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The US military is in a panic when drones are unexplainably seized mid-mission. Unable to get direct information the military contacts the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). Adam Dekker, their special operator, is sent to discover the source of this strange attack.
Dekker recognizes signs of his old enemy, Abaddon, he defeated in Germany. He finds that the spirit of Abaddon is still in the world and has found a new host in an Egyptian mystic, Kamenwati.
Dekker and his new partner, British SIS agent Hannah Ahmed, must follow slim leads to find Kamenwati, the man Dekker believes is the source of the drone seizures. Through a series of trials and escapes, Dekker and Hannah find a mutual attraction that surprises them both.
Dekker and Hannah follow a trail of clues from Egypt to Ft. Bragg in North Carolina, central command for US drone operations. Kamenwati is there as well and in an effort to protect his plan pitting West against East, he fabricates a supernatural Merlin Box to entrap Dekker.
Dekker’s friends must search for a way to penetrate the Merlin Box and free him before Kamenwati’s scheme is realized. There is only one problem: the Merlin Box and its captive are invisible.
The tension grows as Dekker becomes less likely to escape the Merlin Box, and Kamenwati’s plan to plunge the world into war approaches a frightening reality.
This is a book about relationships between mothers and their adult children. Most mothers are women, but fathers as well as anyone else may also fulfill the role of "mother". The book includes theoretical ideas, but is filled with examples from actual clinical cases to clarify meanings. It is a book for everyone who has a mother or is a mother. It is for both men and women. Teenagers may find it a helpful tool to better understand themselves and their parents.
This is a very personal book. I have experienced mother blame in my own life as well as identified problems I had with my own mother. My own emotional pain launched me on the odyssey of writing this book. I developed a pilot study to find out if others felt as I did. I discovered that Mother Bashing or blaming is part of our culture in the U.S.. Society is also guilty of unfairly blaming mothers for problems their children may have. I discovered there is a lot of emotional pain in relationships between parents and children.
The book defines mother bashing, explains what a good mother really is, the reasons society has blamed mothers and whether that blame was warranted. It examines reasons for blame and focuses as well on conditions in our world today that can cause harm to developing children as well as cause conflict between mothers and children. Single Parenting, Child abuse, Social Change, Memory and, The Technological Revolution are addressed.
The last sections of the book recognize the profound need in the world for mothering at many levels, beginning with our own children and expanding this "mothering" to the world. It considers mothers who may feel they deserve to be blamed.
The last chapter provides concrete suggestions to help readers deal with their anger and learn to forgive if they choose. This book is not written to vindicate mothers or to blame them. Blame already exists. It is not a book about how to be a good parent, but it provides good parenting advice. It is a book that sheds a different light on mothering and parenting today and provides information about how to cope with discord in cross generational relationships. It challenges mothers, fathers, and their children to evaluate themselves as they read.
I developed a questionnaire to find out more of what others are experiencing. It can be taken on my website. I will use your feedback as data to more fully explore the problems identified in this book and post the results on my website.
When nobody loves you, you have nothing to lose.
Lily Masters is not getting involved with any fake job scheme covering a sex trafficking operation supposedly cooked up by her stepbrother, prison guard Art Townsend. Hoping to get help at a friend’s place deep in the woods of northern Wisconsin before a blizzard, Lily loses her way. At first, she doesn’t realize how fortunate she is to be found by Cam Taylor, a poetry-spouting former lit professor. Cam has his own reasons to hide while writing a biography of his Civil Rights activist grandparents and accidentally stirs up a cold case murder involving a potential Supreme Court judge. When trouble follows, either of them is the likely target.
Beneath every story is layer upon layer of trust and lies. Who can they believe when things go from surreal to devastating?
When the most famous private investigator in the Roman Empire was asked by the acting governor of Judea to accomplish an assignment, the Tracker---as all such private investigators of the time were called---liked neither the assignment nor the man who made it.
For one thing, the poor shepherdess who saved his life and nursed him back to health, awaited him. Although he was immensely wealthy and his background that of the highest social class, he was going to ask her to marry him. Would she accept? She hated wealthy people. She just didn't know he was wealthy.
But this assignment stood in the way. It didn't help that the Zealot rebels thought he was working for Rome to defeat them. They wanted him dead. He believed that completion of the assignment would also mean death, so that the matter would remain secret.
The book weaves through the Roman machinations with the help both of the provinces most beautiful and popular prostitute, and of the Zealots who want him dead, and some biblical figures familiar to biblical scholars.
Though the story is set in the city that became Jesus's home after leaving Nazareth, it takes place before his move to that city and he does not appear in the novel.
“Who are you, Mr. Amonti?”
That was one of the questions the police detective asked Nick when he interrupted their business lunch. The detective wasn’t amused with Nick’s flippant answer.
After the incident at the charity banquet, the business trip to Cauldwell, and the weekend in Atlanta, Danielle was sure of three things. Nick Amonti was The Mostest Man she had ever met: She was totally in love with him: And, she had no idea who Nick Amonti really was.
After overhearing a conversation in the company breakroom, Danielle was determined to find out. But she had to wonder if a relationship with this man would be a fairy tale come true, or a frightful nightmare? Is Danielle prepared for the answer? Is she capable of dealing with truth? Will Danielle still believe that Nick is The Mostest Man she has ever met? And is she willing to gamble with losing herself for the rest of her life to find out?
As Danielle stared into the eyes of that beautiful, elegant woman on the television screen, a woman who in another time could have been her, she searched for the answer.
In a world created by song, where everything should be perfect, evil stalks the land.
Mankind has drifted away from the Weavers Song, ushering in the Time of Unraveling. A time when evil is revealed in multiple forms, when creation itself is threatened.
A King is under a curse, Goblins lay siege to an isolated abbey, Dragons rise from ancient sleep, and men seduced by evil become monsters.
The few that hold true to the Song, are being hunted, pursued by an evil that grows in strength. An evil that will pursue them to the end.
Like sparks from a fire, the few shine against the dark of the night. But sparks die away quickly, and are soon forgotten.
Can they stand against the darkest of all nights?
A young Brooklyn mafioso takes it on the lam when his partner steals the mob boss' money. This story grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go until the last page!
FRANKIE FIORE, son of a Brooklyn shoemaker is recruited by JIMMY "The Nose" PROVITERA, a local mob boss of a New York mafia crime family. Jimmy assigns Biff Rollo a hard-nosed mob veteran the job of teaching an eager Frankie the ropes.
Frankie takes to his underhanded tasks like a bee to honey, which pleases Jimmy to no end.
To further his underworld career, Jimmy teams Frankie with Anthony Grace, another aspiring young hood, together they work very effectively as collections enforcers to the satisfaction of their boss, Jimmy.
Things change drastically when Frankie decides to play hooky from work and go to a Yankee-Red Sox playoff game with his brother Ray, when he should have been doing collections with Anthony.
Anthony, all alone with the collection money in his greedy hands, decides to play the ponies, where he loses a whopping ninety-seven grand. Needless to say, when Jimmy finds out, he is seething. The boys are in deep doo doo, especially Frankie for making the dumb decision to go to a ballgame instead of doing his job with Anthony.
Frankie tells his father LOUIE what happened. Louie advises his son to leave town. In the meantime Jimmy tries to find Frankie and settle the score. Frustrated at not being able to catch up with him, Jimmy takes it out on his longtime friend Louie, who is brutally beaten by his thugs.
Frankie, who is on the lam, ends up in a small town in North Carolina where he meets and falls for Peggy, a single mom who works in a diner. Peggy has been reluctantly involved with Carl, her abusive ex-boyfriend. She wants to end the relationship with Carl, but he persists in taunting her and during a heated argument, he beats her up.
When Frankie hears about Carl's indiscretion, he tracks him down to his motel room, where he works him over with a tire iron. Carl, seeking to avenge the beating, slips into Frankie's rented cottage, where he uncovers a newspaper clipping that reveals that the mob is looking for Frankie. Carl makes his way to Jimmy the Nose in Brooklyn where he tells him that Frankie is hiding out in Dunnville, North Carolina.
Jimmy summons Biff and instructs him to make the hit and take out Frankie. Biff turns down the job. A chagrined but determined Jimmy then calls on two of his trusted goons SONNY and MAX to do the deed.
When Max and Sonny arrive in Dunnville, they search for and find Peggy
and her young daughter JANA and take them as hostages.
Unbeknownst to them, Biff is also in Dunnville to warn Frankie and to help him.
What transpires is a wild shootout at Angie's house where Frankie and
Tullio emerge victorious.
Back in New York, Frankie and Biff appear in court as star witnesses to implicate Jimmy The Nose.
Frankie comes clean and because of his cooperation as a witness, he is given a light sentence. Upon his release he returns to Dunnville where he reunites with Angie.
How do you re-create yourself after living a lifetime of success as a pampered senior executive barreling to the top with blinders seeing only 'up'? Fancy Lady has no idea when she buys a ranch in the Santa Isabella Valley, home to wineries, cowboys and movie stars. Her journey leads her to sift through memories of lost loves, joys and sorrows, and forgotten dreams, while she learns to cope with the realities of life, blinders off. It's Fancy's time to get out of the chute.
BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS
My name is Cassidy Connor and my parents hate me. Well, they can go to hell. After yet another fight with my manipulative lawyer father and bible thumping mother, I disappear onto Hollywood Blvd among the other street kids. Or so I thought. The cops pick me up for a BS crime I didn’t commit, and Dad announces the only way I can avoid charges is to voluntarily admit myself into Oak Dale, a psych ward for crazy teens. I don’t belong there — my parents are the real nutjobs —but it’s not like I have a choice.
At Oak Dale, everyone is going on about the kid who just killed himself trying to escape. How could they dump me in a place like this? I’m thrown in with my anorexic roommate, Erin; foster care system victim, Gina; and pyromaniac Tony. Guess he likes to light ‘em up. All of us are unwanted baggage, here against our will.
I quickly learn only the strong survive Oak Dale — and some of us won’t make it out alive.