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Delusion World

by Gordon R. Dickson

There had to be a reason why that isolated human colony had been able to survive mankind's implacable enemies. But nobody had been able to get to the quaintly named Dunroamin to find out. If they had a secret defense, it could be the answer to a hundred planets' prayers. And Feliz Gebrod realized as he came in for a crash landing that he'd know the secret sooner than he'd expected. Except that what he encountered was a life-and-death riddle that had nothing to do with stellar defense. It was this: how can two mutually irreconcilable Utopias occupy the same space at the same time?

Alien from Arcturus

by Gordon R. Dickson

Quarantine...Ever since Earth's first starship crept out on sublight drive a hundred years ago and was met by an emissary of the Galactic Federation, man has lived as a prisoner in the solar system. The Federation decreed that unless man could demonstrate his technological maturity and leave the solar system via a faster-than-light drive, he would not leave it at all. All Earth knows the test that man must pass to win Galactic Citizenship and the freedom of the stars; the FTL drive is every physicist's top priority. But what they cannot know is that they work against both an alien time-limit and human sabotage - and time is running out. Unless John Parent's star-drive project is successful, mankind will remain trapped in the solar system, forever...

The Alien Way

by Gordon R. Dickson

One man is mentally linked to an alien who is spearheading an invasion of Earth; a group of soldiers fight to win new space for Earth; and a small group of men fight against a machine that controls all life.

Alien Art

by Gordon R. Dickson

The machine that controlled all life wouldn't tolerate any interference. People who refused to be regulated had to be disposed of - isolated, driven insane, murdered. A small group of men had dedicated themselves to fighting this Frankenstein of man's technological achievement. Secretly they laid plans to destroy the machine and all its worksincluding the millions of people who had accepted their robot-like existence. Either way, the human race was doomed!

Without Options

by Trevor Scott

Jake Adams is a man on the run. The former CIA officer has survived one assassination attempt already, but just barely. His girlfriend wasn't so lucky. And now someone else has tried. Jake has no choice but to go underground until he can discover who wants him dead and why. But Jake made many enemies during his career, and few friends. With a member of the Austrian polizei and a German intelligence officer as his only allies, Jake sets out across Europe, fighting to stay one step ahead of the assassins who dog his every move. What he finds could not only end his life, but could shift the balance of power in the world.

West Pac

by Scott Schmidt

When a carrier goes to sea, those who work on the dangerous flight deck are at an average age of twenty years old. To add to the danger, those who work with aircraft ordnance, the bombs and missiles of these planes, are at even more risk of injury on the pitching deck. This is a true story of one young man, an aviation ordnanceman, who went to sea on his second cruise in 1978 at age twenty. What he discovered in the hot Pacific and Indian Oceans would change his life forever and set him on a path to discovery. Follow the author on his personal and poignant journey as he explores the universal truths of those who must succeed under arduous conditions.

Way of the Sword

by Trevor Scott

Sara Dunn is an Irish registered nurse working at a busy ICU in Portland, Oregon. When a German man is admitted to her unit after nearly dying on a transatlantic flight from Tokyo, doctors are confused and don't understand how to treat the man. Before he dies that evening, he tells Sara a sequence of numbers that mean nothing to her. Soon the FBI is questioning her about the murdered man, she's put on administrative leave, and her house is trashed. Coming to her rescue is her mysterious neighbor, Don, who says she can hide out with him at his house on the Oregon coast. She finds out Don is retired military and now makes high-priced Japanese swords. But even Don can't keep her entirely safe. Now he must travel to Japan to unravel a mystery, while he tries to stay one step ahead of the deadly Yakuza underground.

Vital Force

by Trevor Scott

Jake Adams is back with his fourth thrilling adventure. When an old Cold Warrior from Russia asks Jake to observe the launch of their newest ICBM, Jake finds himself in the taiga of the Russian Far East. But something goes terribly wrong with the missile, and the Russians discover an American plane has shot down the missile with their new Airborne Laser system. This event sets into motion a chain of events that span from the U.S. capitol, California, the Pacific Northwest, a remote Aleutian Island, and across the Pacific to China and South Korea. Jake is recruited back into Network service undercover in China, where he battles with double agents, the Chinese Army, and even the elements, as he struggles to discover his enemies. Everyone wants this new laser system, but Jake must ensure it doesn't get into the wrong hands. In a harrowing finale, only one man can keep the laser system away from the other factions. . . Jake Adams!

Tooth and Nail

by Craig Dilouie

"This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, not with a whimper, but a slaughter.

The Sword Maker's Seal

by Trevor Schmidt

Emerson Highsmith is not your average 14-year-old. Sure, he goes to school and hangs out with his friends like everyone else, but Emerson is different. Through his eyes, the entire world is a mystery waiting to be solved. Naturally, when he hears that a 14th century Japanese sword is stolen from a Portland, Oregon museum, he is intrigued. Actually, Emerson can't contain himself. As he doggedly pursues the burglar, the suspects multiply and time is running out before the exhibit moves on. Will Emerson discover the thief's identity? Or will one of Japan's national treasures be lost forever?

The Suspicious Spouse

by Keith Jones

Christopher Jenson just wants to write the great American novel, but he suffers from an infernal case of writer's block. To make ends meet, he offers loss prevention services as Christina Jenner or Christopher Jenson, depending upon the needs of his clients. As Christina, he assists cheapskate Franklin Benton to unravel a host of mysterious activities in his family business. Desperate for income, he agrees as Christopher to prove Miriam Smithers' suspicions that her husband, Bob, was murdered. Her shady behavior makes her the prime suspect, particularly when she discloses that she will receive a massive insurance payout if Bob was murdered. Will Christopher/Christina be Miriam's next victim if she is the killer? His investigations overlap as he scrambles to keep Christina's identity separate from Christopher's persona. He might need both identities to save him from a relentless killer.

The Stone of Archimedes

by Trevor Scott

Jake Adams finds himself in a Tunisian prison, being held for murdering an international terrorist who happens to be well connected in that country. When a mysterious man suddenly shows up to offer him a get out of jail free card, Jake is a bit suspicious. But what choice does he have? To secure his release all he has to do is one favor for a wealthy Texas senator--find his sister who is missing somewhere in Europe. No problem. When Jake picks up a tail almost immediately after leaving Tunisia, he quickly discovers that this case might not be as easy as it seems. The case takes Jake across Italy, from Rome to the catacombs of Sicily, and finally to a harrowing rescue that could get him killed.

The Seventh Deception

by Ron Johnson

Epic in scope in the tradition of Sometimes a Great Notion, this novel explores the values of the American West as three generations carve out a working ranch in the Idaho Panhandle. On the weekend of their 60th wedding anniversary, Ray and Betsy hold a family gathering in a final celebration at the Omak Stampede Rodeo where their eldest son, Arnie, struggles to put his life back together after his wife's death. At this rodeo once again Arnie's life will change forever. And back on the ranch Ray and Betsy will make their last, most difficult stand as Ray shows how it's done the cowboy way.

The Non-Pro

by Adam Novak

In the spirit of Elmore Leonard's Get Shorty and the HBO series Entourage, Adam Novak's crime novel, The Non-Pro, skewers the Hollywood scene like a picador to a bull. When movie industry insider Jerry Makos dies under mysterious circumstances, his brother Josh seeks the killer while trying not to get sucked into the abyss of the movie industry. Who would want his brother dead? That was the problem. . .the list of social climbers and celebrity parasites seemed to be endless. Just when it seems like Josh will never find the killer, the planets align for a perfect third act.

The Nature of Man

by Trevor Scott

Herrmann 'Zeke' Walter's life is falling apart. His father has just died and he has lost his job hosting a hunting show called Zeke Hunts the Big Boys. When he finds a package of letters from his grandfather among his father's belongings, he embarks on a journey to discover his ancestry. What initially starts as a simple mid-life re-discovery, quickly turns into a Pandora's box of murder and secret societies. As Zeke begins to understand his own past, his very existence and the future of his family becomes tenuous. The Nature of Man is a psychological murder mystery that questions man's humanity and inhumanity.

The Last Rodeo

by Ron Johnson

Epic in scope in the tradition of Sometimes a Great Notion, this novel explores the values of the American West as three generations carve out a working ranch in the Idaho Panhandle. On the weekend of their 60th wedding anniversary, Ray and Betsy hold a family gathering in a final celebration at the Omak Stampede Rodeo where their eldest son, Arnie, struggles to put his life back together after his wife's death. At this rodeo once again Arnie's life will change forever. And back on the ranch Ray and Betsy will make their last, most difficult stand as Ray shows how it's done the cowboy way.

The Hobgoblin of Redwoods

by Trevor Scott

When Ben and Sara Ward travel from their home in San Francisco to the edge of Redwood National Park to stay with their aunt for the summer, they have no idea the trouble they might encounter. On the first day at their aunt's house, Ben and Sara learn of the Hobgoblin of the Redwoods, and are warned not to enter the Redwoods on their own. Do they listen? What do you think? Will they escape the Hobgoblin? Find out if Ben and Sara make it out of the Redwoods, or if the Hobgoblin catches them first.

The Great Planet Robbery

by Craig Dilouie

Lawrence Dobbs and Timothy Muldoon, Colonial Marines and thorough rascals, are the last of a dying breed of adventurers in a Federation that has tamed dozens of wild planets and is increasingly becoming civilized. When an old astronaut offers to sell them a map that will take them to a legendary planet promising rivers of gold, Dobbs and Muldoon recruit a crew of misfits for one last great adventure. They soon realize they haven't just discovered gold, but the very secret of alchemy. To keep it, they just have to fight millions of hostile natives, a team of elite bounty hunters, a combat-assassin android named Bova and the emperor of a dead civilization.

The Dolomite Solution

by Trevor Scott

Murder, suspense, and intrigue propel this third Jake Adams mystery thriller from the Dolomite mountains of northern Italy, to the winding back streets of Innsbruck, Austria, and across the Atlantic to Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay area. Two scientists have discovered the DNA link to heart disease in a remote Italian mountain village, and a way to synthesize it and begin selling it to the general public. They're up for the Nobel Prize and set to make millions after teaming up with an Austrian biotechnology company. But there are factions who make a good living off the number one killer in America, and other companies that would like the solution for themselves. When someone kills one scientist and tries for the second, trying to steal this new cure, only one man can bring The Dolomite Solution to the public...Jake Adams!

The Devil's Racket

by Tom Wallace

Four people brutally murdered in Manson-style slayings. A name written in blood on the TV screen. A scene straight out of a gruesome horror movie. Only it isn't a movie--it's very real. It's also unlike anything Kentucky homicide detective Jack Dantzler has ever encountered. The Devil's Racket plunges Dantzler into a nightmarish world where he will have to uncover acts of unspeakable evil. To avoid becoming the next victim, Dantzler must use all of his skill and cunning to stop the powers of darkness that have been unleashed in this normally quiet city.

The Dawn of Midnight

by Trevor Scott

In the dead of winter, a young man and woman struggle to understand their relationship in Munich's expatriate community. Both Karl Schwarz, the former American Olympic skier, and Angelique Flaubert, the auburn-haired Belgian beauty, must overcome outside influences that conspire to keep them apart. They are united by proximity as tour guides for a German company traveling in Europe, while they feed their true passion--he as a floundering writer and she as an aspiring painter. When Karl is forced to fly home to Minnesota to attend his favorite uncle's funeral, he sets into motion a cataclysmic sequence of events that compels him to question everything in his life. As Karl leaves Angelique, she returns to Brussels to confront a family that has arranged her marriage to a man she despises. Find out if they both return to Germany to find true love. . . Author's Note: Please be advised that this book is not a mystery/thriller or espionage novel like my other books. It is a mainstream coming of age novel.

The Cold Edge

by Trevor Scott

America's new master of the international thriller is back with his next riveting Jake Adams thriller. When Jake's girlfriend Anna, an Interpol officer, has the two of them vacationing in Oslo, Norway, he has no idea he will get called back into the Network by his old Air Force commander and former CIA officer. Jake is asked to travel to Spitsbergen Island in Norway's Arctic Svalbard Archipelago, to retrieve the remains of a former officer killed there almost 20 years ago. Together Jake and Anna team up with a Norwegian Intelligence officer, who is both beautiful and deadly. What they find in the frozen permafrost leads them through Sweden and back to Norway's boreal forests, where they must confront a Cold War nemesis from the KGB, who is up to old tricks.

The Artifact

by Patrick Astre

Brookhaven National Laboratory sprawls in the serene natural surroundings of Eastern Long Island, New York. Deep within a heavily guarded compound on the grounds of the Laboratory, a forbidding compound houses the nation's most protected secret: An active alien Artifact. Estimated at several millions of years of age, impervious to all efforts of modern science to penetrate its secrets, the Artifact taunts researchers with burst of mysterious radiation that may be efforts at communication. Now the two top researchers have conducted unauthorized experiments using new technology, and something has awakened inside, something as old as time, wielding incalculable power and an agenda that would spell doom for humanity. As horrifying mutations and destruction descends on Long Island, it is only a mere portend of the true horror yet to come. While America's military struggles against an impossible power, only a 12-year-old crippled computer hacker and an aging police detective hold the key to the Artifact. But first they must overcome disbelieving authorities in a desperate race against time, with the very survival of humanity in the balance.

Terralus 4

by Lee Gimenez

Life on Earth in the year 2074 is bleak following years of climate change, widespread viruses, and worldwide economic collapse. To save mankind, NASA prepares to send a starship with human colonists to Terralus 4, an Earth-like planet in the Alurian system. But then a powerful extraterrestrial race, the Believers, arrive on Earth, promising hope, peace and prosperity. At first they are welcomed as saviors, but over time a much darker side is revealed. Captain Aki Wu, smart and beautiful leader of the NASA crew, escapes Earth with her security officer Stuart (Mac) McKenzie, and travel to Terralus 4, where they land and attempt to colonize the planet. They battle the harsh climate and a variety of bizarre alien races that inhabit the planet, but finally succeed in establishing a human settlement. However, their efforts may prove futile when the Believers land on Terralus 4. Now, with the help of local aliens, they fight the Believers in an effort to ensure the survival of the human race.

Strong Conviction

by Trevor Scott

Trent Strong is back home in his northern Minnesota lake community after spending ten years working on a Chicago daily newspaper as an investigative journalist covering heinous crimes and traveling to war-torn countries. Sick of all the deaths, and content with returning to a slower pace, Trent buys the local weekly newspaper. But Trent is in town for only one week when an old friend asks him to investigate the Mammoth Paper Mill, which he suspects is polluting a small trout stream beyond EPA standards. Since the mill employs over half the town, the friend hasn't made many friends with his claim. The next day, a woman is found stabbed to death in a lakeshore motel. For personal reasons, Trent is compelled to investigate her death, as well as the paper mill. Are the two related? As Trent investigates, he runs across many people from his past. Some are potential suspects, and others make him question if his move back home was the right one. He starts a relationship with the motel manager, but even wonders if she is somehow involved with the murder. Trent must investigate around a small town sheriff and county attorney running for re-election, out-of-state thugs who want to shut him up, and an entire town that would like the whole thing to go away. What he finds will change his life forever...

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