Cursed Slaughtered Hunted
Three Great Stories
A ruthless and mean-spirited executive uses an ancient curse to kill off everyone who stands between him and success, power, and riches.
Guests at a luxury resort in the Adriatic find their vacations turn into nightmares.
Three prisoners flee for their lives and are pursued by a fanatical gaoler. More
Colin Paine is mean, ruthless, and ambitious, but then a love rival does something that makes his blood run cold. Paine plans to spend his last days on this earth wreaking revenge on the people he hates and having non-stop orgies with beautiful women. But is this the end of Colin Paine? Or is it just the beginning?
This novel has been given a four star rating by a reader (who is unknown to me) at Barnes and Noble. He said the ending could have been better, and so I have rewritten it.
Do not become a victim!
When Paul Mander and his new girlfriend arrive at Adrihotels' Brioni Island complex, they cannot believe their luck. The island is beautiful, the hotel is luxurious, the service leaves nothing to be desired, and the cuisine is top class. Paul had swapped this holiday for one in the West Indies with a friend who had won this holiday in a competition he couldn't remember entering. Now Paul thinks he got the better of the bargain. Gradually, however, he finds that things are not what they seem, and finally, and belatedly, he realises he has made a big mistake...
Pelican - Escape or Die
Rowe, Miller, and Hubbard, are prisoners from an ancient war. As far as their government is concerned, they are missing in action. As far as their families are concerned, they are dead. Since their capture they have been used as slave labor by their captors, but now political changes, and their deteriorating physical condition mean that they face imminent death.
But then a chance of escape presents itself...
More than a year before, and far far away, and old man had put the muzzle of a shotgun to his throat and gone to push the trigger.
This novel tells their amazing story.
(Author's Note: Even though some years have passed since these events took place, I have had, in the interests of international relations, public face, personal feelings and, indeed, diplomacy, to leave some elements of this story deliberately vague. I have also had to include small amounts of disinformation. However, intelligent readers will have no difficulty in filling in the gaps, as it were, and picturing, indeed, the whole story. My main hope is that this book will prove a fitting epitaph to Al Eckman. I also hope that sometime in the future, Hollywood will do its duty and produce a fitting tribute to this incredible man. Where are you Mister Spielberg?)
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