Description : The apostle John pushed aside the incense. "I will not make your sacrifice," he announced to the Roman tribune. "There is one God, and his name is not Domitian." Standing next to john at the stone altar of the emperor's temple were other believers, including Asia's most wealthy citizen, Abraham of Ephesus, and his family. Will Abraham follow John's example? If he refuses to make the sacrifice, the shipping magnate's vast fortune will be confiscated by Rome, and he will either be executed or exiled to Patmos-Devil's Island. This exciting historical novel follows Abraham and his family as they make their choice to worship Ceasar or follow Christ, and it brings to life the days when Christians faced the lions in Rome's Coliseum-and when the exiled apostle received the great visions of Revelation. Previously published in hardcover 90785267875).
Description : What happens when a portal into hell opens on a tropical island hosting an exclusive resort for the super rich and powerful? This is the scene that greets a young banker and his fiance who have come to revive their floundering relationship and a would-be penitent who arrives after killing London’s most notorious gangster. The new arrivals soon realize that the sole objective of the island is the satanic corruption of the world’s most privileged. They are subjected to haunting visions and possession and are ultimately forced to choose between giving in to temptation or joining forces with the stubborn resident priest who relies on the Latin sacraments and holds a deep seated mistrust of anything modern as he battled to protect his flock. Good and evil do battle using their souls as the battleground with surprising results in this darkly humorous tale.
Description : Many books have been written about the Vietnam War. All leading up to and involving the events that took place while the conflicts occurred. The details of my story are actual events that took place, but the names of the people have been changed for security reasons, as the people that were there at the time just wish to leave it all behind and try to forget it ever happened so that they could just get on with their lives.
Description : Traces the history of the French penal colony, describes the daily life of prisoners and guards, and includes profiles of notorious inmates
Description : Charles has to travel through the deadly dragon's triangle trying to reach The Devil's Island. He must save his fianceé and the world from Dr. Cooper (Kaiju) and the undead. He is accompanied by the treasure protectors in search of the evil Dr. Cooper and the mythical Mask & Eyes of Agamemnon. Legend has it who ever reaches the temple of Sheol (Gateway to hell) can summon and control the dead. To do this, one must place the red pear shaped diamonds in the Mask of Agamemnon. Charles must prevent Dr. Cooper from doing this by finding the key and closing the gate to hell.
Description : Winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2010 and the 2010 National Jewish Book Award for BiographyAt the end of September 1894 a charlady stole an undated and unsigned letter from the wastepaper bin of the German military attaché in Paris. Torn to pieces but stuck back together by French intelligence, this document contained French military secrets. By the middle of October a Jewish captain in the army called Alfred Dreyfus was accused of being its author. As it turned out, he was entirely innocent, but at the time few questioned the verdict of the subsequent court martial, nor the unanimous decision to sentence him to a life of penal servitude. Public opinion was outraged, and the War Minister, General Auguste Mercier, asked for the reintroduction of the death penalty so Dreyfus could be guillotined. Although the request was turned down, Dreyfus was still subjected to special conditions: rather than going to New Caledonia like other transported convicts, he was sent to the much harsher Devil's Island off the coast of French Guiana, and condemned to solitary confinement in murderous conditions. The French authorities did not expect - and probably did not want - him to survive.So undisputed was Dreyfus' conviction that no one had any inkling it would be queried, let alone that the case would become the scandal that nearly brought down the French state. It changed the political course of the nation and transformed the way the country viewed itself and was viewed by others.In The Man on Devil's Island Ruth Harris writes beautifully and engagingly on a moment in French history that polarized society and undermined the French state; its repercussions were felt up to the outbreak of the Second World War.
Description : RETURNED TO DEVILS ISLAND is a Biographical Fiction, riveting and masterfully told South Sea Islands saga. It tells a story of inter-racial childhood love that survives the brutal regime of a remote convent school during the 1940s. Two young lives betrayed and doomed but destined for life beyond the grave. Krishna (later baptized and named James) a Hindu youth escapes; the less fortunate Susan is confined and brutalized by a sect-like Order to follow its path. The diverging lives set Jamess feet on a journey through paradise islands. Before him lies a sharp learning curve of love, lust and triumph in the boxing ring. Driven ever onwards by a consuming passion to reach the mother country, England. His arrival coincides with the Liverpools music sound, conquering the world of entertainment. A casual acquaintance of the Beatles, his Hindu ethos may have triggered John Lennons pursuit of his own Far Eastern dreams.
Description : Fargo takes on a legend...but will he live to tell the tale? The truth is way out there in the northwestern territory when Skye Fargo investigates reports of sea creatures straight out of Indian legend, abducting settlers and natives from their homes.