In this fascinating true story of artistic genius and personal triumph, the author brings to life Filippo Brunelleschi and Lorenzo Ghiberti, two talented, passionate artists, and the competitive drive that united and divided them.
Bread making is one of the time honored traditions in western culture and has a rich history. There are many styles of bread making that involve certain basic ingredients of flour, yeast, water, milk, oil and eggs. Bread making typically involves the baking of these ingredients after yeast rises and adds to the overall volume of the dough.
The FBI's Dr. Jessica Coran has hunted and trapped the most infamous serial killers in the country. Now she has been summoned to New York to find a modern- day Jack the Ripper nicknamed "The Claw."But her target is more cunning than anyone realizes. He knows he is being studied from afar. And he is painstakingly planning a special fate for his next intended victim...
"Great Narrator, Great Thriller, Great Twists!"
DR. JESSICA CORAN A brilliant and determined FBI medical examiner, she was an expert student of the criminal mind who thought she could face anything. That was before Wisconsin. Before she saw one of his victims... THE VAMPIRE KILLER The FBI agent had a special code name for his unusual method of torture: Tort 9, the draining of the victims blood. The newspapers called him the Vampire-Killer. But his own twisted love letters were signed "Teach"... and were addressed to the one woman he wanted most of all: His hunter, his prey, Dr. Jessica Coran.
"Badly Written, Horribly Read"
Bismarck 2013 is two novels in one, each story alternating between the two time periods, one being 1941 and Germany's attempt to control the North Atlantic shipping lanes when the infamous Bismarck is mysteriously sunk. History provides one answer to why and how the huge battlesthip was sent to her watery grave. At the same time, story number two is set in the future of 2013 when salvage operation divers go into the interior of the sunken destroyer named Bismarck.
The wonder and mystery of The Great Tomes series continues with The Great Tome of Fantastic and Wondrous Places. Volume three of this collection features narratives revolving around the exploration of fantasy or alien locales in which the acts of exploration and adventure are central to the plot.
In novels such as Killer Instinct and Darkest Instinct, FBI pathologist Dr. Jessica Coran has probed the deepest recesses of the criminal mind, coming face-to-face with killers as brilliant as they are vicious. But now Jessica must face a deadly new foe. A murderer terrorizing the American West from Arizona to Montana who ties his victims down, drowns their sins in gasoline, and cleanses them with flame. He is on a Satanic mission - and only by stepping into the fire can Jessica stop him.
FBI Medical Examiner Dr. Jessica Coran and Inspector Richard Sharp have been enlisted to spearhead the investigation of a series of crucifixion murders - a bizarre rash of ritual killings in London's underground. The madman has left a trail of carnage unequaled in the history of serial crime. But he has also left no clues to his identity, or to his unfathomable motive.
An escaped madman is heading toward Chicago, leaving behind a trail of corpses. The victims are savagely torn apart - and partially eaten. Is the killer merely a cannibalistic psychopath - or a creature from the darkest pits of superstition?
Psychic adventurer Jacob Koslor's body has been destroyed, hideously hacked to pieces by a bloodthirsty maniac. And his killer is under the power of a terrible evil - a supernatural force that can bend men to its will and make them relive their worst nightmares... fatally.
There is a legend of the Serpent God... All that remains of its victims is charred human ash - as if she'd been torched from within. What looks like a freak accident to others, Detective Eric Bannon and medical examiner Angelica Hunter have seen before, and they have chased the monster that has spawned in India from where mankind had first encountered its deadly force. They are now truly the only two human beings who have had experience with the Kundalini snake god of ancient India.
"Brings back terrifying memories"
To a killer, murder is a game. To the victims, death is all too real. But when a popular computer game inspires a virtual crime wave, a female police psychiatrist must enlist a former police detective to help her cross the edge between games and reality, genius and insanity, life and death…Cutting Edge …is the shattering new thriller introducing officer Lucas Stonecoat and psychiatrist Meredyth Sanger.
A horrifying series of murders has shocked a stretch of America's southern heartland. Not only are women turning up dead, but the killer has removed their brains with chilling surgical precision. A new murder has sent FBI medical examiner Jessica Coran to Jacksonville, Florida, on a search for answers to the most appalling murder spree she has ever encountered. But even she can't anticipate the twist her investigation is about to take - one that will give millions of people a front-row seat for the next victim's death.
"J. Rodney Turner--the narrator--makes this book"
Dr. Jessica Coran faces the most terrifying challenge of her career when her professional adversary, a criminal court judge, is kidnapped by a deranged man with an unnatural instinct for revenge.... On an isolated Iowa farm, a madman sits in judgment. In a grotesque mockery of the law, he prepares to deliver a twisted form of justice. The accused stands before him - Judge Maureen DeCampe - guilty as charged. Her sentence will be death. Unforgiving, painful, and slow. No one can stop these wheels of justice. Not even Dr. Jessica Coran.
Dr. Maurice Ovierto was proud of his handiwork. He removed his little trophies with great care from his victims, wrapped them in surgical gauze and sent them by Express Mail only. Human flesh was much too delicate for regular mail.... He wanted them to arrive in good condition for FBI Inspector Donna Thorpe. She alone understood his special talents, despite the pigs she worked with. He'd killed her partner to make her notice his genius, Now, it was time for her family. Soon Dr. O would have his greatest triumph: Her pain.
"It just wasn’t what I had expected"
When young Ben Cross escapes occupied Boston in 1775, he has no idea that he will become a cannoneer of the First Artillery Unit of the Continental Army under Colonel Henry Knox, nor that he would be in the company of the Green Mtn. Regiment of Ethan Allen and the tough Vermonters. Now could he have dreamed of dining with General George Washington himself, or helping to arm the Continental Army.
At seventeen, Annie Hope Brown is a woman in 1859 when she conspires against the US government with her infamous father, John Brown, and his Kansas Raiders. These men are anti-slavery forces Annie helps prepare to pull off the first home-grown terrorist attack in the US. The attack on the US Armory at Harpers Ferry as seen through the eyes of a love-struck, idealist young lady who abhors slavery and falls in love with her father's right hand man, John Kagi.
Tortured and mutilated, the witches of Salem went screaming to their deaths. For almost 300 years their souls writhed in exquisite agony, helpless to act. Then the boy came. He was young, trusting...receptive to their boundless hatred; an empty vessel waiting to be filled with the burning poison of their revenge. Like a plague rat, he carried their contagion from victim to victim, infecting minds, corrupting bodies, and condemning souls to everlasting torment. Beware his luminous green eyes, for they radiate sickness and death, beware this foul...child of Salem....
It starts with a sacred crypt, dug centuries ago, discovered under Manhattan. Buried with it is a diabolical creature spreading a strange contagion, claiming its victims by the thousands. But the dead aren't staying dead for long...and only one man is qualified to brave the unstoppable zombie army. Psychic detective Abraham Stroud knows the origin of what festers in the unholy pit. And only he can battle the primeval horror as it prepares mankind for the ultimate sacrifice.
"Ancient Etruscan Zombies"
The murder was so appalling even a hardened agent like FBI medical examiner Dr. Jessica Coran was shocked - the spinal cord had been literally ripped from the woman's back. Ghastly as it was, it wasn't unique. A man had already been convicted of killing his wife in the exact same fashion. Is the doomed death-row prisoner innocent? There's only one thing for Jessica to do: find the real killer.