Thoughts on: Sikander by M. Salahuddin Kahn
5 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / May 5, 2012

Seventeen year old Sikander is studious Pakistani who dreams of America. His plans change after a raging quarrel with his family which prompts him to leave home. Ending up as a mujahideen warrior in neighboring Afghanistan, Sikander fights the Soviets and due to his language skills is picked to go to Scotland in order to learn Stinger missiles.

Thoughts on: The Watchman of Ephraim by Gerard de Marigny
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / February 12, 2012

Article first published as Book Review: The Watchman of Ephraim by Gerard de Marigny on Blogcritics. About: The Watchman of Ephraim by Gerard de Marigny is a fictional book taking place a decade after 9/11. The book takes place in all over the United States. The author is giv­ing away one eCopy for two winners of this book— Kindle Format Only – enter at the end of the post. 429 KB Publisher: JarRyJorNo Publishing ASIN: B004KAAXXU My rating for The Watchman of Ephraim – 4 Great price on this book in paper or elec­tronic for­mat through the Man of la Book Affil­i­ate Account More books by Gerard de Marigny Thoughts: The Watchman of Ephraim by Gerard de Marigny (website | Facebook | Twitter) is a fast paced thriller full of intriguing characters and suspense. The dialog is tight and the plot moves along in a fast pace. Cris De Nero, the protagonist, is a self made man, a good father and husband. The characters, their interaction and relationships are well defined. The recruiting efforts for The Watchmen are described in a fascinating way and the way the company is transforming under Cris’ leadership could make a book by itself. There are several themes throughout the novel, patriotism, G-d and country, safety…

Book Review: The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede
5 Stars , Non-Fiction / September 10, 2010

If I started reading a book about 9/11 and a few pages into it found that an American General, a CEO of an international clothing conglomerate, several members of the board of a wealthy charity, an NYPD detective and parents of a firefighter who is lost in the World Trade Center were stuck in a small Canadian town in the middle of Newfoundland (not to mention a long-lost native son) I would have put the book away with a chuckle and started a new one. Nevertheless, this is not fiction and the events really happen. 244 pages ISBN-13 : 978-0060559717 Publisher : Regan Books Language : English My rating for The Day the World Came to Town – 5 Buy The Day the World Came to Town from Amazon.com* More Books by Jim DeFede* “The Day the World Came to Town:” by Jim DeFede tells the non-fiction story of the 38 commercial flights, which have been diverted away from the United States due to closure of the airports, only to land the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, Canada.  The passengers were forced to spend four days in the town before being allowed to go on their way, but those four…

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