The Platoon goes on a devastating mission that goes from bad to worse. Viet Cong soldier LY QUANG has been after Frank and his men for months. Her chance to get them has arrived.
As an 18-year-old, John Urwin was posted to Cyprus, where he was recruited into a top-secret unit called the Sixteen, whose task was to assassinate key figures throughout the Middle East. Now he breaks his silence to tell their story. Their training was said to have surpassed that of the SAS in unarmed combat and weaponry. His description of their four key missions is explosive and a riveting account of the turbulent 1950s in the Middle East. The Cold War was approaching its height and when there was a mission to be undertaken that no government could be seen to endorse, the Sixteen would do the job. No previous depiction of a military group, in book or movie, has remotely compared to the secrecy, skills, and sheer professionalism of the Sixteen.
Warm, sultry Louisiana nights, a sexy-to-her-stilettoed-toes blues singer, one hot-under-the-collar fireman, and a vengeful arsonist. Explosions guaranteed! New Orleans, the Big Easy-until your life and family are threatened. Suspicious fires have struck Torey Hart's family twice in two years, and her father tops arson-investigator Lieutenant Jack Stevens' suspect list. As Jack probes for evidence to prove Hart guilty, his feelings for Torey complicate the investigation.
Feelings can have no place in his profession, and he works equally hard to avoid them in his personal life. And yet, the blaze that destroyed Torey's home and her father's business is nothing compared to the heat, the sizzle that ignites between himself and Torey. The true arsonist creeps ever closer, and the danger becomes deadly. Can Torey stay alive long enough, and lure Jack close enough to teach him to love and trust again?
Alternate Cover Edition of ASIN: B00BPXHM1G First in the Barry Philpot series of novellas featuring the exploits of an explorer and adventurer who chases legends, mysteries and lost people in remote and dangerous places. When Barry’s latest client demands that he find her father missing in the Amazon jungle, Barry has no idea he is about to risk his life searching for a lost tribe, a city of gold and a mystery older than time. When Barry Philpot sets out to find Laney Clinden’s naturalist father lost in the Amazon jungle, he does so with reluctance. The area where Professor Clinden has disappeared is remote and largely unexplored. The fact that Laney insists on accompanying Barry and his colleague, Dr Elgar Finch, means extra responsibility on a trip already fraught with a fair amount of danger. Worst of all, Laney Clinden is feisty, forthright, independent-minded and drop-dead gorgeous. Barry falls into a love/hate relationship with her that scrambles his mind and almost scuppers the trip. What he doesn’t expect from his client is duplicity. Searching for a famous naturalist who disappeared while investigating the Diamond-Toe frog is one thing, but finding yourself following the footsteps of many dead men before you on the trail of one of the world’s oldest mysteries, is another. Each story in this series of romantic mystery adventures with touches of fantasy and sci-fi, is complete at a maximum 30,000 words for easy mobile reading.
From the loss of love, healing of broken hearts, and indiscretions that threaten the stability of otherwise happy lives, Jar of Hearts offers to readers twenty vignettes of life in many different stages.
Part adventure story, part leadership guide, this intriguing book examines Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition through the lens of business--to reveal a set of powerful strategies for corporate leaders. In the chronicles of extraordinary adventures and against-the-odds survival, nothing compares to the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team of South Pole explorers. Stranded in the frozen sea for nearly two years, they endured extreme temperatures, hazardous ice, dwindling food, complete isolation, and perpetual blackness. Yet, despite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles, the group remained cohesive, congenial, and mercifully alive--a fact that speaks not just to luck but to an unparalleled feat in leadership. Now, for the first time ever, Leading at the Edge draws on this amazing story to reveal the power of effective organizational leadership under conditions of uncertainty, ambiguity, and rapid change. The book uncovers 10 ons-- complete with stirring examples from the Shackleton expedition, as well as contemporary business case studies of the strategies in action--on what it takes to be a great leader. Readers learn how to: • Set a personal example with vivid symbols and behaviors • Instill optimism while staying grounded in reality • Reinforce the team message constantly • Find something to celebrate and something to laugh about • Have the courage to take big risks, and more. For managers and executives who feel stressed out or stretched thin, these memorable strategies will help bring order to chaos--and success in the face of the most daunting adversity.