In Currency, Wood has pulled off a first novel that captures the listener with a pause-registering adventure, while it addresses head-on the most pressing and intense global economic, military and political issues of our very challenging current times. Wood's real world experience on both Wall Street and at the center of the US Military Special Operations world, combine with his love of history and command of current global issues, to create a story that is as intense and gripping as it is timely.
"Currency - Outstanding - A Must Read!"
Eight different psychologists, four police officers, two doctors, and my mother are all convinced that I now belong in the category of a survivor. Although I strongly believe the definition is sorely lacking, it's more of a stereotype for people who were lucky enough to live through unfortunate events or circumstances. The word survivor doesn't seem sufficient. It's too simple, also insipid.
Rafe Savaryn is happy. He's in Venice, writing a novel on the Renaissance, enjoying being alone after a devastating divorce. He's trying to answer the question: what makes societies fail? Then a stunningly beautiful woman walks into his life and leads him on a horrifying journey back to the Dark Ages, where the answer to his question is revealed. He is shocked as he must make a choice no one should have to make.
"Totally Unusual Thriller!"
Meet Detective Charlotte Justice, a black woman in the very white, very male, and sometimes very racist LAPD. It is 48 hours into the LA riots, and she and her fellow officers are exhausted. She saves curfew-breaking black doctor Lance Mitchell from a potentially lethal beating from some white officers -- only to discover nearby the body of one-time radical Cinque Lewis, the thug who years before had murdered her husband and young daughter. Was it a random shooting or was Mitchell responsible?
A college student, Natalie Wright. She hasn't had it easy for years, emotionally. Her one safe haven is music. Soul-breaking, body-quaking lyrics sung in such a voice the emotions are conveyed onto you. Enter Ryan "Steele" Hurst, a chart topping lead singer in the rock band Steele's Army. The band's songs are about cheapening the meaning of love. They project the bad-boy image.
"keep on looking elsewhere"
Connor Murray is back! While fighting for his life in a personal crisis, Connor realizes, to his shock, that he must also fight his own government. Corrupt officials are tied to an ancient cause that is still playing itself out, in a very real way, in our lives today. And what is sugar? Sugar, at its root, is energy. Who controls energy controls the world. The black helicopters are coming....
"Relevant & Gripping"
This is a collection of remarkable personal accounts of a variety of American Civil War incidents, from both Union and Confederate perspectives. These vivid and absorbing reminiscences provide an inside view of many fascinating events of the time, shedding light on our shared past and illuminating the character and point of view of those who lived through an extraordinary time in our nation's history. Enjoy these excursions back through the mists of time, recounted by those who were there.
Torn between her proud African-American family and colleagues who still can't deal with diversity, L.A.P.D. homicide detective Charlotte Justice returns to an investigation she once had to leave behind. Thirteen years before, Justice's husband and child were murdered in their own driveway. Now Charlotte is on edge again, bedeviled by bloody memories, a violent incident involving a fellow officer, and a cold case that turns red-hot.
During the L.A. campaign to replace longtime incumbent mayor Tom Bradley, the stakes are high for Detective Charlotte Justice, of the LAPD's elite Robbery-Homicide Division. When she's called to Koreatown to investigate the shocking murder of Vicki Park, special markets strategist for an upstart campaign, all of her skills - and fears - come to the fore.