Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers and close friends are different, gone or worse. It's a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war--but where are Earth's Greatest Heroes to stop it? It's a place where America's last hope is Cyborg, who intends to gather the forces of the Outsider, the Secret 7, Shazam, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar—yet altered--faces! It's a world that could be running out of time, if the Flash can't find the villain who altered the timeline! Collects FLASHPOINT #1-5.
It is 2009. The tensions on the Indian subcontinent between India and Pakistan continue unabated. A series of events brings the traditional rivals closer than ever before to a nuclear apocalypse. Flashpoint takes you on a roller coaster ride from the lives of those on both sides caught up in the unravelling crisis to the corridors of power where decisions are made which could kill over a billion people. From the cockpits of fighter planes in the skies above to submarines in the ocean depths, Flashpoint paints a chilling picture of what the next all out war in the Indian subcontinent could well be like. Mainak Dhar is 28 years old and currently lives and works in Singapore. Mild mannered corporate executive by day; video game fanatic, net junkie, armchair warrior, amateur bartender and wannabe writer all rolled into one by night. Flashpoint is his first novel. You can write to him at [email protected]
From unrelenting action to intense emotion, from high-stakes drama to break-neck pacing, bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann is a novelist who does it all. Now Brockmann delivers an exciting thriller about men and women operating where agents of the U.S. government cannot, where America’s most ruthless enemies thrive—and where every step you take just might be your last. . . . Jimmy Nash has already lived two lives—and he can’ t talk about either of them. Formerly an operative of a top secret government agency, he has found a new job with a shadowy company called Troubleshooters Inc. Created by a former Navy SEAL, Troubleshooters Inc. helps anyone in desperate need—which provides a perfect cover for its other, more perilous objective: covert special operations. Now Nash and a quickly assembled team of expert operators have come to the earthquake-ravaged country of Kazbekistan in the guise of relief workers. There, amid the dust and death, in a land of blood red sunsets and ancient blood feuds, they must track down a missing laptop computer that may hold secrets vital to national security. To get it done, Nash does what he does best: break every rule in the book and manipulate those who can help him get what he needs. But this time, Nash may have met his match in Tess Bailey, an Troubleshooters operative with all the right instincts—and zero field experience. The deep attraction between them is immediate . . . and potentially explosive, with risk at every turn. Now these two professionals must play out their dangerous games in the world’s most dangerous place—cut off from their own government, cutting deals with people they can’t trust, and guarding forbidden passions that threaten to compromise their crucial mission. A full throttle adventure teamed with heated emotion, Flashpoint proves that Suzanne Brockmann can spin suspense unlike any other author working today. From the Hardcover edition.
Offering a terrifying, but very possible scenario of a world on the edge of disaster, this work suggests that World War III has become a real threat. Germany and Japan have gathered military strength; the US has retrenched to make way for economic globalization; the UN is widely discredited and NATO has lost its way. In their place, the bodies controlling the global economic order hold a growing authority in an increasingly unstable world. In this book, the author sets out to demonstrate that World Wars I and II were both preceded by trade disputes, minor conflicts in peripheral zones and vain attempts to reconcile competing interests peacefully. He argues that history is repeating itself, and that the changing balance between the Great Powers, after the collapse of the USSR, have set the conditions for new conflict. He maintains that there is a very real risk that the next flashpoint will ignite to create World War III.
Release on 2014-06-10 | by Sterling Gates,Scott Kolins,Adam Glass
Author: Sterling Gates,Scott Kolins,Adam Glass
Pubpsher: DC Comics
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It's a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war--but where are Earth's Greatest Heroes to stop it? Grodd: While the Amazons and the Atlanteans vie for the remains of Europe and America struggles to survive the global onslaught, the vicious Gorilla Grodd stakes his own claim in the world of FLASHPOINT. Kid Flash: When the world changed and FLASHPOINT began, one hero vanished. Now the question remains: Where--or rather when--is Bart Allen? The young speedster races to unravel the tangled web of time and he's joined by an unlikely ally: the otherworld hero Hot Pursuit! Legion of Doom: Welcome to the Legion of Doom, the world of FLASHPOINT's most secure prison for super-powered villains. One inmate is looking to break his way out and seek revenge on the hero who put him there. The temperature rises as the classic Flash villain Heatwave takes center stage! Reverse Flash: Everything you knew changed in a flash--all thanks to one super-powered speedster. Learn some of the secrets of the birth of the world of FLASHPOINT as the Reverse Flash makes his move! Citizen Cold: Meet the hero of Central City--Citizen Cold! A one-man superhero squad, Cold has captured and eliminated many of the super-villains terrorizing the city, but what dark secret does he hold that he fears getting out? Don't miss this Flash volume collecting GRODD OF WAR #1, KID FLASH LOST #1-3, LEGION OF DOOM #1-3, REVERSE FLASH #1 and CITIZEN COLD #1-3.
Release on 2014-06-10 | by Dan Abnett,Tony Bedard,Andy Lanning,James Robinson
Author: Dan Abnett,Tony Bedard,Andy Lanning,James Robinson
Pubpsher: DC Comics
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It's a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war--but where are Earth's Greatest Heroes to stop it? Emperor Aquaman: Months ago, the war between the Amazons and the Atlanteans escalated and spilled over into the rest of the world after Emperor Aquaman submerged Rome underwater. Now, learn the truth behind one of the biggest events in the world of FLASHPOINT. The Outsider: Who is the Outsider and how did he become one of the most powerful people in the world? Lois Lane and the Resistance: When war broke out in the world of FLASHPOINT, one of the resistance's best agents was left behind enemy lines. Now, it's up to reporter Lois Lane to pick up the pieces and lead European forces against the Amazons! Wonder Woman and the Furies: How did the battle between Amazon and Atlantean begin? It all started with the marriage of Arthur and Diana! Don't miss this Wonder Woman volume collecting EMPEROR AQUAMAN #1-3, OUTSIDER #1-3, LOIS LANE AND THE RESISTANCE #1-3 and WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES #1-3.
In her career as an arsonist, she'd torched a new home construction site, the service garage of a trucking company and an apartment building. In Atlanta, she burned a racing stable and a hotel. From city to city, she torched buildings and took the lives of firefighters; keeping the promise she made to herself at her Uncle Henry's fire department funeral... Flashpoint follows a female arsonist while telling of the life and death situations firefighters face each day and the family support system that stands behind them. With all the "Usual Suspects" this mystery will draw you in like smoke draws firefighters into a burning building. Three women will cross the paths of the crew from Fire Hall No. 5 but only one will plan their death.
Seven Core Strategies for Rapid-Fire Business Growth
Author: JK Harris
Pubpsher: Entrepreneur Press
Category: Business & Economics
JK Harris, founder of JK Harris & Company, the world’s fastest growing and largest tax representation firm, invites you to sit shotgun on an invigorating ride from zero to the top. Harris recounts his journey, taking you through trial and error, changing circumstances, diverse business environments, evolving markets, and along the way, arms you with seven core strategies guaranteed to grow your business at a rapid-fire rate.