Even though the Newtown, Connecticut, police listed Helle Crafts's disappearance as a routine missing person case, Keith Mayo, a private investigator, knew the Danish-born mother of three hadn't skipped town nine days before Thanksgiving... Rita Buonanno remembers the words exactly: If anything happens to me don't think it was an accident." Helle Crafts was last seen on November 18, 1986.
Today's high-flying, high-rolling conglomarateurs and corporate raiders are a tame lot compared to their immediate predecessors. The most notorious of these is Robert Vesco, the Kingfish himself, who in 1973 fled the United States accused of looting $250 million from Investors Overseas Services. Now, in this riveting account, noted author Arthur Herzog tells the astounding story of this high school dropout from Detroit, who parlayed cunning, ambition, a brilliant mind, and above all, other people's gullibility and money into a vast financial empire.
"Robert Vesco: fugitive from the FBI, CIA, DEA, SEC"
Would you like to improve your writing skills and become the writer you know you should be? Are you simply frustrated with your own writing, knowing deep inside you could be, and should be, producing much better work? Does the fear of writing, or perceived lack of ability, cause you to break into a cold sweat when you have been assigned a project due in a few days? Do you want to become a professional writer? If your answers to any of these questions is yes, then you need to hear about how to write almost anything better and faster!
"HOW TO WRITE"
What caused the bees to attack is not known. This was the beginning, barely noticed. Then the terror began to spread terror that was to erupt into a national panic as the strange, seemingly purposeful murderous attacks of a new and vicious species of bees began to mount. Against this background, a band of scientists draw upon their knowledge to fight an enemy they only partly comprehend in a desperate race against time.
Beyond Sci-Fi includes a collection of short stories and novella. The Ark of Arrogance" is the story of refugees living on an ark as means of survival due to a massive flood on Long Island. Escaping on the ark doesn't provide safety, but instead brings catastrophic results, including mayhem, martial law, looting, and murder. Other stories in the collection include jealous tennis rivals and a group of bloggers who all die mysteriously. The characters in each story are unusual, their circumstances unique.
"Second of the three short story books"
December 28, 1992, two days before her tenth birthday, Katie Beers disappeared. She had left for an outing with a close family friend, John Esposito, and her whereabouts remained mysterious as the year drew to a close and her family grew frantic, fearing the worst. On January 13th, Katie was found alive in a secret, dungeon-like vault beneath Espositos Bay Shore, Long Island house.
"A Little girls courage to survive the unthinkable"
Feeling oppressed by their economic and social status, the three Duntz brothers seek revenge on the wealthy upper class, and historical Salisbury becomes their target. The brothers set fire to the Salisbury town hall, a 235-year-old symbol of the town's proud heritage. But when Earl Morey confesses to seeing one of the brothers commit the crime, he is found shot to death one early October morning.
"Ture story of a murder in a Conniticut Town"
You are Dr. James Healey and last week you were a genius that was before the DNA experiments. Before the accident you said could never happen since then you have felt your mind decaying a little more each day. You have watched your wife slip into imbecility. You have seen the crowds growing murderous with animal terror, the president of the United States babbling and drooling on tv only one thing separates you from them.
"Written In The 70s. I Would Never Have Guessed!"
Lawrence Pick, engineer, gathers startling evidence that the worlds weather may be rapidly changing, as a prelude to a fundamental alteration in global climate. In a secret underground laboratory, he and a team of equally skilled scientists learn that the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, largely due to the overuse of energy, will ascend to the point where no living thing can survive. Picks predictions become a reality as freakish weather conditions prevail...
"Heat - Global warming with a solution"
You are an expert on earthquakes and you fear their awesome power to the point of insanity. Now you are sure that an earthquake is building below your very feet. Your house, your family, your friends, your town, are about to be destroyed. The cracks appearing in the walls, the "accidental" deaths of local people, the strange movements of inanimate objects - all increase the certainty of your belief and the urgency of your warnings to those around you.
"Is that a new Qwack in the wall??"
Fakery and hypocrisy in American communications are the subjects of this outspoken and hilarious audiobook. Uncovering our thought-pollution problem for perhaps the first time, Arthur Herzog exposes Executalk (“name of the game” for “point” or “purpose,” “ball-park estimate” for “rough guess”), Quote Facts (opinions made to seem like facts by virtue of being quoted), and Complex Complex (the compulsion to make things more complicated than they need to be), to mention only a few of the current crimes against logic and language.
Arthur Herzog's account is no mere chronicle, and his vivid writing captures all the color and spirit which imbued the "Children's Crusade" from its first startling success in New Hampshire to the chaos and agony of the Chicago anticlimax. Much of what seemed destined to remain unknown about this unprecedented and erratic campaign is brought to life in McCarthy for President, the first authoritative account of a movement that began, in McCarthy's own words, "to give the system a test".
"McCarthy: a man of character"
From imagination to materialism, the provocative stories in Body Parts cover the bases. Can brains survive without bodies? Will the love modem result in romance or homicide? Should a loose tongue reveal its secrets? Would a guru who brings bliss be killed by the government?
"Body Parts: A Collection of Short Stories."
It was possibly the discovery of a lifetime: a drug that would reverse the effects of aging, seemingly indefinitely. The tests were all positive, first on rats, then monkeys and other large animals, and finally, on humans. It was a dream come true, the promise of a healthy, happy life, with all the benefits of the young, including energy, vitality, and sex drive, for 200 years or more. Tens of millions clamored to be among the first to take the drug.
"A Very slow going book"
Orca - the killer whale - is one of the most intelligent creatures in the universe. He hunts in packs, like a wolf. Incredibly, he is the only animal other than man who kills for revenge. He has one mate, and if she is harmed by man, he will hunt down that person with a relentless, terrible vengeance -across seas, across time, across all obstacles.
"Orca the Killer Wale"
Four Americans seek refuge from skin cancer which has become an epidemic in the US. They meet in Canada where one has rented a gothic house close to the Eskimo village which add to the trouble. They fear the earth's magnetic poles will trade places and exterminate the human race. They try experiments that simulate a magnetic pole reversal. Then the polar swap actually happens. Will these engaging characters survive?
"Story of the Reversal of Mageet poles."
Sally Edwards is the only realtor in the sleepy Hamptons town of Bayville, New York. Business is slow, and Sally is beginning to wonder if she will be able to make ends meet, when she receives an offer that seems to solve all of her problems. Her little company is bought out by Millennium 3, a large, multi-national conglomerate that has a mysterious history. Executives from Millennium 3 take over her office, and Sally is charged with the responsibility of purchasing as many homes in the community as possible.
"Someone at Audible needs to upgrade performance QA"
The small towns of Hinchville, CA, and La Lacrimosa, Mexico, dispute ownership of a small strip of land on the border between them. When an earthquake causes a bizarre landslide, and several of the houses in Hinchville end up in La Lacrimosa's town square, the minor dispute becomes an international incident.The Mexican mayor turns the tables on the Americans by forcing them to perform domestic work for meager wages, while the mayor of Hinchville tries to figure out how to get his house back to California.
"The Town That Moved to Mexico,"
Philip Castle, newly separated from an adulterous wife and afflicted by middle-age doldrums, is a professor at the University of Chicago off to the Caribbean for a relaxing vacation. But life is far from restful. His first day on the island he watches a small plane crash, piloted by a man who looks disturbingly like him.
Churches today are caught in a sociological trap. Parishioners want to keep comfortable status quo organization. Churchmen feel the pressure to modernize, to "get where the action is". This book is a provocative and zesty analysis of the problem. Dishonest to God? The churches have followed corporations in emphasizing fat figures and solid annual growth.
"Religion in America - The Church Trap"