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.
Author: David Hagberg
Publisher: Forge Books
Kirk McGarvey engages in a global revenge quest in this novella from New York Times bestselling author David Hagberg Former director of the CIA Kirk McGarvey is no stranger to dangerous encounters. Early in his career, he came up against the Soviet Union's deadliest agent three times, finally killing the man in a flooded tunnel beneath the ruins of a castle in Portugal. Years have passed. The Russian's brother, Kurshin, a Spetsnaz operator twenty-five years younger than McGarvey, vows revenge. He and McGarvey are both shadowmen--living between the real world, and the world of the deep cover spy and assassin. To get McGarvey's attention, Kurshin desecrates the grave of the American's wife. McGarvey pits himself against the Russian--the man of vast experience versus the bold young man who believes he is invincible. The mano a mano begins at Arlington Cemetery and moves across Europe, from the baccarat tables of Monte Carlo to the same the Portuguese castle where the Russian's brother was killed so many years ago. Only one shadowman will be left standing. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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: Donald Randall Richberg
Author: Mark M. McMillin
Publisher: Mark M. McMillin
Here is a true story based on the amazing adventures of Captain Luke Ryan - Irish swashbuckler, American patriot, mariner extraordinaire and Benjamin Franklin's most dangerous privateer... It is an epic story about war, heroism, love, intrigue and betrayal spanning a period from the American Revolution, to the French Revolution, and through the rise of Napoleon. The year is 1778 and as the brutal war between the American Colonies and Great Britain drags on, a 25 year old Irishman named Luke Ryan is the master of the fastest ship on the water, the Black Prince, and runs a very profitable smuggling trade between Dunkirk and Dublin. He and his men are indifferent to the war until one day the British seize his ship and throw his men into Dublin's Black Dog. Ryan is ruined but concocts a bold plan to break his men out of jail and to retake his ship and when his plan succeeds, the Irishmen, now fugitives and with prices on their heads, set sail for France to offer their services to an American named Benjamin Franklin... The story is told in three books: Gather the Shadowmen (The Lords of the Ocean), Prince of the Atlantic and Napoleon's Gold (which can be read in or out of sequence).
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: 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: Edward Kendrick
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Two men, Rafe de Lorca and Steele Reid, are committed as deeply to their job as they are in their love for each other. Trained in espionage, they are killers by necessity and patriots by choice. Betrayed by the very people they work for and on the run, will they manage to survive or will those who are after them prevail? Espionage agent Anders must protect Grant Eastman and his son, Nicky, after Grant discovers information vital to national security. Teamed with a third man they attempt to get the information into safe hands while trying to elude those who would kill them to retrieve it.
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: James Kunetka
Publisher: Crossroad Press
In a cave amid ancient Indian ruins lies the body of a senior scientist from the nuclear weapons laboratories at Los Alamos. His skull has been crushed, his throat slit, and a line of blood in the form of a serpent has been traced on his forehead. At his feet are rare tribal prayer sticks. Local police see a ritual slaying intended to scare off Anglos trading in religious Indian artifacts. But federal investigators speculate about a far more sinister possibility: that the victim was violently purged from an espionage network peddling secret space war technology to the Soviets. To the FBI, this conspiracy will stop at nothing, certainly not the murder of one man. For physicist David Parker, the bizarre killing of his colleague is at first an annoying distraction from his intensive work on a revolutionary defense laser shield and the need to justify it to himself and to reluctant members of Congress. Yet all too quickly he finds himself the target of a ruthlessly expert setup—complete with planted evidence and an intricate computer trail leading directly to his own terminal, making him appear both a murderer and a spy. Unknowingly, Parker is assisted by reservation policeman Thomas Reyes, a Pueblo Indian and ex-Marine who is rediscovering his people's sacred beliefs and rites, but knows, in this case, that he must use both his wits and his knowledge of the Anglo world to find the murderer. The two men will be brought together by Parker's young son, an imaginative child who believes that the violation of Pueblo taboos has unleashed the "shadow man," the killer who has appeared as no more than a shadow against a cave wall. Together they must follow this elusive evidence into a world of ancient myths and black markets, politics, intrigue, and high-tech weaponry … to the shocking, terrifying truth behind the ultimate purposes of the New Age research at Los Alamos.
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.
Author: Becca Van
Publisher: Siren Pub Incorporated
[Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Cowboy Menage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, HEA] Debbie Newsome has sworn to never get involved with another man again-until she meets Britt and Daniel Delaney. The two men draw her like a bee to honey. She tries to keep them at arm's length, but she eventually ends up in their bed. Debbie isn't ready to face her feelings and runs. Britt and Daniel are out to convince Debbie she is the one and only woman they want in their beds and hearts, but they have a hard time keeping her by their sides. Plus, they have a secret, and they aren't sure how Debbie is going to react. When a criminal from the Delaney brothers' past arrives on the scene, Debbie's life ends up in jeopardy. Can they save her in time? Note: There is no sexual relationship or touching for titillation between or among siblings. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
Author: Cynthia D. Grant
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Young Adult Fiction
When golden boy Gabe McCloud dies in a drunk driving accident, it shakes up the whole town Everyone knew the McCloud men were bad news. The family’s patriarch, Franny, only gave up drinking after almost causing an unspeakable tragedy. His sons are no better—except for Gabriel. Gabe isn’t perfect, but he’s handsome, charming, and friendly with just about everyone in the small, ocean-side town of Willow Creek. So after he wraps his truck around a tree one foggy night, Gabe’s death affects the entire community. The tragedy opens up old wounds for some people, and brings others closer together.
Author: Alan Evans
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The third in The Shadow Men series another enthralling look into Jack's life as he continues his adventures mixing with underworld figures and colourful characters. A multitude of twists and turns along the way make for an exciting read.
Selected Stories of H.P. Lovecraft
Author: H. P. Lovecraft,Jacqueline Baker
Publisher: Harper Collins
Chosen and introduced by Jacqueline Baker, this is a new anthology of stories by H. P. Lovecraft, the influential horror writer known as the master of the macabre.
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Für ihn ist immer alles Gegenwart: 1965 lernt die junge Neurowissenschaftlerin Margot an der Universität von Darven Park den charismatischen Patienten Eli kennen. Er leidet an Gedächtnisverlust und kann sich nur an Dinge erinnern, die nicht länger als siebzig Sekunden zurückliegen. Margot beginnt, Elis Erinnerungsvermögen mit einer Reihe von Tests zu untersuchen, und kommt dem ungewöhnlichen Patienten im Laufe der Zeit erstaunlich nahe. Eine unmögliche Beziehung, denn er vergisst immer wieder, wer sie ist. Joyce Carol Oates hat einen Roman über Liebe und Erinnerung, über Einsamkeit und imaginierte Nähe geschrieben – luzide, feinsinnig, funkelnd.
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.