems and by private industry to protect corporate networks, power grids, sky and air traffic control and other vital infrastructures. Sloan finds himself in the middle of an international conflict between the US and New Germany when this seemingly ordinary case suddenly goes terribly wrong.
The Hook Up was written for anyone who has ever wondered what’s next for them. It is designed to help all entrepreneurs, community organizers, business owners & all who desire more out of life. The Hook Up will provide the tools necessary to make decisions of your life go smoothly!!!This guide offers inspiration and insights that will help you take your idea and turn it into a solid plan. Even if you don’t know what you want to do yet, the information and tips in this book offer plenty of ideas to help you build a solid foundation to your dream.Regardless of whether you are a young adult or a mature adult in transition. If you desire more out of life, this book is for you. This book offers insights, tips, and actionable plans to make your dreams a reality.Click “Buy Now” to read The Hook Up today!
A bookstore across from Boston Common operated by a lovable rare book dealer and his wife becomes the acquisition target of a violent South American drug cartel with a new, high tech smuggling process.
George Saunders married Elizabeth Stratton and The Bookseller, a bookstore, coffee parlor and residence across from Boston Common which was a wedding present from her father thirty years before the story begins.
Frank Richter, Funeral Director, former high school basketball star and Best Man is reunited with his best friends by a rare book. Frank spends a week with George and Elizabeth on their sailboat and comes to the realization that the joys of life have been slipping away, unnoticed.
John Stoner, lead man for one of the largest construction companies in the country is in Freetown, MA where a woods is to be cleared to make way for a mall. The crumbling old house within the woods has been the source of local legends for hundreds of years.
Carlos Ramirez, drug lord, child molester, murderer – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg…
This is one of the boldest books in modern history. Prof. Robert Stewart challenges the very foundations of science and all of the major religions of the Earth. Whether you are religious or not, you will most certainly re-evaluate everything that you have learned since childhood. This book is a brutally honest masterpiece that will be debated for decades to come, and make Prof. Stewart one of the most controversial clergymen in the world.
WHAT WOULD YOUR LIFE LOOK LIKE IF YOU DARED TO FOLLOW THE WHISPERS OF YOUR HEART? ‘Seagulls on the Ganges’ is a timeless love story about healing and the forces that surround us to make healing possible when we follow the whispers of our heart. It reminds us that people come into our life for a reason, a season and a lifetime and the size of our journey is in allowing them in and knowing when to let them go …
Tony Richardson, a world champion video gamer, volunteers to beta test a ‘new, fully immersive experience.’ Instead, he finds he has been transported to an alien world. He is in the court of Prince William. And, he is in the body of a beautiful Elf who is the image of the Prince’s martyred wife. What Tony doesn’t know is that he is a pawn in game for control of Jaralii.
But, a pawn may become a queen.
And a Queen can play her own game.
If you’re looking for GameLit in which the hero of an epic fantasy bravely faces doom in a medieval world filled with Elves and Dwarves, Sorcerers and monsters set amidst a great civil war and wrapped in a romance of forbidden love, this is the book for you.
Artificial intelligence has become a part of everyday life, the World is a technological Utopia. A Utopia that would crumble if the truth were known. A deadly virus is festering, one that will tip this World out of its balance and bring about the end of all life. Though death is inching closer each day, all is not lost. Some are aware of this terrible fate, and they now look for a savior, but time is short. They will not wait and pray for a savior from above. No, they will make one and it will be called: Legion.
It is a momentous day for Ensign William Bates. A day for which he had worked hard. He is the Top Graduate of the Gladian Naval Academy, and bound to be groomed for admiralty, like his father, and his father before him. Nothing could dampen his day… Except, his meteoric career path is sabotaged, when he finds himself assigned to the derelict Corvette class vessel Skolgnor. An old ship and a strange ship, with an even stranger Commander – the enigmatic Captain Alek Groven. A man whose lowly station as a Corvette Commander belies his knowledge of warfare and stunning strategic acumen. In a confrontation between himself and his captain, William will learn his path. The past will come to light, and an enemy from within will surface, and with it… begins the Last Battle of the Skolgnor.
“A powerful message of encouragement to those on a path of personal growth”- Mahmud Nestman, Counsellor M.Ed, RCC,HT
Through her observations of Nature, and gathering life teachings from many cultures, Luannah made the shift from victim to victor. She enlightens the reader to explore the Power of Nature as a resource of wisdom and truth, as ally and healer, awakening us to our own innate resilience and capacity to re-create ourselves.
Luannah offers deep insights and tools of perception in how we can restore harmony and balance in our lives after trauma. This book has the power & potential to change lives in beautiful and enriching ways.
“Luannah Victoria Arana has penned a Heroine’s Journey of adventures, trauma and profound healing. May all find this book deeply inspiring in their personal journey to wholeness.” -Mare Cromwell, Author The Great Mother Bible & Messages From Mother Earth
Three mismatched suburban couples, Steve and Katie, Marty and Erin, and Scarlett and C. Thomas, have been neighbors and friends for years. During a pummeling Connecticut Nor’Easter, the members of the bored triptych engage in a friendly game of Texas Hold’em in front of a fire and over more than a few bottles of Merlot. The impromptu get-together eventually leads to the institution of alcohol-driven, bi-weekly poker nights.
One evening on a lark, someone suggests an alternate payout – instead of pocket change, the winner may choose a player (other than his or her spouse) with whom to spend the night. The proposition takes shape, but complications arise as these things will.
All too quickly, friendships are strained and relationships begin to crumble. Lies are told, truths are exposed, and feelings are hurt. In the end, can anyone bear the weight of this wanton self-indulgence? They are six fully consenting adults, and after all, it’s only a game. Or is it?
The path to a fulfilling new career is a journey of many steps. Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work has been written to serve as a helpful guide and companion on every step of that journey. Champion Your Career is unusual in that it combines career counseling with career coaching. By asking the appropriate questions, Champion Your Career gives you not only the theory behind choosing a career that’s right for you, but offers practical exercises, resources, and powerful questions so you can then become your own career champion. The books that are on the market now offer career choice theory with self assessment exercises, but without the coaching structure and support that moves readers to active decision making within the process of championing their careers. Champion Your Career provides you with theory, exercises and coaching to support you on the path to finding both the right career and the job that’s perfect for you.
A gentle and useful manual for nervous job seekers.
Trilogy is an exciting experience into the diverse blending of poetry, prose, and thoughts. It raises one’s level of consciousness to that of enjoyment and instills a peaceful quality of mind for relaxation. Enjoy this masterpiece at your favorite place, with an excellent drink, as your mind explodes with the fascination of Trilogy. The wonderful experience of Trilogy shows how a family working together is able to blend and intertwine their collective ideas and thoughts. Such diversity has produced this exceptional work of inspirational poetry for the mind and body that is soothing to the soul. The passing of Joseph”s mother was a motivation for Trilogy. His healing from her loss was to write. He wrote during every spare moment. The spark ignited the passion within Sheila and Jonathan, and they followed his lead. As a result, this fascinating masterpiece is in your hands. Enjoy your reading and recitals as you experience the sensational journey of Trilogy!