Author: Bijoya Sawian
A thick mist envelops an isolated house and a cottage atop a hill. Raseel, looks out from the window of her house and watches as the mist covers first the plants, then the trees and finally the cottage. Suddenly it parts, and three men come into view, furtive, quick. Then they’re gone. Minues later, Raseel hears the sound of shots. And then there is silence. The reader is pulled into Bijoya Sawian’s tense and dramatic story of the strange death of a dhkar, an outsider, in the beautiful hill town of Shillong in northeastern India. Why was he killed? Who are the killers? Are they known to the housekeeper and driver? As she begins to unravel this mystery, Raseel finds herself caught in a tale of intrigue and violence that mirrors the world of insurgency around her. In her lyrical, haunting prose, Bijoya Sawian paints a dark, threatening picture and shows how violence has tainted the very fabric of everyday life in a place that was once peaceful, untroubled and calm. “Shillong comes across as the hero of the story—the paradise that it once was and no longer. The author successfully captures the mood, the weather, the people, and the place... [Shadow Men] is unlike any other book I have read in a long time and you will love it too.” —Sonia Pressman Fuentes “In crisp, everyday conversations, the festering wounds of a splintered hill state are laid bare—the resentment brewing between the Khasis and the Garos, the downside of the traditional matrilineal system, the disconnect with mainstream India, crippling unemployment, drug and alcohol addiction, corrupt politicians, you get it all.” —Assam Tribune Published by Zubaan.
Author: Jonathon King
Publisher: Open Road Media
Book three of the bestselling Max Freeman mystery series: Max seeks to uncover the twisted truth behind an eighty-year-old triple homicide In the 1920s, three of Mark Mayes’s ancestors left to help build the first road through the Everglades—backbreaking labor from which they never returned. Now, decades later, Mayes has discovered letters that point to murder as the cause of their disappearance, and he hires Max Freeman to get to the bottom of it all. But as Freeman follows the trail of evidence, he incurs the wrath of the corporation that built the road, and finds that the murder case may not be as cold as everyone assumed. Freeman’s search takes him to the heart of the Everglades to reveal the truth behind the murders—and put a stop to a cycle of violence three generations in the making. This ebook contains an illustrated biography of the author featuring never-before-seen photos.
A Novel of the Hidden Cities
Author: Christopher Golden,Tim Lebbon
Publisher: Diversion Books
From Beacon Hill to Southie, historic Boston is a town of vibrant neighborhoods knit into a seamless whole. But as Jim Banks and Trix Newcomb learn in a terrifying instant, it is also a city divided—split into three separate versions of itself by a mad magician once tasked with its protection. Jim is happily married to Jenny, with whom he has a young daughter, Holly. Trix is Jenny’s best friend, practically a member of the family—although she has secretly been in love with Jenny for years. Then Jenny and Holly inexplicably disappear—and leave behind a Boston in which they never existed. Only Jim and Trix remember them. Only Jim and Trix can bring them back. With the help of Boston’s Oracle, an elderly woman with magical powers, Jim and Trix travel between the fractured cities, for that is where Jenny and Holly have gone. But more is at stake than one family’s happiness. If Jim and Trix should fail, the spell holding the separate Bostons apart will fail too, and the cities will reintegrate in a cataclysmic implosion. Someone, it seems, wants just that. Someone with deadly shadow men at their disposal.
Author: Anthony Napoleon
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
Psychological operations (PSYOPs) are the preferred method by which shadow men socially engineer the masses' consent on a myriad of important issues. The author provides numerous examples of how social engineers have modified the public's perceptions and attitudes about America's founders, slavery, financial markets, dating and mating customs, self-perception, and a laundry list of other matters people have no idea were socially engineered. The reader will become expert on the character of the men who work in the shadows whose sole reason for living is to control others in service to accumulating wealth and power, of which, they never, ever, have enough. The reader is provided a step-by-step program that promises to strip away shadow men's brainwashing of them and return the reader to his natural state of freedom and happiness.
Author: David A Myers
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
"The shadow rules the night. The shadow is his only friend." Sheriff Mike Holcomb, retired, (Katelyn Manor, Mona White's Diary) has been brought back to duty by the county to do what he does best, investigate. He finds help from an unusual source, the mysterious Carmen Ducote, a retired linguist from New Orleans. From north Alabama to New Orleans and back they discover and solve the clues that they hope will answer the question. "Who is he? Who is... the shadow man?"
Author: Donald Randall Richberg
Author: Shunna Pillay
Publisher: Real African Publishers
A panoramic look at South Africa in the 1950s, this spirited tale explores the people, music, and hardships common to areas such as District Six, Durban, and Sophiatown. Based on the life of musician Shunna Pillay, the story focuses on what it feels like to yearn for freedom amid governmental and societal constraints.
Author: Domenic Sylvester
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
As a used-up CIA Black Ops Agent and ex-NYPD cop, Nick wants to put his shadowy past behind him and settle down with the women he loves - his wife and daughter. But events conspire to make him realize that leaving the world of espionage and the shadow men who live there may not be possible. . Nick lives by a code of honor of decades past. Yet he lives in today's world where betrayal, violence and mayhem are common occurrences. Ripped from today's headlines, a terrorist plot to harm America and all Nick holds dear may be afoot. Nick must use all of his rusty skills and get the help from other Shadow Men from his past to expose and thwart a possible plan to rival 9-11. . Set in the rustic seaport town in North Carolina at the mouth of the Cape Fear River and international in scope, the reader will be turning pages in this potboiler to the last word. Characters are so vivid you will love them or hate them along the way. . A tip of the hat to the wonderful noir-mystery authors of old. Driven men who plied their trade using typewriters, ribbon and paper. Artists who immersed their readers in worlds of mystery, atmosphere, foreboding and a cracking good read. And who gave this writer an enduring love of reading. Homage is paid within this book to several of them, they include: Raymond Chandler, Ed McBain, John D. MacDonald, Rex Stout, John le Carre, Mickey Spillane, Ernest Hemingway and of course, Dashiell Hammett. . An astute reader may smile at the references to these grand masters of mystery and suspense. All readers will enjoy the experience.
Author: Andrew McBride
Publisher: Robert Hale
His name was Calvin Taylor but the Apaches called him Shadow Man. Now he was the guide for a wagon train of down-on-their-luck farmers following the Trail of Lost Souls. But the trail became a journey of death and Taylor found himself branded a renegade.Only a man with his peculiar talent for making enemies could find himself in the middle of the bitter war between white man and Apache, being hunted by both sides. He was pursued across a savage land by Loco's Mescaleros and vengeful posses determined to see him hang.
Author: Alan Evans
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Having served an eleven year prison sentence for an offence which he has always denied, Jack Dunkerley is determined to climb his way back to a state of financial security. Although his initial intentions are to do it legally, numerous acts of deception and treachery plunge him into a financial nightmare, waking him up to the real world. Written in a racy prose, The Shadow Men is a fast-moving and daring exploration of the drugs underworld.
Author: Charles F Millhouse
Publisher: Independently Published
July 1937When Captain Steven Hawklin is attacked by a warplane over Southern California he is thrown into the secrecy and intrigue of the Shadow Men, an ultra-classified branch of the British government bent on keeping the Empire safe at all costs. It seems one of their agents has gone rogue and is out to kill Captain Hawklin. Meanwhile at the behest of Professor Lucas Gray, Oscar "Oz" Lyman arrives in the mountains of Montana, to investigate the mysterious appearance of an Indian God who has invoked a local Blackfoot Tribe into committing acts of violence, preventing the construction of a new ski resort. Suspicious, Oz leads an expedition into the mountains to find the real reason behind the strange phenomenon. Approached by agents of the Shadow Men, Steven learns the motive of the person out to kill him, understanding the past is never forgotten, he agrees to help track down the wayward agent, in a race against time to prevent the death of his trusted friend, Hardy Miller, who becomes entangled in the villainous plan. Traveling to Germany, Steven is given one chance to rescue his friend in a do-or-die aerial battle that will prove once and for all, the true master of the air.Captain Hawklin and the Shadow Men, is a throwback of a bygone age of pulp adventure stories. Filled with spies and mythological gods. Nazis, cliffhangers and action in the tradition of Doc Savage and Commander Cody. Join the Adventure at www.stormgatepress.com and become a Hawklin Crusader.
Author: James Swain
Publisher: Tor Books
In Shadow People, national bestselling author James Swain's brilliant follow-up to Dark Magic, magician Peter Warlock has a dark secret. A psychic who peers into the future, he is able to use the information to alert the authorities to pending trouble. During a séance Peter is confronted by a group of evil spirits called shadow people, beings who have the power to kidnap a person's soul. Peter is taken to another plane, where he confronts a serial killer about to claim his next victim. It's a harrowing encounter that Peter only barely manages to survive. Peter soon realizes that the shadow people are connected to the serial killer, and that he is a member of the Order of Astrum, a group of evil psychics who murdered his parents years ago. He must find the serial killer in real time before he claims his next victim. To save many lives, Peter may have to tap into a legacy that he has always dreaded...and a power that may consume him. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Maurice Gee
Publisher: Penguin UK
This is the story of Ellie Crowther, a spirited and original woman who becomes a painter of distinction. But her canvases continue to be haunted by an elusive presence she thinks of as her shadow man.Told in five parts, each concentrating on a significant period of her life, it ranges from the 1950s when, as a girl, she lived in a YWCA hostel with her mother, to her twenties when she lives on a commune in Nelson, through to middle age, as she raises a son and becomes a painter. Ellie begins her journey into adulthood alert to its disappointments but also discovering her talents and passions. As the story progresses, Ellie comes to understand and eventually make peace with her shadow man.
Author: Melissa Scott
Publisher: Lethe Press
In the far future, human culture develops five distinctive genders due to the effects of a drug that eases sickness from faster-than-light travel. Winner of a Lambda Literary Award for Gay/Lesbian Science Fiction, "Shadow Man" remains one of the more important modern, speculative novels ever published in the field of gender and sexual identity.
The Leaders Who Shaped the Australian Army from the Veldt to Vietnam
Author: John Connor,Craig Stockings
Publisher: UNSW Press
Australian military history is full of heroes - big names that loom large in the public memory of the nation's wartime experiences, like Monash, Chauvel, Jacka and Blamey. There is no question that these famous figures of the Australian Army are important, but their story is not the only story. There are also the individuals who shaped the history of the Australian Army in the 20th century, as intellectuals, strategists and administrators, but are largely invisible in popular memory. The Shadow Men brings together some of Australia's best military historians to shed light on ten of these men and to bring their achievements and influence into the foreground.
Author: Autumn Taylor
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Hope lies with the shadows... One month after a victorious, but tragic rescue mission at a Dekon prison, tensions are high. In secrecy Logan and Zelda gain new allies and make a surprising discovery that the world may rely on. And a Dekon leader is searching for revenge. How far will he go?
Author: Jeffrey Fleishman
Foreign correspondent James Ryan was there whenever the world changed: in the Middle East, in the Balkans, in the former Soviet bloc. But now he can't remember these events; he can't recall anything long-term, except the summer of his fifteenth year following his mother's death. It was the summer his father told him to call him Kurt. The summer the mysterious and enchanting Vera burst into their lonely, quiet lives. The summer his own world opened, then irrevocably changed. James, at fifty-two, suffers from a severe case of early onset Alzheimer's. The novel unravels James's predicament through the clear glimpses he retains of that long ago summer, and through the desperate attempts of his wife and his nurse to bring him back to the present, if only for stolen moments. Each has her motives: his wife trying not to lose the man with whom she shared so much - wars, death, love, loss of a child, history. And his nurse, the half sister he never knew he had, needing James’s adolescent memory to understand the biological father and mother she never met. Told from the perspective of a man betrayed by his own mind, Shadow Man is a novel of identity and suspense that travels across continents and deep into the pasts that make us each who we are. It explores the power of memory to heal and to mask, and of the limits of unconditional love. Set in Philly and the eastern shore of yesteryear, in the Middle East, and throughout Eastern Europe, Fleishman's trademark descriptive but spare lyricism shines. Shadow Man is a touching and haunting novel perhaps most similar to The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, though it is a work of fiction. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Dark Mistress Aurora
Publisher: Dark Mistress Aurora
Warning! Read at your own risk! Studying shadow men can cause them to visit you! About this book: I'll never feel completely safe being home alone after I saw a shadow man for the first time. :About this series This is not just a horror novel or a true life story, it's also a game. I wanted to write out my real life supernatural experiences, but I also wanted to remain anonymous, so I disguise my identity by writing two fake stories along with every real story I tell. It's your job to figure out which story is true and which ones are fake.
Author: Maurice Brandon
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
An ordinary day began when Vic Smart, Jr, [called Little Vic], decided to go fishing at his favorite lake. The day turned out anything but ordinary. Discoveries of broken pine limbs, a Shadow person flitting from tree to tree then walking on water, caused the young lad to leave the scene, fish, rod and reel, all left beside the lake. From this beginning the story of the Shadow People began and their presence on Planet Earth would create situations with Little Vic's family, the Smarts, and then involve learned Individuals who became endangered trying to investigate the Shadow People. Discoveries that they used slaves, had enormous physical powers, were far advanced in space craft areas, were evident from contacts finally made. The destructive powers of the Shadow People became a National concern when in an act of retaliation they destroyed the Smart home then continued destroying National Defense locations. Needed explanations or why they were on earth, were they totally antagonistic as their exhibition of chosen destructive actions indicated, or was there a way to live with them?