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Anubis: A Thriller Straight from U.S. Intelligence

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You expect a thriller written by a retired member of the U.S. Intelligence Community who served in Iraq and Saudi Arabia to give you the inside dope on how terror and other stuff gets done. Anubis delivers. In this second installment of Eric C. Anderson’s New Caliphate trilogy (Dunn Books), soldiers, spies and statesmen converge as the world braces for an overflow of terror – a new U.S. president is about to be inaugurated and ISIS is attacking on multiple fronts. But beyond the main storyline, one gains an array of information – the relevance of which may depend on your vocation or your intentions to take over parts or all of the free world. Consider: How to take out…

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BookTrib Review: ‘The Beekeeper’ Highlights Perseverance, Bravery and Strength

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The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq, is, outwardly, a story of a beekeeper who risks everything to rescue Daesh women from torture and enslavement. While the beekeeper is a central figure, it becomes abundantly clear that the real focus of the story is on the women, themselves. Poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail, through a series of interviews with various women escapees from the clutches of Daesh (ISIS), presents an unflinching account of tragic events. The reality of what they’ve endured is haunting: sexual abuse and assault, loss of family and friends, psychological torture, forced labor, and murder. Mikhail highlights their perseverance, bravery, and strength in the face of such hardships. In 2014, ISIS invaded northern Iraqi villages to…

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