Bimini Twist Adventures
Bimini Twist, the first in the series, introduces the main characters, Max Carson, and his two sons, P.J. and Gaffer. The title of the book is taken from the name of the small open boat they use to fish the waters of the Bahamas Islands. In this adventure the Carson men meet up with the Royal Bahamas Defense Force to help take down a drug smuggling operation operating out of Bimini, a small fishing village in the western Bahamas. Let the adventures begin!
When Max Carson agreed to have his boat, Bimini Twist, ferried over to the Hawaiian Islands on board the luxury yacht Felicity, he was looking forward to enjoying the summer with his boys P.J. and Gaffer, fishing in the quiet waters off Kona. And the fishing action was excellent with amazing blue marlin and yellowfin tuna. Even paradise has its share of unwelcome danger. Young teens who do stupid things, the awesome forces of nature in the forms of erupting volcanoes, wild game fish and an angry mother humpback whale combine to make this a Bimini Twist Adventure to remember.
Abaco Gold is the continuing story of the adventures of Bimini Twist, this time in the beautiful chain of islands known as the Abacos. While a group of dedicated marine archaeologist work to recover artifacts from a treasure-rich Spanish galleon with a view toward creating a maritime museum, more sinister forces are at work to plunder the underwater artifacts for their own personal enrichment. The Carsons spend their summer working with the treasure salvers to help protect the artifacts and bring them to the surface while foiling the plans of the treasure jumpers.
When Gaffer Carson takes a temporary job as the captain of the luxurious fishing machine, Wave Dancer, he has no way of knowing that Reginald Cordelle, the yacht's previous captain, was involved in a plot to smuggle weapons from the Bahamas Islands to the coast of Florida. By agreement between Will Tanner, the yacht's owner, and the Defense Force, Cordelle is reinstated at Wave Dancer's captain as a setup to trick him into a trap to foil the smuggling operation.
When a luxury yacht signals a mayday and ultimately sinks off Cat Cay, Max and Gaffer Carson are nearby on board Fearless Flyer, a sportfisher participating in the Bahamas wahoo tournament. They save the party on board the sinking vessel and befriend its owners, Jeremy and Jessica Diamond. A harrowing adventure ensues when a young girl is kidnapped from the Diamond home in Cat Cay and transported to the Exuma Islands. This is an edgy adventure with Bimini twist plowing the shallow reefs of the Exuma chain in the pitch black night, never knowing when the bottom of their boat or their propellers will come in contact with the unforgiving coral and rocks.
Captain Bouncer Smith has spent a lifetime on the ocean. In his fifty-five years as a charter captain and fishing guide he has seen more action and excitement than most people will see in a lifetime. He has fought giant swordfish, set world records in a score of different categories, and fished with some of the most interesting people imaginable. In the Bouncer Smith Chronicles the captain relates some of his favorite stories to author Patrick Mansell and together they put into writing not only his exciting adventures, but also the human side of this great man who lives to share his knowledge and skill with fishing enthusiasts, fans, the wealthy and underprivileged.
When Bouncer Smith discovered just how much interest there was in his Chronicles book (and the disappointment from friends and fishing buddies that certain adventures had not been featured) it became clear that he would have to continue the work and hope to hit more of the high points in his life. Fish On continues where the original Chronicles book leaves off with dozens of the episodes that make Captain Bouncer such and interesting, colorful, and popular character. Many more great adventures, fishing techniques, and a few recipes make this book an excellent read for lovers of fishing or anybody else who enjoys some good stories.
Living Legends of Big Game Fishing is a collection of stories written by today's biggest names in offshore fishing. Each of these living legends tells his favorite stories of adventure after decades of experience on the bridge. The men involved in this book read like a who's who of big game fishing. Peter Bristow writes about his experiences with Jo Jo DelGuercio on the Great Barrier Reef. Peter Wright's article about a race to save the life of his angler after having been speared through his chest 1,000 miles from the nearest hospital. This book is loaded with some of the most exciting stories in the history of big game fishing.
America's Hall of Shame
Five years in the making, Criminal Injustice is a compilation of stories true taken from inmates in a federal prison. These inmates were believed to have been grossly mistreated in the criminal justice system by police, prosecutors, attorneys, judges, and the prison system. More than one hundred convicts were interviewed before the author settled upon the twelve stories that had the most credibility, and that showed the most egregious mistreatment. The criminal justice system is broken from top to bottom. Great men and women waste away in prisons while the justice side of the argument caters to its whims, jealousies, prejudices, greed, and special interests. Criminal Injustice exposes the tip of the iceberg. These stories will open your eyes to some of the great issues facing felons in the federal justice system today.
This is a the second edition of a book that was originally written in 2003. The world of Mortgage Banking has changed dramatically in the years since that book was originally published. The industry has gone through some dramatic changes since that time. New regulations, new loan programs, and a whole new approach to the origination of residential mortgage loans has been invented. What was relevant that many years ago no longer is. This book updates the entire spectrum of originations, underwriting, quality control, and mortgage loan servicing for amateurs and professionals alike.
Some of the biggest lenders in the country have been fined billions of dollars for discriminating against certain categories of borrowers. In one case a bank was fined for committing more than 140,000 instances of discrimination against minorities. Borrowers were given loans on sub-prime terms even in spite of the fact that their profiles indicated they qualified for the best terms. This book will help both experienced and first time borrowers to understand enough about the home mortgage transaction to make wise decisions during the process.
In the sleepy central Florida town of Moss Creek, drug use among teenagers has become an epidemic. Drug overdoses and school truancy are daily occurrences and the law is doing nothing about it. Frustrated by a slow moving and corrupt judicial system, a small group of parents decides to take matters into their own hands. The action heats up when a clear vote of support is given by Jake Hairston, the county sheriff. His no nonsense approach to cleaning up the problem has the drug dealers and crooked lawyers running for cover. Get ready for some fast moving action as The Fathers' Club cuts a wide swath through this drug infested territory.
When the Federal Reserve cuts the legs out from under the stock and futures markets with an interest rate tightening policy that strangles the world economy, trillions of dollars of worldwide net worth is decimated. Nick Anthony, owner of Market Makers, a day trading hub operating out of San Diego watches some of his best friends and traders get seriously hurt. Some nearing bankruptcy. His anger forces him to assemble a team of pros with varying skills to make a comeback through the illegal activity known as insider trading. Your adrenaline will rise as this high speed adventure in futures trading takes shape and the team rushes to keep ahead of the feds.
The Bathroom Book of Quotes is an aptly named non-fiction work that introduces the reader to new characters, both historical and contemporary. It is an eclectic work that offers the briefest biography of these famous people along with some of their most famous quotes. This work describes the lives of such diverse personalities as Confucius, Thomas Jefferson, Elvis Presley and John Kennedy. Well known for clever quotes were such famous personalities as Winston Churchill and May West. Bios and quotes from forty of history's most engaging men and women make this book a most enjoyable read.