“Reminiscent of John Grisham and Tom Clancy.”
– Lee Clay, Producer, NO GOOD DEED and DEMONIC
Part Three of the serial conspiracy thriller that will shake America to its core.
It is December, and a bloody year in America draws to a close, a year in which the Supreme Court was decimated by six bombs, claiming the lives of four of the Justices.
As winter falls on rural Michigan, Supreme Court policeman Jason Lancaster believes he’s even closer to finding his missing fiancée Miranda Whitney, if he can just figure out the location of the secret compound of one of America’s most organized militias, the Michigan Minutemen. As he waits for a lead, his memories drift back to his first meeting with Miranda, and the clues she dropped even then to her deepest secrets.
In Washington DC, beloved appeals Judge Isaac Goldman seems well on his way to confirmation as the second replacement Justice, when a Senator on the Judiciary Committee obtains an interview with one of his former clerks claiming his wife left him because of his addiction to marijuana. Can Rosemarie Irving salvage yet another nomination?
Part legal potboiler, part HOUSE OF CARDS dealmaking drama, part 24-esque espionage cliffhanger, FOUR SEATS is an enthralling new entry to the conspiracy thriller tradition.
“Cooley delivers again. A riveting political thriller that is somehow educational and page-turning at the same time. I didn’t know I could care this much about the appointment of judges, but Cooley took me there.”
– Dave Callaham, Screenwriter of GODZILLA and THE EXPENDABLES
“With FOUR SEATS, Aaron Cooley has softly, slyly and deservedly taken his seat beside Parker, Child, DeMille and Grisham and in the process has introduced us to a protagonist with just enough flaw to be honorably relatable and just enough hero to be vastly readable.”
– Patrick MacManus, Writer & Co-Executive Producer,
Netflix’s MARCO POLO
“Cooley writes with knowledge and skill about a shadowy world few truly understand… at times richly emotional, hilarious, and challenging… bears the hard weight of both a political and personal mystery that demands we all ultimately consider where we are, and what comes next.”
– Eric Lodal, Creator/Executive Producer, TNT’s MURDER IN THE FIRST
“I was sucked in on page one, riveted on page 12, and a full-fledged Aaron Cooley fan club member by page 37. I would say this book had me on the edge of my seat, but I happened to be lying down while reading it. This has the makings of a classic, will surely be on the small screen at some point, and I can’t wait to watch it when it gets there. If you read one book before you die, you should probably read the bible. But if you have time for two, read FOUR SEATS by Aaron Cooley.”
– Jeremy Garelick, Writer-Director of THE WEDDING RINGER
Throughout his professional career Paul Delahass has done what he can to find justice for those no longer able to do so for themselves. He now finds himself trying to do the same for two men who lived generations before his own.After returning from a short trip to Espinola with his cousin he feels certain they’re close to finding pieces of what Jeremy Delahass wanted them to. Like his cousin, he believes whatever it is, isn’t good. When his mother discovers it completely by accident in her search for another piece of their heritage, it turns out to be worse than he expected. But what concerns him more is his suspicions that his mother is hiding something from him. Something he feels certain has to do with the secrets Jeremy Delahass left behind for them to find. For the moment he’s more than willing to wait until she’s ready to tell him but he can’t help but wonder…and worry. Like his cousin, Jase Delahass is determined to uncover all that Jeremy Delahass left behind for future generations to find. For him it’s no longer out of a sense of duty. It’s become personal. And knowing his cousins as well as he does, he knows he’s not alone in feeling that way.So far everything they’ve found has filled in gaps of information they hadn’t known about. He has a feeling as the pieces become more difficult to locate it could only mean one thing. And as he prepared himself for what they might find he knew too it wasn’t just enough to know there was a puzzle they were meant to put together. It was all about finding the pieces. In the middle of the twenty-first century Jeremy Delahass came from out of nowhere much as history decreed his ancestor did some two hundred years before him. It was his legacy, that of a man counted among those who fought in some of the harshest battles of the Revolutionary War for Independence, that Jeremy waved like a beacon and eventually reached the pinnacle as his ancestor had been unable to.But his dreams had never been those which would put him in the midst of the public eye. Jeremy had never been driven to right all wrongs, to speak the words of the voiceless, to be the one who pushed until promises made were kept. And he’d never felt the need to sit in the center of power. But he did all those things. Jeremy Delahass did all that he wouldn’t have otherwise because of those who had dreamed of doing so, for those who did have visions of all that could be, who had been driven to right all the wrongs…but couldn’t. Their lives had been tragically and violently cut short.In fulfilling what they were no longer able to, Jeremy Delahass became a hero to scores yet was also reviled by many who resented the changes he’d fought for. And he left behind a lasting heritage for all of those who would follow. And so it endured. The Delahass Legacy.Now two hundred years later…Family Trust is the fifth in The Delahass Legacy series that also includes Family, Family Unbroken, Family Shadows, and Family Always. The Delahass Legacy series tells the story of how one family learns the lessons of what’s important in life and how despite the centuries and generations that pass it remains the same. Family.The Delahass Legacy is a series of books classified by Amazon as short reads. The books in this series fall in the two hours and more reading time. If you enjoy sitting down with a novella style book you’ll enjoy The Delahass Legacy series.
Free Download – 1 day only!>From the author of No.1 Bestsellers ‘CORNELIUS’ & ‘INFESTATION: A Small Town Nightmare’…Never push a woman to her limit when all she knows is pain.A powerful story of a young woman named Eva left on the doorstep of a neighbor as a child by her very own mother. She is abused, neglected, rejected and without a legal footing in the only place she knows as “home”. All the odds appear to be stacked against her and those looking from the outside in seriously wonder how one human being could be expected to battle such atrocities without making a fateful decision to end it all far quicker than it ever began.As a young girl, Eva struggles to obtain an education at the resistance of a woman who was left with the responsibility to raise her, but years later finally finds what she believes is true love. This event, ironically, progresses to a further downward spiral that costs this young woman her three most precious gifts in the world, thus evoking a snap decision that occurs ten minutes before sleeping.
What if your life was normal?What if your life was okay, average and mundane?Then one day you realise you don’t want normal, okay and average.Mundane is not okay anymore.Then you are presented with a one off opportunity to have a whole new life.A polar opposite life to the one you have now.You just have to take one little step.There’s only one catch- You have to leave everything behind without the chance to say a single goodbye.Would you take that opportunity?Would you take that step?This is the story of a normal, okay, average and mundane country girl from Queensland Australia.This is her story.She takes that step.This is Jenna!
This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!Contains :The Innocence of Father BrownThe Wisdom of Father BrownThe Donnington AffairThe Incredulity of Father BrownThe Secret Of Father BrownThe Scandal of Father BrownThe Mask of Midas
The Wahlderbilt family estate is as far from the western front as you can get, and yet it is more treacherous for the newly arrived World War II air force pilot. Hired to tutor their young son, but it’s their attractive teenage daughter who catches his eye. The war hero and the aspiring veterinarian grow closer by the day, and soon, are only happy when in each other’s arms. They face the wrath of her sociopathic father, who wants to protect his legacy. Will his love for her be what kills him?
Who’s trying to kill the champion for peace? The USA and China are on the verge of a nuclear slugfest, and the world chooses an unorthodox political activist with the unusual name of Che Bonaparte to save the day. She has the instincts of a fighter, the wisdom of Nelson Mandela, and the boldness of a Napoleon. And because of this, she must be killed.THE STORY: Don’t mess with this millennial as she’s busy saving our world. The year is 2018. A North Korean stupidity triggers a chain of out-of-control events resulting in two nuclear explosions; the first in China, soon followed by a blast on American soil. Many innocent people die. The two most powerful nations on the planet blame each other and are now hell-bent on getting revenge—or “justice” in their views—while the rest of the world can only watch helplessly from the sidelines.There is a glimmer of hope. The two sparring superpowers request a negotiator to represent the Rest of the World. In a bizarre closed-door session at the United Nations and to everyone’s surprise, Che Bonaparte is chosen. She is the youngest among 158 candidates and the most unorthodox. While possessing some international experience, she is considered a maverick and the confidence level of the world’s political elite is low.After days of frustrating and fruitless negotiations, Bonaparte goes for a game changer. She decides to ditch the traditional approach and propose an unprecedented get-together—the three leaders alone—declaring, “It’s what people want from their leaders, to save the day. Seven billion pairs of eyes on three people. And, quite conveniently, this is how leaders want history to remember them.”Her proposed location is peculiar: the rumoured site of the Garden of Eden—where Adam and Eve tasted the forbidden fruit. She intends to face off with the two most powerful people in the world: the President of the United States, Evelyn Lee-Grant, a God-fearing Republican whose international experience is untested; and the President of the People’s Republic of China, Jian Chang, a relative unknown whose quick ascension to power has made many enemies. Both presidents are advised by their teams not to show up.Che Bonaparte’s mission is obvious: prevent humanity from plummeting into a radioactive hell. Can she pull it off?THE CHE BONAPARTE SERIES “Che Bonaparte Must Die” is the third of a four-part narrative that spans twelve years in the life of a very singular person. In the first, “Che Bonaparte as Barbarian,” we saw how bizarre circumstances gave the world its first glimpse of this young woman with a big name, bigger ideas, and a future which hints the extraordinary. This third story picks up seven years after the first when she is now a mother of two. It can easily be read on its own. The series in order:1 – CHE BONAPARTE AS BARBARIAN2 – CHE BONAPARTE AS HERO3 – CHE BONAPARTE MUST DIE4 – CHE BONAPARTE MUST LIVE (coming 2018)WHO IS CHE BONAPARTE?She is a woman in her twenties and a contradiction in every way; she has a fighter’s instinct but preaches peace. Che was introduced to politics as a child by her father with political rallies and street demonstrations as her playgrounds. Her heroes ranged from peace icons Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Ghandi, to boxers Muhammad Ali and Rocky Balboa.Now, as an adult, Che is considered by those who know her as wise beyond her years; well versed in the lessons of history and driven by a contagious optimism for the future of humanity. Simplistic labels like right-wing or left-wing do not apply—she does things her way. And while sometimes Che can take chances that make others cringe, over time she develops a presence. People, who meet her, warm up to her; trust her. They sense something unusual and extraordinary, as if her current life is just preparation for something big and important. Then North Korea fires a missile at Japan and the world desperately seeks a saviour. Ready or not, Che Bonaparte is called.
“We are a country of immigrants and every family has a story to tell.” A MEMORY FOR MIRRY, a literary historical novel, is set on the Atlantic coast of America in the 20th Century. Thirty-three year old, Mirry McPherson has learned to accept her memory losses, apparently the result of an injury from an automobile accident in 1951 at nine-years old. However, in 1975, after years of having unexplained attacks, including fainting spells and blackouts, she is determined to find out what is making her so sick. Now pregnant with their second child, she and her lawyer husband, Gavin, and their two-year old daughter (Lizzie) return to the old lighthouse estate in the ‘Village of Bellevue at Hallowed Sound’, a port town on the Atlantic Ocean on the southeastern coast of America. Mirry has inherited the estate from her paternal great grandfather, Ivor MacIvor, a direct descendant of Bellevue’s ‘Founding Father’, Donovan Angus MacIvor, a Scottish builder of lighthouses. Despite the locals advising them that ‘Ivor’s ghost haunts the old place’ and that he had conspired with the Nazis during the war, they move forward with their plans to reconstruct the estate into a modern day ‘Bed and Breakfast’ Inn and Nautical Museum. Not long after arriving at the Lighthouse, Mirry becomes very ill, experiencing multiple unexplained blackouts and fainting spells. Gavin is worried but Mirry is adamant that she wants to continue with their plans to refurbish. She remembers promising Ivor “never to forget”, quoting the words of his Scottish family motto: “Numquam Obliviscar”. However, as hard as Mirry tries, she can’t remember what it was that Ivor had told her ‘not to forget’. The more she tries, the sicker she gets. As Gavin takes on his first case as the defense lawyer in a appeal trial of a man convicted of a murder in 1950, his investigations lead him back to Mirry, when she was eight years old and living with Ivor at the MacIvor Lighthouse Mansion.
The novel is appropriate for young adult and adult readers of all ages. It is the third stand-alone and non-sequential volume in the author’s collection of books launched in 2014 and titled, THE SCATTERED SEEDS, TALES FROM THE ‘GREAT MELTING POT’. These stories are American fictions set in history depicting the lives of the many immigrant families that have become a part of the ‘great melting pot’. The first volume, ANEW, and the second volume, DARBY’S ROAD are available in paper at createspace.com and Amazon.com or as Kindle at amazon.com. They are also ‘print-on-demand’ at your favorite bookstores in worldwide distributions and available at your favorite libraries upon request.
Maura Clu Gallagher is from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, U.S.A. A retired Art/Computer Teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, she is enjoying her senior years engaging in her ‘passion’, Writing. For more information about her and her work, please visit her personally designed website, “You like to read. I like to write. Together, we make a great pair.” www.clugallagher.com/
Maura continues continues to live in the Pittsburgh area and in her ‘home-away-from-home’, Ocean City Maryland, with her husband of forty years and her family, including eight grandchildren.