Gerrit joined the Seattle police department seven years ago after his parents were killed in a car bomb in that city. The case is still open The killers still at large. Mysteriously recruited to retrieve information vital to the U.S. interests, Gerrit discovers the murdered body of a scientist in a Vienna, Austria hotel room. This discovery—coupled with an intercepted message about a mysterious operation called Project Megiddo—hurls Gerrit into an international thriller that forever changes his world.
Others emerge to aid in Gerrit’s fight. Alena Shapiro, a mysterious Russian Jewish woman—whose parents fled their homeland to resettle in Israel—has been watching over Gerrit ever since his parents died. Joe Costello, a cyber security specialist who may be able to unlock the secrets about the murder of Gerrit’s parents. Hank “Redneck” Riley, a reformer Aryan racist—making amends for his past—uses his unsual skills to give these crusaders as edge against a formidable enemy. And finally, Willy Williams, a former banger from San Francisco’s Hunter Point who elevated his street skills to become a formidable computer hacker.
Consultant Richard Kane emerges from the gray world of intelligence, finance and business, whose goals include recruitment of Gerrit to help in a matter of national security. Commanding worldwide resources, Kane stands as an implacable enemy to those who resist his goals. The lines are drawn when Gerrit backs away from their deal. In this game, winner takes all.
Facing overwhelming odds, Gerrit and his small band of fighters move within the shadows of a global conflict in which trust becomes a matter of life and death for his team. Gerrit’s past as a former combat U.S. Marine and his special scientific skills are matched up to opponents whose resources seem unlimited. Advance technology are the tools; global supremacy the goal. Gerrit must learn to fight and survive in an Orwellian future that begins today.
Mark Young is the bestselling author of Revenge (A Travis Mays Novel), two Gerrit O’Rourke thrillers, Off the Grid and Fatal eMpulse, and a mystery/suspense novel, Broken Allegiance (A Tom Kagan Novel).
Prior to his full-time writing career, Young served as a police officer with the Santa Rosa Police Department in California for twenty-six years. Additionally, he was an award-winning journalist and a Vietnam combat veteran. He served with several law enforcement task force operations, including the presidential Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force targeting major drug traffickers, and the federal Organized Crime Task Force charged with identifying and prosecuting prison gang leaders. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his family.
Visit www.MarkYoungBooks.com to find out more about Young and his writing.
The Benefits of Swimming
Fear of Swimming
Entering The Pool
Learning To Go Underwater
Standing Up Mid Swim
How To Float
How To Relax In The Water
How To Glide Through The Water
How And When To Breathe
Basic Floating Exercises
Inside you will find ‘real questions’ from real beginners learning how to swim. Questions like ‘why do my legs sink?”, “why do I get water up my nose?” and ‘why do I get so tired?”. Each one with a detailed and personal answer from the author.
The Swimming Strokes Book is designed to break each stroke down into its component parts, those parts being body position, legs, arms, breathing and timing and coordination. An exercise or series of exercises are then assigned to that part along with relevant teaching points and technique tips, to help focus only on that stroke part.
Although it is not the same as having a swimming teacher with you to correct you, this book perfectly compliments lessons or helps to enhance your practice time in the pool. The 82 exercises form reference sections for each swimming stroke, complete with technique tips, teaching points and common mistakes for each individual exercise.
Clear, concise and easy-to-follow.