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|Author||: J. Robert Kennedy|
|Editor||: J. Robert Kennedy|
*** FROM USA TODAY & MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR J. ROBERT KENNEDY *** AN ENTIRE VILLAGE WAS MASSACRED TO KEEP THEIR SECRET. AND THAT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING. Near the end of World War II, a massive amount of looted gold and other priceless items was transported by the Japanese from Singapore to the Philippines and into the hands of General Tomoyuki Yamashita, the Military Governor. It was never seen again. And today, a young man runs into trouble with the Yakuza, a ruthless Japanese crime syndicate, and turns to his great-grandfather for help. Too poor to save him, he gives him the only thing of value he has. The truth of what happened during the Japanese retreat in the face of General MacArthur’s onslaught. But what the elderly man doesn’t know is there was one other person who knew the secret as well, the horrifying truth revealed on his deathbed to an archaeologist who has been seeking the lost treasure ever since. A friend of Archaeology Professor James Acton. And thanks to recently declassified satellite imagery, Acton might have found the final clue that leads them to the missing treasure. Mayhem ensues. Award winning and USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy once again mixes history with today’s headlines in The Manila Deception, an action-packed international thriller sure to leave you burning through the pages late into the night. If you enjoy fast-paced adventures in the style of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, and James Rollins, then you’ll love this thrilling tale of archaeological intrigue. Get your copy of The Manila Deception today, and discover the horrifying price paid to hide the missing Japanese gold, and the terrors yet to be unleashed as the innocent and the corrupt collide… About the James Acton Thrillers: ★★★★★ "James Acton: A little bit of Jack Bauer and Indiana Jones!" Though this book is part of the James Acton Thrillers series, it is written as a standalone novel and can be enjoyed without having read any of the previous installments. ★★★★★ “Non-stop action that is impossible to put down.” The James Acton Thrillers series and its spin-offs, the Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers and the Delta Force Unleashed Thrillers, have sold over one million copies. If you love non-stop action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor, try James Acton today! ★★★★★ “A great blend of history and current headlines.” USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy’s novels are ideal for fans of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Tom Clancy, and James Patterson, and those who enjoy intense action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor and a touch of romance. Readers interested in action adventure, archaeological mysteries, historical fiction, men’s adventure, conspiracies and ancient mysteries, will love the James Acton Thrillers. If spies and espionage is your thing, then check out the CIA Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers for riveting tradecraft action. And for those who prefer the team approach and Special Forces, check out the Delta Force Unleashed series for exciting military thrills. Or maybe you just feel like a mystery? Check out the Detective Shakespeare Mysteries for dark, intense psychological thrillers. Into the Templars? Then the Templar Detective Thrillers are for you!
|Author||: Rigoberto Tiglao|
The book exposes one of the biggest deceptions ever foisted on the Philippine nation, the total domination of our telecommunications industry by foreigners and its deliberate concealment. This is a grave violation of the Philippine Constitution, a fact that was ignored by the Aquino administration when it chose to side with foreign interests instead of following a Supreme Court order to stop the foreign control of a strategic public utility. While claiming to be majority-owned by Filipinos, the reality is that the biggest stockholder of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co., which operates Smart Communications, is the Indonesian billionaire and former Suharto crony Anthoni Salim with his minor partner the giant Japanese telco NTT. Globe Telecom's biggest stockholder on the other hand is the Singaporean state firm Singtel. With their lucrative duopoly the foreign firms have remitted out of the Philippines gargantuan profits totaling $9 billion from 2000 to 2015. How are these foreign firms able to bypass the constitutional limit on foreign control of public utilities with little resistance from the Philippine body politic? This book exposes the chicanery behind the acquisition of the country's biggest corporations, the corruption and cronyism that had allowed this to happen, and the pernicious plot to amend the Constitution to perpetuate the foreign control of companies over vital sectors of our economy.
|Author||: J. Robert Kennedy|
|Editor||: J. Robert Kennedy|
*** FROM USA TODAY & MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR J. ROBERT KENNEDY *** A VIOLENT REACTION TO A PRICELESS DISCOVERY KILLS SCORES. AND THE WORLD BLAMES A FAMOUS ARCHAEOLOGICAL COUPLE. In the 7th century, three Bibles were painstakingly created by Wearmouth-Jarrow Abbey monks. Over the years, one was destroyed, one remains today in tatters, and the third, still intact, became known as the Codex Amiatinus, the oldest surviving Latin Vulgate translation of the Bible. Until today. A fourth Bible, unknown to history, has been discovered. Invited to inspect the priceless find, Archaeology Professors James Acton and Laura Palmer head for the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and while there, eco-terrorists overrun the location. Under threat by the terrorist leader, the professors are forced to steal the ancient bible to save the hostages. But something goes horribly wrong, and the hostages are killed. Caught on video escaping moments before the bombs detonate, with the Bible in hand, the world believes the professors are to blame, and an international manhunt begins. Now it is up to their friends to prove their innocence, and bring the true perpetrators to justice. In The Fourth Bible, award winning and USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy once again mixes history with today’s headlines in a pulse-pounding international thriller sure to leave you sacrificing sleep to finish. If you enjoy fast-paced adventures in the style of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, and James Rollins, then you’ll love this thrilling tale of archaeological intrigue. Get your copy of The Fourth Bible today, and see what happens when fake news is used to fuel the outrage of those looking for an excuse to lash out at humanity… About the James Acton Thrillers: ★★★★★ "James Acton: A little bit of Jack Bauer and Indiana Jones!" Though this book is part of the James Acton Thrillers series, it is written as a standalone novel and can be enjoyed without having read any of the previous installments. ★★★★★ “Non-stop action that is impossible to put down.” The James Acton Thrillers series and its spin-offs, the Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers and the Delta Force Unleashed Thrillers, have sold over one million copies. If you love non-stop action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor, try James Acton today! ★★★★★ “A great blend of history and current headlines.” USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy’s novels are ideal for fans of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Tom Clancy, and James Patterson, and those who enjoy intense action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor and a touch of romance. Readers interested in action adventure, archaeological mysteries, historical fiction, men’s adventure, conspiracies and ancient mysteries, will love the James Acton Thrillers. If spies and espionage is your thing, then check out the CIA Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers for riveting tradecraft action. And for those who prefer the team approach and Special Forces, check out the Delta Force Unleashed series for exciting military thrills. Or maybe you just feel like a mystery? Check out the Detective Shakespeare Mysteries for dark, intense psychological thrillers. Into the Templars? Then the Templar Detective Thrillers are for you!
|Author||: John Bayer|
|Editor||: B & H Publishing Group|
When Lieutenant Commander Jake Madsen, MD, examines Sgt. Jerry Wallace, he discovers a strange implant in Wallace's chest wall. This discovery propels Madsen into a world where human emotions and actions are no longer taken into account, and where research on chemical weapons is conducted on the most available and expendable subjects: soldiers of the United States.
|Author||: J. Kennedy|
For two thousand years the Triarii have protected us, influencing history from the crusades to the discovery of America. Descendent from the Roman Empire, they pervade every level of society, and are now in a race with our own government to retrieve an ancient artifact thought to have been lost forever. Caught in the middle is archaeology professor James Acton, relentlessly hunted by the elite Delta Force, under orders to stop at nothing to possess what he has found, and the Triarii, equally determined to prevent the discovery from falling into the wrong hands. With his students and friends dying around him, Acton flees to find the one person who might be able to help him, but little does he know he may actually be racing directly into the hands of an organization he knows nothing about...
|Author||: Steven Winer|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
Joseph Hyland, a real estate developer during the real estate boom in the early 2000s, partnered with Josef Rynsburger, a Dutch investor; and a Dutch bank whose president was Hagan Vinke to construct six high-end developments in Florida. Hyland’s partnership with its connection with the Dutch bank borrowed over $1.5 billion for the development of their projects. Both Rynsburger and Vinke created several deceptions to defraud Hyland out of his profits. Vinke, as the president of the Dutch bank, also deceived both Hyland and Rynsburger because of his greed along with concerns that some, or all, the developments would fail as the real estate boom dissipated. Those deceptions along with other creative deceptions by individuals involved with the developments caused not only several murders but also the largest foreclosure in the history of Southwest Florida in the amount of just under $1 billion. Deception takes the reader into the mystery of solving the deaths and where all the diverted money disappeared as well as unraveling the deceptions to determine who becomes a millionaire, who loses everything, or even worse.
|Author||: Benjamin Cross|
|Editor||: Book Guild Publishing|
Harmsworth. A remote, mist-shrouded island in the Russian Arctic. Archaeology Professor Callum Ross makes the discovery of a lifetime: a prehistoric ice mummy preserved for thousands of years by the sub-zero temperatures. Only, they didn’t die of natural causes… As Callum races to unravel the mystery of the mutilated corpse, others race to sabotage the expedition. He and his team are left stranded, and they are not alone on the island. Someone, or something relentless, is stalking them. As the arctic mist descends and the death toll rises, the team is thrust into a nightmare fight for survival, involving submarines, cyber warfare and Spetsnaz. But none of this can prepare them for the real terror that survives deep within the island’s heart: a secret so ancient it’s been overlooked by time itself.
|Author||: Maggie Stiefvater|
|Editor||: North Star Editions, Inc.|
Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan is a music prodigy, who’s about to find out she can see faeries. Two mysterious (and cute) guys enter her life. Trouble is, Luke is a soulless faerie assassin and Aodhan is a dark faerie soldier. Their orders from the Faerie Queen? Kill Deirdre.
|Author||: Russell S. Bowen|
|Editor||: Amer West Pub & Dist|
Perhaps the most shocking book written this century about treason committed by the highest leaders within the US government. This disturbing and thought-provoking expose is written by Brigadier General Russell S Bowen who has courageously come forward with the truth about his association with the OSS (Office of Security Services) and his 'drug running' activities on behalf of the 'secret' government which involves the highest US 'leaders' and which few Americans know anything about. The most startling details are revealed regarding Bowen's clandestine work including his work under the orders of George Bush.
|Author||: Bob Drogin|
|Editor||: Random House|
“A crucial study in the political manipulation of intelligence, understanding how Curveball got us into Iraq will arm us for the next round of lies coming out of Washington.”—Robert Baer, author of See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism Curveball answers the crucial question of the Iraq war: How and why was America’s intelligence so catastrophically wrong? In this dramatic and explosive book, award-winning Los Angeles Times reporter Bob Drogin delivers a narrative that takes us to Europe, the Middle East, and deep inside the CIA to find the truth—the truth about the lies and self-deception that led us into a military and political nightmare. Praise for Curveball “Just when you thought the WMD debacle couldn’t get worse, here comes veteran Los Angeles Times national-security correspondent Drogin’s look at just who got the stories going in the first place. . . . Simultaneously sobering and infuriating—essential reading for those who follow the headlines.”—Kirkus Reviews “In this engrossing account, Los Angeles Times correspondent Drogin paints an intimate and revealing portrait of the workings and dysfunctions of the intelligence community.”—Publishers Weekly “An insightful and compelling account of one crucial component of the war's origins . . . Had Drogin merely pieced together Curveball's story, it alone would have made for a thrilling book. But he provides something more: a frightening glimpse at how easily we could make the same mistakes again. . . . The real value of Drogin's book is its meticulous demonstration that bureaucratic imperative often leads to self-delusion.”—Washington Monthly “Drogin delivers a startling account of this fateful intelligence snafu.”—Booklist “By the time you finish this book you will be shaking your head with wonder, or perhaps you will be shaking with anger, about the misadventures that preceded the misadventures in Iraq. This book is so powerful, it almost refutes its subtitle: The man called Curveball did not cause a war; he became a pretext—one among many.”—George F. Will
|Author||: Tim Tigner|
Would your character change ... if you had all the money in the world? And all the time? Would you become a better person? Or worse? Imagine Agatha Christie meets Michael Crichton in a fast-paced, philosophical mystery thriller. _______________________________________ There's a secret in Silicon Valley. A discovery. An invention. One so startling and surprisingly sinister that it needs to be kept--at any price. Tim Tigner takes a step back from his bestselling Kyle Achilles series to introduce Zachary Chase and Skylar Fawkes in a fresh standalone novel that's bound to keep you glued and guessing. With secluded meetings, sudden disappearances and strange murders; secret agents, skillful assassins and sexy locations; The Price of Time is packed with fast-paced action and first-class intellectual intrigue. Propelling the thrills and perched at the middle of the mystery is one of humanity's great questions: Would finding the Fountain of Youth be a blessing? Prepare for sleep-deprived nights and skipped chores while repeating the phrase: "Just one more page." _______________________________________ "Tim Tigner is the antidote of Dull." --Steve Wilson "Clever to the point where you can't put the book down." --Maryellen Crane "I defy anyone to anticipate his plot twists." --Henry Shop "Still trying to catch my breath. He is a superb storyteller." --Amy Peck "A thinking person's thriller." --Glen Robins _______________________________________ Amazon named Tim Tigner an All-Star Author for being one of the most popular authors in Kindle Unlimited throughout 2018. His books are recommended for fans of David Baldacci, Lee Child's Jack Reacher, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Nelson DeMille's John Corey, Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp, Mark Greaney's Gray Man, Gregg Hurwitz's Orphan X, Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne, John Sandford's Lucas Davenport, Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon, Brad Taylor's Pike Logan, Brad Thor's Scot Harvath, and Dan Brown's Robert Langdon.
|Author||: Peter Eisner|
"MacArthur's Spies reads like Casablanca set in the Pacific, filled with brave and daring characters caught up in the intrigue of war—and the best part is that it's all true!" —Tom Maier, author of Masters of Sex A thrilling story of espionage, daring and deception set in the exotic landscape of occupied Manila during World War II. On January 2, 1942, Japanese troops marched into Manila unopposed by U.S. forces. Manila was a strategic port, a romantic American outpost and a jewel of a city. Tokyo saw its conquest of the Philippines as the key in its plan to control all of Asia, including Australia. Thousands of soldiers surrendered and were sent on the notorious eighty-mile Bataan Death March. But thousands of other Filipinos and Americans refused to surrender and hid in the Luzon hills above Bataan and Manila. MacArthur's Spies is the story of three of them, and how they successfully foiled the Japanese for more than two years, sabotaging Japanese efforts and preparing the way for MacArthur’s return. From a jungle hideout, Colonel John Boone, an enlisted American soldier, led an insurgent force of Filipino fighters who infiltrated Manila as workers and servants to stage demolitions and attacks. “Chick” Parsons, an American businessman, polo player, and expatriate in Manila, was also a U.S. Navy intelligence officer. He escaped in the guise of a Panamanian diplomat, and returned as MacArthur’s spymaster, coordinating the guerrilla efforts with the planned Allied invasion. And, finally, there was Claire Phillips, an itinerant American torch singer with many names and almost as many husbands. Her nightclub in Manila served as a cover for supplying food to Americans in the hills and to thousands of prisoners of war. She and the men and women who worked with her gathered information from the collaborating Filipino businessmen; the homesick, English-speaking Japanese officers; and the spies who mingled in the crowd. Readers of Alan Furst and Ben Macintyre—and anyone who loves Casablanca—will relish this true tale of heroism when it counted the most.
|Author||: Paul Block|
Thieves, whores, heroes, and holymen mingle with the Salomons--Nina, Jacob, Phoebe, Rachel--and with Aiden, Allison, and Damien, to act in a world of rage and madness
|Author||: James Rollins|
To save the world and our future, Sigma Force must embark on a dangerous odyssey into an ancient past whose horrors are all too present in this page-turning thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins that combines cutting-edge science, historical mystery, mythology, and pulse-pounding action. For eons, the city of Troy—whose legendary fall was detailed in Homer’s Iliad—was believed to be myth, until archaeologists in the nineteenth century uncovered its ancient walls buried beneath the sands. If Troy was real, how much of Homer’s twin tales of gods and monsters, curses and miracles—The Iliad and The Odyssey—could also be true and awaiting discovery? In the frozen tundra of Greenland, a group of modern-day researchers stumble on a shocking find: a medieval ship buried a half-mile below the ice. The ship’s hold contains a collection of even older artifacts—tools of war—dating back to the Bronze Age. Inside the captain’s cabin is a magnificent treasure that is as priceless as it is miraculous: a clockwork gold map imbedded with an intricate silver astrolabe. The mechanism was crafted by a group of Muslim inventors—the Banū Mūsā brothers—considered by many to be the Da Vincis of the Arab world—brilliant scientists who inspired Leonardo’s own work. Once activated, the moving map traces the path of Odysseus’s famous ship as it sailed away from Troy. But the route detours as the map opens to reveal a fiery river leading to a hidden realm underneath the Mediterranean Sea. It is the subterranean world of Tartarus, the Greek name for Hell. In mythology, Tartarus was where the wicked were punished and the monstrous Titans of old, imprisoned. When word of Tartarus spreads—and of the cache of miraculous weapons said to be hidden there—tensions explode in this volatile region where Turks battle Kurds, terrorists wage war, and civilians suffer untold horrors. The phantasmagoric horrors found in Homer’s tales are all too real—and could be unleashed upon the world. Whoever possesses them can use their awesome power to control the future of humanity. Now, Sigma Force must go where humans fear to tread. To prevent a tyrant from igniting a global war, they must cross the very gates of Hell.