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Book three in The Orphan Trilogy resumes five years after book one, The Ninth Orphan, ends. It’s an action-packed finale in the life story of Nine, the ninth-born orphan, whose idyllic lifestyle is shattered when his son is abducted by operatives of the Omega Agency, the shadowy organization that once controlled every aspect of his life.

With an average review rating of 5 out of 5 Stars on Amazon, The Orphan Uprising is attracting some stellar comments from reviewers…“A heart tearing, mind splitting, gut churning crusade,” according to Welcome Home Soldier Reviews; “An extreme roller coaster ride of emotions,” says My Scribe World; “Constant action and very fast paced,” according to J.Winstead.

Here’s an excerpt from The Orphan Uprising (The Orphan Trilogy, #3):

Nine studied his opposite closely. For once, he seemed to be telling the truth. He motioned to Naylor to move over. The old man gave up his seat for Nine who resumed reading, scrolling through the file’s contents at the rate of a page a second just as he’d been taught to do as an operative-in-waiting at the Pedemont Orphanage.

With every page, his concern for Francis grew. The document contained a litany of medical horrors that ranged from never-before attempted organ and face transplants to unsanctioned cloning procedures and flat-lining experiments. Medical and scientific text was supported by graphic photographs of subjects – children and teenagers – who had been subjected to these experiments. Some were grotesque in the extreme.

Nine opened the second confidential file. It was headed Medical Laboratory #1 and related to Omega’s secret lab in DRC, or the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Scrolling through the pages of this file, the former operative could see it made for equally gruesome reading. If anything, the scientific experiments being conducted at the DRC lab were even more horrific than at the lab in Greenland.

Naylor fidgeted nervously as Nine continued reading. He could imagine what was going through his rogue operative’s mind.

The awful reality of what Francis was going to be subjected to slowly dawned on Nine. It was clear he’d been abducted for some sort of experiment. But what? He looked up at Naylor and pointed his Glock at his head. “Talk old man. And make it good. Tell me why you took my son.” With that, he pulled a mini-digital recording device from his pocket and placed it on the desktop between them. A red light indicated it had been recording all along. “You’ve already hung yourself, so you might as well tell me everything.”

Naylor’s eyes were drawn to the recorder. Tearing his eyes away from the device, he could tell from the expression on Nine’s face that there was murder in his heart. He had to control the sudden pressure in his bladder to prevent himself from pissing where he sat. “I can explain.” He took a deep breath. “You’re the only one of the Pedemont orphans who has a child. Coming from a mixture of your exceptional genes and your wife’s regular genes, Francis has unique DNA. He’s a one-of-a-kind.”

“What will be done to him exactly.”

Naylor hesitated. Nine waved his Glock menacingly, prompting him to continue. “He will assist our cloning program,” Naylor continued. “He’ll undergo a range of tests- -”

“Tests? What tests?” Nine was growing more alarmed by the second.

“I don’t have specifics, but they’ll be scientifically conducted and monitored by Doctor Andrews’ team.”

Nine could feel his disbelief and anger growing in equal measure. He felt like his head was about to explode. Irate beyond words, he jumped to his feet and pistol-whipped Naylor, leaving the old man’s face cut and bloodied. “You bastard!” Nine swore at the Omega boss who now lay groaning on the carpet. “Just what gives you the right to play God with my son?”

As Nine remonstrated with Naylor, he didn’t hear the faint sound of someone behind him until it was too late.

The first that Nine realized something was wrong was when he tried to sit up. He couldn’t. And he had a splitting headache. When he attempted to open his eyes, the light was blinding and everything seemed to be spinning.

As normality slowly returned, Nine realized he was lying on the floor of Naylor’s den. It dawned on him he’d been bushwhacked and he cursed that he hadn’t been more attentive.

The staffer he’d seen outside was now standing alongside Naylor, talking to someone on his cell phone. He was holding Nine’s Glock in his other hand and he surveyed the intruder as he spoke. Naylor was gingerly dabbing at his bloodied face with a tissue.

 “He’s conscious now,” the staffer said into his phone. “Don’t worry, he won’t give us any more trouble.”

“Tell them to get here fast,” Naylor said, glaring at Nine. “I want this son-of-a-bitch in secure confinement at HQ.”

“Get here quick,” the staffer said before ending the call. He turned to Naylor. “They’re only ten minutes away.”

Nine guessed the staffer was referring to reinforcements from Omega. The former operative knew once he was interned at Omega’s underground HQ, he’d never be seen again. And neither would Francis. He realized he had to escape within the next minute or two. How to distract them? A desperate plan came to mind.

Naylor remembered the mini-recorder on the desktop. Its red light indicated it was still recording. He picked up the device and hurled it against a wall, smashing it. 

Nine chuckled. “You realize I’m also wired,” he lied.

Naylor looked down at him, horrified. He hadn’t considered that someone on the outside could have been listening to the conversation these past few minutes. If that was the case, he knew he was finished. Naylor turned to his staffer. “Search him.”

The staffer handed the Glock to Naylor. “Shoot him if he tries anything, sir.”

Naylor trained the Glock on Nine as his staffer bent down to frisk the intruder. That was the opening Nine had been waiting for. He reached up, grabbed the staffer by his ears and pulled his head down. At the same time, he raised his own head sharply off the floor, effectively delivering an old fashioned Liverpool Kiss, or head-butt, knocking the man senseless.

 

To order The Orphan Uprising (The Orphan Trilogy, #3), or view the Amazon reviews, go to:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BFC66DM/

For more about this and other Morcan novels go to: http://www.youtube.com/user/SterlingGateBooks

 

Happy reading! – Lance & James

 

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Books 1, 2 and 3 in our conspiracy thriller series The Orphan Trilogy (The Ninth Orphan / The Orphan Factory / The Orphan Uprising) have an average Amazon reviewer rating of 4.6 out of 5 Stars.

Readers seen to like the fact we merge fact with fiction, illuminating shadow organizations rumored to actually exist in our world. The trilogy reveals a shadow government acting above and beyond the likes of the White House, the FBI, the Pentagon and the NSA. It has a poignant, romantic sub-plot.

4 Stars

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

The Ninth Orphan: An orphan grows up to become an assassin for a highly secretive organization. When he tries to break free and live a normal life, he is hunted by his mentor and father figure, and by a female orphan he spent his childhood with. On the run, the mysterious man’s life becomes entwined with his beautiful French-African hostage and a shocking past riddled with the darkest of conspiracies is revealed.             

4.7 Stars

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

The Orphan Factory: This coming-of-age spy thriller novel is a prequel to The Ninth Orphan. It’s an epic, atmospheric story that begins with twenty-three genetically superior orphans being groomed to become elite spies in Chicago’s Pedemont Orphanage and concludes with a political assassination deep in the Amazon jungle. Embark on another frenetic journey with Nine, the ninth-born orphan, as he goes on the run across America.                                               

5 Stars

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The Orphan Uprising: In this sequel to The Ninth Orphan, Nine’s idyllic lifestyle is shattered when his son Francis is abducted by operatives in the employ of the Omega Agency, the shadowy organization that once controlled every aspect of his life. Desperate to find Francis before Omega can harm him, Nine soon finds he’s up against his fellow orphans – all elite operatives as he once was – who are under orders to kill him on sight. He must call on all his former training and skills.

 4.4 Stars

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BGGM05U/

The Orphan Trilogy: This controversial, high-octane thriller series is available via Amazon as a box set (3 books in 1) at a discounted price. It explores a plethora of conspiracies involving real organizations like the CIA, NSA, MI6 and the UN, and public figures such as President Obama, Queen Elizabeth II as well as the Clinton, Marcos and Bush families. The trilogy also contains the kind of intimate character portraits usually associated with psychological thrillers.

 

Happy Reading! — Lance & James

 

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Our controversial conspiracy thriller series, The Orphan Trilogy (The Ninth Orphan / The Orphan Factory / The Orphan Uprising), currently tops yet another list on the international literary site Goodreads.com…. This time it’s #1 in the Best Trilogies/Book Series EVER! list.

The Orphan Trilogy a hit with readers.

As per below, The Orphan Trilogy heads off competition from two Harry Potter novels (in 2nd and 3rd place), The Hunger Games (4th) and The Mortal Instruments Boxed Set (5th).

The Orphan Trilogy      Harry Potter and the Deathl...      Harry Potter Boxset (Harry ...     The Hunger Games (The Hunge...     The Mortal Instruments Boxe...

The full list (top 100) is worth a look with works by the likes of C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Dan Brown and Cassandra Clare represented.

For the full lineup in the ‘Best Trilogies/Book Series EVER!’ list go to: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/10685.Best_Trilogies_Book_Series_EVER_

So what is it about The Orphan Trilogy that resonates with readers? As the authors, it’s hard for James and I to be objective. Maybe Amazon reviewer Historian Remy Benoit hit on it when she said: “This is high action…with enough truth in it to rattle you.”

The Orphan Trilogy certainly merges fact with fiction. Okay, so only half it may be true. But which half? THAT’S THE QUESTION!

Here’s the storyline for this series:

Twenty-three orphans with numbers for names from 1 to 23.
Number Nine wants to escape from ‘the orphanage’.

Meet Number Nine – an orphan, a spy, a lover…a master of disguise, an assassin, a shapeshifter…a freedom fighter, a human chameleon, a reformed contract killer.

He’s all of the above. He’s none of the above.

Nine is enslaved by the Omega Agency, a shadowy organization seeking to create a New World Order. When he tries to break free and live a normal life, Nine is hunted by his mentor and father figure, and by a female orphan he spent his childhood with. On the run, his life becomes entwined with his beautiful French-African hostage and a shocking past is revealed…A past that involves the mysterious Pedemont
Orphanage in Chicago, Illinois.

Standing in the way of Nine’s freedom are his fellow orphans – all elite operatives like himself – who are under orders to terminate him. Nine finds himself in a seemingly infinite maze of cloak and dagger deception. Time and again, he must call on all his advanced training to survive.

But can the ninth-born orphan ever get off the grid? To find out you’ll need to go on a tumultuous journey around the world to such far-flung locations as the Arctic, Asia, Europe, the Amazon, Africa and South
Pacific islands. The frenetic cat-and-mouse chase moves from airports to train stations and hidden torture prisons, taking the reader on a page turning, frightening non-stop action ride into the world of corrupted power that goes beyond conspiracy theories to painful reality.

Fast-paced, totally fresh and original, filled with deep and complex characters, The Orphan Trilogy
is a controversial, high-octane thriller series with an edge. Merging fact with fiction, it illuminates shadow organizations rumored to actually exist in our world. The three novels explore a plethora of conspiracies involving real organizations like the CIA, MI6, and the UN, and public figures such as President Obama, Queen Elizabeth II as well as the Clinton, Marcos and Bush
families.


The Orphan Trilogy exposes a global agenda designed to keep the power in the hands of a select few. Nine’s oppressors are a shadow government acting above and beyond the likes of the White House, the FBI, the Pentagon and the NSA.

One of the Omega Agency’s black ops employs MK-Ultra mind control technology on genetically engineered agents to facilitate the agendas of those in power. When Nine successfully deprograms himself from MK-Ultra, all hell breaks loose. But to gain his freedom he must bust out of the Pedemont Orphanage and break into Omega’s other orphanages and underground medical laboratories around the world. In the process he uncovers chilling scientific experiments taking place on children.

Could something like this ever take place? Or, is it already taking place somewhere in the world right now?

The trilogy also has a poignant, romantic sub-plot. It contains the kind of intimate character portraits usually associated with psychological thrillers.

Book/Film/TV references: The Manchurian Candidate, The Saint, The Da Vinci Code, Bond, Dark Angel, The Jackal, Mission Impossible, Salt, The Pretender, Bourne, The Island, Taken.

This unique, unpredictable and epic spy thriller series covers everything from political assassinations and
suppressed science to young adult romance and accelerated learning techniques.

Buckle up for a nail-biter to the very end.

The Orphan Trilogy (The Ninth Orphan / The Orphan Factory / The Orphan Uprising) is available on kindle via Amazon at:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BGGM05U/

 

Happy reading! – Lance

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In writing our conspiracy thriller series The Orphan Trilogy (The Ninth Orphan / The Orphan Factory / The Orphan Uprising) we merged fact with fiction, upsetting more than a few people in the process.

Just how many truths are contained in this controversial series is open to conjecture, but one thing’s for sure: the can of worms opened first by WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange and more recently by Edward Snowden indicates The Orphan Trilogy may be closer to the truth than a lot of people in high places would care to admit.

Edward Snowden…villain or hero?

Snowden, the former defense contractor who blew the whistle on the National Security Agency’s intrusive domestic surveillance program, is – depending on whom you listen to – being hailed as a villain and a hero for exposing the US Government’s contentious spy activities.

In The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin condemns Snowden as “a grandiose narcissist who deserves to be in prison”. In the New York Times, David Brooks says, “By deciding to unilaterally leak secret NSA documents, Snowden has betrayed basic levels of trust and cooperation, a respect for institutions and deference to common procedures”.

A polar opposite viewpoint is given by The New Yorker’s John Cassidy who describes Snowden as a hero… “In revealing the colossal scale of the US Government’s eavesdropping on Americans and other people around the world, he has performed a great public service that more than outweighs any breach of trust he may have committed.”

At least 50,000 Americans agree with the “hero” accolade. That’s how many signed a petition that reads: “Edward Snowden is a national hero and should be immediately issued a full, free, and absolute pardon for any crimes he has committed or may have committed related to blowing the whistle on secret NSA surveillance programs.” The petition urges the Obama administration to pardon Snowden.

Many of the concerns Snowden raised before fleeing to Hong Kong, and many of the bombshells Assange dropped before he holed up in the temporary sanctuary of London’s Ecuadorian Embassy, are highlighted in The Orphan Trilogy.

Julian Assange…villain or hero?

Without debating the rights and wrongs of the actions of the likes of Snowden and Assange, we do share many of their concerns about ‘Big Brother’ and the morality of US affairs – both domestic and foreign. These concerns are highlighted in The Orphan Trilogy, which covers the corrupt banking system, Bilderberg, government control of media, MK-Ultra and CIA-sanctioned mind control experiments, and much more!

Ensure you have clearance to read this book!

Perhaps the final word in this debate should go to the man himself. As Edward Snowden explained to The Guardian:

The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. … If I wanted to see your emails or your wife’s phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get your emails, passwords, phone records, credit cards. I don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things. … I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded.

Related links:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BGGM05U/

http://www.youtube.com/user/SterlingGateBooks

Security clearance notwithstanding, I recommend The Orphan Trilogy to you! -Lance

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Our controversial conspiracy thriller series The Orphan Trilogy (The Ninth Orphan/ The Orphan Factory / The Orphan Uprising) is now in Amazon bestseller lists in the USA, Canada, UK, Germany and France.

Predictably, the most popular novel in the series is book one, The Ninth Orphan. It seems many readers are buying book one first before investing in the discounted box set.

Meanwhile, The Orphan Trilogy remains #3 on Goodreads’ Conspiracy Fiction list behind the Dan Brown novels Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, which are currently #1 and #2 respectively. The next three places on that list are filled by books one, two and three in The Orphan Trilogy.

For the Top 100 books on Goodreads’ Conspiracy Fiction list go to: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2407.Conspiracy_Fiction#17377036

 

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Our conspiracy thriller novel The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1) is rising up the bestseller lists on Amazon.com and Amazon UK.

Here’s the links to those lists:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056I4FKC & http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0056I4FKC

And here’s the current ranking for The Ninth Orphan on Amazon.com

#28 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Mystery & Thrillers > Thrillers > Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue

#31 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue

#93 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure

 

Reviewers and critics alike seem to resonate with the controversial themes in this novel. Merging fact with fiction, The Ninth Orphan illuminates shadow organizations rumored to actually exist in our world. The novel explores a plethora of conspiracies involving real organizations like the CIA, MI6, and the UN, and public figures such as President Obama as well as the Clinton, Marcos and Bush families.

Tackling genetic selection, mind control and secret societies, The Ninth Orphan also exposes a global agenda designed to keep the power in the hands of a select few. The novel’s antagonists are members of a shadow government acting above and beyond the likes of the White House, the FBI, the Pentagon and the NSA.

Meanwhile, our thriller series The Orphan Trilogy (The Ninth Orphan / The Orphan Factory / The Orphan Uprising) remains #3 on Goodreads’ Conspiracy Fiction list. For the Top 100 books on this list go to: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2407.Conspiracy_Fiction#17377036

 

Happy reading! -Lance

 

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Fans of The Da Vinci Code bestselling author Dan Brown don’t have long to wait until the release of his latest novel, Inferno. May 14th is D-Day for the book’s release in North America by Doubleday and in the UK by Transworld Publishers, a division of The Random House Group.  The book will have a first printing of four million copies. 

Inferno, featuring the return of renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, is set in Italy and centers on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces, Dante’s Inferno.

On his own website, Dan Brown says:

Although I studied Dante’s Inferno as a student, it wasn’t until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante’s work on the modern world. With this new novel, I am excited to take readers on a journey deep into this mysterious realm…a landscape of codes, symbols, and more than a few secret passageways.

Check out Dan Brown’s website at: http://www.danbrown.com

As per below, the Dan Brown novels Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code are currently #1 and #2 respectively on Goodreads’ Conspiracy Fiction list. Our thriller series The Orphan Trilogy (The Ninth Orphan / The Orphan Factory / The Orphan Uprising) is #3 on that list…

Angels & Demons by Dan BrownThe Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownThe Orphan Trilogy by James MorcanThe Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoCatch-22 by Joseph Heller

For the Top 100 books on this list go to: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2407.Conspiracy_Fiction#17377036

Happy Reading! -Lance

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