Book Report: I'm putting the finishing touches on "Rookie", the first book in the "Badge and the Cross" Series. Publisher had it for a while so I've written two other books in the series. "Stronghold" is based on my time in Skagway, While "Political Action" concerns terrorism in Canada and Alaska. Next books in the series will be about my time on the Seward Police Department and then Whittier. I use my actual cases, but change the names. Last book in the series will be about my time as the only gambling investigator in Alaska. I did a lot of flying around and made to the Iditarod Finishing Line in Nome three times. A real partying town that time of year, with the most incredible gold game I ever saw using orange balls out on the ice flow. Those balls went bouncing in all direction and the game for 9 holes usually went over 10-hours.
I noticed in the news yesterday that China and Russia have signed a major agreement to finish building that road from interior China to the Russian oil fields in Siberia. If you've read my story, "A Coming Storm", you will remember me talking about that road and please remember I first wrote the rough draft for this book in 2005, based on a week of dreams. Now they plan to pave the road, make it a super highway, which will allow China access to Siberia. Russians have a large dirt road that goes from the oil fields to the Siberian coastline on the Bering Strait. Now they'll have
complete access for their troops, super tanks and missile carriers which they put on display this year for their 70th Anniversary of Communism. I wonder if any Russian has read my book, as this agreement between Russia and China falls apart and Russia is overwhelmed by China's sheer troop strength, their new navy and air force. Oh well, I wrote it, up to them to get it a look over. Maybe it will give me a best seller in Russia. Probably they'll by one copy and make their own copies. I doubt our copyright laws work over there, but maybe.
Some headlines you might have missed: "106 Democrats From the US House of Representatives Send Letter to President Trump, Attacking His Shift in Making Decision to Legalize West Bank Settlements".... "Sweden Now Depriving Funds for Child Care and Elder Care, as Funds Being Diverted to Provide Care For Refugees".... "Iran Could Have Nuclear Bomb in a Few Months and Still Refuses to Allow International Atomic Energy Agency Inspectors to Inspect"...." New York State Passes New Law That Forces Churches and Pro-Life Groups to Hire Pro-Abortion Advocates"...."New York Now Allows Doctors to Kill Babies That Have Survived the Abortion Procedures ( most common way is to drown them)".... "A Leaked Report Says China Can Shut-off Philippines Power Grid- But China Says this is a Lie".... "6.4 Quake in Albania Kills 21, Possibly More and Injures 600".... "Kenya Landslide Kills 52 People".... "Russia Plans to Build Lunar Base in 2025".... " Over 20,000 People Rally in Croatia to Raise Teachers Salaries".... " Iran, China and Russia Hold Joint War Games".... ""Washington Post Accused of Whitewashing Anti-Semitism".... "Iran's Supreme Leader Claims Country's Protests Are Part of US Conspiracy".... "Queen Elizabeth May Abdicate in 18-Months".... "British Labour Party Refuses to Apologize for Its Anti-Semitism"...."6.0 Quake Hits Greece's Crete Island, No Word on Damage or Injuries".... "China, Russia and South Africa Conduct Joint Naval Drill".... "Iraqi Protesters Storm and Torch Iranian Consulate".... "Beijing Blasts U.S. Over New Bill Supporting Hong Kong Protesters".... "US To Cut Funds to NATO".... ""China and Pakistan Holding Joint Naval Drills"...." France Being Flooded With Illegal Immigrants, Averaging 255,000 'Legal Aliens' a Year".... "2 People Killed and Others Injured in Terrorist Attack on London Bridge"...."Iraqi Prime Minister to Resign Following Weeks of Protest That Left over a Hundred Protesters Dead at the Hands of Federal Troops".... "Hong Kong Protests Return, Protesters Now Rallying Outside British Consulate Asking for Brits Help"...." Germany Announces it Will Close All Its Nuclear Plants, But Unsure of What to Do With Nuclear Waste".... " Cartel Gun Battle LEaves 21- Dead Near US Border"...." 2,600 Rockets Have Hit Israel Over Last Two Years".... "New Count Shows That Iraqi Protests That Ousted the Prime Minister has Left Over 400 Dead and 15,000 Injured".... ""China Bans US Military Visits to Hong Kong".... " "Iran is Now Charging Families for the Cost of Bullets Used To Kill Protesters".... "China Sanctions US Over Hong Kong".... " Catholic Church Could be Facing $4 Billion Cost in New Sexual Abuse Suits".... "China and Russia Announce Massive Joint Gas Pipeline Between Countries, Over 6,000 Kilometers in Length".... That's it.
Amazing how many military activities are involving a joining of Russia and China. They used to be staunch enemies. Their forms of communism now differ as well as their religions. How much trust really exists between these two world powers and how many nukes hidden in their mountains are still pointed at each other? In my story "A Coming Storm", China is forced to split its massive armies with the western army combating NATO and comes real close into running over all of Europe, while China's eastern Army Invades Russia and prepares to attack Alaska and then Canada. The US (Lower 48) is practically wiped out by a Chinese missiles, fired from hidden nuclear subs, leaving Canada, now in a Civil War, to defend itself from the Chinese invaders coming through Alaska. China wants to secure the Natural Resources of both Alaska and Canada and doesn't use its nuclear weapons. They hope to crush both Alaska and Canada with their millions of troops and advanced weaponry. Then as Europe is about to fall to the Chinese, a minor Colonel rises up and leads his army into one victory after another. He is the antiChrist foretold of in Revelation and becomes a major European hero and soom crowned as Emperor of Europe. Hawaii is destroyed by first volcanic eruptions and then towering tsunami waves as major quakes hit the Pacific Ocean. Most Pacific Island nations are destroyed by the quakes, volcanoes and massive waves.
If you have read Robert Heinlein's Short Story "The Long Watch"....I believe that's the title and it's one of my favorite short stories. It about the US Forces having a moon base. The Commander goes a bit wacky and opts to fire the bases nuclear missiles at the earth if the countries do not make him their new king. A young lieutenant, at the cost of his own life, locks himself into the nuclear armory and commences to destroy the weapons. Has a fantastic ending. But Heinlein, who is an Annapolis Grad and Scientist before he became an author, explains how easy it would be to have an evil super power on the moon and to launch their projectiles to the earth. Now do we really want Russia to be on the moon by itself? The moon should become like the Antarctic and no super weapons allowed. At least that's my opinion.
Enjoy your Christmas shopping. This is our 40th Christmas for Mona and I. It was 40 below zero when I hiked out behind the base to chop down our first tree. I had never done that before and though a bit frozen, I really enjoyed it. So, all of you nice people enjoy this time of the year.
Before I sign off I'd like to mention a prayer request for all of you who pray. A friend of mine, who suffers from mental illness, decided to go for a long walk up behind Fairbanks, an area known as Murphy's Dome, and he hasn't been heard from or his body found in over a month. We like to have a happy ending to this story, but if not we would like to have his remains located so his family wouldn't have to wait for years hoping he might walk in the door. So, please pray that he is found. His name is Greg. Thank you. And God Bless all of you. Bill