JUNK and other short stories

This collection of twelve short stories, with subjects ranging from sci-fi to spy thriller, from humour to history and from family to finance is written by the author of the trilogy of novels 'Cashback', 'Their Own Game' and 'Motorbike Men'. An entertaining anthology of easy reading.This collection of twelve short stories, with subjects ranging from sci-fi to spy thriller, from humour to history and from family to finance is written by the author of the trilogy of novels 'Cashback', 'Their Own Game' and 'Motorbike Men', also published by Smashwords. An entertaining anthology of easy reading, four of this omnibus of stories have already been published separately by Smashwords, and widely read.
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JUNK and other short stories

This collection of twelve short stories, with subjects ranging from sci-fi to spy thriller, from humour to history and from family to finance is written by the author of the trilogy of novels 'Cashback', 'Their Own Game' and 'Motorbike Men'. An entertaining anthology of easy reading.This collection of twelve short stories, with subjects ranging from sci-fi to spy thriller, from humour to history and from family to finance is written by the author of the trilogy of novels 'Cashback', 'Their Own Game' and 'Motorbike Men', also published by Smashwords. An entertaining anthology of easy reading, four of this omnibus of stories have already been published separately by Smashwords, and widely read.
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Their Own Game

A top secret plan shifts the war on terrorism from the Middle East to Northern Ireland. Major Bill Clayton and his attractive sergeant Catherine Wilson hunt the killer of Clayton’s uncle who was involved with Libyan terrorist weapons suppliers. Prime suspect is the Head of Security at the Bank of England but they must first deal with terrorist Godfathers, stockpiled arms, double agents and murder.With active US and UK Government support, a top secret plan, devised by Major Bill Clayton, shifts the war on terrorism from the Middle East to Northern Ireland. As it swings into operation, Clayton suspects a traitor among the select few people involved. He and his attractive sergeant Catherine Wilson start an illicit affair while hunting the killers of Clayton’s uncle, involved with Libyan terrorist weapons suppliers. Prime suspect, identified by one of Clayton’s top men, is the Head of Security at the Bank of England, who is running the operation to seize terrorist funds, using a computer expert gaoled for fraud while at the Bank. While the terrorist Godfathers are put to flight and stockpiles of arms destroyed, Clayton’s informer is himself mysteriously killed. Now there are two murders and a possible double agent for Clayton to deal with, as anxious Governments prepare to celebrate peace in the Province. Those celebrations, however, do not go according to plan.
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The Reconciliation

Winter in Southern Maryland's Amish country brings brisk winds, crisp snow, and evenings spent nestled by a warm fireside. For one prodigal daughter, it may also bring a new beginning . . . On her baptismal day, Rebecca Zook ran from the church, leaving her stunned Amish community behind. She only wanted to see something of Gott's vast world, but city life didn't turn out as planned. Tricked into a sham marriage, Becky has come home humbled, wiser . . . and pregnant. Her mamm and daed are welcoming, and helping an overburdened young widow gives Becky a new sense of purpose. But after creating such scandal, Becky feels unworthy of a loving husband—let alone a wunderbaar man like Atlee Stauffer. Atlee knows Becky's situation—and understands why his mother advises him to be careful. Still, this once flighty, flirty girl has become a thoughtful, kind young woman. He's drawn to Becky like a magnet to a...
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A Bridge of Letters

An estranged father and son, who have kept in touch for years through an exchange of letters, unexpectedly meet in Hong Kong. A near fatal meeting .... but suddenly they are thrown together in a desperate attempt to get back to England. Their background, their reunion and their escape make fascinating reading.An estranged father and son, who have kept in touch for years through an exchange of letters, unexpectedly meet in Hong Kong. It is a near fatal meeting, when his son nearly kills him. Neither knows that they are both in the intelligence business, but suddenly they are thrown together in a desperate attempt to get back to England. Their background, their reunion and their escape make fascinating reading.
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Happy Landings

A humorous tale of assumption, supposition and realisation between a pilot and a young press photographer.In this free Justin Graves short story, meet a couple of likeable accessories to murder, Rottweiler brothers King and Cong, whose master has had enough of his wife’s hateful belittling. He devises what he believes to be the perfect crime based on years of watching television crime shows and noting the mistakes other killers had made that got them busted. Problem is, he doesn’t know about Justin Graves and his uncanny investigative skills.
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Death By Drowning

There is one day every year when the good people of Insch, keep well away from their Kirk. It is the home of the ensign of HMS Rodney, and strange things happen on the anniversary of the sinking of the Bismark. Tourist Charles Toogood knew nothing of this when he paid a visit to honour the memory of his Grandfather, the ship’s gunnery officer. He ended up paying the ultimate price.There is one day every year when the good people of Insch, near Stranraer, keep well away from their Kirk. It is the home of the ensign of HMS Rodney, and strange things happen on the anniversary of the sinking of the Bismark. Tourist Charles Toogood knew nothing of this when he paid a nostalgic visit to honour the memory of his Grandfather, the ship’s gunnery officer. He ended up paying the ultimate price.
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Isle of Fright

A small girl with a BIG imagination!Pippa has a new hobby ... Ghost Hunting! Luckily, the school trip to the Isle of Wight proves the perfect opportunity to hunt out some ghosts. With trips to a haunted castle and a midnight sleepover, Pippa is SURE she'll find something spoooooooky. But will Pippa come face-to-face with a ghost from the past? And can she ever get the new girl in class to smile? You'll have to read her super-scary(ish) diary to find out...
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Unstoppable

How do you go from being a shopkeeper to multi-billionaire in forty years?Kuldip Singh Dhingra, the patriarch of the Dhingra family and the man credited with building Berger Paints, has remained a mystery. He is low-profile, eschews media and continues to operate from a small office in Delhi. In this candid and captivating biography Kuldip reveals his story for the first time.Kuldip lost his father to an accident early in his life. He and his brothers, Sohan and Gurbachan, started as shopkeepers in Amritsar. From an annual turnover of Rs. 10 lakh in 1970, the Dhingras have built a business with an annual turnover of over Rs. 7,500 crore today. They are among the top thirty richest families in India with a net worth of over $ 4.5 billion.This never-before-told story of Kuldip moves from Amritsar to Europe to Delhi where he became the largest exporter to the Soviet Union in the 1980s. In 1990 the Dhingras bought Berger.From dealing with KGB to negotiating with...
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Rosanna's Gift

In Southern Maryland's serene Amish country, one young woman's life is changed by an unexpected request . . . "She's yours." Until now, Rosanna Mast's hopes for the future have all revolved around handsome Henry Zook. But when a young Englisch girl places her newborn daughter in Rosanna's arms and utters those words, shock quickly turns to fierce, protective devotion. Between helping her midwife mamm and caring for her own siblings, Rosanna has plenty of experience with babies. And who wouldn't love a sweet-natured boppli like little Mollie? Yet to her dismay, Henry has no intention of ever taking on another man's child. Instead, it is steady, thoughtful Paul Hertzler who becomes Rosanna's staunch supporter. Paul knows he should have acted sooner on his feelings for Rosanna. Now, as her dream of adopting Mollie meets unexpected hurdles, he sees a way to help. Rosanna would do anything to keep baby Mollie—perhaps even agree...
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Cashback

England's world-famous folk hero lives on in the computer age, as brilliant Oxford mathematician Jonathan Hood, for obvious reasons known as Robin, sets out to prove to the world s banking community that its encryption security systems are vulnerable to attack.An intriguing tale of computer warfare waged against corruption has an unexpected twist in the tail.England's world-famous folk hero lives on in the computer age, as brilliant Oxford mathematician Jonathan Hood, for obvious reasons known as Robin, sets out to prove to the world s banking community that its encryption security systems are vulnerable to attack. He first of all succeeds in beating the chip and PIN system used for the hole-in-the-wall cash dispensers, and then manages to break down the internationally used security system. While he and his team work on developing a more robust system, Robin determines to right a few wrongs round the world before marketing his new computer programme as a replacement. Helpless Governments look on as anxious banks struggle to find out who is behind the massive secret withdrawals from their customers accounts. Using the Swiss banking system, Robin Hood and his band of computer scientists manage to reimburse a team of Russian mathematicians, exploited by an unscrupulous US computer giant, while white farmers evicted by the corrupt regime in Zimbabwe also receive compensation, at the expense of Ministers and other senior officials whose bank accounts are emptied and hoards of diamonds hijacked. An intriguing tale of computer warfare waged against corruption has an unexpected twist in the tail, which leaves the reader to work out his own conclusion.
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Take Me Home

A farmer and his wife, on a shopping visit to their quiet Hampshire village, find a young boy wandering in the High Street. Nobody appears to be looking for the boy, who is obviously a stranger and lost. The couple offer to look after him until he can be traced, but they soon discover that he is stranger than they think.Five Flash Fiction horror pieces, all under 1000 words. Each piece also includes a brief afterword from the author with a bit of background on where he got the idea for the story.A little insight into the life and mind of a horror writer.Approx. 7000 words (roughly 28 pages)Includes:- "The Professional Crier"The tears of high school outcast Penny Circe can bring back the dead. At least temporarily.- "I Spy With My Little Eye"Anthony Monsano has gone through hell to finally find himself in possession of the round box. The question is, what’s inside?- "Run, Rabbit. Run."Pete Cantrell hates jackrabbits. Unfortunately, his home is surrounded by them. And something else as well.- "The Death He Expected"A group of boys on a midnight, full moon trip to an Indian burial site get more than just a practical joke.- "Another Oldie But Goodie"Retirement home resident Margaret Daniels is hearing music that no one else can hear, a song she hasn’t heard in almost 50 years.
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Love at the Electric (A Port Bristol Novel Book 1)

Love at the Electric, A Romance Book by Jenn Hughes
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Lonesome Paladin

It's been a month since apocalypse destroyed the world as Lincoln Marshall once knew it. The new world is populated by deadly faeries, wild shapeshifters, and humans without a god. Lincoln's sins can never be absolved now that God is dead. There's nothing left for him but the bottom of a whiskey bottle. Until Cesar Hawke comes seeking help. The undersecretary of the new Office of Preternatural Affairs has manifested uncontrollable magical powers. The only cure lies beyond the frontier of the untamed faerie worlds - a land that no mortal man can survive. He needs Lincoln to escort him to the Winter Queen through hostile territory riddled by killer unicorns, doppelgangers, and false prophets. No big deal. Lincoln Marshall once conquered Hell. He's certain he can conquer the Middle Worlds too - and if he can't, he's happy to die trying.  
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