THE DELTA SOLUTION, the third thriller in Patrick Robinson’s Mack Bedford series, is an action-packed novel dealing with the Somali pirates operating off the southerly reaches of the lawless East African republic on the Indian Ocean.
Bravery. Honor. Sacrifice. These are more than mere words to former Marine sniper Nathan McBride. He's never backed away from danger, and he's not about to start now, even if it means confronting the cold-blooded interrogator who tortured him to the brink of death more than a decade ago.
For anyone under the age of 50 or so, the Vietnam War occupies at best a dim place in the cabinet of memory. Recalled by those alive then as the first “televised” war, its grainy images have been supplanted by the 24-hour Technicolor coverage of more recent conflicts. And yet the life of the foot soldier hasn’t changed all that much in the 35 years since the war ended. In his singular debut novel, Karl Marlantes portrays with brutal candor the fear, heroism and sheer insanity that are the lot of the warrior.
Barclay Reid is struggling to cope with the death of her teenage daughter from a drug overdose. When she’s accused of murdering a drug trafficker she blamed for the overdose, attorney David Sloane is not only her potential romantic interest, but her chosen defender, in his first criminal case.
In 1943, from a windowless basement office in London, two brilliant intelligence officers conceived a plan that was both simple and complicated --- Operation Mincemeat. The purpose? To deceive the Nazis into thinking that Allied forces were planning to attack southern Europe by way of Greece or Sardinia, rather than Sicily, as the Nazis had assumed, and the Allies ultimately chose.
Filled with spies, double agents, rogues, fearless heroes, and one very important corpse, the story of Operation Mincemeat reads like an international thriller.
Veteran author and speaker Phil Callaway is no stranger to daunting challenges. He has been laughed at --- repeatedly --- by large crowds of people from Halifax to Hong Kong. He fathered three children in three years, spent much of last year on airplanes built by the lowest bidder, and flipped an out-of-control ATV, which doesn't mean he sold it for a profit. So who better than Phil Callaway to boldly accept a challenge that would make the average person run and hide?
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Breaking news: Love is no longer the aggresive, beating heart of February! Or at least you wouldn’t know that it is just by considering the movies coming out this month. Whereas in past Februarys (Februaries?), we cinephiles have been bombarded with all manner of romantic films --- comedies, dramas, classics and otherwise --- this year Hollywood seems to have given us a much-needed break. So unless you consider Fifty Shades of Grey a love story for the ages (no judgment), there is neither a lovestruck heroine nor a grand romantic gesture in sight. It looks like we dodged a heart-shaped bullet this year...at least until March!