Deep beneath the ocean lies the secret of human origins.
A discovery with the power to change history.
Or wipe us from the earth.
For over a decade, archaeologist Dr. Martin Anders has searched in vain for proof of the fabled continent of Atlantis. After raising a puzzling artifact from the ocean floor, Anders gets more than he bargained for. It is a piece of modern technology thousands of years old.
To unlock its origins, Anders and a small team of scientists and Ex-Special Forces will travel to a distant land shrouded in mystery and surrounded by creatures long extinct.
But they aren’t alone. An ancient order is close behind. And they’re determined to hide a secret they believe man was never meant to know.
The stakes for the human race couldn’t be higher. What awaits could answer one of humanity’s oldest questions, or lead to its extinction.
A fast-paced archaeological thriller that will make you question everything you think you know. For fans of James Rollins, A.G. Riddle and Preston & Child.
12,000 years ago, the human race underwent a dramatic and inexplicable shift. Seemingly overnight, our species transitioned from nomadic hunter-gatherers to sedentary farmers and before long, to the architects of modern civilization. It’s a mystery that has left scientists utterly bewildered.
…a quantum computer more powerful than all other computers ever created…combined
…a madman seeking to destroy civilization with a computer virus targeting the Internet of Things
…a brilliant but reclusive geneticist determined to solve one of the great mysteries of all time
…and Oreste Pax, inventor of the augmented/virtual reality glasses used all over the world
Pax is now the head of Omnitech, the biggest company in the world. But despite all his success, he is facing a shareholder revolt and could soon lose control of the company he founded. His only hope lies with a project he hopes will transform human cognition, and convince his doubters he is still the visionary leader he once was.
But when a massive computer virus attacks the fragile bonds holding society together, Pax is torn away from his concerns to face a much greater problem. A group of people possessing technology far ahead of its time will force him to make a decision that will affect the entire human race. The choice of what to do is his, and his alone.
A clever, compelling vision of the future, “The Infinet” is a speculative fiction thriller that can’t be missed!
*Includes correspondence between the spy ring and explains the results of their activities
*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents
After the siege of Boston forced the British to evacuate that city in March 1776, Continental Army commander George Washington suspected that the British would move by sea to New York City, the next logical target in an attempt to end a colonial insurrection. He thus rushed his army south to defend the city.
Washington guessed correctly, but it would be to no avail. Unlike Boston, New York City’s terrain featured few defensible positions. The city lacked a high point from which to launch a siege, as the peninsula of Boston was fortunate to have. Moreover, Washington wasn’t sure defending the city was necessary, hoping that an expedition launched toward Quebec like the one Benedict Arnold had led in late 1775 would keep the British away from New York anyway. However, Congress thought otherwise, and demanded that Washington defend New York.
Washington thus did what he was told, and it nearly resulted in the army’s demise. In the summer of 1776, the British conducted the largest amphibious expedition in North America’s history at the time, landing over 20,000 troops on Long Island. British General William Howe, who had led the British at Bunker Hill and would later become commander in chief of the armies in North America, easily captured Staten Island, which Washington was incapable of defending without a proper navy. Washington’s army attempted to fight, but Washington was badly outmaneuvered, and his army was nearly cut off from escape. The withdrawal across New York City was enormously disorderly, with many of Washington’s troops so scared that they deserted. Others were sick as a result of the dysentery and smallpox plaguing the Continental Army in New York. In what was arguably the worst defeat of the Revolution, Washington was ashamed, and he also felt betrayed, by both his troops and Congress.
However, unbeknownst to nearly everyone, Washington had some men remain active in New York City: the now famous Culper Ring, one of the Revolution’s first major intelligence efforts. The ring consisted mostly of a group of civilians in and around New York City who spied on the British forces and Loyalist Americans and reported what they saw and overheard ultimately to Washington, who took a personal, hands-on approach to their management. After modern histories brought their story more fully to light, these spies have since become the subject (with the historical facts somewhat altered) of a recent hit television show, Turn: Washington’s Spies.
Without question, the relatively little-known clandestine actions of these patriotic men and women contributed to the eventual victory of the long struggle for American independence, and several good books cover part or all of the history of the Culper Ring. However, the main sources consist of the correspondence, much of which has somehow survived, between the members of the ring and their military handlers. Like other spy tales, theirs is a story of courage fraught with constant suspense at being found out and facing a caught spy’s usual fate of imprisonment and execution. Indeed, around the time the ring was being organized, America’s most famous spy, Nathan Hale, had been caught with maps of British positions on Long Island in his possession and had been summarily hanged.
The Culper Ring: The History and Legacy of the Revolutionary War’s Most Famous Spy Ring profiles the members of the ring and their activities. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Culper Ring like never before, in no time at all.
A STANDALONE SEQUEL TO THE BEST-SELLING DARK SPACE SERIES THE UNIVERSE IS DARKER THAN WE THOUGHT…
Lucien Ortane is a Paragon in the Etherian Empire. His job is to explore the universe and spread Etherian doctrines of peace, justice, and immortality to sentient beings everywhere. Like all Paragons, and most citizens, Lucien believes that Etherus, the benevolent ruler of the Empire, is exactly who he claims to be: the one true God and creator of the universe.
But not everyone is a believer.
The Academy of Science circulates a petition to send a mission to the cosmic horizon and learn the true nature of the universe. Over a billion people sign it, and Etherus grants their request, but with a dire warning: evil is lurking in the dark.
Undaunted by this warning, three hundred million scientists from the Academy prepare to leave the Empire on what will be the longest and most incredible journey in history.
A small group of Paragons also join the mission, each of them for their own reasons. Lucien Ortane tells himself that he’s going in order to settle other people’s doubts, and to keep a bunch of hapless scientists safe. After all, he’s a Paragon, one of Etherus’s most faithful servants.
Yet even the faithful have doubts. Is the universe infinite? Does it have an edge? Is it shaped like a sphere, or connected like a torus? Did it need a creator, or does it cycle endlessly, god unto itself? These are the questions that the Academy is trying to answer, but the answers they get could be their undoing. God or not, Etherus was telling the truth about one thing: evil is lurking in the dark….
Grieving from the death of his wife, Lord Colin Campbell listens to the cries of his newborn son whilst penning a missive to the king. With no marriage prospects, Colin petitions his majesty for help in finding a stepmother. Never again will he fall in love—the death of a woman brings more pain than losing a whole contingent of men on the battlefield.
Feisty, quick tongued and smart, Margaret Robinson is delighted when her father receives a messenger from the king…until she discovers what news he brings. In a sennight, she will wed the notorious Black Knight—her life is about to end.
Tension builds during the wedding and deteriorates from there…until an accident draws them together. Just when their love begins to blossom, a dire request arrives from the Pope. Colin must join the Crusades at once.
Their fragile love is forced to withstand the seductions of hell—Margaret tempted by a scoundrel laird—Colin courted by Satan himself. Aye, the war for Christendom could very well ruin their dreams forever.
Handsome, rich and highly intelligent, Peter Gerard seems destined for a brilliant career in the US diplomatic service…
Joining him on his first foreign assignment will be his fiancée, the beautiful Cynthia Barbee.
But in one day, Peter’s plans are suddenly shattered.
First, by the news that a plot against the government has been uncovered in his home town, Simonton, Connecticut.
Then, by Cynthia’s cruel refusal to join Peter in Simonton for the winter, where the State Department and FBI now plan to send him on a top secret mission.
Angered and deeply hurt, Peter rejects Cynthia and announces that he’d marry the first girl he met rather than crawl back to her…
Ever since a motor accident left her older brother, Noah, both a widower and an invalid, the lovely but lonely Nancy Jones has devoted her life to him.
Seeing him tormented by her sacrifice, she convinces Noah that she does indeed have a life of her own by claiming to be engaged.
So when she chances upon Peter Gerard and hears his announcement, Nancy soon finds herself asking if he’d marry her.
This daring question will have astonishing consequences for all involved.
For, much to Nancy’s surprise, Peter agrees.
What follows is a story of romance and intrigue, as the two newlyweds return to Simonton with a cover for their hasty marriage.
But in this peaceful little town – where everyone is both a friend and a suspect – will Peter be able to confide in Nancy and reveal the details of his secret mission?
With blackmail, night-time prowlers and bloodshed eclipsing their ‘honeymoon’, Peter and Nancy’s impulsive agreement proves to be much more dangerous and reckless than they imagined…
A Key To Many Doors is a thrill-packed tale of mystery, romance and rebellion with an explosive and satisfying climax.
Praise for Emilie Loring
‘I encourage all fans of romance to make Ms. Loring’s acquaintance’ – The Scruffy Dog Review
‘Stunning romantic tale’ – Holly Kinsella
Emilie Baker Loring was an American romance novelist of the 20th century. She was raised in an atmosphere of publishing, writing and dramatics and her other novels include Throw Wide the Door, Follow Your Heart and Spring Always Comes.
Piper Jones can’t catch a break.
After a lifetime of animosity and indifference from the supernatural community, she thought she’d finally found a home with the vampire king’s enforcers. Then the dark and mysterious Merc walks into her life, and it takes a disastrous turn for the worse.
Now under attack by enemies both known and unknown, Piper has little choice but to flee her refuge—and start over in a place few vampires ever go. Rural Alaska seemed to fit the bill, except for Knox and his crew of werewolves. The pack shares a connection with Piper that few of them can explain, and none of them can escape. With time running out for answers, Piper must fight the demons of her past to ensure her future—or die trying.
A romantic entanglement is the last thing Nina wants after she’s acquitted of murdering her abusive husband. Anxious to heal her broken spirit, she flees south where she meets and falls in love with Lee and his daughter, Robbie. Tasked with raising his daughter alone after her mother takes off, Lee also struggles to keep the small beachside cottages he inherited solvent. Nina suggests improvements, and the two work together to make it happen. Soon she becomes a treasured helpmate to him and a surrogate mother to Robbie—at least until the little girl’s wayward mom shows up.
Disclaimer: Before Love Had a Name is presented in serial format with the story in each book continuing into the next one. Series is complete at four books.
A mission gone wrong. Innocent lives have been lost.
Escaping wrongful imprisonment wasn’t something Connor had in mind, but being put into stasis aboard Earth’s first interstellar colony ship was something he couldn’t have prepared for.
For three hundred thousand colonists, the new colony brings the promise of a fresh start…a second chance. Connor might be the wrong man for the colony, but he’s the right man to see that it survives what’s coming.
A new world with new challenges, but the mission has changed.
If you loved Old Man’s War and Ender’s Game, you’ll love Genesis – First Colony , a new military science fiction series.