“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”
George R. R. Martin
The Black River
Hidden away under its dark, rapid current, every river has its secrets.
It is December 23, 1999. The dawning of the Millennium approaches with fears of worldwide computer shutdowns, and possible terrorist strikes on popular New Year’s Eve locations. In the quiet river town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Police Chief Tom Miller has big enough problems of his own. The mutilated body of a prominent gay nightclub owner has been dumped at Ferry Landing. Making matters worse, the ritual markings discovered on the body are frighteningly similar to those of eight gay and lesbian victims from a case Tom cracked fifteen years earlier, while he was a New York City Police Detective.
The murderer of seven of the victims awaits his execution on New Year’s Eve, but not before vowing that the murders of gays and lesbians will begin again, thus ushering in an even more chaotic start of the new century. Will Tom Miller be able to catch this new killer and dodge all the roadblocks thrown his way by a possible copycat killer, a self-centered Mayor, and other individuals? Will he discover there’s more to the new murders than the fulfillment of a madman’s prophecy? More importantly, after fifteen years, could the new killer be the one who murdered the eighth gay victim? Can Tom Miller finally be on the trail of apprehending the individual responsible for the murder of his father?
Last Man Standing
Foreword by Roger Staubach
There have been over a hundred books written about the Afghanistan war. Last Man Standing in Afghanistan provides a refreshing new angle no one else has touched on.
In this book, Rich Walton relates story after story of his daily experiences among the Afghan people. Many of these stories will bring a tear to your eye while others will have you laughing out loud.
Walton was not a U.S. soldier toting an M-16. He was a civilian contractor working on construction jobs in the Afghanistan war zone amidst rocket attacks and sniper fire. Besides working on military bases surrounded by protective walls, he worked outside the bases on schools, clinics and public structures being built in the Afghan villages. Taliban and other terrorists did not want these structures built, so the dangers were very real and a constant threat.
For four plus long years, Walton worked among the local Afghan citizens as part of the U.S. effort to “win the hearts and minds” of the Afghan people. He ate with them, conferred with them and consoled them as they struggled in their daily lives.
The stories in this book are real. You will feel like you were actually there. After reading his experiences, you will see how Rich Walton came to be known as
“The Face of America the Afghans will Remember.”
U.S. Naval Academy Graduate
Heisman Trophy Winner
and NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback
Sitting with me on a freshly-stripped and torched new Cadillac Eldorado convertible, Gem tosses her lustrous, dark auburn hair from side to side and offers a toast to the chaos and carnage that have enveloped the Kensington neighborhood of North Philadelphia.
“Welcome to the American underworld, Robbs, in its entire rancid, horrific splendor. You’re witnessing the fall of a modern day Roman Empire and punks like us have the soundtrack for its destruction.”
A Prudent Man
Recently freed from a loveless marriage, Annie Heywood is determined to put the past behind her. Starting over in a new town seems the perfect solution, the purchase of a charming little house the icing on the cake. Things take a mysterious turn when she discovers a diary discarded by a former tenant, a woman so elusive as to become an obsession. What begins as curiosity morphs into a game of cat and mouse with a detective who won’t take yes for an answer, a millionaire who won’t take no, and a serial killer who may end her idyllic life before it starts.
On the opposite coast, ex-cop Pete Ryan is haunted by the brutal murder of his sister at the hands of her soulmate, a monster in disguise. Bitter and driven to avenge her, his quest will take him to hell and back while forcing him to confront his darkest fear about himself.
A Caustic Collection of Donald J. Trump’s Very Important Letters
After crashing his way to the presidency with the subtlety of a sledgehammer, Donald J. Trump was now faced with tackling the most important job stretched out before him during the next four years: proving he was indeed magnificent.
There had to be a way for this great and powerful titan of titans to separate himself from the rest, and exhibit how a man’s man, a genuine hero, and an off-the-charts genius carried himself.
So incorporating the masterful skills he honed as a razor-sharp orator along 2016’s brutal Campaign Trail of Fears, he decided he would write letters, and not just any letters. No, these would be positively stuffed with powerful, masterful prose and Jeffersonian in weight. They would be Very Important Letters.
Armed with only a nuclear-powered typewriter, the vocabulary of a true giant and a yet unseen command of centuries and centuries of history and perspective, the very important man wrote his very important letters to chronicle his very important, if not very improbable, presidency.