L. Craig Harris tops today’s Buffet with The Dead Peasants File, a Christian-themed thriller. In the story, security guard Dillon McGee works for the largest retail company in the world. But something is going terribly wrong — he discovers the company is murdering his co-workers.
Craig is an award-winning journalist and author. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1983 with a Journalism degree. He was an Associated Press Award Winning TV Reporter and Photographer at KLTV, Channel 7, in Tyler, Texas until 1991, when he left to become a youth minister. He writes a weekly inspirational column in the Palestine Herald Press called “Instant Message.”
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Dillon McGee is a security guard for the largest retail company in the world. But something is going terribly wrong — he discovers the company is murdering his co-workers. But why? Then it gets worse — Dillon learns he is the next target. He must find a way to escape before he is hunted down.
He teams up with a pastor, Christopher Forrest, who hates Morgan Retail because of what it has done to his family. Morgan puts a barcode on the foreheads of its workers. Christopher wonders if that could be the mark of the beast.
Corporate-owned (dead peasants) life insurance is real. Companies routinely purchase insurance policies on its workers. If the worker dies the company, not the family, receives the benefit. This is a story about a huge corporation making sure it cashes in.
Layered with realistic characters that you can care about, The Dead Peasants File has a frightening, realistic feel. It is written from a Christian world-view. The Dead Peasants File is a fast-paced page-turner that will keep you guessing and entertained until the very end.
Gloria Star is rich and famous. She’s on a hit television show and engaged to one of the most desired men in Hollywood. Her life is perfect. But then she gets a letter in the mail that changes everything. The past she has been trying to forget for so long has finally come back to haunt her.
Gloria Star hasn’t always been an A-list celebrity. She used to be just a regular Midwestern girl named Glory Stark. Now she is forced to reconcile her two lives because Johnny Carter, the only man she ever loved, has asked her to return to her hometown, and she can’t say no. Ten years ago, one night changed everything for Gloria and Johnny. Not only did Gloria lose Johnny, but she also lost herself.
Now she’s headed back to her home town in Missouri, to reconnect with her sister and make amends with Johnny. She quickly realizes that returning to Glory Stark’s life isn’t going to be easy. As she faces painful truths about her past and an uncertain future, Gloria learns that forgiveness is essential, family is everything and love is forever.
Fallen is the sixth book in the Number 1 Best Selling Leopold Blake Series of Private Investigator Thrillers, and can be read as a standalone novel.
When a wanted terrorist voluntarily surrenders himself into FBI custody, expert criminology consultant Leopold Blake suddenly finds himself drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse – and he’s already several moves behind. As the shocking truth is uncovered, Blake realizes with chilling certainty that life as he knows it is over. An old enemy has returned after decades in hiding, and, for him, getting caught is only the beginning…
Left for dead and with nowhere to turn, Leopold will soon discover the true meaning of loyalty – and what it means to lose everything he holds dear.
For Mary Jordan, police sergeant with the NYPD, danger has always been part of the job description. But with New York City on the brink of a major attack, and with Leopold out of commission, Jordan is forced to seek out new allies. Together, they will need to push their skills – and their lives – to the ultimate limit. But who can she trust?
In the summer of 1964, the Davis family left Japan after 14 years as missionaries there and, in a homemade camper-van, drove from Bombay, India to Southampton, England where they boarded the Queen Elizabeth to New York City. During the trip, Mrs. Davis kept a diary. Now, 50 years later, daughter Irene has added what she remembers of that summer. Travel along as this family encounters new adventures each day… some humorous, some inspiring, some terrifying!
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‘Tales from Huntsville, Eden, Liberty and Beyond’ also known as ‘Tales from H.E.L.’ consists of stories based on legends from Utah’s Ogden Valley, it’s colorful past, as well as horror and ghost stories from beyond.
The tales within these covers provide us with a spooky glimpse into H.E.L. and beyond…
A woman who died in a crash hitchhikes in the Ogden Canyon
A saloon is haunted by its past
A perfume bottle is gifted twice
A deserted shack lures lost teenagers
A dog stands guard over his master’s grave
A girl picks up a hitchhiker who isn’t what he seems
Something strange stalks the skeletal woods of Willow Park. Beneath the warped, graying skies, it goes, unseen by most… and known most by few…
It has been 12 years since they last saw it. 12 years… and now it wants them back. Jack Green, an overworked corporate puppet, wants nothing more than to forget. But school teacher Brianna Mulner is curious. She wonders why they’ve been gifted–chosen. And for the awkward Chris ‘Kermie’ Karmen, the primal scream from the dark woods cannot be ignored.
Over a decade has passed. But now that past is calling…
Jules Finn and Szaja Trautman know that sorrow can sink deeply–so deeply it can drown the soul.
Growing up in her parents’ crazy hippie household on a tiny island off the coast of Boston, Jules’s imaginative sense of humor is the weapon she wields as a defense against the chaos of her family’s household. Somewhere between routine discipline with horsewhips, gun-waving gambling debt collectors, and LSD-laced breakfast cereal adventures, tragedy strikes with the death of her younger brother.
Jules’s story alternates with that of her grandfather, Szaja, an orthodox Jew who survives the murderous Ukranian pogroms of the 1920s, the Majdanek death camp, and the torpedoing of the Mefkura, a ship carrying refugees to Palestine. Unable to deal with the horrors he endures at the camp, Szaja develops a dissociative disorder and takes on the persona of a dead soldier from a burial ditch, using that man’s thoughts to devise a plan to escape to America.
“Drop the flashcards—grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call.”—People
Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter more have to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, optimism, and self-control.
How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators, who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Through their stories—and the stories of the children they are trying to help—Tough reveals how this new knowledge can transform young people’s lives. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do—and do not—prepare their children for adulthood. And he provides us with new insights into how to improve the lives of children growing up in poverty. This provocative and profoundly hopeful book will not only inspire and engage readers, it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.
A union born of duty. . .Newly knighted Sir Ewan Gilroy needs a dowry and a wife, in that order. Though the widowed Lady Grace plans to enter a convent, squandering so much lush beauty–and such a fortune–would surely be its own sin. Grace will not be easily wooed, despite her family’s urging and Ewan’s famed charm. She challenges him as no woman ever dared, proving his equal in spirit and in passions. . .
Forged by desire. . .
To atone for her past, Grace vows to never remarry–least of all a brash and reckless warrior. Yet whether defending her honor or stoking desires she hardly knew she possessed, Ewan is a man beyond compare. And as their fragile trust is threatened by treachery, Grace must decide whether to reach for the happiness within her grasp–and fight for the love of her bold Highlander. . .
Penelope Akk wants to be a superhero. She’s got superhero parents. She’s got the ultimate mad science power, filling her life with crazy gadgets even she doesn’t understand. She has two super-powered best friends. In middle school, the line between good and evil looks clear.
In real life, nothing is that clear. All it takes is one hero’s sidekick picking a fight, and Penny and her friends are labeled supervillains. In the process, Penny learns a hard lesson about villainy: She’s good at it.
Criminal masterminds, heroes in power armor, bottles of dragon blood, alien war drones, shapeshifters and ghosts, no matter what the super powered world throws at her, Penny and her friends come out on top. They have to. If she can keep winning, maybe she can clear her name before her mom and dad find out.
Reported and written with great passion and precision, this is a gripping and wholly original tale of the ecological side effects of national security. When whales begin beaching themselves in the Bahamas, a marine researcher suspects a clandestine military sonar program. The fight to protect the gentle giants of the sea from the U.S. Navy reads like an eco-thriller crossed with the best of investigative journalism. The action veers from Caribbean beaches to the Pentagon, from the San Juan Islands of Washington State to the chambers of the U.S. Supreme Court.
At the center of the action is marine biologist and ex-Navy man, Ken Balcomb, a relentless defender of the whales he’s come to love. Take your fictional pick: Balcomb is either Quixote, Ishmael, or David to the Navy’s Goliath. He’s also got a backstory worthy of its own book–an absent-father childhood, a lengthy (and secret) Navy career, three failed marriages, and finally a passion for marine mammals. When Balcomb teams up with activist environmental lawyer Joel Reynolds, the story’s twists and turns expose us to the hidden histories of underwater submarine surveillance and its impact on deep-sea dwellers. Joshua Horwitz is an exuberant storyteller, and this is a rare trifecta of a book: important, highly readable, and stunningly true. –Neal Thompson
The first make-or-break step in persuading anyone to do any thing is getting them to hear you out. Whether the person is a harried colleague, a stressed-out client, or an insecure spouse, things will go from bad to worse if you can’t break through emotional barricades. Drawing on his experience as a psychiatrist, business con sultant, and coach, and backed by the latest scientific research, author Mark Goulston shares simple but powerful techniques readers can use to really get through to people—whether they’re coworkers, friends, strangers, or enemies.
Just Listen reveals how to: • Make a powerful and positive first impression • Listen effectively • Make even a total stranger—a potential client, perhaps—feel “felt” • Talk an angry or aggressive person away from an instinctual, unproductive reaction and toward a more rational mindset • Achieve buy-in, the linchpin of all persuasion, negotiation, sales, and more Getting through is a fine art but a critical one. With the help of this groundbreaking book readers will be able to turn the “impossible” and “unreachable” people in their lives into allies, devoted customers, loyal colleagues, and lifetime friends.
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