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The Procyon Strain: Book One By Anthony Barnhart
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A young man’s summer vacation on the resort island of Hilton Head, South Carolina is cut short when inexplicable events bring in the Coast Guard and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.... More > Strange happenings continue to mount and a government cover-up is exposed. A new virus, capable of replicating itself twice as fast as H.I.V. and claiming a 100-percent mortality rate, threatens to tear civilization apart at the seams. Attacking the brain stem and motor cortex, this new virus, dubbed “The Procyon Strain,” strips the host of all emotion and personality, hijacking the body as a vessel for direct human-to-human transmission. Society teeters on the verge of meltdown as government forces seek to curb and contain the growing outbreaks. The officials in Washington, D.C. placate the public’s growing concern by denying what they know to be true: a global outbreak of an unprecedented scale lies just beyond the bend, and modern civilization is woefully unprepared for what comes next.< Less
All Other Perils By Alex Clifford
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The S.S. Balboa Victory has been in San Pedro for less than two weeks and already she has claimed another seaman’s life. The World War Two era freighter, rumored to be haunted by dead seamen,... More > has been in mothballs since the CIA last used her for covert operations in the Vietnam War. When Chief Engineer James Wierman is found murdered in one of the ship’s cargo holds, Coast Guard Commander Jared Stanton and homicide detective Rachel Terazzo join forces on the case. The duo hits the docks of San Pedro to track down Wierman’s killer and it’s not long before the clues lead to a government cover-up that is decades old. Stanton learns about a lost gold shipment intended to fund the mercenary war in Vietnam. Stanton and Terazzo soon realize their lives are at stake because they know too much and it’s a race against time and unseen adversaries to get to the truth before they become the ship’s next victims.< Less
All Other Perils By Alex Clifford
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The S.S. Balboa Victory has been in San Pedro for less than two weeks and already she has claimed another seaman’s life. The World War Two era freighter, rumored to be haunted by dead seamen,... More > has been in mothballs since the CIA last used her for covert operations in the Vietnam War. When Chief Engineer James Wierman is found murdered in one of the ship’s cargo holds, Coast Guard Commander Jared Stanton and homicide detective Rachel Terazzo join forces on the case. The duo hits the docks of San Pedro to track down Wierman’s killer and it’s not long before the clues lead to a government cover-up that is decades old. Stanton learns about a lost gold shipment intended to fund the mercenary war in Vietnam. Stanton and Terazzo soon realize their lives are at stake because they know too much and it’s a race against time and unseen adversaries to get to the truth before they become the ship’s next victims.< Less
Beyond the S-Bend By Martin Pilcher
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Ambrose is a politician who believes he has achieved spiritual enlightenment. The truth is, he’s a smug, right-wing, muddle-headed control freak. Nevertheless, he convinces the nation that he... More > will fulfil his manifesto promise ‘to put the dignity of human beings above all else’. He becomes Tory Prime Minister in a landslide victory. But, within months of taking office he announces plans to build six new mega-sized prisons and introduce national identity cards. It is all part of his personal vision known as The Great Thrust Forward which includes doubling the police force, immigration service, customs & excise and the national coast guard. When he begins an affair with Helga, a mysterious civil service secretary, with fascist tendencies, everything starts to go pear-shaped. His enemies mount a leadership challenge, but not everything runs smoothly in politics. A tale of political incompetence and human delusion.< Less
America's Secret Submarine: An Insider's Account of the Cold War's Undercover Nuclear Sub By Lee Vyborny & Don Davis
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It was impossibly expensive, extraordinarily dangerous, and completely unarmed. The U.S. Navy’s state-of-the-art NR-1 nuclear powered submersible was the Cold War’s most closely guarded... More > - and revolutionary - secret. In 1966, after the U.S. almost lost a hydrogen bomb off the coast of Spain, Admiral Hyman Rickover - father of the nuclear navy - outmaneuvered Congress and steamed full speed ahead on his brainchild: a spy mission and deep ocean recovery submarine with a miniature nuclear reactor that could navigate the ocean floor for weeks at a time. But operating at such depths would also cut off the crew should rescue become necessary. Now, an original crew member revels the true story of America’s Secret Submarine - the triumphs and near disasters of the super-secret NR-1 are told through first person accounts by those who alternately suffered through, and exalted in, its construction and initial operation - and then dared go where no men had gone before.< Less
World War 2 In Review No. 50: Guadalcanal Campaign By Merriam Press
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Merriam Press World War 2 In Review Series. The following articles are in this issue: (1) Guadalcanal Campaign (2) Way of War on Guadalcanal (3) Solomons Campaign (4) Jungle Slaughterhouse of... More > Guadalcanal (5) Douglas A. Munro: Coast Guard Hero of Guadalcanal (6) Battle of Guadalcanal Order of Battle (7) Japanese Invasion of Tulagi May 1942 (8) Battle of Tulagi and Gavutu–Tanambogo (9) Battle of Savo Island (10) Goettge Patrol (11) Battle of the Tenaru (12) Battle of the Eastern Solomons (13) Cactus Air Force (14) Tokyo Express (15) Battle of Edson’s Ridge (16) Actions Along the Matanikau (17) Battle of Cape Esperance (18) Battle for Henderson Field (19) Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands (20) Matanikau Offensive (21) Koli Point Action (22) Carlson’s Patrol (23) Naval Battle of Guadalcanal (24) Battle of Tassafaronga (25) Operation Ke (26) Battle of Mount Austen, Galloping Horse, and Sea Horse (27) Battle of Rennell Island. 427 B&W/color photos/illustrations/maps.< Less
Herb Cooley: The Law Enforcement Legacy of My Father By Zach Cooley
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A legendary figure in Virginia and North Carolina law enforcement for the past fifty years, Herb Cooley has achieved the highest laurels awarded to a police officer. A native of rural Grayson County,... More > he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and went to work for the High Point Police Department, where he was a patrolmen, motorcycle cop and detective. He eventually moved to the Office of the Public Defender, solving high profile cases for the state of North Carolina. He was selected as Chief Deputy of the Wythe County Sheriff's Office in Virginia where, rebuilt the entire department by creating countless drug and traffic safety programs that are still saving lives today. In 1994, Herb achieved the rank of Chief of Police in Pulaski, Virginia, where he instituted everything from new drug laws to even a revamping of the patrol car design. Herb completed his career as Chief of Police in Vinton, Virginia, where he turned a virtually disgraced department into one of the few fully accredited agencies in the state.< Less
Every Day is a Great Day!: A Biography of David J. Martin, Sr. By David L. Tijerina
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In Every Day is a Great Day: A Biography of David J. Martin, Sr. the author brings to life the everyday struggles of the main character as he strives to help his family survive the poverty it faced... More > during the decade between the Great Depression and World War II. Through interviews with Mr. Martin and significant people in his life, the author weaves a story that tells how-despite losing his father to an early death-young David earns half the money in his family's budget by the time he is 11 years old. The author also details how Mr. Martin's own ingenuity, work ethic, the faith his mother instilled in him and the skills he acquired while in the U.S. Coast Guard helped prepare him for success as a Cary, NC, developer and as a husband, father to six children and man of God. Perhaps more important the author shines a light on the servant heart of Mr. Martin as he gives to the poor, helps guide his church, and seeks to bring the Gospel to everyone he meets.< Less
Every Day is a Great Day!: A Biography of David J. Martin, Sr. By David L. Tijerina
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In Every Day is a Great Day: A Biography of David J. Martin, Sr. the author brings to life the everyday struggles of the main character as he strives to help his family survive the poverty it faced... More > during the decade between the Great Depression and World War II. Through interviews with Mr. Martin and significant people in his life, the author weaves a story that tells how-despite losing his father to an early death-young David earns half the money in his family's budget by the time he is 11 years old. The author also details how Mr. Martin's own ingenuity, work ethic, the faith his mother instilled in him and the skills he acquired while in the U.S. Coast Guard helped prepare him for success as a Cary, NC, developer and as a husband, father to six children and man of God. Perhaps more important the author shines a light on the servant heart of Mr. Martin as he gives to the poor, helps guide his church, and seeks to bring the Gospel to everyone he meets.< Less
Humphrey's Long Journey Away From the Sea By Rocky Leplin
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This is a rhymed verse novel about a humpback whale lost in the Sacramento River delta, who meets land animals that relate tales of terror from a single species. A raccoon reveals how it came to wear... More > a furtive mask. A heron speaks of poisoned waterways. A frog describes a skin-buckling scene in a land of giants. A dog named Ralf! uses black humor to recount fur-raising experiments done on animals. Then a beaver builds a dam that blocks Humphrey’s forward progress. The first people to discover Humphrey are two big game hunters and a 12-year-old girl. Their meeting triggers a contest between advocates for and against the "homicidal humpback.” The battle is joined by the Navy and the Coast Guard on one side, and hundreds of rescuers on the other. An Inuit bowhead whale hunter is brought down from Alaska to dispatch Humphrey, while rescuers try to lure him downriver. Then Ralf! returns. This morality tale with a Hollywood ending proves the truth of that old saying, the dog is a whale's best friend.< Less