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The Orphan Uprising, book three in our international thriller series The Orphan Trilogy, will be released in January, 2013.

A sequel to book one, The Ninth Orphan, it follows the prequel/book two, The Orphan Factory. Both those novels continue to attract stellar reviews and feature in Amazon’s top rated lists in their respective categories incl. Technothrillers etc. (They also rank highly in the prestigious literary site, Goodreads).

The Orphan Uprising storyline resumes five years after The Ninth Orphan ends. Our hero, Nine – Sebastian Hannar, the ninth-born orphan – has married his one true love and they have a beautiful son, Francis. The boy has inherited Nine’s unique DNA. When the shadowy Omega Agency abducts Francis and sends him to one of their underground medical laboratories for scientific testing and experimentation, Nine is forced to come out of retirement to find and rescue him. What follows is a hunt that takes him around the world – from Tahiti to America, Germany, Greenland, Zambia and the Congo – and brings him into violent conflict with his fellow orphans, all elite Omega operatives. As well as being up against the mighty Omega Agency, Nine is battling a serious heart condition and so is on borrowed time. It’s a race against the clock to find his son before Omega can harm the boy – and before his heart gives out.

Let me recommend books one and two in The Orphan Trilogy. They are available through Amazon. Click on the book covers below to read the first few chapters at no charge:

The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1)The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2)

                          The Ninth Orphan                                                       The Orphan Factory
(Book #1)                                                                            (Book #2)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056I4FKC   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008M9WWKW/

 

Happy holiday reading!     -Lance & James

 

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Book two in The Orphan Trilogy earns another 5 star review
★★★★★  Excellent – Superbly Done, November 15, 2012
This review is from: The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2) (Kindle Edition)

Excellent – Superbly Done – Action Packed – Suspenseful and Thrilling That says it all for The Orphan Factory. This story kept me hooked right from the start and there was never a dull moment in this Conspiracy Suspense. If you like Conspiracy Theories and Espionage, this a story for you. Twenty-three orphans are the product of a cloning experiment to create super agents of the future.

The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2)

The Amazon kindle link for The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2) is:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008M9WWKW/

 

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U.S. President Barack Obama, who won a second term in office by defeating Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, waves as he addresses supporters during his election night victory rally in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Obama celebrates his election night victory rally. Reuters/Jim Bourg

 

Wed Nov 7, 2012 3:41am EST:

In the wake of the US presidential elections it is suggested that bitter partisanship would likely remain very much alive in Washington in the new year. Reuters reports the elections also revealed that there was no broad mandate for much beyond the broadly shared goals of improving the economy and reducing government debt.

The report continues:

That means that undertaking bold new initiatives comparable to healthcare reform, financial regulation and economic stimulus programs will be a great deal more complicated for Obama 2012 than they were for Obama 2008.

Even so, Obama – now unfettered by not having to face voters again – is in position to pursue an ambitious agenda that could leave his mark on government for a generation or longer, including a move to revamp the nation’s immigration laws…

…Political analysts and strategists expect Obama’s second-term agenda to be layered with increased federal spending for education, job and energy programs.

But such an agenda will be complicated by the government’s $16 trillion debt and the looming “fiscal cliff” – a $600 billion tax increase scheduled to take effect along with mandatory spending cuts at the start of the new year unless Obama and Congress can agree on a deficit reduction deal.

However, the question remains: Does the election result really matter? Has a US election result mattered since the Kennedy era?

We attempt to answer these questions in our international thriller novels, The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1), and The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2) and shed some light on who wields the real power in today’s world…

The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1)The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2)

The Amazon kindle link for The Ninth Orphan is: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056I4FKC

For more about US politics and who really wields the power, go to: http://www.youtube.com/user/SterlingGateBooks

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1330hrs, 1 Nov., 2012 PST:

The Telegraph’s Peter Foster says “It should go without saying…No-one should play politics with a storm as awesome and once-in-a-century-sized as Hurricane Sandy. But it also goes without saying that in the election campaign headquarters…the strategists are thinking of absolutely nothing else, even as they order their candidates to look straight ahead and appear as ‘presidential’ as possible.”

Foster continues:

The truth is that with just one week to go until election day, and with Mr Obama and Mr Romney tied in the polls, you can construct a narrative to suit your political inclinations out of Hurricane Sandy. Look hard enough into those lowering, spiralling clouds, and there is a silver lining for everyone.

…For what it’s worth, I peer into the vortex that is Hurricane Sandy and foresee
Mr Obama getting a marginal bump for looking presidential as long as nothing
disastrous happens to undermine him – while Mr Romney, recently surging in the
polls, has the frustration of trying to close the deal at a time when, all of a
sudden, the voices of politicians are being drowned out by the roar of a mighty,
mighty storm.

However, the question remains: Does the election result really matter? Has a US election result mattered since the Kennedy era?

We attempt to answer these questions in our international thriller novels, The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1), and The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2) and shed some light on who wields the real power in today’s world…

The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1)The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2)

The Amazon kindle link for The Ninth Orphan is: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056I4FKC

For more about US politics and who really wields the power, go to: http://www.youtube.com/user/SterlingGateBooks

 

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Romney and Obama do battle…but does the election outcome really matter?  

12.45PM EDT 30 Oct., 2012: Nobody knows how the 2012 US presidential election will play out, according to US Today’s David Jackson. As he notes, “A historic storm has further clouded an already impossible-to-predict presidential election.”

Jackson continues:

As aides to President Obama and Mitt Romney assess how Hurricane Sandy might affect their campaigns, pollsters are starting to note the historically close nature of the race…The many and various polls have been all over the place, at both the national and swing state levels.

Now comes a totally unique factor: a massive hurricane that could directly affect as many as 60 million Americans.

Will the storm response enhance President Obama’s reputation with the voters? Will it reduce turnout by hundreds of thousands, or even millions? Will Mitt Romney be able to make his case in the face of wall-to-wall hurricane coverage?

…It’s a historic twist to an already historically close election. And the bottom line: Nobody knows how it will play out. Batten down the hatches. One week to go.

However, the question remains: Does the election result really matter? Has a US election result mattered since the Kennedy era?

We attempt to answer these questions in our international thriller novels, The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1), and The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2) and shed some light on who wields the real power in today’s world…

The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1)The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2)

The Amazon kindle link for The Ninth Orphan is: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056I4FKC

For more about US politics and who really wields the power, go to: http://www.youtube.com/user/SterlingGateBooks

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Our coming-of-age spy thriller The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2) continues its rise on Amazon’s Top Rated list for Technothrillers.

The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2)

The Orphan Factory is currently #27 on the list as per this link – http://www.amazon.com/gp/top-rated/digital-text/157324011/ref=zg_tr_nav_kstore_6_157319011#2 as at 15 October 2012 PST. Ratings are based on readers’ reviews; our novel has a review rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

In the late 1970’s, in Chicago, Illinois, the secretive Omega Agency initiates the Pedemont Project – a radical experiment utilizing genetic engineering technologies – to create twenty three orphan babies with the plan to turn them into the world’s most effective assassins.

One of the prodigies will rebel: meet Number Nine, an orphan with a mind of his own.

In 1998, when Nine reaches adulthood and graduates with honors from the Pedemont Orphanage, he is already an adept of the deadly espionage arts. Ordered by his Omega masters to assassinate a survivor of the Jonestown tragedy in Guyana’s Amazon rainforest, Nine is forced to draw upon all of his advanced training just to stay alive.

Our coming-of-age spy thriller The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2) has topped Goodreads’ list for books with highest reader/reviewer ratings.

Here’s the link to that list: http://www.goodreads.com/list/user_vote/1220327

And here’s the Top 3 on that same list as at 11 October 2012 PST:

1 The Orphan Factory (The Orp... The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2)
by James Morcan
4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 35 ratings Sterling rated it 5 stars
see review
My rating:

didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)

shelf: read

2 Apart From Love Apart From Love
by Uvi Poznansky (Goodreads Author)
4.76 of 5 stars 4.76 avg rating — 42 ratings Sterling added it to to-read
see review
My rating:

didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing

shelf: to-read ( 11th )

3 Miami Spy Games Miami Spy Games
by Armand Rosamilia (Goodreads Author)
4.81 of 5 stars 4.81 avg rating — 16 ratings
My rating:

didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing

Goodreads.com – the world’s leading site for books, readers and reviewers – has some amazing lists.

Here’s its Top 100 list for ‘Great coming-of-age books’: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3713.Great_Coming_Of_Age_Books#

And here’s the Top 10 (below) as at 9 October 2012 PST:

1 The Orphan Factory (The Orp... The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2)
by James Morcan
4.6 of 5 stars4.60 avg rating — 35 ratings

My rating:

didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing

add to my books Added to my books!
add my review 

2 The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger
3.75 of 5 stars3.75 avg rating — 883,250 ratings

My rating:

didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing

add to my books Added to my books!
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3 To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
4.21 of 5 stars4.21 avg rating — 1,194,930 ratings

My rating:

didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing

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4 Great Expectations Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens
3.64 of 5 stars3.64 avg rating — 177,415 ratings

My rating:

didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing

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5 Jane Eyre Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontë
4.05 of 5 stars4.05 avg rating — 517,486 ratings

My rating:

didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing

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6 The Adventures of Huckleber... The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain
3.75 of 5 stars3.75 avg rating — 605,412 ratings

My rating:

didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing

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7 Are You There God? It's Me,... Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
by Judy Blume
3.86 of 5 stars3.86 avg rating — 72,491 ratings

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8 Anne of Green Gables (Anne ... Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
by L.M. Montgomery
4.21 of 5 stars4.21 avg rating — 200,602 ratings

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9 Little Women Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott
3.95 of 5 stars3.95 avg rating — 605,241 ratings

My rating:

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10 Harriet the Spy Harriet the Spy
by Louise Fitzhugh
3.97 of 5 stars3.97 avg rating — 33,541 ratings

My rating:

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(Points are based on the ranking of the book on each list and the number of people have voted for it. A book’s “score” is the total).

Here’s the latest review to appear on Amazon for our top rated coming-of-age spy thriller The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2):

★★★★★Phenomenal series,  October 7, 2012

By JWinsteadSee all my reviews

This review is from: The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2) (Kindle Edition)

I loved this book and this series has me hooked…they are both great reads. I cannot wait until the third instalment. If you are looking for a good espionage type thriller, this series is for you. 5 stars
 
The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2)
 
The Amazon link to The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2) is: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008M9WWKW/ 
 
 

Our top rated, coming-of-age spy thriller The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2) starts in the ‘Windy City’ that is Chicago where our central character Nine, the ninth-born orphan, is raised…

The vagrant’s parents had always assured him the city’s misleading nickname had nothing to do with the weather. His mother had insisted the Windy City label came from the longwinded speeches given by the city’s Nineteenth Century politicians, while his father claimed the moniker had been mischievously bestowed by competitive New Yorkers in their attempt to win the World Trade Fair of 1893.

      

From Chicago, readers are taken to the rural centre of Mount Pleasant, in Iowa…

Despite the early hour, Mount Pleasant was coming alive. Many of its seven thousand residents were already up and about. Today was the weekly farmers’ market day, and for many that was the social event of the week. Those who were planning to sell their wares at the market were already making their way to the venue. Some were on foot while others drove vehicles that included cars, trucks and tractors, and even a horse-drawn cart.

     

From Iowa interstate through America’s Midwest…

By late evening, the Ford Falcon had crossed Nebraska’s western border into Colorado and continued unerringly toward Arizona.

Nine was relieved that Trey showed zero signs of fatigue and didn’t seem interested in stopping or sleeping. Whatever this guy’s on, it’s working. Nine could tolerate the drugs and the heavy metal music, but Caligula’s bowels were something else. Even with both rear windows down, there wasn’t enough fresh air to hide the Pit Bull’s foul stench. What made it worse was Trey seemed oblivious to Caligula’s constant farting.

               

To Santa Monica, greater Los Angeles…

The orphan watched the Ford Falcon until it disappeared into traffic then stood for a moment and took in his surroundings. To the north were the Santa Monica Mountains, the peaks of which looked like towering silhouettes. To the south he could see the community of Venice. Behind him were skyscrapers of the city’s business district and in front of him was the vast Pacific Ocean. Nine also observed the local populace who included yuppies, hippies, homeless and numerous beautiful people. Clearly, Santa Monica was a popular destination, as evidenced by the amount of tourists who mingled with the locals.

                

To Guyana’s Amazon rainforest…

Tropical heat, humidity and mosquitoes assailed the unlikely partners as they followed the Maparri River in the isolated Kanuku Mountains, in southwest Guyana. A tributary of the Rupununi River, the Maparri was a scenic wonder. Its usually placid, crystal clear waters occasionally morphed into churning white water, cascading over high, spectacular waterfalls. More than once, the two orphan-operatives had to deviate away from the river to avoid impassable falls and rapids.

                     

Click on the cover of our novel below to access and read the first few chapters – to establish whether The Orphan Factory is a novel you’d like to read.

The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2)

To order The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2) go to: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008M9WWKW/

For more info about The Orphan Trilogy, go to: http://www.youtube.com/user/SterlingGateBooks