Trouble is a Gift is the story of a recovered alcoholic who humbly asked for help in finding a purpose and meaning in his life, whose prayer was answered, and who then turned his dream into a reality devoted to the care and treatment of millions of sick and suffering addicts and alcoholics. James S. Cusack, alcoholic, caregiver, and astute businessman, recounts his inner struggles and self-doubt, the stages of his recovery from alcohol addiction, and the moment of clarity when his mission came to light and he saw how, with the help of God and a Twelve-Step program, he could fulfill his purpose.
Two centuries have passed since global economies collapsed with little hope of resurrection. Jake Henderson wanders the former State of Texas foraging for food, and witnesses the murder of a young woman. The ten-year-old girl traveling with her is traumatized and left speechless, orphaned by the violent act. From that day, she begins changing Jake's life in ways he could never have imagined.
After going rogue and laying low on a farm in the Midwest, Hadrian Black, an ex black-ops soldier turned covert government agent resurfaces and seeks revenge against the company that made him what he is. With the aid of an old friend, and the schemes and resources of a new one, Hadrian faces off against the deadly agents of the multifaceted corporation with a global reach known as Redrum Industries, which is also out to destroy him.
Beyond Shangri-La chronicles relations between the Tibetans and the United States since 1908, when a Dalai Lama first met with U.S. representatives. What was initially a distant alliance became more intimate and entangled in the late 1950s, when the Tibetan people launched an armed resistance movement against the Chinese occupiers. The Tibetans fought to oust the Chinese and to maintain the presence of the current Dalai Lama and his direction of their country.
"Dense, Compelling, a little too Fast!"
When a nuclear explosion in Turkey kills members of a Kill Factor PMC unit, signs point to Redrum Industries. Doc dispatches Trajan and Magenta to Prague on a covert mission that involves a brilliant theoretical physicist the Redrum elites have been courting. In Beijing, Auggie starts the ball rolling on the final leg of his nefarious market strategies in an attempt to cripple Redrum corporately.
Doc and Augustus set up shop in Beijing and hatch new plans to strike at the heart of Redrum Industries. Meanwhile, Hadrian heads to Geneva in the hopes that answers to underlying questions will be found there, as well as a secret Redrum spy farm, but as usual, trouble follows. And Magenta is dispatched to Monaco on a short mission prior to waking a sleeper agent that will prove valuable to the new Kill Factor organization.
The search for the legendary Great South Land began in 1557 when Alvaro de Mendana led the first Spanish voyage of exploration deep into the uncharted waters of the South Pacific. In his wake came the English corsairs, Francis Drake and the bloodthirsty Thomas Cavendish, commissioned by Queen Elizabeth to seek out Terra Australis and plunder Spanish interests anywhere in the world. Then came the Dutch and the Portuguese but Terra Australis eludes them all. Tumara and Naomi are the Children of the Sun, the last of a tribe of South Sea Islanders, forced to flee their idyllic island home by European encroachment into the Pacific.
Packed with humor and insight, Safe to Say explores the gut wrenching absurdities of life in corporate America. Set in the 1980's amidst the decline of an iconic company, the story centers on the eventful careers of two characters - Harmon Wolcott and Riley O'Brian. Despite their differences in background, Harmon and Riley share the traits of intelligence, ambition and an aching desire for approval.