It’s just been a few weeks since the bombing of the Twin Towers on 9/11 and Bob Hollis, his family, and his associates in the FBI and NYC police department are dealing with the fallout—both personal and professional. From friends who have gone missing since the Towers fell, to discovering how the bombing was connected to the currency manipulation scheme they were investigating, 9/11 looms large in everyone’s thoughts.

But, unknown to the FBI, several other groups are also now in play on the board. The Power Group and their enemies are making new moves. And how is the shadowy figure—and Hollis’ father-in-law—VJ Nasser involved?

Fallout is the second book in The Pawns suspense trilogy by author doc mike.

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She first heard him on an anti-Nazi radio address when she was nine years old. In the years that followed, Dietrich Bonhöffer, famed German theologian, became her teacher, friend, and finally, her fiancé.

Although 18 years younger than the illustrious Bonhöffer, Maria von Wedemeyer’s intelligence, youthful enthusiasm and caring heart drew her to him. But as World War II broke upon them, Bonhöffer was part of a small but courageous remnant of Christians in Germany who actively resisted the Nazi encroachment on both state and church. Torn between his pacifist sentiments and his profound hatred of Hitler’s unjust policies and atrocities against the Jews, Bonhöffer knew something bold had to be done, so working as a double agent, he participated in plotting of several assassination attempts against Hitler.

Bonhöffer’s writings have influenced generations of people struggling with the role of people of faith in a hostile culture. His Letters and Papers From Prison is one of the most broadly-read theological works of the Twentieth Century.

Based on real historical characters and events, Jack A. Saarela’s third novel reveals a lesser-known amorous side of Bonhöffer as he falls in love with Maria. He shows Maria to deserve more than the usual cursory mention of her as merely “Dietrich Bonhöffer’s fiancée.”

Their romance, carried out against the backdrop of war, imprisonment, and the constant threat of his execution, is driven by their dreams and hopes of life together. Love Out of Reach is both a wartime thriller and a tender story of the endurance of love in the face of insurmountable obstacles.

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  • Author: Jack Saarela
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-0999462355
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A mercenary, a gambler, and a warlord are drawn together for a high stakes poker game. The trophy: a woman, Christine. They are men of unquestionable wealth, indomitable power, and overwhelming guilt; each is enchanted by Christine’s alluring beauty and each relentlessly desires to have her for himself.

Life has left Christine unable to form meaningful emotional relationships. However, without the ability to appeal emotionally to her male captors she is not only jeopardizing her own fate, but also the fate of other women as well. Alone, with only the three men who have come to mean so much to her, Christine must use not only her wits but her compassion to extricate herself. Will she become one man’s prized possession, or can she regain her sense of self?

Stary’s complex plot keeps the reader guessing as she explores some of today’s most controversial issues for women.

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  • Author: Karen Stary
  • Genre: Fiction, Contemporary Women
  • ISBN: 978-0999462348
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January 1940

Late on a rainy night in New York City, Mason Wright is surprised in his apartment by Collette Moulie, the daughter of a family friend, with an urgent plea for help. She convinces him to come to France and help her father with a very important task; one that she says will help preserve the very culture of the French people. Reluctantly, Mason agrees and immediately steps into the world of fine art, stolen paintings, and master forgeries. He travels to France, under the shadows of the advancing Nazi army, to learn more. Once there, Mason realizes that he has immediately become one of the most wanted men in France, if not all of Europe.

Putting his trust in a man he barely knows and possessing information about one of the world’s great art collections, Mason traverses the catacombs and streets of Paris with a suitcase containing information that some will stop at nothing to attain. While being pursued by black marketeers, German spies, and an old friend out to stop him, Mason learns early on that there is no one he can trust. Can he find his way out of France before the Blitzkrieg begins?

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  • Author: Steven Knapp
  • Genre: Mystery/Adventure
  • ISBN: 978-0999462331
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Torn between love and duty, which should Alex choose?

He has spent years studying and working to become a Druid Warrior, Defender of the Faith. But then he met, and married, Colleen. To accept the responsibilities of his religious faith means leaving his wife and family for months—maybe even years—at a time. Can he find a way to have it all?

Good intentions sometimes lead to rash decisions, and Alex finds himself committed to an impossible task—finding the lost soul of the next high priestess—by vengeful gods who would strip not just his freedom from him, but his soul, as well.

With nothing but a vague reference to an ancient prophecy, Alex is condemned to wander for centuries in his attempt to complete his impossible task. He is forced into the cruel servitude of the gods, with only the searing memory of the ultimate betrayal to sustain him.

Initiate, a Celtic Prophecy origin story, introduces the reader to Alexander Sinclair as we learn how he becomes the Reliquary.

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  • Author: Melissa MacFie
  • Genre: Fantasy
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A Novel of Uncommon Heroism in a Dark Time.

Algot Niska was a smuggler. Felix Kersten a celebrated chiropractor with a practice that included the highest men in Nazi circles. Expatriates living in Berlin in the early days of World War II, they seemed to share nothing in common but their Finnish background.

Neither thought of themselves as a hero. But an accident of history led each to use his strategic position to save the lives of hundreds of Jews from Nazi persecution and likely death.

Author Jack Saarala interweaves actual history and events from the lives of Kersten and Niska with imaginative fiction to create a suspenseful novel in the inspiring tradition of Schindler’s List and The Zookeeper’s Wife.

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  • Author: Jack Saarela
  • Genre: Suspense, historical
  • ISBN: 978-0999462324
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Alonqua, a Lenape boy of the early 1800’s, an orphan, is sent by Mawenteh, his elderly guardian, on a journey to a sacred waterfall. This is Mawenteh’s last request, for that very night he will die.
The journey takes Alonqua from the heart of a beaver lodge to the heart of a great storm, from the release of a snared otter to a bond with a mother eagle. And ultimately to an understanding of the White Man who will come to warn his village of impending destruction.
Unknown to Alonqua at the beginning, the journey is a vision quest. What he learns on the way is his Spirit Name and the courage to do what is true and right—for himself, for his people, and for the sacred earth.

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  • Author: Jeff Pratt
  • Genre: young adult/Native American fiction
  • ISBN: 978-0-9972024-6-5
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It’s 1999 and FBI Special Agent Bob Hollis is searching for terrorists in New York City. There are many threats out there—from an attempt to bomb the Empire State Building to replacing one man in the FBI with a terrorist informant. Software terrorism is just becoming a “thing,” that Hollis has to worry about, too.
There are a lot of players on the board: from the FBI to the CIA, and from independent terrorist cells to computer programming experts. Hollis needs to untangle the web and sort the good guys from the bad guys—and then figure out who is really behind the scenes pulling the strings.

doc mike holds a Ph.D. in physical sciences and engineering; logic and discipline guided his career. However, deep within, he always wanted to write a novel…so one day he began to write. Life got in the way and he set the novel aside for 15 years. Then he sat down again and wrote, and wrote and wrote. “Terrorists and Global Manipulation” is the result.

He lives in Maryland, near his adult children and when not writing, he enjoys sports and cars.

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  • Author: doc mike
  • Genre: Suspense
  • ISBN: 978-0-9972024-5-8
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It’s supposed to be a fun family vacation. Sun, sand and surf at relaxing Cape November. That’s how Alison’s mom described it. But when they arrive, Alison, her brother Michael, and friend Olivia find the old tourist town is nothing like the carefree vacation paradise Mom remembers from her teenage years.

The cute bed and breakfast is rumored to be haunted, the town is practically deserted—except for the strange men in a white van who keep following them, rumors of a sea monster, and the mysterious girl who lives on the top floor of the mansion.

Before their bags are even unpacked, Alison, Michael and Olivia are knee-deep in trouble. If they can’t solve the mystery of Cape November, the world as we know it may just disappear forever.

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  • Author: Tonio Favetta
  • Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • ISBN: 978-0-9972024-3-4
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