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 : Returning to the Island after an absence of three years, Tim Benton is more than a little apprehensive as he makes the ferry crossing in company with Megan Davies and her seven year old son, Justin, knowing that he will have to face ghosts of the past as well as present a new relationship to his parents. Because the Island holds dark secrets - and danger, which all three are to discover in the week which lies ahead, particularly Justin, who is to become involved in a night of death and terror upon the ruins of Hilltop Fort, where Tim's past becomes the present and all three are involved in a life and death struggle to save him.
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 : 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 : THE STORY: Neville, Gordon, Angus and Roy, a middle management team from Pennine Spring Water, Ltd., are sent on a business outbound team building weekend in the Lake District. What should have been a run-of-the-mill orienteering exercise turns i
Description : Intelligent, ambitious and a rising star in the French artillery, Captain Alfred Dreyfus appeared to have everything: family, money, and the prospect of a post on the General Staff. But his rapid rise had also made him enemies - many of them aristocratic officers in the army's High Command who resented him because he was middle-class, meritocratic and a Jew. In October 1894, the torn fragments of an unsigned memo containing military secrets were retrieved by a cleaning lady from the waste paper basket of Colonel Maximilien von Schwartzkoppen of the German embassy in Paris. When French intelligence discovered they harboured a spy in their midst, Captain Dreyfus, on slender evidence, was charged with selling military secrets to the Germans, found guilty of treason by unanimous verdict and sentenced to life imprisonment on the notorious Devil's Island. The fight to free the wrongfully convicted Dreyfus - over twelve long years, through many trials - is a story rife with heroes and villains, courage and cowardice, dissimulation and deceit. One of the most infamous miscarriages of justice in history, the Dreyfus affair divided France, stunned the world and unleashed violent hatreds and anti-Semitic passions which offered a foretaste of what was to play out in the long, bloody twentieth century to come. Today, amid charged debates over national and religious identity across the globe, its lessons throw into sharp relief the conflicts of the present. In the hands of historian, biographer and prize-winning novelist Piers Paul Read, this masterful epic of the struggle between a minority seeking justice and a military establishment determined to save face comes dramatically alive for a new generation.
Description : Where are Gran Colombia, La Plata, and Dutch Guiana? And where are New Granada, the Isle of the True Cross, and the River of Silver? What makes them important? And why should anyone care about them? The answers to all these questions and many more are nestled between the covers of this book. Few things excite the imagination more than the lure of faraway places. The call of strange-sounding names stirs the spirit of adventure in even the most timid among us. Nothing unlocks new vistas like a fresh look at old times and places. So, delve into the pages of this fascinating mini-history of Latin America and fly down to Rio on the wings of imagination. Settle revolutions in New Spain. Chart the waters of the Spanish Main. And climb the mountains known as the Andes. By journey's end you will find that big books sometimes come in small sizes.
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 : 'The Smiling Funnelweb'' is one of Australia's most illustrious advocates. Chester Porter QC clocked up countless courtroom triumphs during his long career and has been involved in changes to our legal system. Chester has long been passionate about notable cases of wrongful conviction - from the Dreyfus Affair to Lindy Chamberlain and the innocents on death row. As a senior member of the National Institute of Forensic Science, Chester is regularly invited to speak on the subject of wrongful convictions. As counsel assisting the Chamberlain Royal Commission, he was successful in exposing an extraordinary list of forensic blunders. He continues to advocate expenditure of government money on well equipped fully integrated laboratories to deal with forensic evidence ""open to the defence as well as the Crown so the aim should be to get the right result, not to get convictions"".