John Dempsey, former Navy SEAL and Tier One operator, is back. Only a few months into his new life as an operative for Ember, the United States' most covert counterterrorism entity, he must stop an old nemesis who's resurfaced after ten years of operating in the shadows. From the deserts of Iraq, through the jungles of Guatemala, to the streets of suburbia, Dempsey and his Ember team race against time to stop a series of horrific and devious attacks against the homeland.
"PERFECT FIX for an action and suspense junkies!"
John Dempsey's life - as an elite Tier One Navy SEAL named Jack Kemper - is over. A devastating terrorist action catapults him from a world of moral certainty and decisive orders into the shadowy realm of espionage, where ambiguity is the only rule. His new mission: hunt down those responsible for the greatest tragedy in the history of the US Special Ops and bring them to justice.
"This One's a Keeper!!!"
With his colorful tattoos and booming hip-hop sound track, Mike Iaconelli has turned the world of big-money competitive bass fishing upside down. In Fishing on the Edge, Iaconelli tells his own story, and it's a whopper: a Philly-born, Jersey-bred Yankee who's been stealing the spotlight from bass fishing's traditionally all-Southern anglers, attracting fans and dominating one of the fastest-growing sports in America.
"what you would expect"
Professor Brian Cox uncovers some of the most extraordinary natural events on Earth and in the universe and beyond. From the immensity of the universe and the roundness of Earth to the form of every single snowflake, the forces of nature shape everything we see. Pushed to extremes, the results are astonishing. In seeking to understand the everyday world, the colours, structure, behaviour and history of our home, we develop the knowledge and techniques necessary to step beyond the everyday.
Human life is a staggeringly strange thing. On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum, the laws of nature conspired to create a naked ape that can look up at the stars and wonder where it came from. What is a human being? Objectively, nothing of consequence. Particles of dust in an infinite arena, present for an instant in eternity.
"Poetic and informative"
For 155 days, Will Foster has been locked in medical quarantine without his consent. The doctors claim he is infected with a deadly virus, but this is a lie. Encoded in his DNA is a mutation that provides immunity from disease for all who possess it, source code that Vyrogen Pharmaceuticals aims to commercialize as a multi-billion dollar gene therapy. Against all odds, Foster escapes his laboratory prison and steals a virulent strain of bubonic plague as insurance. To help him unravel the mystery inside him, Foster contacts the only person he can trust - a former lover and microbiologist living Vienna - and the two become fugitives.
"In The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, Henry Miller tosses off a hard-bitten assessment of the City on the James: 'I would rather die in Richmond somehow,' he writes, 'though God knows Richmond has little enough to offer.' As editors, we like the dying part, and might point out that in its long history, Richmond, Virginia has offered up many of the disparate elements crucial to meaty noir. The city was born amid deception, conspiracy, and violence. These days, Richmond is a city of winter balls and garden parties...."
Tonight on the program, a political update with guest host Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times; Brian Stelter, host of CNN’s Reliable Sources; and Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire.
We continue with Ray Kelly, discussing his book “Vigilance: My Life Serving America and Protecting Its Empire City."
We conclude with Steve Schwarzman, C.E.O. of Blackstone and founder of the international Schwarzman Scholarship, along with three inaugural scholars.
The greatest pulp spy of them all returns in four brand new adventures by Kevin Noel Olson, Mark Justice, Brian Meredith, and Andrew Salmon.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but we're an audio show, so your picture's worth nothing around here. In fact, for this episode, it's "Just Words." So, enjoy as James Adomian and John Roy shower your ears with an embarrassment of glorious words.
"Former Marine Amir Hekmati Describes What It Was Like to Finally Leave Iran" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Andrew Roth, Brian Murphy and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Russia Begins Airstrikes in Syria; U.S. Warns of New Concerns in Conflict" is from the October 01, 2015 Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Andrew Roth, Brian Murphy and Missy Ryan and narrated by Sam Scholl.