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Robbery at the Royal Sloop Release
Robbery at the Royal Sloop (ebook version) will go live within 48 hours on Amazon.com for only $3.99!
The preview: A carefully planned robbery at the Royal Sloop Shipping Company leaves two men dead and two employees under a cloud of suspicion. The investigating police detective knows who she suspects, but her history and reputation in the department stand between her and the criminals she knows she can bring to justice. A police lieutenant, a
prosecutor, and a defense attorney become unlikely co-conspirators, each promoting their own agendas and careers, to protect the guilty.
A cunning man with a vivid imagination and the money to bring reality
to other people's fantasies, Theodore Duncan finds himself in a position to gain
an unlikely ally in his efforts to locate a woman presumed dead for over a year,
or discover who has taken her place. The woman he seeks, Anna Peteskow, is the one remaining of three power figures in the underworld of the world, enjoying the freedom to influence governments around the globe and eliminate those who oppose her without ever hitting a headline, if you don't count her understated obituary in an Ohio newspaper.
The ally he discovers has all the power the rest of his people lack; she is
Anna's youngest daughter. If Duncan can discover Anna Peteskow alive, Jennifer Peteskow can attest to Anna's absence from her family home at critical moments of world events, and if she will do that, others can attest to where Anna really was and with whom. But can Duncan trust this young woman who may be taking over Anna's operations, could be issuing orders to her operatives as artfully and secretly as her mother once did? Does Jenny, Anna Peteskow's youngest daughter, know what sinister things her mother has done while maintaining the unflappable appearance of a doting homemaker? Is Jenny Duncan's enemy, or a hapless fool caught up in a vengeful plot devised by her mother to get to him?
In A WICKED GAME of TRUST, a 4-book series, you'll be taken into the underworld of the super powers with Jenny Peteskow. You'll meet people who control the happenings you see on the news from around the globe, and catch a glimpse of where leaders and operatives go when they wish to, or need to, hide from each other. You'll discover how a commercial jet liner can crash yet remain completely intact, everyone surviving except the two people a man wants captured and delivered to him. You'll learn what it feels like to fight, yet lose your freedom and completely disappear.
Enjoy a FREE ebook copy of STRANGE ASSOCIATION (March 16 - 20)! ...As always, please continue to send emails and/or post reviews of STRANGE ASSOCIATION to let me know how you liked the story and help other detective mystery fans discover and enjoy Mike Tine's story.
After assisting an exceedingly talented writer using Sigil to prepare his books for Amazon Kindle Ebook Publishing, I have concluded that version 0.3.4 is the easiest, most reliable and stable version of Sigil, thus far.
My frustrations with the 0.4.2 release of Sigil:
- Every error in the html produced a pop-up stating that there was an error detected in my html, offering me two fix options: 1) Let Sigil attempt to fix it for me, or 2) Try to fix it myself. Attempts to use both of these options resulted in failure, for me.
- Each time Sigil detected an error it wished to have addressed, it's desire to see the issue fixed trumped my desire to address the problem later. (Once you see the pop-up, you're stuck where you are until Sigil approves your fix.) This is a problem for me because I prefer that my programs take instruction from me, not the other way around - ever!
- Upon moving files, Sigil version 0.4.2 did not automatically update my table of contents (TOC) as it did with version 0.3.4. This is a minor issue, but it can result in an inaccurate TOC should you forget to click on the button in the lower right-hand panel to generate a TOC after making changes to the order of your files.
These issues may not be a problem for other users, but upon discovering my lessened control over the program, I searched the release list on the Sigil development site, uninstalled the newest version (that perturbed me so) and reinstalled version 0.3.4.
In Sigil 3.4, you'll have everything you need to produce a beautiful .epub version of your book. Help is available and easy to locate, both on the mobileread forum and elsewhere on the net. I've seen no additional benefit to using the most recently released version, so if you're new to Sigil I highly recommend that you download version Sigil 0.3.4 and forego upgrades, at least for now.
Sigil 0.3.4 is located near the bottom of the list on this link: http://code.google.com/p/sigil/downloads/list?can=1&q=&colspec=Filename+Summary+Uploaded+ReleaseDate+Size+DownloadCount
Amy K. Jones
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