"They will catch you sooner or later," could be the theme of this book on famous manhunts. Some are memorable, some have been forgotten, but in each one a desperate fugitive is trying to run, and generally failing. From famous killers like John Wilkes Booth, who murdered President Abraham Lincoln, and John Dillinger, who killed many others, and including one of the worst of all, Theodore "Ted" Bundy, who killed and than raped the bodies of many pretty young women. Some are now on death rows in prisons, where they belong, and some are in prison awaiting the next meeting in court. And some, like Michael Goodwin, who was convicted of arranging the murders of speed king Mickey Thompson and his lovely wife Trudy, swear they are innocent and are only waiting for a court to free them. Each of the stories in this book is different, but all are gripping.
Hockey is a hard-hitting, beautiful, bloody, exciting, bruising,stunning game and at the top level it is a ballet. Very few of the thousands of young players who dream of it ever make it to the National Hockey League, and then very few of them become super stars, the best in the business, in the history of the sport. Most of these dynamic players are retired or gone now, but their spirit lives on with the teams where they played and in the rinks where they skated. In most of those rinks, their names are displayed high up in the rafters, and most of them have their names engraved on one of the rings of the famous Stanley Cup. This book tells of their lives, their love of their game, and where they are now.
Motor racing is a dangerous sport. If you win, you can get rich, and live a comfortable life. But everyone doesn't win, and sometimes, but not too often anymore, a driver pays the ultimate price when he tries too hard to win. This book is about the Indy 500, written by an experienced writer who has raced, and a complete fan. He has driven on the track at Indy, and although his nickname at his local track, used with affection, of course, is "Rollover Ross," he does love auto racing, and has written a number of books about it including his popular "Daredevils of the Speedway." Racing at Indy is exciting, very dangerous, and attracts hundreds of thousands of fans from across the world and nearly four hundred thousand at the track. And many millions of fans on television. This is a gathering of what this author thinks are some of the highest, most dramatic moments at this one race, the once every year Indianapolis Speedway Race.
Congressman Buck Landson from Ohio is a fan of big time auto racing, including, of course, the famous Indy 500, so he is concerned when terrorists threaten a major disruption of the next race on Memorial Day weekend. The race is, everybody agrees, a major American event, perfect for a strike by a terrorist. Landson is also pals with Jim Phillips, son of James Phillips, founder and owner of vast Dresden Industries of Indianapolis, a company deeply involved in medical and space research, holography, and other cutting edge sciences, and major sponsor of one of the cars in the race. Jim Phillips, in fact, will serve on the pit crew of the Dresden racer. Amil Nazhar is the one chosen to make the mighty statement with a bomb that will kill thousands of race fans at the Indianapolis Speedway on race day. "A Capital Offense" builds to a stunning conclusion that directly involves Landson, the Phillips, Nazhar, and other characters including Landson's new wife, Kathryn D'Angelo.
The time is coming when we will all have the power to order cancer, or any other life-threatening disease, to just "go away," and it will go away. In this book "Ortho" discusses it, and remarks about how backward we, here today, are. We can't even order a bad cold, let alone cancer, to go away. But then his buddy, "Dontist" points out that the cavemen were even worse off, and had to worry about becoming lunch for some hungry creature waiting outside their cave. The Music Man, with one of the most famous and enduring scams, might turn out to be prophetic according to many of today's experts on the subject. "Professor" Harold Hill thought he was using a great con on the gullible folks back in River City, Iowa, but in the mind of brilliant author/composer Meredith Willson, he was just doing what is in our own near future, and should work just fine. Hill's "think system" is now accepted by many imagery experts, and you can use this to better your own life. You can be a winner, all you must do is believe it.
Captain Marty Branson, commander of Project New World, and Dr. Linda Latham, designer of "Mother Goose," met, fell in love, then faced being apart for many years, but within a few miles of each other. They did the best they could with humanoids and holograms, but then, to complete their mission, they had to agree with broken hearts to be separated for many more years. Throughout, they faced the evil plans of Senator Hal Villor, who was trying anything possible to stop, even destroy, the great mission. With help from Admiral Sam Boone back on Earth, Captain Will "Bull" O'Leary, and Captain Jeff Hollings, they proceeded on their long journey to Aden, rather than to Krakor IV, to form a new colony.