Right on target! OF GOOD AND EVIL by Gerald G. Griffin (http://www.authorgeraldgriffin.com & http://geraldggriffin.blogspot.com/) is a spellbindinRight on target! OF GOOD AND EVIL by Gerald G. Griffin (http://www.authorgeraldgriffin.com & http://geraldggriffin.blogspot.com/) is a spellbinding and spectacular story of nobility, humanity and a captivating love story in the battle of spirit versus tyranny; a page-turner that spits out fire like a Gatling gun! Crisp, clean, and clear, engrossing the reader in humanity, love, villains, and sorrow, all intermixed as one enticing conflict, the novel is a gripping, hard-charging tale of a Green Beret discharged from service for going "crazy," and from there the fireworks and uncanny love begin. And what fireworks and love! The reader is kept on edge, and can't put the book down. An amazing and essential read!
As usual, Wilbur Smith's description of ancient Egypt is facinating, and his story compelling. Educational and suspenseful. Once you get involved in tAs usual, Wilbur Smith's description of ancient Egypt is facinating, and his story compelling. Educational and suspenseful. Once you get involved in the story, you have to keep reading....more
A first-class thriller with imagination and horror --- and surprises --- keeping you on edge. Excellent writing and heroine-villain interaction forcinA first-class thriller with imagination and horror --- and surprises --- keeping you on edge. Excellent writing and heroine-villain interaction forcing heroine character growth amid morbid circumstances; with an uncomfortable but realistic ending. Not a predictable bedtime story....more
A compelling beginning and middle, with exciting chases, searches, suspense, and action --- with a good developing love story thrown in, but for me aA compelling beginning and middle, with exciting chases, searches, suspense, and action --- with a good developing love story thrown in, but for me a slightly disappointing ending. The ending was sort of predictable; the protagonist ending up as a good guy rather than the villain he was earlier alluded to be. Sort of took away from the flare of the story --- which was tremendous!...more
A remarkable read. Masterfully written by Richard Gazala, "Blood of the Moon" is a fast-paced thriller about oil, tBLOOD OF THE MOON by Richard Gazala
A remarkable read. Masterfully written by Richard Gazala, "Blood of the Moon" is a fast-paced thriller about oil, the controlling puppeteer maneuvering the string of interpersonal upheaval for each well-developed character in the challenging twists and turns of the book until almost but one is left standing.
The tumultuous action in this well-crafted, oil chaos plot unfolds in the July summer of 2016, at which time, because of oil, the world's in a mess: international global Oil Wars inflicting unpardonable suffering upon humanity resulting from diminishing oil supply. This myth is promulgated by a powerful secret society, the Hostmen of Newcastle, for its own profit, backed up by its ecoterrorist muscle, the Seed Underground. Though knowing better, the Hostmen deceive the world into believing that the world's oil supplies are finite, and once it's used up, it's gone forever. This ingrained lie promoting ostensible ever-increasing scarity of oil is what makes it so valuable, causing the skyrocketing cost of petroleum.
But then oil is secretly discovered on the moon; abiotic oil---non-fossil, meaning that oil is not created exclusively from the decay of living organisms over millions of years, but is produced constantly on an ongoing geologic process replenishing itself every decade. With this knowledge oil would become tremendously cheaper, ending the Oil Wars.
The Hostmen are not about to let this knowledge become known and destroy them. Cheap oil would cause the global oil industry to collapse upon itself and bring catastrophe to the Hostmen world. Keeping the reader riveted with suspense, the Hostmen set out on a fierce campaign of murder, blackmail, bribery, manipulation and betrayal to keep the secret of the moon discovery just that, a secret.
Which will win, truth or fiction? The conclusion will amaze the reader.
JAN DOES EUROPE are two intriguing books, both based upon the journals of the late Janet Kay Arnold, the author's youngeJan Does Europe by Jude Arnold
JAN DOES EUROPE are two intriguing books, both based upon the journals of the late Janet Kay Arnold, the author's younger sister. JAN: A DEVOTIONAL, is a diary composite of Jan's years 1979-1990. The second book, JAN DOES EUROPE, is the diary of her travels through Europe from April through August of 1989.
JAN: A DEVOTIONAL is an enduring account of Jan's yearnings striving for the enjoyment of life in her work, writings, friendships, love, music, phogtography, dancing, drinking, partying, smoking pot, doing yoga, taking saunas and steambaths, sunbathing nude, swimming, scuba diving, skiing, ice-skating, canoeing, spending time alone to relax, to meditate, to talk to God; enjoyment bringing Jan a peaceful joy in the magic of being alive. However, she fights her dark side of anger, guilt, anxiety, self-doubt, self-hate, scared feelings, jealousies and fears making her irritable and miserable, confused about life, at times causing her to wonder why she is alive. She overcomes this dark side with God's love, the nurturing of others, and trust in and acceptanc of herself.
In the second book, JAN DOS EUROPE, the tempo of Jan's diary, expressing her joy of life, continues with alluring and endearing appeal. She sets out on a four month, picturesque journey across Europe, visiting Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy and Greece. In a topsy-turvy flux of emotion and thought elicited by adventure and misadventure, new interesting friends, a new lover while still missing her former lover at home, Jan's experiences in Europe are fascinating, often leaving her happy and exhilarated, and occasionally disappointed.
A moving read which tugs at the heart. At the age of 32, Jan died in perfect health in a scuba diving accident in Jamaica on March 16, 1990.