Derry Greene tackles terrorist group Council for Restored Nations

LOS ANGELES — Sunbury Press has released Irish Spring, Jack Adler’s third installment in the Derry Greene thriller series.

is_fcIrish Spring is a contemporary action/adventure novel in which a new terrorist group–the Council For Restored Nations-seeks to forcibly revise international borders along ethnic/linguistic/religious lines. They start their campaign in Ireland by using an American tour group as deadly props to achieve their goals. But their plan is resisted by Irish security, compromised by the IRA, and challenged by Derry Greene, the investigator for Tramerica, the American tour operator. Greene is sent to Ireland to clear the company of responsibility for charges of any acts of terrorism and to resolve whether any member of the tour group is working with the mysterious Council.

Greene teams up with Gail Foley, an attractive female Irish security agent, as the tour continues its itinerary despite the assassination of a secret American agent embedded in the group and bombs planted at sightseeing attractions. In the process, Greene and Foley act to determine, in their own way, the mounting suspicions about some tour members. But then the IRA, which came in for blame for lethal incidents during the ongoing tour, acts to clear itself.

Derry and Foley become attracted to each other during this event-filled journey in which they are kidnapped, subjected to humiliating sexual situations, and ultimately forced to make statements supporting the Council.

EXCERPT:
I was reading a paperback mystery in my window seat, high above the Atlantic Ocean, when a slim blue-suited stewardess bent forward and said in a low tone, “Mr. Greene, the captain would like to see you. There’s a message for you.”

My one seatmate, a middle-aged man who had been engrossed with spreadsheets on his laptop computer, gave me a look of curiosity as I excused myself to get into the aisle.

We were bound for Shannon Airport in Ireland. Eighteen of the passengers on the fully booked flight were members of a seven-day tour to Ireland. I wasn’t an official escort, but every once in a while I went along on a tour as part of my job with Tramerica as a special public relations executive and general troubleshooter. I hadn’t been to Ireland in a long time and I was sure the country had changed a good deal, economically and culturally, and the two often dovetailed. Tramerica, as one of the largest tour operators in the U.S. if not the world, offered tours to just about every region of the world including Antarctica.

Many of the passengers we saw as we threaded our way through the tourist class into first class were dozing, chatting, and reading. Hardly anyone glanced at me. Company policy dictated that I travel in tourist class just like other people in the tour. Clear blue and cloudless skies appeared brokenly as I passed windows.

The stewardess knocked on the cockpit door, which was locked for security reasons. I was let in with the stewardess returning to her post near the galley. The door was secured again from the inside of the cockpit after she left.

“We received this message from your company,” the captain, a burly man with a heavy sheaf of grayish hair, said in a gravelly tone. His co-captain, a younger man with blacker hair, gave me a quick glance. I had been in cockpits before, but I was always impressed with the array of instruments staring at me like misshapen metal eyes. What I wasn’t used to seeing, and the sight was ominous, was a revolver lying within easy reach next to the co-captain.

I read the message that came from Tramerica: “Member of tour group may be involved with terrorists. Bomb a possibility. Follow captain’s instructions. Be alert but don’t alarm passengers.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jack Adler is a writer/journalist/teacher based in Los Angeles.

He has had numerous nonfiction and fiction books published. He’s also had plays produced, one published, and has received a grant from the Yaddo Foundation. He teaches various writing courses at UCLA Extension and online for the Writer’s Digest University.

When not researching material, and writing, he likes to create collages. He often pretends to speak Finnish with Barbro, his Helsinki-born wife, or take an easier option by playing with their dog, Chewie. You can see more about him on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Amazon Books.

Irish Spring
Authored by Jack Adler
List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
252 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620066386
ISBN-10: 1620066386
BISAC: Fiction / Espionage

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Derry Greene tackles the Impresario of Terror in Jack Adler's latest novel

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Jack Adler’s latest Derry Greene Thriller “Impresario of Terror,” the second book in the series.

iot_fcAbout the Book:

Impresario of Terror is a contemporary action/adventure novel pitting a highly unusual Filipino terrorist against an American investigator for a top U.S. travel firm. In concert with al Qaeda, the Abu Sayyaf, a Muslim insurgent group operating in the southern Philippines, charges Tramerica with being in the foreground of a new economic colonialism campaign by the U.S. for also being a conduit for international drug trafficking.

Derry Greene is sent to Manila to help clear up the charges and to seek the release of one of its passengers, who has been arrested for possession of cocaine. But his task is greatly complicated when he is kidnapped himself by the Abu Sayyaf. He faces an unusual form of brain washing and then with death unless he makes a statement incriminating his company and the U.S. Amid all the disasters wreaked by Honore, the Abu Sayyaf leader, Derry also falls in love with Detective Elena Paquino from the Manila police, and they have an odd off-and-on romance.

Impresario of Terror

Authored by Jack Adler

List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
272 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620064313
ISBN-10: 1620064316
BISAC: Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage

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Plea bargains, psychics, personalized firearms, email scams and terrorism subjects of new legal text

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Norbert Ebisike’s legal text “Controversies in Criminology and Criminal Justice.”

cicacj_fcAbout the Book:

Controversies in Criminology and Criminal Justice discusses the issue of plea bargaining, the use of psychics in crime investigations, personalizing firearms, e-mail scams, and terrorism. No single day passes without news reports on firearm-related deaths, terrorist attacks, unsolved murders, internet scams, and plea bargaining. These issues always provoke feelings of anger and utter despair. Here, the author addresses these controversial and sensitive issues in an easy to understand manner without any restraint.

Plea bargaining is a process whereby an agreement is made between the prosecutor and the defendant, in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty or no contest, and the prosecutor, in return, agrees to dismiss some of the charges, reduce a charge to a lesser charge, or recommend to the judge to give a particular sentence. Dr. Ebisike argues that the disadvantages of plea bargaining far outweigh the advantages and calls for the abolition of plea bargaining.

Should psychics be used in crime investigations? Is there a scientific basis to psychic abilities? Should psychics be allowed to testify in courts? Ebisike argues that psychics should be used in crime investigations, but should not be allowed to testify in court, because their method lacks adequate foundation as to be introduced into the courtroom as evidence at the moment. Examples of cases where psychics assisted in crime investigations have been discussed.

Personalizing firearms involves designing firearms with personalized identification technology so that only the authorized user(s) can fire the gun. After a critical examination of the different ways of personalizing firearms, Ebisike maintains that equipping the trigger of firearms with sensors that can identify the authorized user through fingerprint is the best option. Taking a costs-benefits approach, the author also argues that the benefits of personalizing firearms far outweigh the costs.

Billions of dollars have been scammed out of many people throughout the world through e-mail scams. This raises several questions. Who falls for these scams? Are some victims to be blamed? What can be done to stop these scams? After outlining the warning signs of 419 e-mail scams, the author maintains that most of the victims are to be blamed and calls for the prosecution of some of these victims. Ebisike supports the idea of using digital identity cards.

Terrorist attacks are like earthquakes. We do not know when they will happen, but what we do know is that they are likely to happen. Therefore, we have to prepare for them. Is there a link between past criminality and terrorist potential? This question has been addressed. After discussing the various ways through which terrorist groups end, the author states that Al-Qaeda seeks unobtainable goals and will eventually disintegrate.

About the Book:

NORBERT EBISIKE, SJD., is a criminologist and legal scholar. Dr. Ebisike is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Golden Gate University, the University of Kent, Canterbury, and the University of Westminster, London. His publications include Offender Profiling in the Courtroom: The Use and Abuse of Expert Witness Testimony, Praeger (2008); An Appraisal of Forensic Science Evidence in Criminal Proceedings, Greenway Press (2001); The Investigative and Evidential Uses of Cheiloscopy (Lip Prints), Criminal Law Bulletin (2011); and The Evidence of Children, Criminal Law Bulletin (2008). His current research interests include forensic science evidence, neurocriminology, children and the law, offender profiling, terrorism, and socio-legal studies.

Controversies in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Authored by Norbert Ebisike

List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
202 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063217
ISBN-10: 1620063212
BISAC: Law / Criminal Law / General

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What happens when an embedded sleeper-cell agent gets a little too close to his target?

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Jack Adler’s latest espionage novel “The Apostate.”

TA_fcAbout the Book:
A sleeper agent pressured to become a Muslim and join a major Islamic cultural center defies his handler from a secret agency and becomes a lightning rod to American Muslims.

“The Apostate” is the remarkable story of Ray Dancer, a young American forced into accepting a dangerous mission from Protect America Service, an outsourced and mysterious federal security agency, after being accused of terrorism himself. He also faces criminal charges after a serious scrape with an injured policeman. He succeeds in joining the Islamic center after meeting and falling in love with Abra Malouse, the niece of the center’s imam. But his love for Abra greatly complicates his mission.

About the Author:
Jack Adler’s credits include 16 published books. The novels include: City Havoc, The Montrell Tapes, Seven Seniors, A Rage of Duty, Ditzy & Champion, Di Mario’s Revenge, and a historical trilogy, Parthian Retreat, Seres Sanctuary and Parthian Karma. Among the nonfiction titles are: Splendid Seniors: Great Lives/Great Deeds, Exploring Historic California, Consumer’s Guide To Travel, There’s A Bullet Hole In Your Window, and Southern India.

The Apostate
Authored by Jack Adler
List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
280 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062722
ISBN-10: 1620062720
BISAC: Fiction / Espionage

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