A collage of real events, A Matter of Betrayal illustrates the impact of the Vietnam War on two strong-willed women.
Author: Patti Massman
The Vietnam War; a war in which the government betrays its people, the military betrays its soldiers, the soldiers betray those they are assigned to protect...and one woman betrays her best friend. A collage of real events, A Matter of Betrayal illustrates the impact of the Vietnam War on two strong-willed women. These women's lives and the lives of all Americans are ripped apart by the turbulent 60's and the Vietnam War, taking 30 years to heal. The daughter of a four star general, Jenny leaves behind her sheltered life for the front lines of a war no one understands. Among the incomprehensible horrors, she discovers love and then great pain as the man she loves becomes a casualty of war. Upon her return to the "world," she is betrayed by her best friend and forced underground to protect her daughter and her own true identity. Music becomes Jenny's tool for survivalthe way back to herself. Kick is also an army brat and Jenny's best friend. She takes another road leading away from the rigid world of her military parents. Without an ounce of Jenny's idealism, she opts to tackle New York. A would-be photographer, she dives into the underground pop art and drug scene, hoping along the way to snag a rich husband who will give her the security and status she longs to possess. Debased and broken by the heir of an industrialist family and driven by jealousy, she betrays her best friend, her husband and herself. Only when the truth comes out, as it does through Jenny's grown daughter as she returns to Vietnam to find her father, can the waters calm and real healing begin.
Today Kimmel’s grandchildren maintain the struggle—for them, it is a matter of honor. In this conversation-changing book, Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan go far beyond the fall and fight-back of one man.
Author: Anthony Summers
On the seventy-fifth anniversary, the authors of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Eleventh Day unravel the mysteries of Pearl Harbor to expose the scapegoating of the admiral who was in command the day 2,000 Americans died, report on the continuing struggle to restore his lost honor—and clear President Franklin D. Roosevelt of the charge that he knew the attack was coming. The Japanese onslaught on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 devastated Americans and precipitated entry into World War II. In the aftermath, Admiral Husband Kimmel, Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet, was relieved of command, accused of negligence and dereliction of duty—publicly disgraced. But the Admiral defended his actions through eight investigations and for the rest of his long life. The evidence against him was less than solid. High military and political officials had failed to provide Kimmel and his Army counterpart with vital intelligence. Later, to hide the biggest U.S. intelligence secret of the day, they covered it up. Following the Admiral’s death, his sons—both Navy veterans—fought on to clear his name. Now that they in turn are dead, Kimmel’s grandsons continue the struggle. For them, 2016 is a pivotal year. With unprecedented access to documents, diaries and letters, and the family’s cooperation, Summers’ and Swan’s search for the truth has taken them far beyond the Kimmel story—to explore claims of duplicity and betrayal in high places in Washington. A Matter of Honor is a provocative story of politics and war, of a man willing to sacrifice himself for his country only to be sacrificed himself. Revelatory and definitive, it is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of this pivotal event. The book includes forty black-and-white photos throughout the text.
“Class five? They'll put him in a super-max, no trial, for life!” She seized Alex's jacket and held a dagger to his throat. She did not even consciously recall unsheathing her blade. “Why?” “This is a matter of national security.
Author: Jade Kerrion
Publisher: Jade Kerrion
Return to USA Today bestselling author Jade Kerrion's world of the Double Helix - where humans and mutants strive for dominance, and one man's choice will shatter the impasse. He can defeat his enemies, but can he defeat his friends? Danyael Sabre, an object of desire, would much rather not be. An alpha empath by birth, a doctor by training, and an empathic healer by calling, he is stalked by the military that covets his ability to kill, not heal. Bereft of two days of memories, he goes on the run under the protection of an assassin, Zara Itani. The more he uncovers of his lost hours, the more he doubts everything that once anchored him. He knows only that he endangers those around him and that he is falling in love with Zara, who hates him for reasons he no longer remembers. As forces - both powerful and ruthless - threaten those he cares for, Danyael has only two options. He can betray his values and abandon the path of the healer, or he can wait to be betrayed, not by enemies, but by his friends. "Higher octane than Heroes, more heart than X-Men." Read the second novel in the award-winning Double Helix series today. Welcome to the Genetic Revolution!
... confidence and also to legitimize their footing in the state, a most imprudent decision was taken to send in, not regular army which could clinch the matter -- if at all intervention had to be made -- but tribesmen(4) from the NWFP.
Author: Anne Greenwood BrownPublish On: 2013-03-12
It's only a matter of time before someone takes him seriously—one more kill for the pendulum to swing from mocking the lunatic to searching for monsters. If you keep this up, people will come looking.” She rolled her eyes toward the sky ...
Author: Anne Greenwood Brown
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Fans of Amanda Hocking's novel, Wake, will dive into this paranormal romance featuring mermaids--the killer kind--and won't come up for air! It's been thirty days, two hours, and seventeen minutes since Calder left Lily standing on the shores of Lake Superior. Not that she's counting. And when Calder does return, it's not quite the reunion Lily hoped for. Especially after she lets her father in on a huge secret: he, like Calder, is a merman. Obsessed with his new identity, Lily's dad monopolizes Calder's time as the two of them spend every day in the water, leaving Lily behind. Then dead bodies start washing ashore. Calder blames his mermaid sisters, but Lily fears her father has embraced the merman's natural need to kill. As the body count grows, everyone is pointing fingers. Lily doesn't know what to believe—only that whoever's responsible is sure to strike again. . . . "Deep Betrayal is as suspenseful as it is sexy. You'll want to catch this one!"--MaryJanice Davidson, New York Times bestselling author of the Undead series "Heartbreaking. Nerve-racking. Absolutely irresistible."--Kristen Simmons, author of the Article 5 series
Thrown on the scrapheap, along with thousands of other soldiers, by a Government that cares more for cheap publicity than principle. Amadeus feels betrayed. He wants an apology, but this is not a Government that believes in apologising.
Author: Michael Dobbs
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Wayward backbencher Tom Goodfellowe makes his third appearance in the new novel of treachery at the highest levels from the bestselling author of House of Cards.
From the endlessly inventive mind of one of fantasy's all-time greats, comes a spellbinding new adventure featuring old favourites Jimmy, Locklear and Pug.
Author: Raymond E. Feist
From the endlessly inventive mind of one of fantasy's all-time greats, comes a spellbinding new adventure featuring old favourites Jimmy, Locklear and Pug. It's nine years on from the aftermath of Sethanon and peace has settled over the land. But news of deadly forces stirring on the horizon, brought by the moredhel Gorath, threatens danger once more for the Kingdom of the Isles. Nighthawks are murdering again. Politics becomes a dangerous, cut-throat game. And at the root of it all lies a mysterious group of magicians known only as The Six. Surrounded on all sides by gangs, criminal masterminds and traitors to the crown, it's only a matter of time before the Kingdom of the Isles is brought down to its knees ...
'D-do you know why your mother's invited me here?' she ventured, and Matthew paused to regard her with cool-eyed indifference. 'What's the matter?' he enquired. 'Got cold feet?' Olivia pressed her lips together. 'Yes,' she said at last, ...
Author: Anne Mather
Olivia didn't expect returning home to be easy. And it wasn't. Especially when it was Matthew Ryan who met her at the airport when she returned to England from her grandmother's funeral. Matt and Olivia had once been passionate lovers and he had been desperate to marry her. Instead, she had chosen to leave him, although it had nearly broken her heart. But that had been ten years ago, part of their past. Until Olivia discovered their past was far from being dead and forgotten—a potent attraction flared between them as if they'd never been parted!
As humans we tend to trust a little more than we should we never expect that the ones we care for the most would be the one who breaks our heart and friends can break our hearts to this is a story how things can unfold in a matter of ...
Author: Breaunna Lavette Henry
As humans we tend to trust a little more than we should we never expect that the ones we care for the most would be the one who breaks our heart and friends can break our hearts to this is a story how things can unfold in a matter of seconds, months and years sometimes being a good person is never enough
After the hazards of the Ruhr the worst was over.This is the story of a Lancaster bomber pilot during the Second World War when, night after night, aircrew risked their lives over Germany and more than fifty-five thousand young men were ...
Author: Howard Shaw
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Category: World War, 1939-1945
It was still dark. Lancaster Z-Zebra lost height as it crossed the Channel and headed back to England. James Chalmers pushed the control column forward and eased himself into a more comfortable position, relaxing for the first time since taking off from Wynton Thorpe. The throb of the four Merlins was reassuring. While other pilots saw it as a matter of pride to be among the first to land, Chalmers believed in nursing his engines and had throttled back. The crew had not spoken since leaving the French coast. After the hazards of the Ruhr the worst was over.This is the story of a Lancaster bomber pilot during the Second World War when, night after night, aircrew risked their lives over Germany and more than fifty-five thousand young men were killed, many dying without experiencing the love of a woman.Set in backdrops ranging from a bleak RAF bomber aerodrome in rural Lincolnshire to the beautiful Yonne valley in France, Betrayal in Burgundy shows the developing romance of a young pilot as well as the stresses faced by aircrew whose lives are formed of extraordinary contrast, one moment drinking with a girl in the sanctuary of an English country pub, the next struggling for survival amidst flak and German night fighters over the Third Reich. When the story moves to Burgundy, it covers the varied reactions of the population to the German occupation as well as meeting the secret world of the French Resistance and the help it received from the Special Operation Executive in London, the organisation instructed by Winston Churchill to ‘set Europe ablaze.’Betrayal in Burgundy perfectly captures the conflicts and choices brought about by war.