Civilization has collapsed. Desperation has eroded the pillars of our humanity. The price to survive in this savage new world is blood. Wren Burton, an architect from Chicago, only has one goal: Save her family. Or die trying.
In 1919, American headlines proclaimed the fix and cover-up of the World Series as "the most gigantic sporting swindle in the history of America." In this painstaking review, Eliot Asinof has reconstructed the entire scene-by-scene story of the scandal, in which eight Chicago White Sox players arranged with the nation’s leading gamblers to throw the series to Cincinnati. Asinof vividly describes the tense meetings, the hitches in the conniving, the actual plays in which the Series was thrown, the Grand Jury indictment, and the famous 1921 trial.
"Good read. Told from the eyes of that time."
The wreckage of the starship Odyssey, once Earth's greatest guardian, lies strewn across New York City. Abandoned by all but its captain, Odyssey's sacrifice covered the withdrawal of countless troops as the Drasin assault ravaged the planet. When Captain Eric Weston finally emerges from the rubble, impossibly alive thanks to the mysterious "Gaia", he knows with the Drasin it's kill or be killed.
"Not what I was expecting!"
There is evidence in the news almost every day: territorial disputes in the South China Sea, China's ongoing military buildup, cyber-attacks on the US government. It's this century's cold war...until it turns hot. A CIA operative in Shanghai sends a message to Langley, and then goes missing. An inner-circle of Chinese government officials has set in motion plans to do the unthinkable - to invade the United States of America.
Young counterterrorist cop Sam Archer arrives for work at the Armed Response Unit expecting a quiet day. But unbeknownst to him, a storm is coming. Three men have already been killed that morning. One committed suicide by the River Thames. Another was strangled in his car in Washington, DC. And the third was shot in the face in his high-rise New York apartment as he slept. The deaths seem random, thousands of miles apart. But they are all connected - by a shocking event 15 years ago.
"Good story, but narration had some flaws."
To keep the light of his life, he'll have to do some dark things. After Matt Caine loses his wife in a car accident, all he has left is his daughter, Anna. But just as the little girl - who survived the accident - finally starts thriving, Matt's former in-laws threaten to take her away via a bitter custody battle. Desperate to keep Anna and in debt to some dangerous local thugs, Matt has no good options. But he does have Jay, one very bad friend.
"How far would you go to protect your family?"
On the surface, Annie Powers' life in a wealthy Floridian suburb is happy and idyllic. Her husband, Gray, loves her fiercely; together, they dote on their beautiful young daughter, Victory. But the bubble surrounding Annie is pricked when she senses that the demons of her past have resurfaced and, to her horror, are now creeping up on her.
"A different kind of thriller"
Nothing in life is ever that simple, and if you are "coming out", then you can have additional complications, because of outmoded race or cultural pressures which have no bearing on today's life whatsoever - other than being carried forward by ignorant minds. Taboos, ideologies, personal fears of "what others may think" all stem from redundant thoughts and times of the past. We can't choose who we are, nor how we are, nor indeed where we are.
When half-human Cal Leandros wakes up on a beach littered with the slaughtered remains if a variety of hideous creatures, he's not that concerned. In fact, he can't remember anything - including who he is. And that's just the way his deadly enemies like it.
Society is broken, lying in the rubble of a global economic crash. Unemployment, suspicion and terrorism are interwoven like threads in a tapestry. On a dark night in Edinburgh, an explosion rocks Jack's world to the core and he is soon enveloped into the shadowy fringes of the law as he seeks to discover the truth behind what happened. Confronting the culture of fear that has evolved in the country fraught with terrorism and rioting, Jack faces the brutality and prejudice of the new United Kingdom.
Chase Manning is a rugged ex-SEAL working for the CIA's Special Operations Group in the Middle East. Now, he is tasked with uncovering the truth before it is too late. But in the midst of battling deadly assassins and uncovering the layers of intrigue surrounding the bitcoin-backed currency, Chase discovers that his own brother is right at the heart of the conspiracy.
"Better than the War Planners But ..."
The world is in the throes of economic decay and at the mercy of terrorists. Across this post-apocalyptic landscape marches one extraordinary soldier and his band of brothers. In a novel as disturbingly plausible as it is powerfully gripping, they are headed into a battle in which they will have to come to grips with the power of technology and the true price of freedom.
"Robert's Review "
The new world without power has been tough to navigate, but John and Laura continue to learn. John longs to get back to his home in St. Louis, but there never seems to be an easy way to get there. Until one day, they are given a gift that will change the course of all their lives. But will that change mean freedom, or have John dangling at the end of a rope?
"I am enjoying this series"
As the Luftwaffe make their last desperate assault on the city, Londoners take to the shelters once again and eagerly await the signal for D-Day. In the East End children lead police to a charred, dismembered corpse buried in a bombsite. The victim is German, and it soon becomes clear that this is no ordinary murder.
Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt is peaceful and prosperous under the dual rule of the Pharaohs Amenhotep III and IV, until the younger Pharaoh begins to dream new and terrifying dreams. Ptah-hotep, a young peasant boy studying to be a scribe, wants to live a simple life in a Nile hut with his lover Kheperren and their dog Wolf. But Amenhotep IV appoints him as Great Royal Scribe. Surrounded by bitterly envious rivals and enemies, how long will Ptah-hotep survive?
"False Advertising or an Honest Mistake?"
Twice before, Jack Sigler - Callsign: King - has stopped the mysterious ‘Brainstorm’ from destroying all life on earth. Twice before, he’s survived Brainstorm’s assassins. So when the mastermind behind Brainstorm surfaces in Paris, King goes on the offensive.
"KING is back and with family in tow"
Months after an EMP has taken down the grid, John and Laura work tirelessly to get back home. But even their newfound comrades can't save them from the evil that awaits. America has been infiltrated by a force that only wants to see the country burn and its citizens turned into slaves or worse. Hard decisions have to be made, and the wrong ones could be fatal.
"Good story ruined by political bias."
In a world made nearly perfect by man's enlightened progress, an ancient, hungry apocalypse slithers from the shadows and onto the clean, brightly lit streets. Though few realize anything is wrong, it's already too late: too late for the authorities to face this new threat, for science to discover a cure, for the world's warriors to gear up to fight. It is humanity's swan song, and the fat lady is on the stage and clearing her throat.
"Plot line was good"
Was it true that ISIS set off multiple EMP's across the USA, taking out the entire power grid? Or was that just a cover up? John and Laura Monroe are stuck on a train that has come to its final stop 150 miles from home. With no communications, and strange storms taking over the skies, every decision they make could be the difference between life or death.
"Post apocalyptic sub genre at its best"
Drawing upon science, history, and the Bible, Roger examines the truth in a simple, easy to understand manner, boldly proclaiming that no one race, no one individual, is superior to another - no one!