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Spectre, Book 1
C. W. Lemoine
Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 54 Min.
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After a combat incident in Iraq, Cal "Spectre" Martin was grounded and told he would never fly an F-16 again. Years later, he started a new civilian life with his F-16 pilot fiancée while being haunted by the nightmares of his last deployment. But when she goes missing on a routine training mission off the South Florida coast, Spectre unwillingly finds himself thrust back onto the frontlines of the war on terror - this time, not in the skies over Iraq, but on the streets of Miami.
Americans are fascinated by the undeniable mystique of the elite world of Navy fighter pilots. In Bogeys and Bandits, Robert Gandt takes listeners on a thrilling ride in the FA-18 Hornet, one of the fastest, sleekest, and deadliest aircraft in the world. Gandt lived and worked with several pilots learning to fly the Hornet: the identical twins from Middle America; the computer nerd with a penchant for speed; the grandson of a Tuskegee Airman, trying to live up to a proud legacy; and two women dealing with the post-Tailhook world of the Navy.
When fighter pilot Cal "Spectre" Martin is recruited by an unacknowledged government organization named Project Archangel, he believes the demons of his past have finally been laid to rest. But when a top-secret mission to secure chemical weapons in Syria goes horribly wrong, Spectre finds himself thrust back into civilian life. Within days of his forced retirement, an unknown agent attempts to assassinate Spectre and his friends. Although Spectre escapes the assassination attempt, one of his friends is killed, and Spectre's world is shattered by the loss.
Two Russian agents are trying to stop three nuclear weapons. Iran’s acting supreme leader wants to make his title permanent by overthrowing the Saudi monarchy. Will nuclear weapons, VX, and two armored forces converging on Riyadh let him succeed? Or can Russian agents and American technology stop Iran in time?
Author, airline captain, and popular blogger Eric Auxier brings Alaska bush flying to life in his second novel, The Last Bush Pilots. Exhilarating flying, tall tales, and larger-than-life characters abound in a wild land that truly is America's Last Frontier. Two young pilots, Daniel "D.C." Alva and Allen David Foley, take on the world's most dangerous flying: the Alaska bush. But Mother Nature - and a sexy Native Alaskan - stand in their way.
Originally published by Wm. Morrow, in 1995, Skygods is the saga of America's most glamorous airline - from its meteoric ascent to its plunge to extinction. Pan Am blazed the way across the world's oceans with its magnificent Clipper ships, launched the first international jet service, was the first to fly the behemoth 747, was the lead customer for America's SST and the Concorde, and was even taking reservations for the first commercial flights to the moon.
Three Russian agents are searching Ukraine for a stolen thermonuclear warhead. America suspects the warhead isn’t really stolen, and its detonation just a pretext to let Russia seize Ukraine. Will the agents find the warhead before it is used, and starts WWIII? This will be the Russian agents’ greatest challenge yet.
Three Russian agents are trying to stop nuclear weapons stolen from Pakistan by the Taliban. The Taliban wants to use the stolen weapons to force America out of Afghanistan for good and return to power in Kabul. Will nuclear strikes in multiple locations across Afghanistan let them succeed? Or, can Russian agents and American special forces stop the Taliban in time?
Becoming a Writer of Movies, Video Games, and Books: Creative Mentor, Book 1
Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 47 Min.
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Everyone wants to be a writer, and they want to know what they can do to make that dream come true. However, most aspiring writers do not understand how to position themselves so they are ready when presented with an opportunity. They identify themselves as writers but have no writing samples, or their websites and social media talk all about their paintings or music but say nothing of who they are as writers.
China’s President faces many problems. Some, like conflict at the Indian border and in the South China Sea he created for himself. Others, like pending disasters at the Three Gorges Dam and China’s oldest nuclear plant, just happened. But the biggest threat to Communist rule is revolutionaries with Internet access through American satellites. Access that lets them spread propaganda, organize free of government surveillance, and launch cyberattacks. Four deniable Russian agents will travel to America to stop that threat.
The international best-selling novel Skyfall is the story of a complex airline hijacking gone bad. Hidden aboard Flight 42 are terrorists who will force the aircraft to land in Communist China where a top-secret computer program will fall into Chinese hands. But the hijacking attempt is bungled and, with scores of passengers dead or wounded, the airliner's survivors desperately attempt to keep the airliner aloft.
A society in decay is a more dangerous place than a society under attack. The earth was dying it's natural resources have been used up. Countries have fallen into ruin. Only City States populated by the elite remain.
Simon Branson is on the run, and Jake Sullivan and Mike Lang head to Paris to track down a killer. Charged by President Fletcher with verifying the incredible secrets found in the Group 45 documents, they are moving ever closer to finding the truth about the package. Surviving a murderous attack in the City of Light, they follow another clue to the Bavarian Alps, where the scattered remains of Group 45 are coalescing around a neofascist proclaiming himself the savior of Western civilization.
Having narrowly escaped a deadly attack in Bavaria, Jake and Mike return to Washington, D.C., and reveal what they believe to be the true identity of “The Package” and the role played by Group 45 in its disappearance. Still in need of the key to break Simon Branson’s code, and ordered by President Fletcher to verify the identity and whereabouts of “The Package”, Jake and Mike travel to South America and then Mexico in search of the truth.
In the early 1900s a courageous young woman challenges the prejudices of the times, becomes an attorney, and fights for the disenfranchised. She tangles with the powerful to free a Native American, to defend a man accused of killing an ex-governor, and free the son of her best friend who is accused of murder.
In 1884 chance brings a determined young woman and a Scottish immigrant couple together as she struggles against age-old prejudices and the couple struggles against the elements in one of the driest climates on the American Frontier then, together, they share in an extraordinary discovery.
A frantic late-night phone call from his estranged wife, Linda, brings Jake Sullivan back to his hometown in Western Pennsylvania. Jake's childhood friend and law school classmate Simon Branson is about to be appointed a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania when his wife is brutally murdered and he is charged with the crime. Turning to Jake for help, Branson pleads his innocence and claims to be the victim of a political plot to wreck his judicial appointment.
A Jamaican drug dealer surrenders to authorities after coming ashore in the Florida Keys and tries to bargain for his safety with a fantastic tale of lost pirate treasure and its connection to the Shower Posse drug cartel, the CIA, and more. When a brazen daylight attempt on the dealer’s life leaves American citizens dead on the streets of Miami, President Jordan Fletcher asks Jake Sullivan, chief federal prosecutor in the Justice Department’s Miami office, and his investigator and best friend, Mike Lang, to join a special DEA task force and go to Jamaica to investigate.
Arrested for the murder of a prominent businessman, Jake Sullivan finds himself the object of a conspiracy to take away everything he has as one piece of evidence after another builds the case against him. Jake's best friend, Mike Lang, comes to his aid and his investigation reveals that Jake is to be transferred to an island prison from which there will be no return. Mike arranges an escape with the help of some island characters found only in the southern latitudes.