The Spear of Destiny

Author: Sally Ling
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781495963001
Format: PDF
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A long hidden secret is about to be uncovered in a little known part of Florida-Lake Okeechobee. And, as usual, Shea Baker is right in the mix when he receives a mysterious object-the head of a spear-and this letter: Dear Mr. Baker, While some may think your book Holy Land and the story of the re-emergence of the healing cloak of Jesus is purely fictional, I do not. I know it is true. Just like this story. Inside this package, you will find a replica of the head of a spear known to Biblical historians as the "Spear of Destiny." The original spear held by a Roman guard was used to pierce the side of Jesus as he hung on the cross. After the crucifixion, the spear disappeared. It traveled to several countries, and a number of successful military leaders are said to have possessed it, including Hitler. Just like the cloak did in your book, the spear has resurfaced and is believed to be in South Florida. A number of very deluded but powerful men still cling to the hope that if they can get their hands on the spear, which they believe is infused with the power of God, the Fourth Reich will rise to power and rule the world-a more powerful rerun of Hitler and the Third Reich. I'm sure you will agree that keeping this from happening is of the utmost urgency. I will contact you soon to tell you the whole story. Rest assured this is not a hoax. The Consigned A water canal, Burmese python, burning cross, alligator pit, and the Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan are only a few of the obstacles Shea Baker experiences as he searches for the Spear of Destiny. If you loved The Cloak, you'll enjoy reading about Shea Baker's escapades into the interior of Florida where he uncovers a plot of world altering proportions. The Spear of Destiny is the second in a series of exciting Shea Baker mysteries.

The Twelfth Stone

Author: Sally J. Ling
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996433341
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Shea Baker, freelance writer, is flung headlong into a mystery of biblical proportions when he hunts for the twelfth stone, an ancient artifact he believes is key in proving the biblical account of the Exodus and revealing who murdered his friend Mort Saul. Meyer Belinsky, a well-known professor of Jewish history, adamantly refutes that the Exodus ever took place and stakes his reputation on it by citing the lack of tangible or written historic evidence. Renowned archeologist Misha Reuben believes otherwise. He is certain that the twelve stones assembled into a memorial commemorating the Israelites crossing of the Jordan River into the Promised Land are vital to uncovering the truth. He has located eleven of the stones, but one is still missing. Join Shea Baker as he ventures into the arid sands of the Arabian Desert in his harrowing quest for the twelfth stone.

People Like Us

Author: Jesse Russell
Publisher: Book on Demand Limited
ISBN: 9785511235271
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! People Like Us (PLU) (Chinese: ), is the main gay equality lobby group in Singapore. Having been twice rejected by the government board which approves or prohibits organisations, the Registrar of Societies, it is now in its third incarnation as "PLU3." The term "PLU" has also gradually become slang for "homosexual" amongst members of Singapore's and Malaysia's gay subculture.

Serafina and the Black Cloak

Author: Robert Beatty
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 148471511X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul." Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of the Biltmore estate.There's plenty to explore in her grand home, although she must take care to never be seen. None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa, the estate's maintenance man, have secretly lived in the basement for as long as Serafina can remember. But when children at the estate start disappearing, only Serafina knows who the culprit is:a terrifying man in a black cloak who stalks Biltmore's corridors at night. Following her own harrowing escape, Serafina risks everything by joining forces with Braeden Vanderbilt, the young nephew of the Biltmore's owners. Braeden and Serafina must uncover the Man in the Black Cloak's true identity...before all of the children vanish one by one. Serafina's hunt leads her into the very forest that she has been taught to fear. There she discovers a forgotten legacy of magic, one that is bound to her own identity. In order to save the children of Biltmore, Serafina must seek the answers that will unlock the puzzle of her past.

Small Town Big Secrets

Author: Sally J. Ling
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781475251944
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Radar won the war, the bomb ended it." Small Town, Big Secrets gives us a look at one of America's most important military bases during World War II--the top secret Boca Raton Army Air Field. On this base, troops learned how to install, maintain and operate the country's most important war-worth device--airborne radar. Small Town, Big Secrets retraces for the first time the development of the base, its impact on Boca Raton, the life of base soldiers and the development and impact of airborne radar in the war. Engrossing and thoroughly researched, this poignant history has gone untold until now. The story of the Boca Raton Army Air Field is at once a story of sacrifice and service by America's young servicemen and women, and a testament to the effort of a small community during World War II.

The Boy On The Lake

Author: Susan Rosser
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614483337
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The Boy on the Lake is the inspirational story of how one teenager faced down two bullies: brain cancer and an emotionally abusive father. Born into a family of professional baseball and big macs, his courageous journey leads him from a small town in the mountains of Idaho to the biggest stage of all: the United States Congress where a bill he helped create awaits passage. It is called Trevor’s Law. With his mother, he becomes an activist to alert those in government about the epidemic of childhood cancers and cancer clusters that are plaguing every region of our country and how to stop them.

Out of Mind Out of Sight

Author: Sally J. Ling
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781480101517
Format: PDF, ePub
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KINDLE BOOK REVIEW, 2014 KINDLE BOOK AWARDS SEMIFINALIST Out of Mind, Out of Sight is a revealing history of the Florida State Hospital at Chattahoochee from construction of its original buildings in 1834 as part of the Chattahoochee Federal Arsenal during the Second Seminole War, to its current role-treating individuals who have been civilly and forensically committed. To put the Florida State Hospital at Chattahoochee in perspective, the story is set against a backdrop of the evolution of institutionalized mental health care both in the U.S. and Florida where new emerging treatments-insulin, Metrozol and electroconvulsive (ECT) shock therapies, as well as lobotomies-became part of patient treatment plans. For years, the Florida State Hospital at Chattahoochee had quite a reputation-most of it bad; but, the institution was not alone. For decades throughout the country, state facilities earned shocking reputations for their inadequate care and mistreatment of the mentally ill. Even more chilling was the incarceration of thousands of men and women who were not mentally ill at all, but due to ignorance and prejudice on the part of the public, medical profession, and court system, were confined for epilepsy, sunbathing nude, smoking, menopause or other "egregious" offenses. Some may wonder why an account of the obscure facility at Chattahoochee is important. The answer lies in its dual role as historic physical facility and evolving mental institution that, when combined, paint a poignant portrait of Florida-its history, its laws and its people; and it is incumbent upon historians to preserve this picture-the good, the bad, and the ugly-for generations to come.

Who Killed Leno and Louise

Author: Sally J. Ling
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781502336415
Format: PDF
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Who was it that surprised Leno and Louise Lazzari in their Boca Raton studio apartment on an early Sunday morning in 1948? Who was it that plugged the flamboyant Italian sculptor and his wife at point blank range with two bullets each from a .38 leaving them dead in pools of blood beside their bed? And who stole all of the artist's sculptures-works that have yet to be recovered? For over 60 years, the shocking Boca Raton murders lay in cold storage. Now, "Who Killed Leno and Louise?" takes us through the cold case one step at a time and introduces us to the intriguing victims, shady witnesses, dubious suspects, and devious police officials who investigated the crime. From Italian fascist Benito Mussolini to Cuban dictator Batista and Florida mob boss Santo Trafficante, from high society Palm Beach to law enforcement officials with their own agenda, from jewelry deemed stolen then miraculously reappears to witnesses who are not who they claim to be, this story oozes intrigue at every turn. Who killed Leno and Louise? Why did they do it? Find out in this page-turner that takes the reader on a wild ride with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. Those purchasing this book will be given access to the Lazzari Photo Gallery that includes images of the crime scene, Leno's artwork, friends and family and related photos.

Al Capone s Miami

Author: Sally J. Ling
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996433310
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Most have heard of Alphonse "Al" Gabriel Capone, also known as "Scarface," who rose to become the undisputed king of the Chicago outfit during the Prohibition era. Most know he became one of America's most infamous gangsters who earned the moniker Public Enemy Number One. His connection to New York and Chicago crime families along with his committing assorted murders and the running of gambling dens, whorehouses, and speakeasies is legendary and readily acknowledged in myriad books, documentaries, and TV shows. But few know the intimate details about his time in Florida, especially the greater Miami area. It was here he hoped to escape Chicago's cold and windy winters, gangland retaliation wars, and incessant harassment by the law. Capone longed for paradise, where sunshine was a daily commodity, boating and fishing could be easily enjoyed along a sandy coast lapped by azure Atlantic waters, nightlife consisted of high class entertainment clubs and gambling houses, and relaxing by the pool was as easy as stepping out your back door. And so, Capone settled in South Florida where he purchased a luxurious home on Miami Beach, spent time before and after his imprisonment, ran his illegal businesses, and entertained the famous and infamous alike. It is here he also died. This story is about that time.

A History of Boca Raton

Author: Sally J. Ling
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 9781596291355
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Where fields of pineapple, tomatoes and beans previously grew to support farmers who occupied the fertile land, luxurious resorts, upscale homes and plush golf courses now stretch to the horizon. From pirates burying doubloons in sand dunes to the farms and land booms that brought the city into being, this is the story of Boca Raton.