In this age of kick-ass literary heroines à la Katniss Everdeen, Lin Shan, Boudicca, Scout Finch, Maxine Kiss and co. we reckon Scotland Yard detective Valerie Crowther takes the cake. See how she deals with violent youths in a pandemic-quarantined university for the deaf in this excerpt from our thriller novel Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes)

Valerie threw herself forward, elbows raised out in front of her. In the heat of battle, the detective preferred elbows over fists. She’d learned the hard way a female’s small fists were more likely to suffer damage than achieve anything of note if used in anger. Especially a slim lightweight like herself. However, her elbows – bony and sharp as they were – could cause some real damage with little risk of injury to herself if used the right way. And so it proved.

The detective’s sudden change of direction placed her exactly between Harris and Warne, and her extended elbows connected simultaneously and with considerable force with the foreheads of each. Warne was out to it before he hit the floor. Harris, who was now on his hands and knees and evidently wondering where he was, was sent into Disneyland with a well-placed kick to the side of his head…

Silent Fear is available via Amazon as a paperback and Kindle ebook – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075HRYTVC/

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The average reading speed is 300 words, or about one page, per minute. Did you know President John F. Kennedy was one of a number of US Presidents who were speed-readers?

JFK (above) claimed he could read at around 2000 words per minute with a very high comprehension rate. He studied under American speed-reading expert Evelyn Wood who could read at an impressive 6000 words a minute. Other speed-reading presidents, confirmed or rumored, include Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter.

In 2007, when J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was published, six times world champion speed-reader Anne Jones was the first to read it. Jones finished the 200,000-word, 759-page book in 47 minutes flat then immediately completed a book review and sent it out to media to prove her total comprehension of the story.

After researching the brain’s scientifically proven ability to pick up things subliminally and rapidly, we devoted a chapter to speed reading in our book GENIUS INTELLIGENCE : Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ. We learned (from others far brighter than ourselves) that by incorporating peripheral vision and photographic memory, it’s possible to mentally scan or photograph entire pages at a time rather than one word at a time.

GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ (The Underground Knowledge Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

To learn more about the part speed reading plays in enhancing intelligence, check out Genius Intelligence. It’s available via Amazon as a paperback and Kindle ebook…  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QXQQWXO/

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Underground knowledge (little-known events underreported or not usually reported by mainstream media) is the theme of our box set THE UNDERGROUND KNOWLEDGE SERIES I-V. It comprises the following five books:

GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ

ANTIGRAVITY PROPULSION: Human or Alien Technologies?

MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: The $ickness Industry, Big Pharma and Suppressed Cures

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE ENIGMA: J.D. Salinger’s Mind Control Triggering Device or a Coincidental Literary Obsession of Criminals?

INTERNATIONAL BANKSTER$: The Global Banking Elite Exposed and the Case for Restructuring Capitalism

Other books in the series include:

BANKRUPTING THE THIRD WORLD: How the Global Elite Drown Poor Nations in a Sea of Debt

UNDERGROUND BASES: Subterranean Military Facilities and the Cities Beneath Our Feet

VACCINE SCIENCE REVISITED: Are Childhood Immunizations As Safe As Claimed?

All books in the series are available via Amazon and paperbacks and Kindle ebooks.

THE UNDERGROUND KNOWLEDGE SERIES I-V (Genius Intelligence / Antigravity Propulsion / Medical Industrial Complex / The Catcher in the Rye Enigma / International Banksters) by [James Morcan, Lance Morcan]

THE UNDERGROUND KNOWLEDGE SERIES I-V is exclusive to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0175CSWGY/

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Imagine for a moment a reality where all the technologies futurists have predicted have already been invented and are currently being used by a privileged few. Skeptical? Look no further than Nikola Tesla, aka the Electric Magician. Many secret technologies are rumored to be based on the works of this brilliant Croatian-born Serbian-American scientist, inventor, physicist and electrical engineer.

The Electric Magician…scientist extraordinaire

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was, in the view of many, history’s most underrated scientist. His astounding official achievements in the scientific field are too many to list here. We summarize the Tesla story in our book The Orphan Conspiracieshttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J4MPFT6/ It provides insights into the conspiracy theories that feature in our international thriller series The Orphan Trilogyhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BGGM05U/

The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy Kindle Edition

The Orphan Trilogy (The Ninth Orphan / The Orphan Factory / The Orphan Uprising) by [James Morcan, Lance Morcan]

Above books exclusive to Amazon.

As revolutionary as Tesla’s known inventions and experiments sound, it’s his long-rumored suppressed inventions that have spawned countless theories. There have been numerous reports of scientific inventions that never saw the light of day even though they were ready to go on the market.

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History lovers will appreciate the book THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN JEWITT, the illustrated true story that inspired our epic novel Into the Americas. The book contains the complete diary entries English seaman John Jewitt made during his time as a captive of the Mowachahts of Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, in the early 1800s.

Jewitt was one of only two survivors when fierce warriors slaughtered twenty-five of his crewmates aboard the brig, the Boston, in Nootka Sound. More than two years of captivity followed.

Thanks to Jewitt’s fondness for the written word and his diligence in maintaining his diary entries throughout his captivity, we have been left with an intriguing insight into his life, and into the lives of First Nations people. His account is made all the more extraordinary by virtue of the fact that such interaction between whites and the tribes of the Pacific Northwest was virtually unheard of and certainly never before (and seldom since) written about in such detail.

The Adventures of John Jewitt, and the novel it inspired, are available via Amazon as paperbacks and Kindle ebooks. The link to the former is: https://www.amazon.com/ADVENTURES-JOHN-JEWITT-inspired-Illustrated-ebook/dp/B07C36WL37/

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Membership of our Underground Knowledge global discussion group on Goodreads, the Amazon-owned literary site for books, authors and readers, has cracked the 15,000 mark. This milestone reconfirms its status as one of the biggest and fastest-growing groups on the popular site.

Predictably, Coronavirus-related topics currently make up some of the group’s most popular discussion threads, the tenure of them indicating most Undergrounders are highly critical of the authorities’ handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and sceptical of the lockdowns and the hastily-approved vaccines being distributed to combat the disease.

A sample of our Covid-related discussion threads follows:

Are the lockdowns and quarantines about something more than just the virus?

The CFR (Case Fatality Rate) is not the all-important IFR (Infection Fatality Rate)

Is the 2020 Corona saga a psy-op? (Designed to modify human behaviour?)

Doctors and Medical Scientists with contrarian opinions on the new Coronavirus (please only include links to statements made by doctors, scientists and medical professionals)

Do you trust Bill Gates (AKA the unofficial world authority on Coronavirus measures)?

Can Tedros Adhanom (the WHO head honcho) be trusted?

Coronavirus-related books of interest

Is Coronavirus (COVID-19) a man-made lab creation?

“Human Race Get Off Your Knees: The Lion Sleeps No More!” (Naivety? OR: The uprising against the COVID World Order begins?)

More Covid-related topics at: CORONAVIRUS 

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Our Underground Knowledge group is open to everyone no matter your beliefs or nationality, and all viewpoints are welcome. Undergrounders (our members) come from many walks of life and include award-winning authors, everyday readers, teachers and students, historians, scientists, military and former intelligence personnel, conspiracy theorists and agitators, Christians and non-believers, Islamists and Buddhists, and a lot more. Y’all welcome!

If you are interested in our Underground Knowledge group come visit us at https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/142309-underground-knowledge-a-discussion-group

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In WHITE SPIRIT (A novel based on a true story)  Irish convict John Graham is mistaken for a white spirit by primitive Aborigines after he escapes from Australia’s infamous Moreton Bay penal settlement. His is an epic tale!

White Spirit (A novel based on a true story) by [Lance Morcan, James Morcan]

Set in nineteenth century Australia, WHITE SPIRIT  is a sweeping yarn that encapsulates all the nuances of the southern continent’s unique history and provides detailed insights into the tribal life of First Australian (Aboriginal) peoples.

★★★★★ “Disturbing, brutal, honest, unputdownable. It is real, very, very real with fascinating characters at the helm. Very highly recommended! Both men and women will enjoy the story.” – ‘History and Women’ org.

★★★★★ “This is a tour de force of a book… every page and chapter is riveting.” –Amazon Reviews

★★★★★ “It kept me enthralled from start to finish” –Amazon Customer

WHITE SPIRIT  is available via Amazon as a paperback and Kindle ebook. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LWIRH9J/

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In our book Genius Intelligence we devote a chapter to polymaths and high-IQ individuals, reminding readers there are many whose IQ is higher than Albert Einstein’s. American author Marilyn Vos Savant, for example, has an IQ of 192; Russian chess grandmaster and former world champion Garry Kasparov has an IQ of 194. Incidentally, Einstein’s IQ was estimated to be between 160 and 190.

Keeping in mind the average IQ is 100 and approximately 50% of those tested score between 90 and 110, quite a few individuals have tested in excess of a 200 IQ score, including South Korean civil engineer Kim Ung-yong (210), former child prodigy and NASA employee Christopher Hirata (225) and Australian mathematician Terence Tao (225-230).

And last but not least is American child prodigy, mathematician and politician William James Sidis who had an IQ of 250-300. He graduated grammar school at age six, went to Harvard University at age 11 and graduated cum laude at the age of 16. Sidis, who died in 1944, could fluently speak 40 languages by the time he reached adulthood.

According to one reliable source the top five countries in terms of average IQ’s of their citizens are Hong Kong (107), South Korea (106), Japan (105), Taiwan (104) and Singapore (103). Further down the list, China, New Zealand and the UK share equal 12th position with a 100 average, while the US is in 19th position with an average citizen IQ of 98.

GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ (The Underground Knowledge Series Book 1) by [James Morcan, Lance Morcan, Takaaki Musha]

GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ  is available via Amazon as a paperback and Kindle ebook. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QXQQWXO/

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Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, is the setting for our adventure novel Into the Americas. It was here that 19-year-old John Jewitt found himself captive after Mowachaht warriors attacked his ship and slaughtered his crewmates.

Here’s what Amazon reviewers are saying about Into the Americas (A novel based on a true story):

★★★★★  “An awesome tale!” -Great Historical Fiction Book Reviews

★★★★★  “Extremely well researched, the main character’s ‘coming of age’ is told with detached and stark brutality.” -Award-winning author Lee Murray

★★★★★  “Want a great historical fiction read? Here it is!” -Author Alice DiNizo

★★★★★ “VERY entertaining! Near impossible to put down.” -Amazon Reviews 

Into the Americas (A novel based on a true story) by [Lance Morcan, James Morcan]

Into the Americas is available via Amazon as a paperback and Kindle ebook.  http://www.amazon.com/Into-Americas-novel-based-story-ebook/dp/B00YJKM51E/

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In the action-romance short story A Gladiator’s Love  dashing Greek gladiator Leonidas is looking forward to fighting for his freedom in the Colosseum of Ancient Rome. That is until he learns who it is he must fight.

A Gladiator's Love by [Lance Morcan]

★★★★★ “Rich in flavor and fine characterizations, this novella makes for a fine winter evening’s read. Highly recommended.” –Amazon Hall of Fame Top 50 reviewer Grady Harp

Footnote: Did you know there were gladiatrix, or female gladiators, in Ancient Rome? And there is evidence to suggest they were honored as highly as their male counterparts. History suggests many of them were ‘high born’ women of means… I guess they bred ’em tough in those days!

A Gladiator’s Love is available via Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082S2MKN3/

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