This fictional account is an intense war story and often reads like reality. The book follows Lucas Martin, an experienced war time veteran and retired agent of the US government. He is 'retired' in Thailand when he receives a call to return to service to serve his country in and around Sarajevo, just before the siege of this historic city during the war that devastated this part of the world in the early and mid 1990's. He is hired to gain … [Read more...]
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Smokejumper by author Jason A. Ramos & Julian Smith is an in depth look at both the history, life as a smoke jumper and firefighting practices used by this elite group of men and women. Jason details his two + decades fighting fires including the rigorous training needed to become a smokejumper, the equipment used while interweaving personal stories on the job. Jason has fought fires both small and large including the 250,000-acre Carlton … [Read more...]
Good as Gone by Douglas Corleone This International thriller is the first one of this genre by author Douglas Corleone. He has delivered a fast paced "cat in search of mouse" story that leads former US Marshall Simon Fisk across borders in his relentless pursuit of the "bad guys". A young girl was taken from her parents hotel room while they were in Paris. One small lead is all Simon needs and he is quickly led into the seedy underground … [Read more...]
Skin Tight by Carl Hiaasen This is another high paced thrilling adventure by Hiaasen. Bad guys, good guys, plastic surgery, corruption, swamps and boats - takes place in Florida of course! This is an easy fast paced read. Join Florida Investigator Mick Stranahan on his adventures. This is a great "escape" book to have while spending hours in a plane, bus or other transportation - the perfect antidote to those long hours you invariably spend … [Read more...]
Great African Adventures by Jacques Marais Anyone interested in outdoor adventure travel, adrenaline boosting activities - oh and Africa - must get their hands on this book! Even if you haven't considered a trip to Africa, after reading this book you may change your mind. The book is separated into specific outdoor activities ranging from water sports (including diving with big sharks), game tracking (author tells you how to get up close and … [Read more...]
Adventure Travel in the Third World by Jeff Randall and Mike Perrin If the first sentence in the book, "I want to go where tourists don't go" sounds appealing, then this is a book you must read! Everything you need to know to survive in remote & hostile destinations. This book covers how to minimize risks and stay healthy in dangerous situations abroad. It includes information about how to select guides, how to bribe and smuggle as last … [Read more...]
The Action Hero's Handbook by David & Joe Borgenich This ultimate action hero book, provides all the info you will ever need to rise above the masses and become a true action hero. Lists many different scary scenarios and pitfalls and provides the necessary avoidance and escape instructions. Chapters are organized by the following: good guy skills, love skills, paranormal skills, fighting skills, and escape skills. Excellent descriptive … [Read more...]
Come Back Alive by Robert Young Pelton The ultimate survival guide! Robert Pelton Young has survived plane and motorcycle crashes as well as being kidnapped in the volatile Darien Gap, Columbia. This book details his experiences and provides useful information for this type of extreme adventure travel. It covers a plethora of outdoor situations, ranging from thirst in the desert, to snow survival, to surviving natural disasters. In … [Read more...]
The World's Most Dangerous Places by Robert Young Pelton A guide to surviving the hidden dangers of world travel to some of the most actively dangerous countries. War zones, death zones, large scale health hazards and more are uniquely covered. Not only does this book describe how to "get into" these places, but it also provides information on how to escape a situation when it becomes hazardous or potentially deadly. Robert Pelton Young … [Read more...]
Avenger by Frederick Forsyth This book involves two separate parties trying to do good for their country, takes place just before 9/11 - raises moral questions. Note the date referenced just before the story ends - it is September 10, 2001. This novel is an excellent fast paced complicated thriller which weaves real life places and people into the story. … [Read more...]