In a world long since reshaped in the wake of 9/11, Matthew Bridger, President of the United States, Bryson Lawe, a Secret Service agent, and Karen Foley, a Christian activist, must face the atrocity the American dream has become. Life has lost its value, deception is epidemic, and in a nation of more than three million square miles, there is no room for God. As a Russian oil embargo jeopardizes American petroleum reserves, a massive terrorist strike forces the United States to withdraw its support of Israel.
John Clinton Ryan is a man caught in the gun-sight of history, traveling across Mexican Alta California in the mid-1800s. As the rumbling of war grows, Clint will find himself hunted by the U.S. government; robbed of his gold, his guns, and almost his life by a vicious Mexican bandit; and forced to choose sides between two dangerous enemies.
In the 1840's, Alta, California, is on the verge of revolution. The Mexicans are struggling to keep their gracious lifestyle intact. The Indians have sworn to defend their tribal heritage against all invaders. Both are doomed by the inevitable war with the colossus to the east: an America determined to expand to the shores of the Pacific.
Known to the Indians as the Lone Wanderer, Jim Parker roams the western plains, living among different tribes, trying to forget the loss of his family. But he cannot forget where he came from: the 21st century.
"Wides of Texas"
When time-warped astronaut Jim Parker found another astronaut's flight jacket on a Comanche brave in 1860, he knew he was not the only one who had been thrown back in time. If the astronaut was alive, Jim had to find him.
Daniel Paradine is a man of education and reason, devoted to his wife and son, and dedicated to leading them safely to Oregon. But, when their wagon train is led into a treacherous mountain detour and horrifying attacks begin to pick apart the small group, Paradine must confront the beast responsible for the nightmare...a creature that defies all logic and spares the teacher only to accomplish its most sinister desire.
"Loved the message"
Karl Frankton is a pathologist with a CDC field team in Somalia. For two days, they have tried to isolate a virus that has wiped out a village on the Wabi Shebelle River. There are no clues, only 84 suffocated human beings. It is July 30, 2011 and Karl Frankton is about to enter an ecological nightmare more deadly than anything imaginable.
Dr. Veronica Glass, professor of English at the University of Washington, does not believe in ghosts. Matt Braddon, her new tenant, has returned to Seattle but can't escape from a terrible secret in his past. Now, 13-year-old Angela Harrow has run away from her bitterly fighting parents, and begs Veronica to let her stay for the Christmas holidays.
Gold fever has swept across California's Barbary Coast, and fires of passion, lawlessness, and violence burn in its wake. Nothing is forbidden and everything is for sale. Lives are bartered for mounds of sparkling dust. John Clinton Ryan has come to San Francisco to rescue the beautiful Apolonia Vega. She was abducted from her father's ranch by a gang of gold-hungry sailors. She's bound for foreign shores and a fate worse than death. From the waterfront's bleak back alleys to Chinatown's infamous flesh markets, Clint's out to extract a measure of honor and justice in a city where the only law is that of hot lead...and cold blood.
It all started one spring morning with a complicated calculus problem that Beth Bryant couldn't figure out. Hoping to get a little help from the brilliant Stone twins, Rick and Ryan, and their idiot savant relative, Beth leaves them the problem, getting their assurance that they'll have it figured out by early afternoon. But by two o'clock, the calculus problem is the least of the foursome's problems. When Beth goes to retrieve the promised answer, she finds Ryan dead.
Ford's been hired by a beautiful and vulnerable woman desperate for a cure for her erotic failures. Her one desire is to have a sexual surrogate. Even as the warning bells in his head signal disaster, Ford can't resist the chance to aid her, and invite untold danger.
What if you woke up one morning and your genes didn't fit? What if the nation was in love with a new supplement that caused dangerous changes at the molecular level, and no one knew it? This is the explosive time bomb that is thrown in the lap of Sam Doles, a wise cracking reporter in Los Angeles with a checkered past.
Jack MacLaren and his partner, Charlie Longbough, set out from the Rocky Mountains, bound for New Orleans, with a season's worth of beaver pelts and high expectations of the wealth they will bring. But, unbeknownst to them, a war is brewing with England, and the British had blockaded the mouth of the mighty Mississippi River, halting all commerce in or out of the river. Jack's and Charlie's furs are nearly worthless, and their visions of wealth evaporate.
At three in the morning, Aaron Montaine is driving home from his night job, when he sees a terrified and bloodied woman running blindly down the center of the street. Not far behind her is a man in a three-piece suit with a gun. Stop the guy, save the woman, is all Aaron can think - throwing the passenger's side door open, he lets the woman jump in and then takes off. The woman tells him nothing except that she cannot go to the hospital or the police, because her pursuers will find her. Against his better judgment, Aaron offers to take her to his apartment, thinking she will be safe there...but he is wrong.
Karl Frankton is thrust into a global war against terrorists who have re-activated the cyanide nightmare in our seas. With the human race facing extinction, Karl and Dr. Mandu Thala fight a last ditch battle that reaches from the White House to the Nile Delta, Hindu Kush Mountains, and finally to Geneva, where the world's most powerful atom smasher is about to launch us into the unknown.