The Life We Bury tells the story of a young man seeking to escape the trap of his less than ideal upbringing while redeeming a dying man convicted of rape and murder 30 years before. It highlights the struggle of a young man creating his own home, an old man seeking peace at the end of his life, as well as the ghosts of experiences that haunt them.
From a very young age, Gino Pastori knew he wanted to fly the iconic DC-3. He wanted to fly freight because it was flown at night. Gino shares his memories of what it took to become a commercial pilot and what it was like to live the dream. With more than 7,400 flying hours logged in DC-3s, there were many incredible flying stories. This memoir includes the most memorable stories, such as flying a plane after being temporarily blinded by a lightning strike.
"Full of Pilot clichés, stories of luck & boasting."
A womanizing married senator, enjoying a tryst in his Delaware beach home with a beautiful black woman, discovers that his paramour has accidentally drowned. Aware of the scandal that could ensue and destroy his political career, the senator mounts a campaign of cover-up and cynical lies designed to deflect the potential damage. This suspenseful tale of adultery, media manipulation, and political chicanery has familiar overtones and exposes the dilemma faced by any public figure who chooses the path of dissimulation and lying to protect his or her career.
"Silly, slow, and boring"
Brad Tucker was a Navy SEAL with an exemplary record but he rotated out after an extremely tough tour. Brad is reserved, shy and is very traditional when it comes to love. Ginger Hess is the sister of a fellow SEAL who died in the line of duty. When Brad meets her at the local pub Linking Hearts, she can feel his strength and commitment to duty as her brother. Brad's infatuation to Ginger is unmistakable but Ginger makes it clear that she is in a relationship.
"Navy Sergeant, never heard of that Navy rank!"
As powered flight was in its infancy, the transatlantic cable brought news reports "over the wire" from Europe to the United States in hours. These news reports shed light on the development of the large rigid airships and uncovered many amazing facts. Some of those facts include that Orville Wright rode aboard a Zeppelin prior to WWI, and one Zeppelin was captured because none of the bullets fired at it, including those of the commanding officer after the crash, would light the craft on fire.
My father's notebook, kept carefully throughout his World War One service, is a treasured family keepsake. It was, however, rarely actually read, much less consulted for its first-hand account of his experiences on the Western Front. We all knew the basics, that he had been on the front lines on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, and had recorded that fact. I transcribed that day's moving entry a few years back, and sent it to each of his grandchildren.
"Suddenly in Debt" is a short story about Terrence Finn, a PI who's on another routine case when he suddenly finds that he owes his life to strangers. They return to collect.
Smuggler's Grift is a pulp-fiction-inspired novella set in the mid-1950s. Brody Malone is a former US Army pilot that now flies his own DC-3 for hire. He flies discreetly from Florida to Cuba and other destinations in the Caribbean. Brody flies with his trusty dog, Cargo. He trusts few and lives by his own rules.
Artist by day. Assassin by night. Join the Artist as he tracks down his target through the dark shadows of Prague, and see if he survives the night to create his new masterpiece.
Join the Artist as he tracks down his target not only on the city streets of Bucharest, Romania, but also through its mysterious tunnels that lay deep beneath the city. Will the Artist survive to see his new masterpiece come to life?