Read the stories of two amazing groups of people: the men and women who make up our first line of defense against crime and disorder, and others who overcame enormous odds to achieve success. Newsmax’s Rising Bestsellers also include a selection that reveals a plan hatched in the Third Reich to take out the principle leaders of the allied forces. Yet another reveals the connections between the ancient world and today. But a fiction selection will take you on a desperate quest to locate a mysterious coin and rescue a friend and co-worker.
“Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine,” by Janet Evanovich (Atria Books)
In the latest in the series of Stephanie Plum thrillers from No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich, Plum arrives at work Monday to find her boss, the office manager at Vinnie’s Bail Bonds, missing. When she gets a call that her boss will only be released in exchange for a mysterious coin that a client — recently murdered — had left with them as collateral for bail, she discovers the coin is missing also. Stephanie enlists the help of her Grandma Mazur, her best gal-pal Lula, her boyfriend Morelli, and security expert Ranger in order to learn the coin’s history and value, get it back, and save her boss. As the kidnappers grow more impatient, Stephanie has no choice other than to go rogue. (Fiction)
“I Am the Storm: Inspiring Stories of People Who Fight Against Overwhelming Odds,” by Janice Dean (Harper)
Janice Dean’s own experience taking on former Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his disastrous handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in his resignation under disgrace, prompted her to seek out the stories of others who fought for what is right against seemingly insurmountable odds. Her stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things include:
- A California chef who fought the government to help restaurants and restaurant workers;
- A team of U.S. college hockey players that shocked the world champion Soviets;
- A mother taking on the opioid crisis after her daughter dies;
- A gymnast working to reform a broken and abusive system; and
- A courageous southern nurse who traveled to New York City at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
These are the stories of those who have successfully fought life’s storms and are now able to say, “I Am the Storm.” (Nonfiction)
“The Nazi Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill,” by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch (Flatiron Books)
When the Nazis discovered President Franklin Roosevelt’s plan to meet his allied counterparts — Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin — in Tehran, Iran, to discuss strategy in WWII, the leaders of the Third Reich hatched their own secret plan to eliminate the leaders of the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union. Although a true story, “The Nazi Conspiracy” reads like a suspense-thriller, filled, as it is with political intrigue, daring rescues and even the use of body doubles. (Nonfiction)
“The Return of the Gods,” by Jonathan Cahn (Frontline)
Both profound and explosive, “Return of the Gods” reveals the most stunning secrets and truths behind current events in America and internationally. You will see things, even in your world, in a whole new light, after reading this book. New York Times bestselling author Cahn, a Messianic Jewish minister, takes the readers on an intriguing journey that will leave them stunned and with the ability to see the world as they never have before. “Return of the Gods” uses research and quotes from the ancient inscriptions in Sumer, Assyria, and Babylonia that reveal what is taking place in our world to this day. (Nonfiction)
“Walk the Blue Line: No right, no left―just cops telling their true stories to James Patterson,” by James Patterson, Matt Eversmann, et al. (Little, Brown and Company)
Our nation’s police forces have been under attack lately, with calls to reduce their funding or eliminate them altogether, despite the fact that they comprise our first line of defense against a lawless society. “Walk the Blue Line” tells many of the stories coming from “the thin blue line,” and gives the reader a greater appreciation for the job they perform and the risks they take on “to protect and to serve.” “‘Walk the Blue Line” is the book that the law-enforcement community has been waiting for,” wrote Jim Pasco, executive director, National Fraternal Order of Police. “These stories showcase the courage, the hurt, the anger and the joy that can be found in every officer’s DNA—and above all, their commitment to making difficult situations a little bit better." (Nonfiction)
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