Joey Sans' romantic adventures uncover government secrets from the past leading to present day events and finds out more about the ghost of his father. Organized crime has infiltrated private industry and controls important aspects of major construction of new technology projects. And Joey Sans is re-introduced to a face from the past.
The Solar industry is the key to the future as the new travel technology will significantly reduce costs for commerce and millions of Americans. The world is taking notice and attempting to follow the United States lead in collecting the new controversial "Wealth Tax". The action goes international as the solar company expansion into China and the rest of Asia has confused the issue.
The stability of the nation depends on the continued success of "The Program" and certain men will do anything to ensure success. The future is bright, but the bumps in the road could lead the country back into darker times.
Not exactly. In Lady Grace, a few survivors of the nuclear holocaust make their way back to Piermont Manor, Jeremy Edgarton's ancestral estate. The radiation is gone and it's finally safe to go home.
What awaits them makes their worst dreams look like Bollywood frolics. Right away, they find out that evolution can work for evil as well as good. Going home requires a battle more deadly than any they've fought.
The returning characters appear from everywhere, in ways you'd never believe. Some of them you've met before; some are new to Tales from Earth's End.
Bud Creeman and Wesley Silverhorse, characters from author Sandy Nathan's novel, Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Money, drop in from the year 2015, thousands of years before the time of Lady Grace. Bud and Wes provide needed Native American skills and spiritual power.
Shining through it all is Lady Grace, a phoenix rising from the devastation of her civilization, unrecognizable as the person she once was.
At least, it didn't. Kali and her friends, both living and dead, find evidence of other possessions and unearth a plot by ghosts to take over the bodies of the living, permanently. Now it's up to her to prevent the ectoplasmic minions of a formerly-dead madman from stealing the bodies they desperately crave.
The more she searches for answers, the further into treachery she is led. The more she tries to flee, the harder she is hunted. And the more she sings the ancient Lifesong, the more the world begins to change.
Can she grasp her gift before the darkness captures the last of the light?
"In a darkening realm, which is better: the power to save your love, or to save your love from power?"
What if a ruthless vigilante transformed one of America's most affluent, coveted beach-side cities and ended homelessness within its borders in a matter of days? In Dire Means this phenomenon occurs in an unforgettable way.
The ambitious mission isn't accomplished by any brilliant appeal to public benevolence or by relocating the homeless. An ingenious method uses carefully-targeted fear to cure public apathy toward the most helpless among us. Dire Means weaves a tale of a city under siege, its citizens forced to flaunt the Golden Rule as the only way to survive.
If you have ever contemplated the end of homelessness –despite the seeming futility of such a goal, or if you simply enjoy a story that will take you on an engrossing, original journey, take Dire Means for a drive.
You will receive the exact steps needed to create a speech that will keep your audience on the edge of their seats. The book is easy to follow, entertaining to read and uses many examples from real speeches. This system will make sure that every time you go on stage your speech is an outstanding one.
Peter believed that after working 35 years he had set up a smart retirement plan. After the housing collapse, the financial meltdown and the continuation of an unstable economy, he realized that there were just too many variables out of his control to make any plan a guarantee. This book is about how Peter takes back control by eliminating one of the biggest uncertainties in future financial planning; his own life expectancy.
Boomercide: From Woodstock to Suicide chronicles this Baby Boomer's need for personal control over his future and his resulting decision to use suicide as a financial planning tool.
His research reveals that he is not alone. Baby Boomers haven't saved nearly enough and have the highest suicide rates in the U.S. and that rate is dramatically on the rise.
Boomercide: From Woodstock to Suicide examines the concept of rational suicide, the act of suicide itself, religious and moral views about suicide, and Peter's very personal decision to schedule his own death, complete with his family's reaction.
Rational suicide as a solution… what do you think?
Adam Strong has two main problems in life: how to keep the gang from the local council estate out of the woods where he has his den and how to get the new girl at school to notice that he exists.
But the ancient woods next to Compton Fosse contain more dangers than just the risk of a beating from the town's teenage psycho.
Hidden in Hobthrush Wood is the key to a mystery that weaves four disparate stories into a single web.
* The mansion: A gang of professional robbers mount a night raid on the secluded country home of a reclusive billionaire.
* The dead: Three decaying bodies, wrapped in plastic and chains, are found lying at the bottom of an ornamental lake.
* The convict: A sex offender is released from prison but breaks his parole and goes on the run after giving into temptation once again.
* The friends: Two boys stumble across an eerie secret…
IN AID OF SHELTERBOX
The Vault is being published on Kindle in aid of the disaster relief charity ShelterBox, which provides emergency shelter and vital aid for families who have lost their home as a result of earthquakes, floods, volcanoes etc.
Half of all royalties from sales of the Kindle edition of this book will go to the charity to help its work around the world - see www.shelterbox.org for more information.
From Next Life in the Afternoon:
"I'm squatting naked on a concrete floor in the predawn coolness of Udon Thani, pouring water from a washbasin onto my head to rinse off the bar soap I used as shampoo. My hair is long and stringy. I had counted on it being shaved off by now, so I had let it grow out a bit leading up to the trip. It's about fifty-five degrees, and I am trying to be as quiet as possible so as not to wake the monks and my traveling companions. The splish-splosh of water is punctuated by my sharp, pronounced inhaling, a result of being doused with such breathtakingly cool water. My toes tingle against the cold floor, and I am momentarily brought back to Boston, where my trip began. It seems to be a different planet, almost, although the air and water hold a familiar chill.
"A week into the trip, I still haven't acclimated to everything, and I am stuck somewhere between amazement and culture shock. My mind tries to escape like the cool sudsy water that pools at my feet. The sun is nearly on the horizon, and the temple is coming alive with slow-moving footsteps along the rainy paths outside. I should get going. The morning alms rounds have begun, and I hear familiar voices muffled outside the door. I can't make out many words, but hear one that is familiar: Farang. A half-derogatory Thai word for 'foreigner' and the name I have in this country that keeps me at arm's length."
What's with the name?
"Next life in the afternoon" is a translation of the Thai idiom "Chat na bai bai." It's a lightly humorous expression of frustration in plans not working out as intended. This seemed to me to be an apt title, since I was not able to become a monk. It also ties in the concept of reincarnation, which is key in Buddhist belief and thus Thai culture.