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  • 01:02

    Literary Viewpoints with Fran Lewis

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    The Italian Divide: A Craig Page Thriller (Craig Page Thrillers)


    When prominent Italian banker Frederico Castiglione is murdered in an apparent jewelry robbery gone wrong, things are not what they seem. Former CIA Director Craig Page is enjoying his new life as Italian race car driver Enrico Marino?but when he hears that his friend and sponsor has been found dead, he suspects foul play. Shortly after Castiglione’s death, Italian banker Andrew Goldoni is asked to sell?or else. When he refuses, his daughter goes missing.


    Craig embarks on an investigation to solve the riddles underlying Castiglione’s murder and rescue Goldoni’s daughter, but the pieces don’t quite fit. The murderers are Russian, but the takeovers are based in China, and somehow Roberto Parelli, the Italian separatist candidate for President, is involved.


    With the help of Elizabeth Crowder, CIA director Betty Richards, and director of EU Counter Terrorism Giuseppe, Craig discovers a complicated web of mysterious political and financial takeovers across Italy, all linked back to Craig’s sworn enemy, Zhou Yun, and Roberto Parelli.In The Italian Divide loyalties lie deep, dangerous alliances are made to be broken, and organized crime is omnipotent. Allan Topol’s latest Craig Page thriller is an electrifying foray into the world of international intrigue. Against blackmail, extortion, and treason, can Craig Page still prevail? Join me for this great discussion with this award winning five star author.

  • 00:47

    Why was Canada supposed to be the 14th Colony? Literary Viewpoints: Fran Lewis:

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    The 14th Colony: Steve Berry


     


     


    What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain?in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos.


    Shot down over Siberia, ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is forced into a fight for survival against Aleksandr Zorin, a man whose loyalty to the former Soviet Union has festered for decades into an intense hatred of the United States.


    Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin and another ex-KGB officer, this one a sleeper still embedded in the West, are headed overseas to Washington D.C. Inauguration Day?noon on January 20th?is only hours away. A flaw in the Constitution, and an even more flawed presidential succession act, have opened the door to disaster and Zorin intends to exploit both weaknesses to their fullest.


    Armed with a weapon leftover from the Cold War, one long thought to be just a myth, Zorin plans to attack. He’s aided by a shocking secret hidden in the archives of America’s oldest fraternal organization?the Society of Cincinnati?a group that once lent out its military savvy to presidents, including helping to formulate three invasion plans of what was intended to be America’s 14th colony?Canada.


    In a race against the clock that starts in the frozen extremes of Russia and ultimately ends at the White House itself, Malone must not only battle Zorin, he must also confront a crippling fear that he’s long denied, but which now jeopardizes everything. Steve Berry’s trademark mix of history and speculation is all here in this provocative new thriller.

  • 00:57

    Literary Viewpoints with Fran Lewis with Vincent Zandri

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    From Thriller and Shamus Award winner Vincent Zandri comes a thriller that shows danger doesn't need to find you - because it's already right next door.

    Sometimes fences make for nice neighbors. Other times they hide the evil within. Orchard Grove is a town like any other, with quiet neighborhoods and apple groves . . . though Ethan, the depressed screenplay writer, and his secretive wife, Susan, would tell you differently. So would the seductive serial killer living next door.

    The apple trees are fertilized with evil, and the backyard fences aren’t enough to stop the manipulative mind games and dangerous lies. The lines between good and evil are blurred, and then erased, as Ethan does what it takes to survive. Orchard Grove is a thriller from a writer lauded as one of the very best working today, that will keep you turning pages long into the night. Join me for this exclusive interview the NYTImes author Vincent Zandri to talk about this outstanding novel. Fran Lewis: MJ Magazine

  • 00:49

    Literary Viewpoints with Fran Lewis

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    Nonnie Blake is back home from a mental instituion where she has spent the last 20 years. Her homecoming has the people of Jarrett Creek worried. They would prefer that she never return. BUt, when someone is murdered and the family covers it up just who came home, who is Nonnie Blake and what is the truth behind her stay in the hospital. Filled with twists and unexpected surprises author Terry Shames has penned a five star novel. Fran Lewis: Just reviews

  • 00:53

    Literary Viewpoints with Fran Lewis: with Dan Stone

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    Literary Viewpoints welcomes author Dan Stone taking center stage.


    Sometimes life can be very different from what we hoped and expect. At other times we learn that someone in our lives can help us find that we really are or want to be. Colm and Aidan are truly meant for each other but before they can learn that their destiny might be a one, there are many lessons to be learned and many unexpected directions and obstacles in their way. From the author of The Rest of Our Lives comes Ice On Fire. Colm and Aidan are elemental witches each having specific powers the opposite of the other. One can create a frost, ice storm or even freeze an entire town, scene or moment and turn it into something beautiful but cold. Whereas the other can light up a room, create an inferno or even a fire so tense it would take more than 10 firehouses to put it out.


    The story centers on Aidan and Colm and perpetuating their bloodlines and how they are supposed to do that is where the intrigue and mystery lies. A book called the Gallagher Book related to Aidan’s family is at the center as we bring in his Aunt Lu who reveals it all but not at once. Gallagher witches have magical powers and a magical lineage as related by Colm our narrator who brings us the story in hi sown words. The sudden appearance of Aidan in his life was exhilarating, exciting and definitely electrifying. When these two are at full power on can create enough heat hotter than an inferno or five alarm five whereas the other and create an Arctic Blast.


    This is one show that will keep you hot and cold and wanting more. Aidan and Colm; Learn more when I interview this great author. Fran Lewis: MJ Magazine

  • 01:01

    Paranormal Thursday with Brian Moreland : Literary Viewpoints: Fran Lewis

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    Brian Moreland takes center stage.BLOOD SACRIFICES : FOUR STORIES FOR THOSE THAT LIKE TO EMBARK ON THE ROAD TO HORROR AS EACH OF THE FOUR STORIES WILL BRING YOU CHILLS. SHIVERS AND MORE.


    All four stories are about revenge, retribution and the main characters finding a way out of the darkness and into the safety of the light. Certain crimes deserve punishment the author states and the decisions made by Daniel, Marty, Sarah, Dean, Casey and Meg will bear consequences that only they can decide are worth it at the end when choices are everything in this novel and the end results will create and cause more Blood Sacrifices.


    Join us in the chat room. Ask your questions about his work, his stories and writing. Understand the meanings of Horror; Cult, Occult and Dark and enter the world of Brian Moreland.


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  • 00:58

    Literary Viewpoints with Fran Lewis and interviewing: Simon Gervais

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    Simon Gervais will discuss with host Fran Lewis is background in law enforcement in Canada and how he relates his personal experiences in THIN BLACK LINE. What happens when you child and entire family are whipped out in just a few seconds? What happens when two terrorist attacks happen at the same time? How do Mike and Lisa's lives change as both are in danger, both put themselves on the line in order to stop another deadly attack.


    Join us in the chat room with your questions. Fran Lewis: Host

  • 01:02

    Literary Viewpoints with Fran Lewis and New York Times Author Phillip Margolin

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    Dale Masterson runs a large law firm and is quite wealthy. Christine Larson works for him and is found dead. His business practices are in question when she delved too far into them someone wanted her silenced. But, it gets worse when Dale is found beaten to death in his mansion and his son Brandon is seen fleeing the the scene. Confessing to the murder that some think he did or did not commit we meet attorney Amanda Jaffe who is hired to defend a young man who is angry, unhappy and does not want her help. But, did he kill his father? Who killed Christine? What is really going on in this firm and what did she learn about their finances that got her killed? Join me when I interview Phillip Margolin and learn more about the definition or Violent Crimes. An ending that is right out of the news and a lawyer that will not give up until she has the answers and justice she wants.


    Fran Lewis: MJ Magazine Just reviews

  • 00:56

    Literary Viewpoints with Fran Lewis: Brian Freeman takes center stage

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    Goodbye to the Dead: Brian Freeman


     


    Detective Jonathan Stride's first wife, Cindy, died of cancer eight years ago, but her ghost hangs over Stride's relationship with current lover, and fellow detective, Serena Dial. When Serena witnesses a brutal murder outside a Duluth bar, she stumbles onto a case with roots that go all the way back to the last year of Cindy Stride's life.


     


    At the time, Cindy and Stride were on opposite sides of a domestic murder investigation. Gorgeous, brilliant Janine Snow--a surgeon transplanted to Duluth from Texas--was the prime suspect in the shooting death of her husband. Cindy believed her friend Janine was innocent, but Stride thought all the evidence pointed to the surgeon--even though the gun was never found. Despite Cindy's attempts to help Janine, the case led to a high-profile murder trial in which Janine was convicted and sent to prison.


     


    During the current investigation, Serena finds a gun used in the murder of a woman connected to an organized crime syndicate--a gun that turns out to be the same weapon used to kill Janine Snow's husband. Two unrelated cases years apart suddenly have a mysterious connection. As Stride investigates the possibility that human traffickers are targeting women in the Duluth port, he begins to question whether he made a terrible mistake eight years ago by putting an innocent woman in prison. And whether he will ever be able to make peace with the memory of his beloved wife and give his heart to Serena.


     

  • 01:05

    Romance Wednesday with Fran Lewis

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    Join a panel of five authors who will discuss how they create their romance novels, their scenes and how they keep them within the limits of taste. Join me with Larry Farmer, Ann Yost, Marsha Casper Cook, Doris McCurry and Kathi Barton. Fran Lewis: MJ magazine

  • 00:30

    Open Book: "The Pilgrim's Regress" by C.S. Lewis

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    Maybe you've heard of "The Pilgrim's Progress," an allegory by John Bunyan...now hear the other side of the story! Brilliant author C.S. Lewis (writer of the Narnia books, among others) chronicles his own voyage from disbelief to Christianity in the book "The Pilgrim's Regress." Journey with John the pilgrim as he moves through towns like Claptrap and Puritania to finally finding peace through the ultimate leap of faith! Lori and Alice, your book club mentors, will discuss topics like faith, hell, Providence and making sense of your own spiritual journey. Don't miss it!