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Dick Goodie
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Dick Goodie
Maine Author & WWII Veteran

Dick Goodie is the author of three books: The Maine Quality of Running - a chronology of the early development of distance running in Maine; A Bracelet for Lily - a World War II romance/adventure novel; and his newest work, Raindrops on a Nail Keg.

His award winning essay, Reflections - a treatise on distance running that appeared in the Maine Sunday Telegram - was chosen Best Sports Feature of 1979 by the Maine Press Association. His essays have been published in Runner's World and Wilderness Camping magazines, and often in the Maine Sunday Telegram.

Dick Goodie was born in Bangor, Maine, and educated at Portland Junior College and the University of Denver. During World War II, Mr. Goodie served as a squad leader in the storied Third Armored Division that often spearheaded First Army drives from the hedgerows of Normandy to Central Germany, during which he earned five Campaign Stars. His most recent book, Raindrops on a Nail Keg, includes several essays of the war's major battles presented in a day-in-the-life-of mode of a young combat soldier. He lives in Westbrook, Maine, with his wife Joyce.

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A Bracelet for Lily is a classic tale of love and war and the destinies of an enchanting Belgian school teacher and the two men who loved her - a shot down American fighter pilot and a German physician. 
An unforgettable novel exploring the will of the human spirit to survive the horror of Nazi oppression in Belgium during WW II. 
But above all, this is a story of tender love and high adventure when beautiful Lily guides the American pilot throught the German army toward the advancing American liberating forces. 
A love story that will live in your memory.

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Alma Barkman
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            My husband and I have always been a pair of do-it-yourselfers.  When we got married 56 years ago it was with the understanding that he would bring home the bacon and I would fry it.  With four kids under foot and only one wage, people figured we were destined for financial ruin, but as practicing Christians, we embarked on a faith journey, the aim being to have "neither poverty nor riches." (Proverbs 30:8)  Achieving that goal was not without its humour nor its spiritual lessons, both of which I share in the book.

http://www.almabarkman.com

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    "Two Old Goats and One Good Shepherd" is a collection of humorous anecdotes with Christian applications.  They are the personal experiences of the author and her husband as they were involved in building their house, gardening, cooking, camping and many of the other endeavors required to achieve simple living but abundant life.

          

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Lois Bailey
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Lois J Bailey

As an author of Children’s books,

I believe in writing wholesome fiction that is

entertaining as well as educational.

 

I emphasize the need for understanding and dignity

for children of all ages—and my stories focus on

 strong family Communication as well as

fulfilling personal expression.

 

Originally from Akron, Ohio, my husband and I currently reside

in Florida, with our Maltese, and two cats.

 

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Bella

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A Story of Family

 

 

Anxieties from family responsibilities, along with the appearance of a new gang in the neighborhood, only worsen when Bella catches the glimpse of the eerie face of the old woman watching her on her way home from Middle School.

Her imagination is then fueled by rumors—and Bella is haunted by the thought of seeing the creepy face once again.

Finally, through the strength of her family’s love, Bella learns to face her challenges in positive ways—and the mystery of the old woman in the window—is finally revealed.

Bella, is the story of a loving Hispanic family, who live in central Florida.

 

 

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Manus Braith
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Lorelei Orion
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The first in The Royals of Adriel saga ...

It all begins within the colonized Cassiopeian Sector, within the marvels of the 23rd century, where planet Adriel's savage revolutionists abduct beautiful Princess Royal Sarra Shantay, the heiress apparent of King Ellis II.  Sarra, innocent yet highly spirited, is the rebellious captive of alias Raine Nicks, the handsome yet vengeful rebel leader who ultimately aims to end the Shantay worldly rule ... but his plot to ransom her for illicit weapons goes awry by dissidence within his own clan, sweeping her off with him in a breathtaking adventure between Kan and Myrrh, two of the Urania Star System's exotic planets.

Enchanted by each other, locked in a fierce war of wits, their forbidden passion is inevitable ... and exploring their erotic sexuality snares them in a ravishing struggle that could destroy them both.  For, against their wills, the sworn enemies are falling in love.  It's when his ransom scheme comes to his triumph that Sarra discovers the startling truth—he isn't a savage, he is a true hero with a just cause!

Now allies, joining his cause to free Adriel’s oppressed, she also becomes caught in the perilous rebellion, for only his mysterious identity can uncover the sinister corruption deep within the sovereignty.  The revolution erupts, sending her on the path of her destiny—the wondrous and tragic Throne.

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Roger K. Miller
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Roger K. Miller, author also of the novels Invisible Hero and Dragon in Amber, was a newspaper writer and editor for more than thirty years. He is a freelance writer and critic whose work has appeared in numerous metropolitan newspapers and other publications. He and his wife Nancy, parents of three grown children, live in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

 

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Two narratives intertwine in The Chenango Kid. One is the personal story of the author, Roger Miller, who grew up on Chenango Street, a main artery of the medium-sized industrial city of Binghamton, New York, in the 1950s. The second is the larger story of the 1950s. Each narrative enlarges upon the other.

Many elements make up the personal: a devastating house fire; a single mother who liked to work and to frequent taverns; a father, mystified by life; less devoted to work than to benignly stalking his son; a half-sister long unknown; a drunken and/or crazy uncle or two; a boyhood paradise in the hills of Pennsylvania; and a passion for reading and art. All in all an unconventionally conventional working-class youth.

The Chenango Kid also connects Chenango Street to the wider world of the Fifties, a vibrant, explosive decade in art, literature, music, movies, and television—making it The Decade That Never Ends. The popular culture of no other ten-year span in the century continues to exert its influence as strongly or to be revived as often as that of the 1950s.

 

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Sydney Paige McCutcheon
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Hi, my name is Sydney Paige McCutcheon, and I wrote the first draft of "Henry" the summer after I graduated high school. 

After years of edits and sending out queries letters, I chose to go the self-publishing route believing this is the way, at least for this first book, to go. I am excited to have it published and thankful God gave me connections who told me of LiberWriter when I wanted to get a Kindle version for my book (it is also available in Paperback on Amazon.com). 

The process was very easy and I would reccommend authors to use their website for creating ebooks!

The story for "Henry" I think has a different twist than common boy-meets-girl-type and I'm sure people like a change up in books from time to time. Readers meet Prue where her life changes, and follow her journey as she deals with the loss of her closest friend and sister, and also deals with her new roommate, Henry. 

Henry was a natural character to see, especially for such a complicated man. At least, Henry would say he's complicated and Prue would counterback that he's not as complicated as he likes to think - or as much as he likes to make other people think. And of course this automatic interaction between them makes me smile, remembering the days of writing their conversations. 

I love Prue. She's spunky, heartfelt, and says things others wish to say. 

I love Henry, too. He's fantastic, and dramatic, and has emotion even when being indifferent and dry. He says things without filter, too - good or bad. Together, these two can create quite a clash - but how will it end? The truth goes both ways, and for Henry and Prue, it could separate them forever. 

I hope this blurb has piqued your interest! "Henry" is a book full of joy, laughs, tears, and more.

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After witnessing her sister's murder, Prue Collins is sent to a small town outside Astoria, Oregon, under the protection of the most unlikely guardian.

Rude and sarcastic, Ex-Officer Henry Clay wants nothing to do with his new roommate and doesn't mask any hard feelings, only secrets. His wheelchair gives Prue a glimpse of his tragic past and she can't fight curiosity as more clues come her way, opening her eyes to the true stranger she's been sent to live with—and possibly, meant to help save.

But the truth is like a loose string on an old shirt—you pull at it, and the entire fabric could come undone. As the trial looms closer, Prue will soon have to go back home. Will she leave well enough alone, or risk everything, even her own heart, to know the truth?

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Lisa Stander-Horel and Tim Horel
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Lisa Stander-Horel and Tim Horel are the writing and photography team behind the captivating baking blog, Gluten Free Canteen. Lisa has written about food and family previously as Guest Chef in Salon, in Lulu and Phoebe's OpenSalon blog, and Gluten Free Canteen. Tim's photos regularly appear in Gluten Free Canteen and have been featured in GourmetLive.com, BlogHer Food and other publications. The authors have been experimenting with gluten-free baking recipe development for over a decade; something like necessity is the mother of invention- style. The authors created the Gluten Free Canteen blog to share gluten-free baking advice, tutorials, recipes, and excellent food. They are hard at work on their next book.

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If the Gluten Free Canteen’s Book of Nosh were a bakery, there would be a line out the door every Friday for the braided challah. The team behind the Gluten Free Canteen blog, Stander and Horel bring you an entertaining and unusual gluten-free Jewish baking cookbook with delicious and easy recipes illustrated with mouth-watering photos. This is more than just a book of Jewish recipes — it’s a testament to keeping Jewish baking alive and well even while living gluten-free. They decode gluten-free flour, offer valuable gluten-free baking tips, and provide links to resources. The more than 30 tasty and texture-perfect tested recipes ensure no more double-duty baking of both regular and gluten-free desserts in your holiday kitchen. Even Bubbe would be impressed — that alone makes holiday baking a mitzvah!

What others are saying about the Book of Nosh:

"Gluten Free Canteen's Book of Nosh is a delightful -- and much-needed -- addition to the world of Jewish baking. Beyond the delicious gluten-free offerings, Lisa Horel invites us to lovingly recall the daily lives and passions of our "noshing" ancestors. In doing so, Horel has provided gluten-free homes with an opportunity to reclaim -- and re-envision -- the culinary wonders which have enhanced Jewish life for generations."

– Rabbi Seth Stander, Congregation Beth El, Missouri City, TX

"Mazel tov to Lisa and Tim, the Gluten Free Canteen team, for compiling a lovely collection of gluten free Jewish-inspired recipes. The baked goods look particularly tempting! What a wonderful resource for home cooks struggling with gluten intolerance."

– Tori Avey, Author, The Shiksa in the Kitchen blog, IACP People’s Choice Award 2012 Best Culinary Website

 

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Candida Andriole
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Candida Andriole was born in New York City and grew up in the suburbs in Westbury, Long Island.    She attended and graduated from Westbury High School and then went on to seek a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York in Cultural Studies.  After graduation she followed her passion and studied theater and dance; acting at the HB Studio and dance at Carnegie Hall and at the Chuck Kelly Dance Studio and then joined the musical revue “A Tribute to America” as a dancer and stayed with the show until it closed. 

Her interest in the world of arts and entertainment drew her to dabble in theater and film.  She worked on productions at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York during summers. She had the good fortune to work with  Douglas Fairbanks Jr. on his last acting role in a theater production.  She later worked as an assistant on the production crews of the films Wise Guys starring Danny Devito and The Pick Up Artist with Robert Downey, Jr.

After a short lived career in arts and entertainment she decided to go back to school to study Entertainment Law at Nova University Law School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  She spent her last semester of law school as an intern in the Monroe County Public Defender's Office in Key West where she worked after passing the Florida Bar exam, as an assistant public defender.  Her life took a dramatic turn a year and a half later and she decided to stay in Key West and open her own practice as a criminal defense attorney.  In 1996 she threw her hat into the political arena campaigning for the seat of Monroe County Public Defender.  She did not win the election and the loss sent her right back to where she was most comfortable; to her passion for the arts.  She is currently semi-retired, writing mystery novels, living in Key West with her cat Cleopaco.

 

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 Key West attorney Candida Andriole delivers to her readers a birds eye view into the private lives of the local residents of a tiny island in the Florida Keys. Interwoven into her writing are some of her most memorable legal adventures of her twenty something years of experiences as a practicing attorney.  Her debut novel is the story of the harrowing roller coaster ride the residents and local police are forced to take and what they endure when a killer inserts himself into their calm and peaceful existence.

 

            Zoe St Clare lawyer and professor of forensic sciences has relocated to the island to escape a gruesome past filled with murder and mayhem and the lingering memories of a brutal murderer. The island Police Chief Rolando Castaneda enlists her aid in hunting a serial killer when an horrific series of incidents threaten to put a damper on the event that brings more business to the island in one week than all the rest of the year put together and to leave the Police Chief without a job.

 

The year round residents and law enforcement are bracing themselves for the onslaught of tourists attending the week-long celebration when the faceless body of a bride is discovered on the beach moments before her wedding ceremony is to begin. This is only the first of a series of grizzly incidents involving an elusive and insidious killer who can’t possibly be human and do the unspeakable things that he does. The island has never experienced such horror.

 

Zoe faces much more than she bargained for when she becomes mired in a frightening ordeal that involves her former life in New York City. She struggles personally with the similarities between the killings on the island and the murders that have been haunting her.

 

In the middle of his campaign for re-election and the worst heat wave in the history of the Florida Keys, Chief Castaneda assisted by Zoe St Clare makes a desperate attempt to keep his job and to figure out if there is more than one madman on the island before the killer strikes again.

 

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Heather Abraham
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Heather Abraham holds a BA and MA in Religious Studies from Georgia State University and is the founder and editor of the eMagazine Religion Nerd. Originally from Jeannette, Pennsylvania, she currently resides in Atlanta with her husband Teo and their three beloved dogs. The Bookie's Daughter is her first book.
 
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A provocative and candid memoir spanning the first nineteen years of the author's life, The Bookie's Daughter resonates with elements of Sopranos and Running with Scissors-zany, violent, and oh-so-human. Written by Heather Abraham, The Bookie's Daughter is a wild ride through a childhood dominated by Big Al, the author's larger-than-life bookie father, and Bonnie, her trigger-happy alcoholic mother. Devoted to their family yet in thrall to their prodigious addictions, they recklessly plunged their daughters into a dangerous life of crime. Join The Bookie's Daughter in a perfect storm of adolescent angst, crime, and shocking adventures. Follow along as the author and her sister traverse a childhood where gambling, police raids, trials, public scorn, spitting Studda Bubbas, hitmen, IRA gunrunners, pedophiles, bodyguards, and midnight runs for illegal goods were considered routine. The narrative is twistedly entertaining, with a range of colorful wacky characters, as well as shockingly raw in its recognition of the destructive nature of dysfunctional family dynamics and parental addictions. Throughout a series of outrageous, oftentimes violent, misadventures, Abraham manages to conjure up loony vistas, thick with description and humorous acceptance

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Carol O'Connor
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Pain is something Carol puts her hands on every day.  With training and experience, it is sometimes obvious that the pain that troubles the person has roots deeper than the pain that presents.

Sometimes, it is quite simply a postural fault, especially as we all crunch ourselves in front of computers for hours on end, whether we are working or playing.  Often the pain comes from a deeper source, such as family stories, fear over world events, personal trauma, unforgiveness and a host of negative emotions.

Carol has been doing hands on work with clients for over 20 years and became a licensed massage therapist in 2006 with over 2000 hours of training and thousands more in experience and learning.  Her desire to help with her clients' healing probably stems from a family history of migraines, her mother's background in nursing and her father's in spiritual care.

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This book is a troubleshooting guide to the body, specifically the body's pain.

It won't make you a doctor or therapist over night, but it will teach you a little about how the body perceives pain.  There are many sources of pain, not all of them physical.  We will look at how the mind and body are closely related and how one affects the other.  We'll also look at how to affect one by using the other.

This is a book about "every day" pain, not a medical journal or self-diagnostic tool.  It is easy to read, with a clear and light style that will help you discover some of the less obvious sources of pain in your daily life.

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Gillian McGuire
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I have been a beach girl since I was little. First visiting Florida, where my grandparents had a home and many, many summers on the South Carolina Coast. When I went to college in Washington, D.C., I fell in love with the Delaware seaside town of Rehoboth beach. It’s old fashioned boardwalk and all American vibe has kept me coming back for decades, now with a husband and a teenager, who has spent almost every summer of his life there. I was married on a beach in the west African country of Benin. During my family’s many years living in Zimbabwe, we escaped to Durban or Cape Town any chance we got. Now we live in Rome and I have fallen in love with the Amalfi Coast. Luckily it is a very easy drive from Rome and we have been able to take many trips during our almost a decade living in Italy. I have spent the most time in Positano and Capri, but explore a little more of this incredible part of Italy with each trip south. When I am not enjoying time on the Amalfi Coast, I am in Rome, writing for my blog, helping others with their blogs and social media, working on my other eBook Rome for Expats and tweeting and Instagraming all the beautiful, delicious things I see.

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First things first. The Amalfi Coast Travel Essentials Guide is not an exhaustive list of every single town and hotel and restaurant along the entire Amalfi Coast. Instead these are my personal insider tips and picks that I have gathered over many my trips to this bewitching part of the world to help you make the most of your trip to the Amalfi Coast.

 

The Amalfi Coast Travel Essentials Guide is not just hotels, restaurants and shopping secrets, I will also tell you the best way to get to the Amalfi Coast and where to park when you get there. This guide will help you find the best pizza in Positano, the best shoe store in Capri and the best pastry in Amalfi. 

 

This guide has more than 100 entries to help you avoid tourist traps and travel delays and guide you to the very best the Amalfi Coast has to offer

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Patrick Brady
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It's fair to say that bicycles have dominated Patrick Brady's life for the last 25 years or so. From riding them, to making his living as a bike mechanic while going to graduate school, to writing about them for a great many publications, Patrick has devoted his career to bikes and bike culture.

Patrick launched Red Kite Prayer in 2009 as an alternative to the other cycling media sites. No less an authority on all things active than Outside Magazine named RKP the best blog in cycling. He is the recipient of a Lowell Thomas Award for his travel writing. Before that he was founder and publisher of Asphalt Magazine, an editor for Bicycle Guide and The Ride, and the highly respected blog Belgium Knee Warmers. His work has also appeared in Peloton, Bicycling, Road Bike Action, Paved and more.

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“Why We Ride” is a different sort of cycling book, one that takes the cycling jones and spit-shines it so that it reflects why so many of us stick with the bike even as other elements of our lives may change. It’s a book that asks why we’re willing to get up early, to ride in the cold, the rain, even the cold rain, and somehow count that as a good time.

Within the pages are a series of essays, meditations and prose poems on what makes cycling an indispensable part of our lives, and why it is that even the briefest ride has the power to make the gloomiest day better. 

Cycling isn’t just one pursuit. A love of cycling can serve as the foundation for half a dozen different hobbies. Sure, there’s the riding—let’s never forget the childlike joy that can come from a good ride. There’s the camaraderie that comes from the shared challenge of a ride. There’s also the fascination for the machine itself, a device that can be as artful as it is elegant in its simplicity. What of the myriad ways a ride can keep our heads straight? From the stress-relief of a hard ride to the contemplative quality of an easy solo ride, cycling feeds more than just cardiovascular fitness. If it was just exercise, most of us would have been gone years ago. 

Most of what’s been published about cycling in book form either tells you what someone else did—biographies and surveys of the great races, or what you could do—fix-it manuals and guide books. Like a book of poetry, “Why We Ride” is a volume you won’t read just once. It’s a volume you’ll return to again and again, the sort of book you might read just before bed, one that will put the bug in your ear; as you turn out your bedside lamp you’ll be thinking, “I’m riding tomorrow; no ifs, ands or buts.” 

How many books will do you that favor? 

The book draws from work composed over the last six years, a period in which I produced my very best work. Much of the work has appeared previously in different publications, but if we hit our stretch goals (see below), I’ll be including some previously unpublished pieces.  

I’ve wanted to bring these pieces together in book form to reflect the permanence of our love for the sport. Equipment may change, but the reasons we ride are no different today than they were when we were kids. Cycling deserves at least one volume that will stand the test of time. 

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Colby Huffman
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Gary Gilchrist:

Golf Digest Top 50 in America

Golf Magazine Top 100 in America

@GaryGilchristGGGA

 Simply put, Gary Gilchrist is synonymous with junior golf. In a coaching career that spans more than 20 years, Gilchrist has been responsible for recruiting, training and developing more top-ranked junior-level golfers than any other coach in the business.

In his illustrious coaching career, Gilchrist has taught more than 75 American Junior Golf Association All-Americans, six AJGA Players of the Year, two U.S. Amateur champions (American David Gossett and Colombia’s Maria Jose Uribe), two U.S. Junior Girls champions (Chile’s Nicole Perrot and Korea’s In-Kyung Kim), one NCAA women’s champion (Thailand’s Virada Nirapathpongporn) and one U.S. Public Links champion (American Michelle Wie).

Gilchrist also teaches many of the game’s best professionals and helped Yani Tseng ascend to No. 1 in the world. Gilchrist also coaches China’s first fully exempt LPGA Tour player Shanshan Feng, who when combined with Tseng, have won a combined 6 majors since 2010 under Gilchrist’s guidance — Tseng (4) and Feng (2).

Pros Gary Works with:

Morgan Hoffmann

Hoffmann, of Franklin Lakes, NJ, is the first player to go through the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy junior program through college and on to the PGA Tour. Hoffmann played three years at Oklahoma State where he notched four wins and was a highly-rated amateur in 2009, holding the No. 1 spot in the World Amateur Golf Ranking that year while making the Walker Cup team.

After gaining full-time status on the PGA Tour for 2013, in just a little over a year, Hoffmann has 10 top 25s and has amassed $1.2 million in earnings.

Shanshan Feng

Feng is the first player from China to become a member of the LPGA and has been working with Gary Gilchrist for seven years. Feng also became the first player from China to win a major championship when she won the 2012 Wegmans LPGA Championship.

Feng has two majors & eight total wins to her credit:

  • 2013 CME Group Titleholders
  • 2013 Reignwood LPGA Classic
  • 2012 Japan Women’s Open Golf Championship – MAJOR (JLPGA)
  • 2012 Wegmans LPGA Championship – MAJOR (LPGA)
  • 2012 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters (LET)
  • 2012 World Ladies Championship (LET)
  • 2012 Meiji Cup – (JLPGA)
  • 2012 Yonex Ladies – (JLPGA)
  • 2011 Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Ladies Open – (JLPGA)
  • 2011 Meiji Cup – (JLPGA)

Peter Hedblom

Hedblom, of Sweden and a long time veteran on the European Tour, has four Challenge Tour wins and three European Tour wins to his credit:

 

  • 2009 Johnnie Walker Championship
  • 2007 Maybank Malaysian Open
  • 1997 Moroccan Open

 

Co-Author Colby Huffman:

In addition to being the founder of TourXcel, and U.S. patent holder of the Hank Haney Swing Band, Huffman's students have won over 65 national and international championships under his guidance. He was named Indiana's youngest ever PGA Teacher of the Year in 2012, and has been honored with recognition by Golf Digest in its selection of "Best Teachers State by State 2013+2014."

Colby served as a lead instructor for the Hank Haney IJGA from 2007-2009. Prior to that, he worked with Gary Gilchrist at the IJGA (as Director of Training) as well as the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. During his time at the IJGA, Huffman worked with many top-ranked juniors and LPGA standouts such as Stephanie Meadow, as well as In-Kyung Kim and Song-Hee Kim who both have been ranked in the top-15 in the LPGA Rolex World Ranking. Song-Hee Kim, in particular, became the youngest woman to ever win a professional golf event in the United States (2006, prior to Lexi Thompson).

He was also a featured coach on The Golf Channel’s “School of Golf” in 2009 and is the only coach in the world to have developed two Byron Nelson International Junior Golf Award recipients in the same year (2008). Both students were his full-time academy boarding students. He has developed 8 Junior All-Americans, who were also his full-time boarding students, while helping to cultivate dozens of college scholarship athletes, as well.

In 2011-2012, he directed the training and instruction for the IUPUI Jaguars who shot the lowest single day tournament round of the year out of all NCAA Division 1 teams shooting 265 (-19) at Primm Valley Golf Club in Nevada. Also, in 2012, IUPUI won the most regular season tournaments (7) out of all NCAA Division 1 teams.

Huffman is a PGA Class-A member, a Certified Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Instructor, a Certified Club-fitter, and a Performance Enhancement Specialist.  He is the only PGA Teacher of the Year from any PGA Section in the nation who is also designated as a Certified Consultant by the Applied Association of Sport Psychology (AASP), the international professional organization of sport and exercise psychology. He is currently completing his PhD specializing in Sport Psychology.

A four-time Academic All-Big Ten student-athlete at Purdue University, Colby received the USAA All-American Scholar Award in 1999. He graduated from Purdue where he studied kinesiology and biomechanics, before earning a Master’s degree from Purdue in 2001 in sport business management and marketing.

Following his time in college, Huffman spent time playing professionally on the PGA Tour de Las Americas, Golden Bear Tour, Hurricane Tour and the Maverick Tour, where he competed against many of today’s PGA Tour Members.

A native of Indianapolis, Ind., Huffman is a graduate of Carmel High School and lives on the north side of Indianapolis with his wife and two children.

 

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More and more major champions are preparing like Olympians prepare in other sports. Have you ever wondered how they work on the different aspects of their games, or how often you should practice different elements of your game? Or, have you ever thought about how often major champions utilize video analysis and work on "swing shape" relative to ball flight, distance control, and feel drills? Similarly, have you ever wondered how many rounds major champions play between tournaments, or how often they do pre-shot routines and what they think about? These questions, and more, will be answered in Train for Golf Like an Olympian, so you can bring your "A Game" to the first tee. 

This is your access to an authentic look at the training insights and practice secrets of top ranked players at all levels, including major champions. This book provides a detailed blueprint that has been laboriously researched, tested, utilized, and proven over the past two decades. It presents the best training plans covering all aspects of the game ever assembled in the world of golf. You will get the latest game-changing information on: technique, mindsets, tournament plans, training schedules, short game, evaluations, goal-setting, and peak performances. Gilchrist and Huffman convey the training knowledge that they have shared with the top players in the game of golf. Now, this unprecedented inside look at top players’ training regimens is finally available for YOU to apply.

Gilchrist and Huffman’s method teaches you to understand your own game, to understand your own swing, and to utilize a “troubleshooting guide” which in turn creates self-sufficiency. You will have an understanding of the drills you are performing and have an understanding of the entire system under which you are training. You will learn how to analyze your performance and understand how to make a plan to learn and improve. This plan also prevents the most common faults and bad habits which create bad shots and bad scores from ever creeping in one's game. You can imagine how good your game will be once you have an easy to follow, detailed plan that the best in the world have used and have proved works time and time again.

The proven, world-class training system in this book is the accumulation of groundbreaking knowledge from various athletic disciplines and provides a highly structured, yet, easy-to-follow, minute-by-minute blueprint on how to become a great golfer. An abundance of empirical data, which reveals the keys to maximizing one’s potential in the game of golf, was gathered and utilized from many other sports, many systems, and many individuals over many years. This system has been formulated and refined by charting out practice schedules, analyzing tournament results, and fine-tuning the blueprint for many years.

There are a lot of “keys” in this book. Make note of the ones you enjoy, and learn from them. By reading this book, you gain first-hand knowledge from the absolute top experts in the game of golf regarding training through performance cycles and their phases. You are getting the only golf training information in the world that discusses peak performance with this much science, research, and experience behind it. Take advantage of the knowledge and make it work for you.

Historically, the system and concept of periodization that Gilchrist and Huffman utilize has produced numerous champions in other sports such as cycling, running, tennis, and swimming, as well as by great golf champions such as Tiger Woods. A periodization system is a long-term process that has developed champions at all levels, and if you understand and apply the knowledge in this book, you will have a much, much more realistic opportunity to optimize peak performances than someone with your same talent level who is not familiar with the knowledge in this book. Reading this book is like training with Gilchrist and Huffman who have both coached major champions. 

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Author:
Eric D. Wagoner
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Eric D. Wagoner is from Indiana, attended St. Bonaventure University in Olean New York and graduated in 1984 with a degree in Social Science.  Over the following years he has lived and worked in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Seattle, Washington.  In 1993 he moved to the Piedmont region of North Carolina where over the next twenty years he worked an “ecliptic number of jobs” from carpenter and day laborer, in textile mill, mail clerk, French bread truck driver and as a graphic designer.  This is his First Book.

 

 

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          This collection of five short stories was written to both amuse and pacify and are universal, there is something for everyone.

    In The School Bus Driver the reader is informed, from a modified historical perspective, a story of one mans struggle to overcome the barriers of race after his return from world war II. One cheers for Jerry Little from his coming home to his ultimate success at the stories end.

     The story of Oakleaf is about relationships where life imitates art. Oakleaf is a story of unbelievable circumstances. Although fictional, simply put it would be difficult to fabricate the circumstances as what befell the owners of Oakleaf and their neighbors beguiling ways.

     In the Custard King relationships take a hard turn and living life on the blade helps to explain the moral ineptitude and greed of the central characters folly. It is a story of a morally impoverished inventor remembered as the Custard King by those most influenced and taken advantage of by him.

     Atlantic Avenue is a tribute to those who had come before at a time when life was simple, love was everlasting, and a full and happy life could be had for the price of a song.

    Lastly, seeped in the mists of armchair travel is Long road. A sordid, yet incredible, narrative conveyed by a modern day vagabond who lost himself on the king’s highway. This long road is traveled on one thin dime and utilizes all modes of basic transportation including the use of airplane automobile, bicycle, bus, ferryboat, and what seems to be a rather incredible long set of thumbs. 

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Aleksandr Jackson
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Aleksandr Jackson is an author and quant analyst who has lived and worked in Europe and Asia and currently resides in the United States with his family.

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Justin Lowe, a brilliant young securities analyst specializing in international finance, is searching for purpose in a soulless world of wealth. Despite his uncanny ability to spot lucrative patterns, he is seduced by the prospect of a new career that isn’t what it appears. Between ocean-hopping adventures looking for treasure in the untamed frontier markets of the developing world, he sees hope for personal salvation in the form of a shimmering Iranian political refugee whose past is as complex as his own. 
 
However, his globe-trotting exploits in search of windfall profits end when he is framed by his manager and an ex-colleague.  Desperately trying to avoid prison, he races across the world to uncover the truth about his betrayers.  Along the way, he unearths a nuclear-exporting scheme that topples a regime and takes away the one person who has given his life new meaning.  In order to honor the woman he loves, Justin must forego his unbridled ambition and sacrifice a financial fortune.
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Carol O'Connor
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Pain is something Carol puts her hands on every day.  With training and experience, it is sometimes obvious that the pain that troubles a person has roots deeper than the pain that presents.

Sometimes, it is quite simply a postural fault, especially as we all crunch ourselves in front of computers for hours on end, whether we are working or playing. 

Carol has been doing hands on work with clients for over 20 years and became a licensed massage therapist in 2006 with well over 2000 hours of training and thousands more in experience and learning.  Her desire to help with her clients' healing probably stems from a family history of migraines, her mother's background in nursing and her father's in spiritual care.

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This is a straight forward look at the most common, "every day" injuries and pains that tend to present in the offices of doctors, physios and other manual therapists.

Carol writes in a light hearted, clear style.  Medical terminology is explained simply and some of the most obvious reasons for pain are illuminated.  Headaches, knee pain, and back pain are common to many people.  This book helps you to pinpoint what's hurting and why.

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A.G. Henley
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A.G. Henley is the author of the BRILLIANT DARKNESS series. The first book in the series, THE SCOURGE, was a finalist for the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award.

A.G. is also a clinical psychologist, which means people either tell her their life stories on airplanes, or avoid her at parties when they've had too much to drink. Neither of which she minds. When she's not writing fiction or shrinking heads, she can be found herding her children and their scruffy dog, Guapo, to various activities while trying to remember whatever she's inevitably forgotten to tell her husband. She lives in Denver, Colorado. Learn more at aghenley.com

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Alev is proud to be a Fire Sister, one of a fierce group of women who live on their own terms in a flaming mountain compound called the Cloister. The Sisters live without men, so Alev Gathers young girls to replenish their numbers. After she plucks young Kaiya from the remote village of Koolkuna, the girl’s father follows them into the wilderness. Alev keeps him at bay, but over time she suspects that this man, at least, isn’t the monster she was taught all men are. 

When Kaiya's father manages to reach the Cloister, the Sisters want to put him to death. Alev can look the other way, or she can heed the growing whispers of her heart to help the girl and her father escape. But to defy the Fire Sisters is to revoke the only life and family Alev has ever known—and to face certain death herself. 

THE GATHERER is an exciting 50-page prequel novella in the young adult fantasy Brilliant Darkness series. The first novel, THE SCOURGE, was a finalist for the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award. Two novels and two short stories are currently available, and the final novel in the series, THE FIRE SISTERS, is coming September 25, 2015. 

Recommended series reading order: 
THE SCOURGE 
THE KEEPER (novella) 
THE DEFIANCE 
THE GATHERER (novella) 
THE FIRE SISTERS (coming September 2015) 

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Daniel Hernandez, Sr.
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Daniel Hernandez, Sr. LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker practicing in San Antonio, Texas. He has a Master of Social Work degree from the Worden School of Social Service at Our Lady of the Lake University, 1998 and a Bachelor’s degree in social studies from St. Mary’s University, 1988. He has over 20 years of human service experience serving people in various key capacities, such as civilian psychiatric hospitals, medical hospitals, non-profit urban and rural community clinics, and independent clinical social work practice.

Daniel has accumulated extensive experience serving people with uniquely challenging needs by making people first priority and he is highly dedicated to making a positive impact in people's lives. He currently works as a medical social worker for a South Texas hospital and works part-time at his independent clinical practice as a therapist. He has been married to his wife Terri Hernandez for 17 years.

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Are you a part of the personal awareness development revolution currently happening worldwide? This highly unique course and exercise book, Creating a Cohesive Family, is a must-read for everyone now getting their personal and family affairs in order to prepare for the opportunities of the new age beginning in 2013.

What you’ll find within Creating a Cohesive Family is a very easy to use step-by-step guide that teaches and evokes ideas on how to:

  • Develop a deeper understanding and feeling of who you are and what you’re made.
  • Become emotionally independent to enhance your success.
  • Have objective clarity on the path your life is now heading.
  • Manage your life with structure and direction.
  • Discover the missing links that make today’s marriage and family compatible and cohesive.

 

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Marilyn Dalla Valle
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Dancer, photographer, entrepreneur and author best describe Marilyn Dalla Valle’s professional roles.  Forever listening to a creative voice, she pursued careers in the arts and business.

Wife, mother and grandmother are her favorite titles.  Most cherished is time spent with family and friends.

Love of the sea and fascination with the unexplained led to the birth of the Liz Adams Mysteries; Murder in Mystic, Murder in Newport and Two Headed Snake of Key West.

On a cold winter’s night, you will find her curled up in front of the fire with her husband, Roger and two year old Sheltie, Randy.

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        Seeking adventure, Liz and Garret Adams leave their homeport, Mystic, Connecticut and sail their 36 foot sloop to Florida.  The fiery orb melts across the horizon, cannons rumble, cheers resound and the partying begins as Sloopy sails into Key West harbor.

         Malevolence brews amidst rustling palms and tropical breezes.  Runaway wife, underworld trackers, predator, priest and friend comprise the cast.  Greed, power and jealousy cause brittle relationships to snap.  Liz’s uncontrollable psychic powers kick into gear, thrusting the unsuspecting sailors into a race to save a friend from unjust incarceration.

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Fernando Sobenes
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MI nombre es Fernando Sobenes, soy peruano – venezolano, oficial retirado de la Policía Nacional del Perú (Ex Policía de Investigaciones) y abogado, me encanta la lectura y escribir. Creo que mi trabajo es especial porque aborda de manera singular la  conducta del ser humano ante las adversidades y su forma de afrontarlas. Lleva al lector a un punto muy alto de suspenso durante el desenlace de la trama como si fuera una montaña rusa, lo hace de manera ágil y entretenida.  También aborda la manera en que vemos a la figura de Dios, es decir: Como nos la muestra la Iglesia Católica y nos hace pensar un poco más allá de lo que nos han enseñado.  Hace reflexionar a la vez que busca entretener  a quienes disfrutamos de este tipo de novelas: El terror y suspenso están presentes de principio a fin, donde un ser tenebroso, terrible destruye la vida de las personas de manera macabra y sobrenatural. Es una novela que no se puede dejar a un lado y estoy convencido de que logra su cometido.

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Norte de Kuwait 1991 Guerra del Golfo Pérsico; Peter Donovan Teniente del Ejército de los Estados Unidos al mando de un grupo de soldados cae en una emboscada en el desierto de Irak y como consecuencia sucede una masacre. En ese lugar halla un amuleto que guarda en su bolsillo sin saber que encierra un poder oculto y a causa de ello; tiene su primer encuentro aterrador en un sepulcro bajo las arenas del desierto con un ser maligno que lo llevará al umbral de la muerte.

Transcurren varios años luego de estos acontecimientos y Peter, después de abandonar las Fuerzas Armadas, se traslada a un lugar en los Estados Unidos llamado “Lago Feliz” donde se establece y contrae matrimonio formando una familia. Este es un lugar muy bello donde las personas viven felizmente alejadas del estrés de las grandes ciudades. Allí conviven otras tantas que disfrutan del clima, tranquilidad y belleza del lugar que cuenta con un lago y un gran bosque.

Peter se desempeña como Sheriff del pueblo y se reúne con algunos de sus vecinos los fines de semana para compartir en familia. Sus vidas transcurren con tranquilidad y felicidad hasta el día en que se les ocurre jugar con la Tabla Ouija y utilizan el amuleto traído desde el desierto, abriendo sin querer, una entrada para que la maldad llegue a sus vidas; destruyéndolas, sembrando espanto y muerte. Fenómenos paranormales, posesiones espeluznantes y muertes trágicas crean un clima de suspenso y terror a esta obra.
Esta novela aborda el aspecto de la lucha entre el bien y el mal. Uno de los protagonistas, el Padre Josh Carter, lucha contra sus principios y todo lo aprendido en el seminario al darse cuenta que la propia Iglesia se contradice y no acata sus preceptos. Comienza a renegar de su fe y a colocar en tela de juicio a las autoridades del clero y comprueba (muy a su pesar) que ha sido engañado lo cual lo desmorona emocionalmente.

También toca el tema del exorcismo y de la visión que tiene la Iglesia al respecto, así como la manipulación que se hace de estas situaciones. Problemas de índole mental que son utilizadas a conveniencia como métodos de propaganda y captación de fieles. Esta novela atrapa de inmediato al lector y está dedicada a un público adulto, personas que gusten de emociones fuertes y las hacen identificarse con los personajes, sus vivencias, temores, amores y sufrimientos. Es una novela ágil, emocionante y llena de suspenso, que no se puede dejar a un lado, entretiene y mantiene al lector en un constante interés por su desenlace.

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Rona Lewis
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Rona Lewis, fitness and lifestyle coach, speaker and healthy chef, believes anyone can laugh and cook healthfully at the same time. Her biting sense of humor makes "Does This Cookbook Make Me Look Fat?" entertaining, while imparting interesting and pertinent information about food not usually seen in a basic cookbook. 99% of the recipes can be made and served in an hour or less...and they're not your "average Joe" recipes, either!  Try something new tonight...and tomorrow night...and giggle while you do it!

Included in this low fat/low carb cookbook are nutritional breakdowns of the recipes and explanations of what these vitamins and minerals actually DO for the body!  Rona regales us with fun food facts and helpful tips as well as hysterical quotes about food from surprising sources...

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Over 100 Yummy, Low Fat/Low Carb Recipes EVERYONE will eat!

Every day, women come home from work harried and stressed to face the unenviable question, “What can I make my family for dinner that’s quick, easy, nutritious and doesn’t have 5,763 calories per serving?” 

Well now there’s help. In Does This Cookbook Make Me Look Fat? Rona Lewis’s humor combined with her healthy, tasty recipes make preparing meals for you and your family easy and fun.  Her hilarious, edgy prose keeps you smiling, while the delicious dishes will keep your family coming back for more.

And she doesn’t stop there.  With fascinating chapters like “Herbs and their Health Benefits”,Foods with that Extra Punch and Mood Boosting Foods”, Rona gives you great information you won’t find anywhere elseDoes This Cookbook Make Me Look Fat? will surely become a staple for your everyday, healthy cooking.

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Linda Thackeray
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If you enjoy stories about sweeping galactic sages in the vein of Star Wars and Dune, The Guardian may appeal to you.

It is the story of Peter who lives an idyllic existence sheltered from the Citadel by his Uncle Cy who has some very big plans for his future. Unfortunately, C’s premature deaths forces Peter to leave home where he discovers how cruel a galaxy governed by the Citadel can be. Peter meets Marc, who has been left emotionally scarred because of the regime and despite their differences, their growing friendship helps them survive together.

However as Peter’s true destiny unfolds revealing a future beyond imagination, it is Marc who helps Peter maintain his humanity when everything that he is begins to slip away. This is a story of adventure, love and of the friendships that bind people together through all adversity.

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Mark Jacobs
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Mark Jacobs is a freelance writer, martial arts instructor and semi-professional poker player who regularly plays for more money than he can afford to lose. His written work has appeared in publications such as Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health and TimeOut New York. The author of the acclaimed instructional text, The Principles of Unarmed Combat, he currently serves as a monthly columnist for Black Belt Magazine. Pascal’s Wager is his first novel.
 

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     Destined for a brilliant career in academia, Pascal Silver instead decides to be a risk taker. Packing up his unfinished philosophy dissertation he moves to Las Vegas to pursue his dual goals of winning the World Series of Poker and the only slightly less daunting task of finding the meaning to existence.

     Low on cash, Pascal is forced to take a part-time job at a private detective agency. Now, with his boss out of town, into his life walks the gorgeous Allegra LaPierre. She asks Pascal to find out who murdered her father, casino owner “Houston Phil” LaPierre.

     Using his uncanny poker skills, Pascal can tell everyone involved with Houston Phil has something to hide, including his ex-stripper widow, his knucklehead son, Bruce, and his old business partner, Fat Johnny, who’s in debt to a local gangster. Complicating matters, Bruce LaPierre is suddenly found dead in his office and the number one suspect is Allegra. Though all the evidence points to his client’s guilt, Pascal falls back on the famous wager of faith put forth by his illustrious namesake. He chooses to have faith in Allegra, not just because he’s gone head over heels for her, but because it’s a good bet.

     But when representatives of the Chicago mob show up and tell him to drop the case, Pascal has to take his greatest gamble yet. With Allegra’s life hanging in the balance, he’ll need to pull off the biggest bluff he’s ever attempted to get her back alive. Even if he does, he’s still left with the question “Who killed Phil?” a question only he is shrewd enough to answer.

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bill johnstone
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The author has been a journalist for more than 30 years, among the many news outlets for which he has worked are The Times, the BBC and UPI. He has taught journalism in the USA and the UK. He has lived for many years in London and Washington where this story is set.

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The story is a political thriller. The shooting of US senator Charles McKinsey and the near fatal car crash of media tycoon John Rochester, both in Washington, trigger an investigation by reporter Mike McCabe.

The story that unfolds is a thrilling contemporary tale of violence, political intrigue, conspiracy and duplicity, involving power, the banks, the security agencies and basic human frailty.

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