Michael Acosta is no stranger to heartache and misery; in fact, he resides there. Widowed and self-loathing, he has trudged through life since his wife’s death, looking for a way to cope with the pain.
In 2092, anyone who wants to start a new life is not limited to Earth. Now all of space lies within grasp. And so he wonders: Could something drastic bring him happiness? If Michael could hold back his indecisiveness long enough to board a flight to Mars, he might put to rest the racing thoughts. In the meantime, he stares into the heavens, watches rockets take off, and wonders what lies in store for him beyond his fears.
Molly McMurphy, a recent college grad whose endless curiosity fuels her consulting researcher business, has been tasked by seemingly unrelated clients to explore a series of interlocking clues within historical and literary documents and artifacts. She soon finds herself on a path to uncovering an ancient, secret group of individuals that aims to guide humanity through the ages.
As she delves into disparate details and topics ranging from MacArthur’s role in the pacific, the March of the Light Brigade in Crimea, Shakespeare’s home, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Molly is thrust back and forth between dangerously passionate rivals within this group of guides. Are the secrets she seeks ultimately too dangerous to pursue? Or will she discover a new purpose for her life?
What happens when what was built to last forever will be demolished in just 180 days?
Tomas Araeta and Naomi Curran are nearing their tenth year of marriage-and on the cusp of adopting a child-when Tomas, an aspiring architect, strays with a client. Discovering the infidelity, Naomi files for divorce, but California has a mandatory six-month waiting period before the divorce can be finalized. The clock is ticking: Tomas has 180 days to win Naomi back.
This kicks off a fraught, painful, and at times humorous and absurd undertaking which will bring them in contact with a reclusive punk-rock star, aloof parents, architectural wonders, coworkers they thought they knew, friends with fragile secrets, and, most importantly, themselves. The infidelity is only the beginning of this journey.
And on day 180, Naomi and Tomas will have to answer the question facing every couple in a serious, wonderful, flawed relationship: what they each really want, and whether they still see a future together.
In 2019, US Army senior leaders urgently needed an organization to work with its partners and allies to meet White House-directed national security objectives. GreenLight Go! provides a behind-the-scenes look at how the 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) formed and developed into this essential organization, eventually venturing off to the steppes of Mongolia, the humid jungles of Indonesia and the Philippines, and the pristine beaches of the Maldives.
National security practitioners, leadership development professionals, and contemporary historians will be fascinated by these insights into the inner workings of a nascent Army organization as unit members navigate through complex obstacles. Never before has such an unlikely group been able to accomplish so much in a short time frame while capturing the essence of entrepreneurship.
A Book of Lives Well Lived is the civilian’s guide to our incredible military and some of the activities and missions they perform. Detailing Mark Rosenthal’s experiences on military bases and training missions on an aircraft carrier, a nuclear submarine, military planes, and at military balls and retirement ceremonies, this provides an eye-opening foray into the professionalism, dedication, and passion they have to protect us each and every day. If you have any interest in the military, this book is for you.
He could live forever. But is he willing to pay the price?
It’s 2099, and the former United States of America is in the midst of another civil war. In the wake of a revolutionary technology that grants people a second chance at life, an impenetrable wall divides the prosperous nation of Zion from the slums of MiddleLand. Stuck inside the wall and desperate to reunite with his fiancée, contraband smuggler Asher is hell-bent on finding a way out.
When his uncle offers him a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Asher is faced with an impossible task: impersonate a talented Zion soldier and risk his life in the Canonization, a brutal gladiator duel against a champion who never loses. But defeating an unbeatable opponent and reuniting with his one true love is only the beginning. Asher thought the second life policy was outlawed. But the truth is far more sinister, and he soon finds himself caught up in the middle of a terrifying rebellion that will decide the fate of both sides of the Wall.
As an explosive and futuristic sci-fi adventure that artfully weaves together high-octane action and heart-stopping romance, The Wall presents an unforgettable YA dystopia that’s perfect for fans of Divergent, The Hunger Games, and Dune.
Although we may be in our later years, did we live out our best ones? Our former years may have been the best season of our lives or a timespan of broken dreams. Regardless, our past does not influence what is yet to come. God’s unforeseen promises are accessible to all who follow Him as did Abraham. When God called Abraham out of an ordinary life to fulfill an extraordinary role as Father of Many Nations, he was seventy-five years of age. We Will Count Stars: Following Abraham, underscores eight individuals who share their heartfelt stories on how God took their rendered pasts and used them for something unforeseen. We Will Count Stars: Following Abraham will infuse a renewed hope for those who follow like Abraham.
Often mocked as a “water cop,” EPA special agent Sophie Grant has faced countless dangerous situations while chasing criminal polluters, from boarding tankers at sea to Somali refugee camps. But when she is assigned to Italy’s tourist-filled Amalfi Coast in pursuit of a toxic-waste-dumping cartel, she finds herself in the crosshairs of legendary Camorra assassin Il Mezzanotte Ramingo-the Midnight Rambler-and is forced to do the most harrowing thing of all: ask her disgraced ex-cop father for help.
But like the deadly polluted water flowing below the sun-splashed Amalfi bedrock, nothing is as it appears. The CIA aims to use her as bait. But Il Ramingo hasn’t killed seemingly impossible-to-reach politicians, judges, and Camorra rivals for years without learning to sniff out a trap.
Red Clay, Running Waters is the little-known story of John Ridge, a Cherokee man dedicated to his people, and his White wife Sarah Northrop, a woman devoted to his cause.
In 1824, John Ridge, the promising son of a Cherokee leader, returns from his New England education with his White bride, Sarah. John burns to realize the dream of an independent Cherokee Nation, using his eloquence, his education, and his Cherokee heart in defense of his people’s humanity and rights. Peace at home evades when tensions rise between the Southern states and the federal government, pulling the couple into the crossfire of a divided country on the brink of civil war.
As America wrestles for its soul over the fate of the Indians, John and Sarah unite to forestall a Cherokee diaspora, testing the limits of individual commitment and the meaning of sacrifice. The Ridges’ abiding love for the Cherokee compel them to join forces seeking justice, but with options eroding, and Andrew Jackson in office, John and Sarah must confront an agonizing choice about the future of the Cherokee Nation.
In a timely saga of one family’s search for justice in the 1830s Removal Crisis, this story of profound love, sacrifice, and the meaning of home weaves the complex strands of politics, race, religion, and love into the tapestry of the turbulent times before the Trail of Tears.
Grappling with universal themes – the meaning of love, commitment, and the courage to confront tyranny, Red Clay Running Waters is a vibrant and heart-breaking portrait of the Antebellum Era and the fate of Native Americans. Readers will be propelled across true events on a stunning journey across true events leading to a haunting and moving conclusion.
In Motive for Murder, rookie detective Hana Brown’s traumatic past puts her front and center of the Fairfax County Police Department’s media push-and gets her assigned to the gruesome murder of an Asian woman. At first the death is considered a routine gang killing. By the time the FCPD realized the victim is the first in a series of Chinese American women being murdered by someone who signs their notes “Jack the Ripper,” it’s too late to replace Hana.
An FBI agent chosen as her deputy-despite his protests-endorses the belief that the culprit is a serial killer. But everything changes when Hana finds herself attracted to an intrepid news reporter who has advanced a competing theory: that political intrigue is the true motive behind the murders.