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The Green Vial, the crackling new techno-thriller from Nicholas Orsini, is about a dedicated and highly professional government scientist who gets drawn into a terrorist plot. It all starts with a deadly earthquake in the Iranian desert. Dr. Roger Rogers, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, and his attractive graduate assistant, Teresa Marchetti, team up to lead an on-site investigation to gather scientific data from the region for their research studies. In Iran, the two meet their Iranian counterparts and Bjorn Arnarson, a Norwegian science attaché. All goes well until they are forced to make an emergency landing in a restricted biological-weapons development area and are taken into custody. While in confinement, a disillusioned member of an underground faction tells Rogers about the plot and attempt to extort millions of dollars from the U.S. government under threat of dumping anthrax bacterium into the water supplies of several major cities. With literally millions of lives at stake, Dr. Rogers finds himself confronting unimaginable challenges. What follows a dramatic escape via the Afghani border, a detour to Norway (where additional threads in the case are unraveled), and, ultimately, the involvement of the Defense Intelligence Agency and the U.S. President himself reveals Orsini as a master of suspense a worthy and welcome heir to the tradition that includes Patricia Highsmith, Graham Greene, and John le Carre.
A graduate of Colgate University, NICHOLAS ORSINI grew up in South Glens Falls, New York. He served in the Air Force for twenty-four years, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His work on the Vela Uniform program, detecting underground nuclear explosions and differentiating them from earthquakes, took him to countries in Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East, the South Pacific, and Antarctica. He was a Chief of the Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory and managed a program to build and install seismic stations in Africa and South America. As a licensed private pilot, he managed to log over 800 hours of flying time; he has also traveled more than 70,000 miles on six different motorcycles.$13.78
A woman is found floating on a rubber raft at sea, beaten half to death and comatose. She awakens from her coma with no recollection of who she is and what had happened to her. But after marrying the lawyer who was made to be her legal guardian, she begins to have flashbacks of her past.
Suddenly, two men appeared; both are claiming to be her CIA partner. And both of them are claiming that the other is a Russian agent trying to discover where she hid something of high importance.
Who is she going to believe?$2.99–$14.40
“Ms. Callahan offers a delightful and surprising story blend of history and fantasy set both long, long ago and also not quite so far away. Be sure to find a comfy chair before settling in with Cassie and Micah. Once you open the book, you won’t want to leave till it’s finished.”
– Sandra Byrd, author of the best-selling Secret Sisters series.
A misfit. An unlikely friend. A journey through a reality shattered by the tragedies of WWII. A discovery of a world beyond the pain of her own with the power to come out of the shadows and into a role that is hers alone. A battle between two worlds – will it always be one or the other_ Poverty or royalty; weakness or bravery; who she is or who she wants to be? Can this Misfit, united with another, find a way for their dreams to become reality? Or will their dreams remain just that…a figment of their imagination?
About the author:
KARRIS CALLAHAN a young adult author and mentor who helps misfits embrace their differences and find their unique identity. Ever since she was young Karris has never been satisfied with the ordinary, leading her on many adventures in the process of pursuing studies and exploring her interests. She refuses to settle for anything less then to dream big dreams and is happiest while using her creativity to tell stories of all shape, size and form. Her deepest desire is to help others find their own voice and story in the midst of a world that has silenced many.$2.99–$16.99
Beneath the finished work of a painting lies the brush strokes of life – seemingly random splashes of color dashed against a white backdrop. Therein lies the life of a young woman and her new-found friend in the woods. Both escaping for vastly different reasons. As Charlotte’s life is brought forth onto the canvas, Royal steps into the scene mesmerized and challenged by Charlotte’s quiet manner and is haunted by her memory. All of which seem to be captured upon the canvas of the Painter – a mysterious man who appears in the most unlikely places. He ultimately captures their spirit upon his final masterpiece of the Hammer and the Anvil.
Elizabeth was born in Calgary Alberta and grew up on the plains of Montana. She now resides in Spokane WA with her husband, two daughters and their Jack Russell. As a graduate of Montana State University-Bozeman in accounting, she works at her husband’s CPA firm. When not writing, she participates in Brazilian jiu-jitsu with her daughters.$16.99–$37.25
Coming to terms with the worse possible circumstances of life is a slow, painful and terrifying process.
A woman is viscously beaten and left for dead. Waking up in a hospital a year later, she has to navigate through her fears, confusion and uncertainty of the future.
She is reunited with her children and bullied into using new abilities to find and help heal victims of human depravities by members of a secret international law enforcement unit.
The victims she and her counterpart locate are rescued but not all have their happy endings. Life is not always fair.
Robin Anderson was born in Albany, NY, served in the US Army for five years as a calibration specialist, and worked with a major tax preparation organization for sixteen years. Robin and her husband, along with one of their 8 grandchildren now live in NC on a small hobby farm. They have five children now grown and scattered. She works now as a volunteer and is active in her church. The Healer is the second in a series that started with The Ripple Effect.$2.99–$19.99
“The author captures the raw emotional journeys of the Crockett family and their closest friends, the Willinghams. They all desperately beckon normalcy to return in the wake of tragedy, the death of Navy SEAL, Travis Crockett. The author has a keen ability of helping the readers feel as if they are physically a part of the story. Written in such a clever, rhythmic cadence, most readers will not be able to put this book down until the last page has been read.”
– Clarissa Douthit, The US Review of Books
RECOMMENDED by the US Review
The Healing follows the events of a weekend as Navy Chaplain, Charles Willingham and his wife Teresa renew their old friendship with the Crockett family. The Chaplain had the reluctant task a year earlier of telling the family about the tragic death of their oldest son Travis while he was on a mission in Afghanistan with his Navy SEAL platoon. The unexpected appearance of Clay Lucas, the platoon leader of the SEAL team that Travis was a part of, leads to many memories of everyone’s relationship with Travis and each other and how the family is coping with their loss.
MARC HARDAGE lives in Norman, Oklahoma, with his wife of forty years, Janet. They have three sons, Seth, Ty and Colt. They have two grandsons, Hudson and Ezra. Marc is a regional marketing director for 5Star Life Insurance Company and has been in the insurance business for over thirty years.$16.99–$29.99
Peopled with remarkable and varied characters, the plot of The House on Shadow Lane required a skillful hand to keep events moving at its almost frantic pace while remaining believable. As Robert Heylmun weaves the lives of his characters into the nap of his plot, their connections produce the complicated, even twisted, events that make the novel captivating. How, the reader wonders, will the romance developing between Hal and Simon survive the challenges they face? How will Carl, who is “in love with two people of different genders,” decide? While readers have likely never known such characters or situations, the author’s ingenious interplay brings them into vivid reality. As a result, readers will likely share on finishing this page turner, a “joyful sense of loss” that paradoxically occurs whenever I finish a novel I have much enjoyed. Good stories like this leave the reader to ponder what will happen next to those characters that he has come to know so well. The author’s story telling expertise establishes him as a writer whom readers of gay fiction will want to read again … and again.
– Michael Dryden, American River College, Sacramento.$16.99
THE LAST CRUISE reunites Wes Hardin and Tully Cain (see Fancy’s Way and The XO), now members of VFA-142, the Ghostriders, as they take the Navy’s newest fighter, the F-35 Lightning, on its initial deployment, on board the nuclear aircraft carrier, Abraham Lincoln, CVN-72. The cruise gets off to a surprise beginning when the Lincoln Strike Group is tasked to the Caribbean after the shoot down of an American Airlines plane. Future encounters take place in the skies over the Gulf of Aden and the Black Sea before the carrier arrives in the Arabian Sea and commences operations in the turbulent skies over Afghanistan – which presents its own unique set of challenges. The action continues non-abated almost until the Lincoln and her consorts return to their home port of Norfolk, Virginia.
WALT TURNER taught fourth grade for 31 years in Irvine, California and enjoyed introducing his students to the craft of writing. Blending his love of the military with his love of reading, he sought to produce adventure-laden stories that he would like to read himself.$25.99
More than fifty years ago on Okinawa, Old Man Richards found a little girl on a cliff from where her mother had jumped to her death. He loved her. He left her. Now, nearing the end of his life, can he find that love again without finding her?
World War II emptied much out of many lives, but it also built bonds ordinary life cannot recreate, bonds unbreakable by time, trials or people, bonds born of violent death, bonds which survive violent death. This is a story of one of those bonds and the people it touched.
Earl Griffin was born in Childress County, Texas on February 20, 1953. He grew up on a farm along the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River. He graduated from Texas Christian University in 1975 and from Texas Tech School of Law in 1978. He lives in Childress and practices law. He has written several books and novellas: “The Escadara”, “Hearts In Passing”, “Wasted Coincidences While Waiting For The Ferry From Red Hook”, “I. C.”, and now, “The Last Orphan Maker”.$22.99–$34.99