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Amazon reviewer Lynelle Clark describes our coming-of-age spy thriller, The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2), as “a wonderful continuous of book one” in her 5-star review just posted.

In her review, Lynelle says The Orphan Factory has a ‘well developed plot line with crafty skilled twists to keep you at the edge of your seat”.

Here’s Lynelle’s review for The Orphan Factory:

In Book 2 many questions are answered. Here we are better acquainted with Nine, Seventeen and Tommy Kentridge, the main characters of Book 1 and we learn more about the Omega agency and their quest to a New World Order with the help of 23 created Orphans.

Each uniquely formed for their skills and abilities to become great field operatives or assassins. Clinical and greedy the orphans were formed and prepared for the task. They were seen as science projects and investments and the normal childhood pains were not allowed.

From drugs, to sleep learning, to speed reading (I would have loved to have this ability myself LOL), to fighting martial arts and resuming the identities of others with even greater skill, these children were equipped with one thing in mind and that was to further the members with their dreams of power and more money they could count. Using every thing the authorities have to their disposal.

Nine, our main character rebelled and cleverly escaped. Searching for his independence and freedom. His journey takes us over the states borders to California where he meet up with a girl he was infatuated with. But Helen did not accept him for who he was and at the end this youngster learned early on not to trust any
one.

Meeting interesting characters during this time period of two weeks the story was well written and entertaining. The plans he made to get to California told you why Nine was the best, already a (threat) at the age of twelve.

I loved the way that the authors used the current news of the day to strengthen the plot line, making it more believable and interesting, creating more conspiracy theories. Bill Clinton’s rise to the presidency and how the Agency use it to further their cause. Using the Jonestown Cult story to bring down an ex-operative. All perfectly timed within the story.

The hatred and jealousy that consumed Seventeen from the start and leads her to almost succeed in killing Nine.

I must admit that I became fond of Nine, his strong character superbly developed so that you could be part of his world and his experiences.

Drawn into the secretive world of DNA faltering, power and greed and the extend people in authority would go to acquire even more. Excellent read for all who loves a good spy thriller and I can recommend it for Young Adults as well.

Well developed plot line with crafty skilled twists to keep you at the edge of your seat.

This review can also be viewed at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Orphan-Factory-Trilogy-ebook/product-reviews/B008M9WWKW/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R28UP9TF9S4UUW

Lynelle’s literary blog site is well worth visiting also – at:  lynelleclarkaspiredwriter.blogspot.com/

Happy reading!Lance

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The Orphan Uprising (The Orphan Trilogy, #3)

The Orphan Uprising, our long-awaited third book in The Orphan Trilogy, has just been published on Amazon courtesy of Sterling Gate Books.

In this climactic sequel, the story 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 and product of a shadowy organization intent on establishing a New World Order.

The Amazon kindle link for this thriller is: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BFC66DM/

The Amazon links to books one and two in the series follow:

The Ninth Orphan (book #1):

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

The Orphan Factory (book #2):

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

For more about the international thriller series known as The Orphan Trilogy, go to: http://www.youtube.com/user/SterlingGateBooks

 

Happy reading! -Lance & James

 

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The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2)

Book two in The Orphan Trilogy is averaging 4.6 out of 5 stars with Amazon reviewers, and its continued popularity is setting the scene nicely for this month’s release of book three, The Orphan Uprising.

The Orphan Factory is the prequel to book one, The Ninth Orphan, while The Orphan Uprising is the sequel. (Confusing, isn’t it!).

Here’s a selection of reviewers’ comments about The Orphan Factory:

***** I found this book to be even better than the first. The escapades of Nine as a new teenager, away from the structure of the orphanage, are interesting and completely believable. -c9c Reviews

***** Buckle up. Dangerous road…Black ice and black ops perhaps have a lot in common. You don’t see’em coming until you spin out. -Remy Benoit, historian/humanitarian/author.

***** I am so glad that the authors thought to go back and answer the questions that came up when reading the Ninth Orphan. This book was awesome. -Kim Rhym, book reviewer.

***** Buckle up for another wild ride in the Orphan Trilogy. -Wandalyn Thomas, reviewer for Examiner.com

***** Phenominal series. I loved this book and this series has me hooked. -John Winstead, book reviewer.

***** As soon as I’d finished it I wanted to go back and read the previous book…I’m liking the fact this is part of a trilogy – I want more!!!!! –Larissa Bilyard, book reviewer.

***** The authors have created what hopefully will be a long running series with readers worldwide asking when the next volume is due off the press. -Alice M. Dinizo, book reviewer.

***** This book is the perfect complement to the first faced paced thriller…Awaiting eagerly for the next instalment. -Amanda Phillips, reviewer/film director.

And here’s a 4-star review we kinda like…

**** The Morcan’s take us to Chicago, Ill., on a journey with 23 genetically altered children and the organization bent on creating the world’s most elite stable of espionage operatives…a suspenseful story that engages the reader. -Tom Clementson, The Kindle Book Review reviewer.

 

To read the full reviews, and more, for The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2) go to: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008M9WWKW/

The Orphan Factory, the prequel/book two in the trilogy, is one of the highest review-rated books on Amazon and Goodreads.

Happy reading! -Lance & James

 

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Our international thriller, The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1) has returned to Amazon’s bestseller list for Technothrillers. Yay!

But wait there’s more…

In a one-day free promo on Amazon yesterday, book two in The Orphan Trilogy, The Orphan Factory, climbed to #1 on Amazon’s free kindle list for Spy Stories.

Both novels continue to rate highly with Amazon and Goodreads readers and reviewers, appearing in those sites’ top rated lists in their respective categories.

Click on the book covers below to access the first few chapters…

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

The links for these novels are:

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

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

Book three in The Orphan Trilogy, The Orphan Uprising, will be released by Sterling Gate Books this month.

Happy reading!   –Lance & James

 

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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.