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The Curse of Mont Saint Cloud
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,860. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Book 9 in a series of chronological stand-alone plots. January 1900, the English Channel - a Voynich manuscript inspired mystery and a rogues' gallery of suspects. Dr Watson and the Countess are forced ashore at Mont Saint Cloud, where the island's reclusive owner - the enigmatic professor - dies. In Brittany, someone is also killing off members of Inspector de Guise's scandalous family.
Du Yuesheng The Lord of Shanghai
Price: $2.90 USD. Words: 32,790. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » History » Asian
The Chinese secret societies were transformed into criminal organizations that would monopolize many trades. The most prestigious of them will bear the name of Green Band. And the most prestigious of the heads of the Green band will be Du Yuesheng, Du the big ears for his detractors.
Elevating the Role of Socioeconomic Strategy in Afghanistan Transition - INTEQAL, Loya Jirga, Opium, Planning and Monitoring Transition Progress, Nation-Building Efforts, Afghan Institutions
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,180. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this book deals with the role of socioeconomic strategy in the ongoing Afghanistan transition.
The "Dinosaur" Prison
Series: Time Transport Agents. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 67,980. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Book 2 of the TT Agents Series: The U.S. Government has decided that it can save money by sending convicts to a prison in the Cretaceous Period 67 million years in the past. A former Navy SEAL who has been convicted of being a serial killer battles a gang of prison thugs before being selected as part of a pilot program at what is being called the "Dinosaur" prison after adding to his total kills.
Smugglers - The Complex Web of the Drug, Blood Diamond, Human Organ, Ivory and Cigarette Underworlds
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,160. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2015 by RW Press. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
Caribbean pirates and European smugglers of the18th-century have managed to make a good name for themselves in the history books. To dress up as a pirate is every child’s – and a lot of adults’ – dream, and stories of rum-running across the high seas, and tunnels stored with kegs of liquor that were distributed amongst the local villagers has put a rose-tinted, idealistic spin on what was.
Shaolin Iron Coffin
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,780. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 9, 2014 by CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The man tries frantically to break free from inside a dark and claustrophobic confinement, his heavy breathing and panting echoing inside the four walls. The closed latch on the outside begins to loosen. Exhausted, he makes one final strike with his bleeding knuckles. The lid springs open and he pulls his torso quickly out of the large steel box. … the Iron Coffin
Equinoctial Gales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,130. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013 by Butterfly Creek Books. Categories: Fiction » Urban
Equinoctial Gales is set in Wellington, New Zealand in 1939. The story spans the six weeks between the Spring Equinox and Guy Fawkes day in the suburb of Kelburn. It portrays a neighbourhood of people who, like the plants in their gardens on the steep hills and against the wind, are each struggling to become established in some way.
Pigeon Blood Red
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,730. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013 by Writers AMuse Me. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Cabochon team is in Tasmania at their ruby mine. Ryan is missing. Andi and Brad are ihaving an affair. Crazy animals abound, including the tasmanian tiger, once thought to be extinct, and they are making the people at the mine do even crazier things. Even with Paco, Danny and the Old Man, will they find Ryan or will he be added to the bodies sacrificed on the altar of medicinal poppy fields?
Traders of the Golden Triangle
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 39,910. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
During the latter half of the twentieth century the little-known and often lawless region where Laos, Burma, Thailand and China meet has become known and widely romanticised as ‘The Golden Triangle’. Originally a Western designation applied to the region because of its wealth in jade, silver, rubies, lumber, rare animal products and, above all, opium
Afghanistan: Lashkar Gah - Home of the Warriors Part I
Series: Afghanistan: Lashkar Gah - Home of the Warriors, Book 1. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 98,570. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Proglen. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
From 2007 to 2008 an American served as an adviser to an Afghan-led counter-narcotics advisory team in the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province. This was, and still is, the scene of half the world's opium poppy production and ground center zero of a raging Taliban-fueled insurgency. It is a microcosm of why U.S. efforts failed in Afghanistan - the damage was all self-inflicted.