Crossing Red Lights is an action-, coming-of-age mystery and romance novel that will have you at tears, joy, and utter confusion.
Emma Green is your average teenager - or so you might think. Emma has the perfect best friend, boyfriend, and family anyone would want, maybe that’s why no one in the city of Brooklyn expects anything to go wrong in her life. But, oh boy, does everything go askew.
When Emma’s parents go AWOL after a family drive in a thunderstorm, everything begins to crumble. Emma loses all hope when she awakes in the hospital with short-term amnesia, and there isn’t a single hint as to where they can be. Following her instinct and not trusting the detective's shifty eyes, Emma and her friends set to find out exactly what happened that night, and who of all people did the terrible act. Breaking her self-motto of never breaking rules, Emma plays detective with a criminal twist and finds new love in the process.
But will it work? Can breaking the rules solve the mystery?
The house looked innocent enough. There was nothing to distinguish it from any other quaint, older home nestled within the rural Vermont landscape. For Liz, Charlie, Donna and Willa it was a dream come true; exactly what they needed. Each of them had escaped hardship longing for the comforts of loved ones, hearth and home. The spacious house, the location and the timing all seemed so perfect. But none of them could imagine the horrors that awaited them as the house revealed its secrets.
Once there was a race of people that had ranged throughout the star ways of our galaxy, they were called the Predecessors. Occasionally, space explorers would find one of their abandoned ships; little more than a rusted out hulk, the centuries of disuse leaving little evidence of its former grandeur. But where had they gone?
Jasom Kingston is a fifteen-year-old boy on the King's Quest, a small exploring ship sent out to explore a star system further out on the galactic arm from their home world of Evenset. Arial, the nineteen-year-old daughter of the ship’s captain is Jasom’s competition when it comes to explorations, but also the girl he secretly has a crush on. During a training mission Jasom discovers something mysterious hidden amongst the jagged rocks that comprise a belt of cosmic debris between the orbits of the fourth and fifth planets of this yellow star, so far from home. How had it come to be there?
As the crew decides to return to Evenset to enlist help, Jasom is allowed to use the ship’s small flyer to retrieve a satellite they had placed in orbit around the third planet. Things escalate when the Queryl, a mysterious and inimical race of beings from an unknown part of the galaxy, attack the King’s Quest. Will Jasom make it back to the ship in time? How will the ship deal with the dangerous Queryl?
Beep…beep, Jasom receives a message, it’s not what he expected. He reads… Queryl onslaught imminent. Invoking emergency protocol Q-stat. Your orders are to proceed using protocol R-stat. Love mom. All he could remember about the R-stat protocol were a few words that are new to him: Nashua, Montana, 1952…
“A Shout behind the Iron Bars” is a genuine revolt and indignation of a man who was formed, trained and specialized to fight terrorism, the most seasoned criminals, some of which had international resonance, referred to by the author in the book. In a moment of desperation "the prisoner" starts a hunger strike, which began unnoticed even completely ignored by those who incarcerated him, risking the health and lives.
The diversion created in those days induced in people's minds confusions that have led to manifest or act recklessly or even hostile. For example, the ambulance doctor who accused him of terrorism, influenced by his torturers. Subsidiary, from the book transpires the “Transylvanian” spirit of the author, his fortitude in getting freedom, his knowledge in the science of law and faith in God.
The content of the book is brisk and often involves unique sequences from the author’s profession about the cases he solved. It is an easy read, being written in an accessible language.
It is recommended for adults, wistful elders, thrill seekers, participants in the events of December '89 but especially young people, because they too have the right to know the truth.
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