Synopsis: Greg Valdez works in the shadow filled world of private art collectors where no questions are asked. He is the best professional thief in the business. You name it, he’s stolen it—from jewels to fine art. Now, though, he wants to retire to be with his Autistic son and takes one last job —steal a priceless artifact, a Crusader's pouch, from within an altar in an ancient monastery in Portugal. He never realized the Crusader's pouch would become the ransom for his loved ones and the focus of a team of mercenaries. Centuries old oaths and traditions come into play as a secret order, Solomon's Men, born from Templar Knights, launches an international search for the thief, and the pouch that conceals the true burial Shroud of Jesus Christ. Solomon’s Men is an original action/adventure thriller like a roller coaster ride you wish would never end. It’s a thriller that puts you on the edge of your seat and keeps you there. This is the second edition of the original Solomon's Men.
Synopsis: Greg Valdez walked away from stolen antiquities and the dark side of the art world years ago. No longer for hire as a professional thief, Valdez was enjoying retirement in the Texas Hill Country until the day Japan’s National Police and the Agency for Cultural Affairs disrupted his life wanting a national treasure returned.
The Honjo Masamune, an ancient, priceless sword, is being held in the United States by the Tonsei-Kai, a notorious Yakuza clan. The Japanese government will make a trade with Valdez—the sword in exchange for information about Kyla, Valdez’s former daughter in law.
Kyla believes she is leaving for Japan to become an international model, but she’s caught in a Tonsei-Kai human trafficking ring. If Valdez will retrieve the sword, he can have the information to find her. He can’t refuse. She may never be seen again.
But Valdez will need his son’s help to save her and doesn’t realize it will take a miracle to retrieve the sword—and his own life.
The pulse pounding sequel to Solomon’s Men brings Valdez out of retirement and in search of THE HONJO.
Synopsis: Jim Thurman never thought he’d find himself at the center of an international plot to control America’s oil market. It’s 1990 and the mindset of the global giant Titan Oil is that terrorism only happens overseas. Protecting its people and flagship refinery in Grainger City is the last thing to be concerned with, even though the refinery supplies the largest daily percentage of gasoline to the nation. But when a terrorist group attacks the refinery to destroy it and unleash a lethal chemical, it’s up to Thurman to stop them. Thurman, former Marine and Vietnam veteran, had left police work for better pay in Titan Oil's refinery security. That was when he had a wife and son. When they died, so did his sanity. To retain what's left, he decides to leave it all behind and start a new life without the scars. He’ll resign and say goodbye to the refinery, but more importantly, to his fellow veterans working in the refinery, the "War Dogs." His departure is delayed when a rogue black ops mercenary, Adam Murdock, attacks the refinery with a team of terrorists known as the "Serpent and the Sword." Their stated sympathies are with the Middle East and unless their demands are met they will destroy the refinery and release its stockpile of lethal hydrofluoric acid on the surrounding population. Yet Murdock intends to destroy the refinery regardless of the demands. That is what his employer paid him to do. The Director of the CIA knew, yet hid the attack information in hopes of elevating his agency’s future power. Venezuela wants to leave OPEC and be America’s primary supplier. Hiring Adam Murdock was the answer. Lay blame on the Middle East, turn America against OPEC, and Venezuela reaps the oil rewards. The Director never counted on Alexandra McCall, an agent within his agency, leaking the information to the National Security Council. With terrorists slaughtering employees and setting explosives to destroy the massive refinery, Jim Thurman realizes he must fight alone. But his blooded brothers, the War Dogs, choose to make the last stand with him—even at the cost of their lives for an ungrateful corporation... A rogue black ops agent. A ruthless terrorist group’s takeover of a refinery. An intelligence agency director that knows the truth but hid the report. The global oil giant that believes everything is second to profit. A country wanting to break away from OPEC and take America’s oil market with it. The potential release of a lethal chemical on a city – and one man with a handful of Vietnam veterans to make a last stand against the insanity and prevent doomsday. STEEL JUNGLE is the nightmare no one wants to consider. Reality is laid bare in this raw-nerved, fast-paced, hard-hitting thriller.
Synopsis: From the underworld of the Ojuela Mine to the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains and across the desert plains of northern Mexico, a boy is forced to survive and grow into manhood through a turbulent decade that erupted into the bloodiest revolution of the twentieth century--the Mexican Revolution of 1910.
On the run for a murder he didn't commit, forced to hide even his name, Arnulfo Triana is swept into a maelstrom of tragedy as revolutionaries, led by his mentor and friend Pancho Villa, collide with the forces of a corrupt dictator.
Black Sun is based on actual events. A young man's life unfolds against a background of poverty, injustice and political corruption that finally explodes into a devastating revolution.
Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of a savage war, "Year of the Ram" is an epic novel of a man torn between allegiance to his father, the struggle to save their nation against the onslaught of a massive greed-ridden army, and the discovery of a son he never knew had been born.
The battlefield can be many things to a warrior: life to his soul, a dangerous addiction; an erotic mistress, or a facade to hide behind. As Sovereign General of the Mongol Army, son of the Emperor, and heir to the throne, Etar had everything a warrior could want except someone to share it with-- and for this he blamed his father, Chingis-Khan. Locked within the dark embrace of loneliness, Etar lived each day wanting nothing more than to do battle-- until he found Koran, his son.
A gripping tale of love that reaches beyond the grave; of savage warfare, of domination, treachery, and brutal accomplishments that were written into the history of a nation with the blood of its victims. A tale of one man's battle to regain the love of his son.
Synopsis: January 1864. The Civil War has raged across the nation for years, touched everyone, and taken its bloody toll on the Union and Confederacy. The missing, wounded and killed number in the thousands and the count continues to rise. When John G. Slover enlisted as a Private in the 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, he never expected to find himself on the Kansas plains fighting Indians as well as Confederate guerilla units. Through his daily entries in a saddlebag diary we can read what he endured and from his view understand the misery of the time. The Alvin Museum Society, a non-profit organization, received the John G. Slover diary in a weathered, ragged state and has spent years transcribing it to share with the public. "Through the Storms: The John G. Slover Diary" provides a unique opportunity to follow him from birth in New York, through the Civil War, and onto his death in Alvin, Texas where he was a pioneer member of the community.