Ryan Conley is a marine second lieutenant stationed in Abu Al Khasib, Iraq. Just as he is about to rotate out of the war zone, Ryan is severely wounded and granted a medical discharge, so he can return home to the family ranch in Sweetwater, Texas, to focus his energy on recovery. But life never goes as planned for the young marine, and he is unexpectedly found dead. Jake Conley is Ryan's brother and a Texas civil trial lawyer who never backs down from a fight. He has no intention of letting his brother's death go unanswered and travels half-way around the world to Baghdad looking for answers. It is in this burning, war-scraped land, Jake discovers that swords cut both ways. From Mexico City to Dallas and points in between, the gritty, street-wise attorney dodges one attempt after another on his life while trying to unravel his brother's mysterious death. Against long odds and overwhelming legal adversaries, Conley battles to the end.
The United States and her allies have found themselves plunged into ‘a war over [humanity’s] future social and political organization’ with criminal challengers to the nation-state form. These new wars are currently being fought globally with Al Qaeda, in Iraq with shifting coalitions of criminal gangs, insurgents, and Jihadi groups and throughout the Americas with the Maras (the first group of 3rd GEN Gangs to emerge). More new wars are poised to develop and the on-going ones are far from over, with more attacks upon the homelands of the US and her allies expected. This cutting edge book looks initially at the theoretical and legal side of criminal-state and criminal-soldier emergence...
Composed or arranged by Frank Erickson, John Kinyon and John O'Reilly, this exciting collection includes 14 never-before-published selections correlated to specific pages in the Yamaha Band Student, Book 1. Presented in a variety of styles, these full band pieces will captivate students and audiences alike and will continue to motivate young bands year after year!
Caalin Matthew has the knack of getting into trouble and his extraordinary abilities seem to make it even easier to do so. Trouble is what gets him shipped off to Bolderon Academy, a semi-military school. En route to Bolderon he meets the rest of his soon-to-be misfit squad. Angiliana Avora, Ang for short, is a winged beauty who is just as smart as she is beautiful. Mortomous (Mouse) Valtor, Angas wingless cousin and best friend, is a wiz with electronics. Ssamuel and Ssophia Ssallazz, the twins, beneath their green complexion have secrets of their own. They are the Alpha Squad. Their squad logo is the Bangalor Dragon and they are headed for adventure and dragging the rest of the freshman class with them. You will laugh, cry and will not want to put this book down. So join them in the adventure of their lifetime.