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Strait to Hell (The Flip Flop Detective Book 2)


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Rule #2 – No attachments.

Sam Strait didn’t want to leave home early for the snowbird season, but the rules he lived his life by demanded it. When a relationship turned sour, the rules dictated he pack his bags and get out of town.

He could have gone anywhere in the world, but Sam picked Phoenix, Arizona. With its beautiful women, fall baseball league, and warm winters, what more could a single guy ask for?

When the death of a new friend brings violent strangers into his life, Sam is forced to make a choice—run out of town or find a killer.

If he were smart, he’d adhere to the second rule, but there’s a beautiful woman in the mix. Soon, Sam is racing across the California desert with a band of outlaws on his heels. He’s must find the killer quick before there’s never a chance to leave.

Strait to Hell is the second book in an exciting new series from the author of the 509 Crime Stories and the co-author of the Charlie-316 series. If you like your crime fiction with a dose of humor, then pick up this book today.
 

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Wanna Get Lucky? (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 1)


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Everyone Has a Hidden Talent

For Lucky O’Toole it’s murder…solving it.

Surviving in Sin City takes cunning, a pair of five-inch heels, and a wiseass attitude. Lucky has mastered them all and has a pair of legs she uses to kick butt and turn heads.

As the Chief Problem Solver for the Babylon, Las Vegas’s most over-the-top destination, mischief is in her job description.

She’s good at her job.

She’s less good at life. But who has time for a life when there’s a killer on the loose?

WANNA GET LUCKY?

A woman falls from a tour helicopter to the horror of the 8:30 Pirate show crowd.

Was it suicide? An accident? Could she have been pushed?

Lucky’s day began with the invasion of the Adult Video Awards and Trade show convention.

It got more hectic when the spouse-swapping annual event checked in.

And if adding a body to the mix wasn’t enough, Lucky’s got a new suitor. Her best friend, Teddie, a female impersonator who is pressing to take their relationship to the next level.

Can she really date a man who looks better in a dress?

What happened to the woman over the pirate show?

Will her sleuthing skills catch the killer and save her job?
 

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Don's Great Escape: Life in a German POW Camp


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Don’s Great Escape is one man’s story of being in a German POW camp in WWII. Don’s plane went down over occupied France in 1943. He was captured and sent to Stalag Luft III made famous by the 1963 movie The Great Escape. On January 28, 1945, Stalag Luft III was evacuated so the camp would not be captured by the Russians. After several days of walking and being transported by boxcars, the prisoners eventually ended up in Stalag VIIA at Moosburg. Don was liberated on April 29, 1945. His story is told by letters written home to his parents.
 

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Cover-up at Guantanamo: The NCIS Investigation into the “Suicides” of Mohammed Al Hanashi and Abdul Rahman Al Amri


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Guantanamo has forged a place in the world’s consciousness as synonymous with torture. The world’s largest military force exerted its power over hundreds of prisoners held for years without rights or hope. Deep within the prison’s secretive recesses, over the years some of its prisoners met with death, most supposedly via suicide. But the circumstances of these deaths were shrouded in mystery and government censorship. This second, revised edition is based upon newly released Freedom of Information Act documents obtained by the author. "Cover-up at Guantanamo" shows that earlier reports of concealed evidence in the case of three so-called suicides in 2006 extends to subsequent deaths in the Cuba-based U.S. interrogation and detention camp.

“Cover-up at Guantanamo” is a riveting, in-depth examination of the deaths of two detainees, Mohammed Al Hanashi and Abdul Rahman Al Amri, who died in 2007 and 2009, respectively. Using never-before-seen reports from government investigators, eyewitness testimony, and medical and autopsy records, including documents recently released by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), the formal investigation into the deaths of these Guantanamo prisoners is revealed as rife with problems. Revealed also for the first time is the suicide note and “last testament” of Mohammed Al Hanashi, who tells us he wanted to end his life because of the treatment he received at Guantanamo, including in its special Behavioral Health Unit for mentally ill prisoners. Also reported for the first time anywhere where the circumstances surrounding Al Amri's death, including details from the death scene that show it was highly unlikely that Al Amri had the means or the time to kill himself.

Among the explosive details revealed in this book is the fact government agents themselves, possibly from NCIS, the very agency charged with investigating the deaths, interfered with the gathering of evidence, ordering the shutdown of Guantanamo’s computer database of prison activities within minutes of one detainee’s death. Even worse, after the FOIA for this material was filed, the computer logs suddenly went missing! That is only the beginning of the story, as Kaye’s investigation shows material evidence was thrown out in the trash, prisoners who were intensely mentally ill were provided with material to kill themselves, medical personnel turned their backs on detainee complaints of torture, all while the guard's military command lied to investigators about key events as they unfolded. The book also expands on the mysterious use of the antimalarial drug mefloquine for possible reasons of interrogation.

In addition, "Cover-up" reviews details of the death of another detainee, Adnan Latif, and adds new revelations concerning the deaths of the three detainees who died in 2006. As we can see from other government documents, we likely do not know how many prisoners have even died at Guantanamo. What we learn from the stories in this book is that its contents are not about only one or two government cover-ups, but about the secretive way the Pentagon and intelligence agencies go about their business. Covering-up is not just a term describing an instance of government malfeasance or crime, but the main operational mode of a military and intelligence apparatus that is out of control.

This is a story that the mainstream press would not touch. Jeffrey Kaye spent five years gathering the material for this book. It is a crucial document in the history of our times, a period when our country lost its way in the so-called “war on terror” and engaged in torture and the evils of indefinite detention. This is the story of how a few individuals were crushed under the coercive regime at Guantanamo, but the humanity of these individuals is rescued in the telling of the tragic but real stories of their deaths.
 

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Cold Solar - A Dark and Gritty Sci-Fi Action Thriller (The Inner Solar War Book 1)


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2021 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards Bronze Medal Winner in Action Fiction

A dark and gritty page-turner set in a dystopian near-future Los Angeles the year 2048. Written in the spirits of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Tom Clancy. Gripping characters are put through hell pursuing a worthy goal in a thrilling story of war, romance, betrayal, and secrets.


A private corporation lands on Mars before NASA in the 2020’s. The secrets they learn from the Martian rock revolutionize energy and genetics for those exposed to an ancient artifact of unknown origin. On Earth, mismanagement of the world economy led to a global collapse. The corporation, rich from its exploits on Mars, buys out the debt of the world governments and takes total control of the globe. Corporate greed drives Earth to treat her own Martian colonies as slaves for personal gain. These colonies throw off the corporate oppression in a violent revolution.

Fast forward to the year 2048 and Bowen, a competition fighter with a twisted sense of sarcastic humor, witnesses his world being ripped in half when the Martian colonists come back bringing a tidal wave of vengeance. In order to survive and stop the horrific violence he learns he must bring a naïve princess of the Martian Empire to safety.

Joanna, a cold-hearted warrior and personal guard of the princess, harbors deep hatred for the corporation and the people of Earth who killed everyone she once held dear on Mars. She learns her leaders are not who they say they are and finds herself caught in the middle of a deep conspiracy fabricated to create the war. She senses her confused feelings toward Bowen constantly splitting between wanting to kill him and wanting to kiss him.

Vladimir, a boisterous alcoholic with a passion for archery, has his nice vacation in Los Angeles turned into a harrowing fight for survival. With luck, skill, and a lot of vodka, he manages to meet up with others seeking to end the war. His attention keeps getting distracted by a hot computer hacker running surveillance for him and his team.

Low spent her whole adult life working as a computer hacker for the corporation. All she’s ever known is punching binary numbers and loyalty to her employers. Upon working an assignment with a crack team thrown together at the last minute she learns she can trust no one in her chain of command. Large powers are committing violent acts to keep the war going, but working together with Bowen, Joanna, and Vladimir, she thinks they might be just enough to set things right.
 

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Legacy of War: The Complete Series (Books 1-3): First Encounter, Enemy Lines, Invasion Force (Complete Series Box Sets)


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A fragile truce hides a deadly deceit.
INCLUDES THE COMPLETE LEGACY OF WAR SERIES PLUS A SNEAK PEEK AT THE NEW SERIES!

A century ago, an alien fleet attacked Earth. After decades of bitter war, a truce was struck. The aliens disappeared. Humanity stood down.

But the captain of the aging battleship Walker Pierce will never forget.

He has spent the last months in disputed space, against the wishes of his superiors and many of his weary crew, looking for proof of alien treachery and afraid of what he might find.

Because this time, if the aliens attack, humanity won't be so lucky.

Legacy of War is an enthralling tale of humanity on the edges of the unknown, perfect for fans of Jack Campbell’s Lost Fleet and David Weber’s Honorverse.

Includes all 3 books in the series:
  • First Encounter
  • Enemy Lines
  • Invasion Force
 

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The Adventures of Wil Calder: A Space Opera Adventure (Space Rogues Book 1)


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He’s been stranded beyond the stars for years. When he buys himself a down-and-out squad, he crash-lands into a whole galaxy of trouble…

Lone human Wil Calder is bored out of his freakin’ mind. So when he gets word of a couple of criminals being hauled to a penal colony, he figures he’s got a sweet deal to offer: Join his crew and he’ll help clear their names. But he quickly finds he’s bought a black hole of misfortune with the two disgraced convicts knowing things that they shouldn’t know. Things that will get all of them killed.

Desperate for fast money to go legit, Wil takes on one last illegal job to rob a heavily guarded space station. But when the motley band stumbles across an interstellar conspiracy, the ill-equipped ship captain must decide how far he’ll fly to bring justice to his team and the rest of the universe.

Can the accidental spaceman escape a cosmos of chaos before they all go supernova?
 

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Death by Decent Society (Sovereigns of the Collapse Book 1)


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Since the financial Armageddon, it’s been guns, gold and lots of slaves.

It is 2106. Seventy years have passed since our times collapsed in complete banking disaster. No one cares about over-population, mass extinctions or climate change any longer. The world is a post-apocalyptic paradise—for a few.

One of those ‘few’ is Donald Aldingford, a star barrister in his mid-thirties, a man on the threshold of career triumph. But through ill luck, he gets shot down and jailed for trespassing into private airspace. This event changes the course of his life. He picks up disturbing rumours about his younger brother Lawrence, who disappeared without trace ten years earlier aged seventeen.

After being repatriated, Donald takes a deeper interest in the world around him. He lifts stones. He peers behind dusty curtains. What he finds is horrifying and repugnant—the dreams of madmen come true. As he closes on the mystery of his disappeared brother, he pierces the last, most dangerous veil of a rotten society.
 

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Cruel Compassion: A dystopian romantic thriller (Insurrection Series Book 1)


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She wasn’t supposed to open the door…

...But now, she can’t unsee it.

Yulia Bituskaya knows that in New Russia, disloyalty is punishable by death. It’s the reason she always says yes.

Yes, to every assignment the government gives her. Yes, to an arranged engagement with Dimitri for political power. Yes, to her unfeeling father, the nation’s supreme sovereign.

But when she uncovers the government’s involvement with organized crime, she must choose...

Stay silent and safe, or say yes to her growing treason and destroy the very people that have kept her protected.

Yulia needs allies if she is going to step into a world she despises and destroy it.

But with constant government surveillance, someone is always watching. After years of shooting dissenters in Red Square, the government has effectively squeezed the will to fight out of its people. Allies are hard to come by.

Dimitri is offering help. But he’s too young to hold so much power and still have clean hands. Can she say yes to his protection and say no to her inconvenient attraction?

Last time, he left her heartbroken. This time, if they’re not careful, they’ll both end up dead.
 

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Surviving the Evacuation: Outback Outbreak: Surviving the Evacuation (Life Goes On Book 1)


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The outbreak changed everything, but there are some bonds even the undead can’t break.

It’s been six years since Pete Guinn last saw his sister, Corrie. He always hoped to see her again, but feared she was dead. When an elusive billionaire reveals Corrie is living under an assumed name in the Australian outback, Pete unquestioningly jumps at the chance of a reunion. But you can’t win the lottery without buying a ticket, and billionaires don’t do favours for free. Corrie is in hiding from her old employer, and from the Rosewood Cartel. Now that they’ve both found her, only a miracle can save the two siblings, and what happens in Manhattan can’t be described as miraculous.
What begins as a viral outbreak soon turns into an impossible horror. People are infected and die, only to rise up and continue transmitting the infection. Even as the army is mobilised, the virus spreads beyond the borders of the United States. Nowhere is safe from the living dead.
As Australia is quarantined, the mining town of Broken Hill becomes a transit hub for the relief effort. Tourists are evacuated while civilians are conscripted, Pete and Corrie among them. Together with a bush pilot, a flying doctor, and an outback cop, the struggle to maintain civilisation begins. Supplies run low. Looting is rampant. Laws are forgotten, especially by the cartel who haven’t abandoned their search for Corrie and their quest for revenge.

Set in Broken Hill and beyond as the Australian quarantine begins.
 

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Alter Ego (League of Independent Operatives Book 1)


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Her greatest power is her identity.

The world knows Mary O'Sullivan as a Page Six regular; she's an heiress, a playgirl, a philanthropist—and an orphan, after she survived the plane crash that killed her celebrity parents.

The world knows her vigilante alter ego, too—they just don't know it's Mary behind the mask.

There's a lot the world doesn't know.

Like the fact that their vigilantes work together in a top-secret superhero league.

When Mary blows off that league's protocol to rescue a fire-powered newcomer, she attracts unwanted attention from the girl's father—who's got serious gripes with the league and mysterious backers lurking in the shadows.

If Mary can't discover who's funding her enemy's mad-scientist experiments, she risks outing her secret identity—and allowing a dangerous new world order to rise in its place.

Alter Ego is the twisty first installment in the League of Independent Operatives sci-fi superhero series, perfect for fans of Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
 

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The Bluebell Cafe Cozy Mystery Collection: Books 1-3


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A FRIEND IN KNEAD It’s springtime in Vermont and Harriet’s life is finally on a roll – until a murder hits way too close to home and she and her best friend, Claire, are forced to conduct their own search for the killer.

SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMEONE BLUE The Bluebell Café is catering its first wedding, and Harriet couldn’t be more pleased. But when the night ends with the best man murdered, the police begin barking up what feels suspiciously like the wrong tree.

CRIMES OF THE TART It’s winter in Sevenoaks, Vermont, but Harriet Pickles isn’t even close to having the blahs. Her café is doing a brisk business, her relationship with her boyfriend Nick is on steady ground, and to top it off, her favorite TV cooking show is coming to town to film an episode. But when the night of the TV filming begins with a massive storm and ends with a murder, things take a swift turn.
 

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Tubbypalooza: Nine Rollicking Tubby Dubonnet Mysteries


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MURDER IN THE BIG SLEAZY: Destination crime fiction with a heaping dose of Étouffée

A simple man with a refined palate, maverick New Orleans lawyer Tubby Dubonnet has a penchant for fishing, Old Fashioneds, off-track betting, and fighting evil while passing a good time. Passing a good time, of course, includes running from the mob, solving gritty crime lab murder mysteries, thwarting hurricane season bank heists, and a good deal of rubbing elbows with corrupt politicians—all this while answering to a family of beloved women that he just can’t seem to slip anything past… And with each action-packed adventure, you can trust—because this is a Tubby Dubonnet mystery—that these disparate events are intricately intertwined.

A veritable best-of, this murder mystery anthology includes nine of Tubby Dubonnet’s Anthony and Edgar-nominated hard-boiled legal thrillers.

(Editor’s Note: Why not all ten? Sorry to say the rights to TUBBY MEETS KATRINA are licensed to another publisher. But these stories need not be read in order.)

CROOKED MAN

Meet lawyer Tubby Dubonnet. His clients are all renegades from the asylum (aka Orleans Parish), including Darryl Alvarez, the manager of a local nightclub who's been caught unloading marijuana from a shrimp boat. At their first meeting, Darryl entrusts Tubby with an ordinary-looking blue gym... of money. What could possibly go wrong?

CITY OF BEADS

Tubby Dubonnet is bored. Sure, researching licensing law for the new casino will keep trout meunière on the table, but what could be more tedious? (Unless, of course, the client’s dealings are steeped in conspiracy).

TRICK QUESTION

Medical lab janitor Cletus Busters is caught red-handed in a restricted area with the frozen head of Dr. Whitney Valentine. Busters won't say much, except that he's innocent. Calling Tubby Dubonnet!

SHELTER FROM THE STORM

To out-of-town kingpin Willie LaRue, Mardi Gras seems the perfect time for a New Orleans heist. Parties, parades, chaos, alcohol – who could be concerned about a little thing like a bank job? Indeed, all might have gone well except for an out-of-season frog-flogger that threatens to flood the French Quarter.

CRIME CZAR

Tubby can't forget the last words that escaped an old friend's lips, and he can't get out of the way of a political campaign that's turning rough. Obsessed with the idea that a shadowy crime boss may be pulling the strings that have cost good people their lives, Tubby is entering into a test of courage with the most violent men in New Orleans.

LUCKY MAN

It's a city of sin. And murder is only one of them. So what if Judge Hughes shared a few special moments with Sultana Patel—why is this a matter of public interest? Until the D.A. hatches a plot to ensnare them—and their lawyer Tubby. And what a web they’re ensnared in!

NIGHT WATCHMAN

When in the 1970s a young war protester is killed in broad daylight on Canal Street, it appears that his murder will be forgotten. But a youthful Tubby chanced to see it happen, and the tragic event's haunted him throughout his life. Decades later, Tubby decides to conduct his own investigation. And stirs up a hornets’ nest.

FAT MAN BLUES

Ex-con Angelo Spooner is trying to start a legit business, but he just can’t catch a break. Just as his healing Holy Water, “Angelo’s Elixir” is about to go upscale, the sticky strands of the Big Sleazy’s tangled web of crime and corruption come running. What’s a law-abiding parolee to do? Hire Tubby Dubonnet, of course!

FLAG BOY

The set-up alone's enough to make you believe in the butterfly effect. Two acrobats burglarize a house; a sultan moves into a French Quarter mansion; a Mardi Gras Indian, in the wrong place at the wrong time, is wrongfully arrested; and our hero Tubby Dubonnet comes upon a double murder while paying a social call on the bayou.
 

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The Lawrence Harpham Mystery Series 1 - 3 : The Lawrence Harpham Series Boxset Volume 1


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Now Available in One Volume – The Lawrence Harpham Mysteries Books 1 – 3



Lawrence and Violet investigate the unconventional. From cases of witchcraft to strange goings-on at the local burial club, no crime is too bizarre to attract their attention. And each book is based on real historical events. Readers of mysteries and genealogy fiction will enjoy these books.

Book 1 - The Fressingfield Witch

Book 2 - The Ripper Deception

Book 3 - The Scole Confession
 

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The Fulcrum: A Zack Wilder Thriller


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Is free will just an illusion?

It’s a question FBI Special Agent Zack Wilder has battled with most of his life. And when he’s visited by an old army buddy, Zack must decide how far he is willing to go to maintain the illusion. Because his friend is the only survivor of a suspicious plane crash that killed Zack’s former unit, and now someone is trying to finish the job.

As Zack investigates the crash—and struggles to keep the lone survivor alive—he uncovers evidence that the victims were all unknowing participants in an unauthorized and sinister experiment perpetrated by a clandestine organization, the Fulcrum.

Then he’s ordered to back off.

Now he has a choice. He can follow orders, or he can attempt to save the world from a future where any free will is totally obliterated—and face the consequences.
 

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The Grifter's Daughter Series Vol 1-3: Three Dani Silver Thrillers


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SHE’LL STEAL YOUR HEART, BUT IT’S A CON—
AND EVERYTHING’S NEGOTIABLE

Among the ranks of con royalty, Dani Silver’s the second-best living con artist, the first being her mentor and father, Leroy “Pops” Amadeus Logan, master of the long con, a dying art currently practiced by only a few old-timers—and Dani.

But Dani’s out to become THE greatest living con artist and prove that you can do well AND do good, by cheating people who really—really—deserve it. An avenging angel has never been so deliciously crooked!

Fans of heist and caper movies will be delighted by this delectable series and Dani’s amazing, wildly-intricate schemes. Laugh-out-loud funny, inventive, and appropriately low-life, hilarity erupts often, and romance sometimes ensues as she and her cockamamie crew take on some seriously bad dudes.

The Grifter’s Daughter (Book 1)
Flush with cash scammed from her billionaire fiancé, Dani can afford to put up the front money for a long con, and she’s looking for a mark. But not just any mark. Her idea of going sort of straight requires that the mark be crooked and really deserving of being fleeced.

The Ghost Coach (Book 2)

Dani and her father, legendary crook Leroy Amadeus Logan, match wits as they battle for control of the scam for which “Pops” has been laying the groundwork for over a quarter of a century, carefully planting news stories about a “priceless” antique car in perfect condition, once owned by Amelia Earhart (or perhaps Mussolini.) There’s hardly anything more fun to watch than a dysfunctional family misbehaving!

The Blonde with the Dangerous ‘Do (Book 3)
Dani’s new suitor turned out to be a fellow con artist with a brute for a brother, who dumps her in a storm drain and leaves her for dead. Dani’s decided revenge is a dish best served blonde. And as only this appealing heroine could, she persuades her ex-fiancé to bankroll her con– the one she scammed out of a million dollars.
 

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Quick Sands: A Theo Ramage Thriller (Book 1)


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Money. Love. Murder. Sand?


Ex-FBI intelligence analyst Theo Ramage doesn't want to die in an endless West Texas wasteland, but there's gold in them thar hills... or rather, dunes, and old habits die hard.

The fracking craze in the Permian Basin has made Texas sand worth billions, transforming the endless sea of windswept dunes into a modern day El Dorado. All Ramage wants is his truck and load of fresh cut Christmas trees back, but due process in Prairie Home is a bullet, and Ramage won’t stand-down. He joins forces with embattled local rancher Anna Gutierrez, and the duo finds themselves plunged into a world of eco-terrorism, drugs, and murder.

The sheriff wants Ramage gone. The local crime boss, the Sandman, wants him dead, and nobody in the badlands of Texas will give him the time of day, but Ramage can’t let sleeping dogs lie. It’s not in his DNA.
 

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They Also Served - An Autobiography of a Wellington Bomber Pilot: Memoirs of a WWII RAF Bomber Command Pilot


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After training in Canada in 1941, Les Hather (the author), went on to enlist in RAF Bomber Command.

Piloting Vickers Wellingtons, Les, who was born in Sheffield, completed two tours of duty with 104 squadron. These tours were in North Africa, the Middle East and in Italy. His service came to an end in 1946.

Proving to be highly proficient at finding and hitting the target, what becomes apparent in this, is that Les became something of a prototype Pathfinder.

After 71 sorties, unfortunately Les received no formal recognition for his devoted service to his country. In They Also Served, the reader will find that each of his missions is identified and its results analysed in detail. This is a noteworthy account and is a significant record of historic importance.

Les originally wrote this moving account assisted by his loving wife, Mary. With a great deal of help on her part, a very limited number of books were originally published in hard cover in 1997. Sadly Mary passed away on July 20th 2012 aged 89. After a short illness, Les too passed away on Christmas day 2015.

Nowadays it is difficult to comprehend the courage and bravery that was shown and continues to be demonstrated today by those who serve their country in the various armed forces around the world. It is undoubtedly through people like these that we now live in our free society. Not only should we never forget them, but we should always show gratitude towards them for what they have done and continue to do for us.
 

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The Last Hussar: A Farewell to Germany in Photographs


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A documentary photobook which delivers a unique personal insight into the daily lives of British tank soldiers in Germany before the British Army returned home in 2019 after over seventy years. During their last year in Germany, British artist Tobias Wilkinson photographed The Queen's Royal Hussars, equipped with Challenger 2 tanks in their barracks in Sennelager and during their deployment for their final set of manoeuvres on the firing ranges in Bergen Hohne in Lower Saxony, Germany. His work contrasts with the well documented conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and tells the story of an often forgotten part of Britain’s military history in Europe.
 
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