Welcome to October. That gorgeous month of colors, sights, smells, tricks and treats. The month The Star Spangled Banner was first sung, the rose became the U.S. National Flower, National Dictionary Day, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated. But mostly, October is the month known for Fall colors giving us the term “peepers” for tourists who drive to Colorado, upper Michigan and places to view the spectacular Fall changing of the leaves and the millions of Canada Geese in Horicon, Wisconsin beginning their thousand mile migration to warmer clime’s. October is also the month known for Halloween which seems to bring out the worst in people. Some years, like 1993, retailers/Hollywood force Halloween and Christmas retail sales to coincide at the same time. This is known as Hallowmass.
In 1993, movie-director Tim Burton gave us The Nightmare Before Christmas. Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere. Every year, the retailers seem to rush the holiday seasons earlier and earlier. Cracker Barrel already had their Xmas trees up in its lobby at Labor Day in Flagstaff, Az as I was driving through. Then there’s the baseball playoffs and World Series known these days simply as “postseason.” Who’s ready for some October baseball? Your 2015 Chicago Cubs are heading to the postseason! #Cubs ended the regular season with a sweep of the #Brewers and an eight-game win streak!
As another year rapidly comes to a close I am busy finishing books Morphed, ICEX, and hiring professional editors/layout for KUNLUN, NOTHING PERSONAL-JUST BUSINESS DARLING (which I hope to have on the market Valentine’s Day 2016) and THE KILLING OF A ROBIN. I want to thank my followers for their patience and I hope 2016 will be a big breakout year for me. I encourage everyone to follow my posts on Facebook and Twitter and I promise to cut back on the politics as there seems to be waaay too many of these pages and concentrate on my readers and my books.
Off now to buy a gallon of freshly pressed Apple Cider and a box of Entenmann’s pumpkin spice doughnuts. Enjoy!
Something strange is happening at Mercy Hospital. A surprising number of sick patients, requiring serious and expensive medical procedures are turning up “cured.” Dr. John Lange is close to the cure of a lifetime which could put the large pharm’s out of business when he is befriended by a street tough and a very pregnant young girl. Battling the politics of Obamacare in a profession he has come to loathe and despise, he is betrayed by a vindictive greedy ex-wife, John Lange gets into immediate trouble by caring too much about his patients and not enough about the hospitals bottom line. CURE is guaranteed to make you paranoid about Obamacare and the medical profession and who isn’t already?
In the tradition of The Door Into Summer by Robert Heinlein comes this new medical thriller. The year is 2033 and Obama care, a train wreck that began in 2013, has reshaped America’s future. As America is sliced up and redistricted, the official unemployment rate is 23-percent but the real unemployment rate is closer to sixty-five percent. Chicago doctor John Lange, one of the thousands of doctors laid off by nationalized healthcare in 2016 in the Central-Republic States, is disgruntled by a bitter divorce, the quality of medical care, rising crime, unemployment, riots, protests, marches, a vicious government crack down as government tries to hang onto what little control it has left in the districts, Lange begin’s to develop a Cure that he hopes will put the nationally run health care system out of business. Along with an adopted streetwise alleycat named Hero, Lange begins to care for a young, very pregnant waitress, whom he takes under his wing. Partnering with the largest gang in Chicago, the Latin Kings, who control his Ravenswood neighborhood , he along with LTK, Margie the waitress and friend Dr. John Lange, Jeffrey races to develop and distribute his CURE as the system, the city, and the nation come crashing down all around him..
If you like NEXT you will love my new book MORPHED (in the tradition of NEXT) https://kilburnhall.wordpress.com/morphed-3/
THE TOP OF THE WORLD IS NOT FOR EVERYONE
If you like Lost Horizon by James Hilton you will love my new book Kun Lun . https://kilburnhall.wordpress.com/kun-lun/
It is an area about the size of a living room, a broken platform of rock and ice six miles up in the sky. Higher than most airliners fly. So high that it sits in the jet stream year round and the wind beats against the mountain face at one hundred miles per hour. A team of confident climbers sets out to summit the face of the world’s tallest mountain known as Kun Lun (primal chaos, muddled confusion, grotto of vacuity, or Cavernous Mountain) with notable celebrities and journalists. Not long into their journey, the climbers know they are heading for disaster. Rescue teams from all over the world race to Kun Lun Advanced Base Camp at 18,000-feet yet only one of the sixty-climbers, Chicago journalist Tim Campbell, survives to face unfounded accusations as he tells an amazing tale of Khembalung.
FEAR COMES IN WAVES
If you liked Stephen King’s Duma Key you will love my upcoming book Crooked Island. https://kilburnhall.wordpress.com/crooked-island/ A Navy Seal goes to Crooked Island Lodge for a little R & R after a hellacious firefight in Iraq with battle hardened al_Qaeda terrorists. As the shooter DJ Gorman shares his visions with Navy psychologist and personal friend, he’s not quite sure that what he’s seeing aren’t just dreams or hallucinations. Pirates coming ashore to bury treasure, a German U-boat off the shoreline and crew in search of fuel, then a spaceship lifted from the screenplay of Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. He has photo’s on his digital camera of course but as his psychologist friend says, those kind of photo’s are easy to fake. It is when his psychologist friend sees the photo of Cuban nightclub singer Esmerelda Vacca, girlfriend of Cuban Mafia kingpin Johnny Ricco sprawled on the sand crying her eyes out that the line between this world and the next becomes blurred. For you see, Johnny Ricco’s yacht went missing in 1955.
IT IS THE DOOM OF MEN THAT THEY FORGET
If you like Dan Brown’s The DaVinci Code you will love my new book EXCALIBUR. The evening begins with the annual Boar’s Head Feast in Old Hall at Queen’s College, a traditional Christmas celebration. While celebrating the annual Boar’s Head Feast in Old Hall at Queen’s College, a traditional Christmas celebration at Oxford, as the lights go down something goes horribly wrong. A guest is murdered and Chief Inspector for (MIT) of Scotland Yard, Ian McGregor, is handed an anagram from a waitress that the murdered man wrote on a napkin. Mcgregor, is plunged into the mystery surrounding a religious artifact (the sword Excalibur) worn by Gauis Cassius Longinus, the Roman Centurion who pierced the side of Jesus with his spear while the condemned one hung from the cross. Protected by a secret society (Knights Templar) for two thousand years, the possession of Excalibur, (sought by Adolph Hitler for its paranormal powers), could shake the foundations of Christianity, the British Monarchy, and governments around the world. https://kilburnhall.wordpress.com/excalibur-2/
ICEX: New Swabia, A city of Nazis scientists believed destroyed by a nuclear bomb during Operation High Jump in 1947 led by Admiral Nimitz is found long abandoned with no signs of bodies. Where did a thousand Nazi scientists and their families go?
ICEX: The USS Hawaii with its first female captain and all female crew are dispatched to ferry a mysterious stranger to Ice Station X only to find out he is not who he claims to be. Who is he? What is his mission?
ICEX: Japanese robotist, Hiroshi Ishiguro, knows that somehow these events are connected. He believes his lifelong investigation of Nazi Saucers has devastating modern consequences, and a diabolical enemy unlike anything the world has ever known. Now, the USS Hawaii, its female captain Capt. Kilgore, her female crew, are racing the Russians and Chinese to solve the mystery as the trap is set. The clock is ticking. Only Capt. Kilgore and the USS Hawaii stand between the earth and extinction.
A lost civilization, diamond mines.
The legend of King Solomon and the lost city of the Queen of Sheba. The vasts deserts of Africa. The re-appearance of Egyptian Gods, An American, Capt. Derrick Mayes, attached to United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) while escorting Reporter Without Borders, Akira Jackson who is reporting on the unspeakable horrors in Eritrea’s Christian concentration camps where people are forced to drink their own urine to stay alive. Mayes small crew is ambushed by The Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) and left in the desert for dead. They are rescued by a wandering tribe of nomads and taken to a lost city. A city of all women. After returning to base, Mayes outfits an expedition. Along with Chief Elgin and Akira Jackson he returns to the lost city of Sheba to help fight the ELF only to discover to his horror that we are not alone.
What if the creator created two species? One to walk the land and one to swim the oceans? What if the creator came back? Edy Elfering, a dolphinologist, works with Bottlenosed Dolphins to understand their speech patterns. Her work is funded by the shadowy Jameson Foundation.
“What’s wrong with using a dolphin as an advanced biological weapon system (ABWS) which is how we classify them in Navy terms?” asked Captain Miles Friday.
“Well it’s abusive,” replied Dr. Edythe Elfering. “Well– ‘we’re only talking about a few dolphins here. There’s millions of them out there.’ That’s the argument. But what’s wrong with abusing a few women? Hey, there’s millions of them out there! It’s the same kind of thinking, same kind of logic. Besides the ethical considerations, it’s a faulty weapons system. It doesn’t even work, okay? It doesn’t work. The public is being ripped off. It didn’t work in Vietnam. It didn’t work in the Persian Gulf and it hasn’t worked anywhere they tried it. They’re not dependable the dolphins. Once a dolphin has been fed their full allotment of fish you no longer have control over the dolphin. They know that. I sometimes suspect that this whole program is a phony program as a deterrent to the enemy. We know that the North Vietnamese were living in terror of these kamikaze dolphins as they were called. We used dolphins to take out North Vietnamese regulars coming down the Mekong River which approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries. They died there and we’ve used them in the Persian Gulf. These were basically disposable dolphins for a disposable military. And that’s what’s wrong with it!
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