This non-fiction narrative recounts one of the worst maritime disasters in history, the sinking of Le Joola – which tore at the soul of a country. Patrick Wiley’s interviews with survivors and extensive in-country research revealed the shameful loss of life and incredible accounts of survival that form the heart of the book.
In this historical fiction novel, thirteen-year-old Cinda Parker knows she and her brother Ian have a special mental connection. When a mysterious stranger, Lexi, arrives from the future, they realize they are more than typical mid-twenty-first century children. [Read more…] about Voices in the Past: Journeys Beyond the Peaks (The Journeys Saga) by M.F. Erler
Evan finds herself lost in a world between life and death, but something else is there with her. Something sinister, demanding that its secrets be revealed. [Read more…] about Time of Death, Not all Secrets Stay Buried by Carrie Merrill
“Loaded with plenty of whiskey-tango-foxtrot moments, War Under the Mango Tree is a thoroughly entertaining lampoon of the US military machine via a fictionalized mission in an equally fictional Central African country… Not since Catch 22 has a novel this brilliant come along. Five cheeky stars!” —David Edlund, USA Today bestselling author of “Guarding Savage”
“. . . a brilliant satire of the hypocrisy, bureaucracy, banality, and ineptitude of the military. . .scathingly funny and often feels absurd—yet other times, all too real.” —David Aretha, editor of multiple award-winning military books
At a remote military camp in Africa a small detachment of American soldiers and their local allies wage a high-tech manhunt to neutralize the notorious warlord Daniel Odoki and defeat his rebel army. As the quixotic campaign unfolds, a cast of glory seeking generals, rapacious mercenaries and corrupt government officials are determined to finish off Odoki, though each for different reasons. Meanwhile, a hapless band of compatriots, pawns in a mysterious shadow war, race to discover the truth about Odoki before it’s too late.
In the tradition of writers such as Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut and Evelyn Waugh, War Under the Mango Tree exposes the absurdities of modern warfare as it intersects with media culture, technology, politics and big business. The result is a darkly painted satire of war, money and corruption on the far flung reaches of Pax Americana.
Glenn Voelz served for twenty-five years in the Army as an intelligence officer. During his career he worked on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in the White House Situation Room and at NATO headquarters. He has published on a wide range of topics including diplomatic history, government contracting and military innovation.
Glenn lives in central Oregon with his family and enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. He is a volunteer member of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team. His first novel is entitled War under the Mango Tree and he is currently working on a sequel—Operation Hermes.
Diana Kilpatrick’s debut novel, “Off the Record”, introduces us to Shae Rose, a feisty and loveable court reporter who lifts the veiled curtain, offering a unique and entertaining peek into the secretive world of deposition court reporting.
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As a busy court reporter in a small Idaho town, Shae Rose ordinarily minds her own business: sharing a duplex with two elderly sisters, Bernice and Clarabelle Darling, riding a Harley on fine sunny summer weekends, and devoting time to her Chihuahua, Hercules. And though she is privy to people’s legal troubles, large and small, she leaves her work at the deposition room door. She wouldn’t dream of meddling.
All of that changes when Shae finds herself embroiled in a case involving a wealthy prominent local family. At first the case appears straightforward, but the court reporter soon discovers dark secrets lay just beneath the sheen of the family’s polished exterior.
Her troubles begin after taking possession of an unusual deposition exhibit. Intrusions and personal attacks ensue, confirming a horrible truth: Shae has become the unwitting central player in events that have been forty years in the making. It doesn’t take long for Shae to realize that someone is willing to do anything to keep the truth from being revealed.
With her career and her very life on the line, she accepts the aid of the handsome Sergeant Jackson Landers. As his investigation heats up, so does Shae’s attraction to Jax, as he’s known by his friends. But can she reveal her suspicions to him?
Will Shae be able to protect herself and those she loves, help solve a mystery, while maintaining her mandated professional confidentiality?