EMP Code Blue

      Steve Stroble
EMP Code Blue

After Russian astronomer Ursula Petrovich discovers a huge solar storm heading toward Earth, nations scramble to prepare for the natural disaster that might render electrical grids and computer systems and connections inoperable.But one nation sees an opportunity to combine an unnatural disaster with the natural one and inflict havoc on its enemy.After Russian astronomer Ursula Petrovich discovers a huge solar storm heading toward Earth, nations scramble to prepare for the natural disaster that might render electrical grids and computer systems and connections inoperable.But one nation sees an opportunity to combine an unnatural disaster with the fast approaching natural one and inflict havoc on its enemy.
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    Day of the Bomb

      Steve Stroble
Day of the Bomb

You can run but the shadow of The Bomb falls wherever you might go. For Jason and his fiancé Thelma, the bomb meant he never had to invade Japan and maybe die or at least be wounded. For Fred, the bomb means guilt and fear, wondering why it had to be dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki as his wife Sally tries to help help him.You can run but the shadow of The Bomb falls wherever you might go. For Jason and his fiancé Thelma, the bomb meant he never had to invade Japan and maybe die or at least be wounded. For Fred, the bomb means guilt and fear, wondering why it had to be dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki as his wife Sally tries to help him. For Soviet and East German scientists, trying to develop a sufficient weapon of mass destruction means involuntary servitude to a nation intent on catching America in an arms race. For a federal employee who worked where the first bomb was developed, life spirals into a search for an escape from nuclear annihilation.When Jason discovers that radioactive fallout from the tests conducted after the war may be responsible for his child's handicaps, he too looks for a safe haven, even if it's only a bomb shelter.Day of the Bomb is Book One of the Victory to Dystopia series. The series covers the 150 years of American history from 1945, when the United States took on the mantle of the number one world superpower, until 2095, when it has descended into a dystopia controlled by soulless private citizen messianic technocrats and governmental bureaucrats and the computers and drones they use to control a no longer free people.Book Two is The Human Factor.Book Three is You Will Be Like God.
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    Fool's Gold

      Steve Stroble
Fool's Gold

Seventeen year old Thomas Schmidt loves his beer. But too much of it one night and a tragic fight at the local Gasthaus sends him fleeing from his tiny village in 1830s Germany. He is so desperate to outrun the avenger (Rudolph Stein) pursuing him that Thomas becomes an indentured servant to buy passage to America. Eventually, their misadventure leads Thomas and Rudolph to the 1849 Gold Rush.“For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil” (1Timothy 6:10)“The lust for gold is a root of a whole lot more evil.” (Unknown miner, California, 1849)Seventeen year old Thomas Schmidt loves his beer. But too much of it one night and a tragic fight at the local Gasthaus sends him fleeing from his tiny village in 1830s Germany. He is so desperate to outrun the avenger (Rudolph Stein) pursuing him that Thomas becomes an indentured servant to buy passage to America. Eventually, their misadventure leads Thomas and Rudolph to the 1849 California Gold Rush.There they join one from China, an ex-slave, and a veteran of other gold strikes and find the lust for gold can result in more pain and death than happiness.Their lost treasure of family left behind eats away at Thomas's and Rudolph's souls until they at last send for them.Fool’s Gold is Book One of the Turning Point Series. The series covers three events that shaped America to make it what it is today: the 1849 California Gold Rush, which brought emigrants from around the world to California and began an exodus from the eastern United States westward; the decline and fall of the British Empire and Ottoman Empire, which had ruled much of the world for centuries; and America’s entry into wars in Cuba and the Philippines, which began over a century of foreign intervention. Book Two is The Prince of Alexandria.Book Three is The Wolf Is Crying to Be Heard.
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    Out of the Wilderness

      Steve Stroble
Out of the Wilderness

Sam Smaltz just wants to be left alone. But being sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Gen X and the Millennials offers him no such comfort. As a Baby Boomer, he leaves behind a stepson, Jack, who instead becomes just one more nameless, faceless hero whose story gets lost in the battle against international terrorism.Born in the placid 1950s, raised in the turbulent 1960s, and come of age in the selfish 1970s, Sam Smaltz just wants to be left alone. But being sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Gen X and the Millennials offers him no such comfort. As a Baby Boomer, he does not get to be a respected hero by fighting German and Japanese warriors during WW II or North Koreans invading South Korea. Instead, he leaves behind a stepson, Jack, who becomes just one more nameless, faceless hero whose story gets lost in the battle against international terrorism.
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