The Spy's Gamble by Howard Kaplan on June 5, 2018 Goodreads “Kaplan is...without peer in his grasp of the delicate and explosive relationship between the Israelis and the Palestinians. This is a thriller in the best tradition of the genre.” -Los Angeles Times When the Israeli Prime Minister boards a new stealth submarine in Norfolk, Virginia intending a celebratory ride and the sub vanishes, it sets in motion a suspenseful story that intertwines the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a story of what could be. Shai Shaham—an Israeli intelligence officer—contacts old friend and adversary Ramzy Awwad—a former PLO...Read More
Month: August 2018
His Perfect Love by Sharon K. Connell Goodreads No one crosses Jerry Windham and gets away with it. Not even a woman as shrewd as Patricia Campbell. After uncovering this man’s dreadful secrets about women reported missing, she ran. Even two years later, she can't get rid of the thought that he'll never stop looking for her. He’d do anything to see her dead, or worse. Unaware of the FBI’s search for her to learn what information she might hold, she continues to hide. A new look, a new city and job, fearful thoughts suppressed, Patricia moves on. Three...Read More
Arlo’s Epiphany- The Secret Life and Career of Arlo the Barncat By: Jane Oldaker Confidence and self-esteem are personality traits which can have a great impact upon an individual’s life. When they are high you feel unstoppable. The opposite is often the case when self-esteem is low. Considering this, it will come as no great surprise that in order to be a crack secret agent, these are indispensable traits that one must possess. Even if that individual happens to be a cat! This is just such the case in the book Arlo’s Epiphany- The Secret Life and Career...Read More
Flint of Dreams By: Charles Peterson Sheppard Pride is a funny thing. It can lead people to do great things, but it can also be the force behind many ill-advised actions and decisions. Foolish and irrational choices will frequently be made in order to sustain one’s elevated sense of ego. When such feelings are combined with youthful angst and a dismal upbringing, we are left with an individual who truly has the odds stacked against them. However, even in the most unlikely of circumstances, a reluctant hero may potentially emerge. This is just such the case with Flint...Read More
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And I did not speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
And I didn’t speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
And I did not…
If this was to be your last day on this planet, would you be satisfied with the life you have lived? Have you existed in harmony with those around you- and within yourself? What if your answer to these questions is a resounding ‘No’? …