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  • Stephan Talty

    'I share the country's admiration for the bravery of Captain Phillips and his selfless concern for his crew. His courage is a model for all Americans.' -President Barack Obama It was just another day on the job for fifty-three-year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama, a United States-flagged cargo ship that was carrying, among other things, food and agricultural materials for the World Food Program. That all changed when armed Somali pirates boarded the ship. The pirates didn't expect the crew to fight back, nor did they expect Captain Phillips to offer himself as a hostage in exchange for the safety of his crew. Thus began the tense five-day standoff, which ended in a...read more

  • Richard Phillips

    Jack Gregory, the CIA’s top assassin, went rogue after a mission gone wrong. When a confrontation leaves him bleeding out on death’s doorstep, he is faced with an offer from a dark figure named Anchanchu. If Jack is willing to act as a human host for Anchanchu, the entity will revive him and give him another shot at life. Jack takes the deal…but he must now face the consequences of having the same dark creature in his head as some of history’s greatest villains. Struggling with desires and memories that are not his own, Jack is not the man he once was. One year later, he is known internationally as The Ripper, fixer for hire, and is faced with having to wrest control of his dark...read more

  • Richard Phillips

    Part of the Rho Agenda Inception series. EX-CIA assassin, Jack Gregory has been hired for a singular mission: to journey to South America and rescue an imprisoned shaman. Beloved by the struggling masses and feared by the ruling elite, shaman Tupac Inti is destined to unite Bolivia’s indigenous people and bring down the corrupt government. But Jack isn’t the only one trying to track down the shaman. For only Tupac knows the location of the immeasurably powerful Sun Staff, and both the National Security Agency and neo-Nazis are hot on his trail…and neither group plans to let him live. The clock is ticking, and Jack must find and rescue Tupac before more sinister forces get to the...read more

  • Richard Phillips

    WITH THE FINAL CHAPTER of the Rho Agenda Inception, all secrets will be revealed. Who is the alien mind haunting Jack "The Ripper" Gregory? What is the purpose of the immensely powerful Sun Staff? And how will the culmination of these events set the stage for the Rho Agenda? In this sci-fi adventure, the NSA's most brilliant hacker is abducted and the world stands on the brink of cyberwar. The Ripper and his ghost-team commandos are called to action, battling a host of enemies ranging from a genius tech-billionaire and the Chinese government to an emerging superintelligence capable of bringing the world to its knees. With every threat in play, Jack must confront his alien passenger and...read more

  • Richard Phillips

    When Mark and Heather Smythe saved Earth from the conquest-hungry Kasari Collective, they thought their work was done. But the world's vast new government continued its quest to make extraterrestrial contact. And now, as a new gateway is activated to welcome the Kasari, whom world leaders take to be benefactors, only the Smythes stand a chance of countering their planet's invasion and subjugation by a race of ruthless conquerors. Years after their failed first mission, the Kasari have returned, bearing irresistible promises while concealing insidious plans to enslave humanity. But not if the Smythes-along with fearless CIA agent turned mercenary Jack Gregory and his partner, Janet...read more

  • Richard Phillips

    In their battle to save Earth from becoming another conquest of the alien Kasari Collective, Mark and Heather Smythe have struck crucial blows against the enemy. But their best efforts have still failed to derail the completion of the wormhole gateway that would give the insidious extraterrestrial invaders access to the planet—and doom humankind as helpless slaves of the Kasari hive mind. The Smythes and their intrepid allies—including the mentally altered humans, The Enhanced—stand ready to beat back the Kasari onslaught once and for all. Not by mortal combat, but with scientific cunning. Still, the success of their plan depends on a daring stealth mission into the heart of the...read more

  • Richard Phillips

    Lorness Carol, coming of age in the kingdom of her warlord father, Lord Rafel, aspires to wield magic. But she's also unknowingly become the obsession of Kragan, an avenging wielder as old as evil itself. He's waited centuries to find and kill the female prophesied as the only human empowered to destroy him. However, dispatching the king's assassin, Blade, to Rafel's Keep, ends in treason. For Blade arrives not with a weapon but rather a warning for the woman he's known and loved since he was a child. With a price on his head, Blade flees-as Carol and her family are urged away on their own desperate route of escape. Now, traversing the lawless western borderlands, Carol struggles to...read more

  • Richard Phillips

    The fight against primordial evil continues, and the stakes have never been higher... Kragan, wielder of dark magic, has failed to vanquish the light in Lorness Carol Rafel, the woman prophesied to destroy him. Now Kragan has leveled a new threat against her: an unholy order of foul priests enlisted to storm her stronghold and destroy her and her companions once and for all. Lorness Carol is waiting. In the valley of Misty Hollow, she's finally conquered her fear of her magic. She has awakened a new power within her: the ability to manipulate minds. But even Carol is unprepared for where this new battle will take her. For her brother, Lord Alan, is unwittingly fulfilling a prophecy as...read more

  • Richard Phillips

    "The silent one in the west has awakened." A tantalizing message reignites Kragan's centuries-old fury to find and exterminate the unwitting young adversary prophesied to destroy him. One step ahead of her pursuer, Lorness Carol, a warlord's daughter and magic wielder, has led her people to a new stronghold in a verdant valley. Here, she's been reunited with Blade, the assassin she has loved since childhood. But her spell book holds the secrets to powers she never imagined-powers that are not only expanding her abilities but challenging her sanity. As Carol grows more desperate to learn and control the powers of enchantment she was born to wield, Kragan and his minions wage a war to...read more

  • Stephan Talty

    8th April 2009 was just an ordinary day for Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama as it headed towards the port of Mombasa. Ordinary that is until, armed Somali pirates attacked and boarded the freighter. Captain Phillips offered himself as a hostage in exchange for the safety of his crew, and so began a tense five-day stand-off, which ended in a daring high-seas rescue by U.S. Navy...read more

  • Richard Phillips

    When the Rho Project's lead scientist, Dr. Donald Stephenson, is imprisoned for his crimes against humanity, the world dares to hope the threat posed by the Rho Project's alien technologies is finally over. The world is wrong. In Switzerland, scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider have discovered a new threat, a scientific anomaly capable of destroying the earth - and only Rho Project technology can stop it. In exchange for a full pardon, Dr. Stephenson agrees to create a wormhole that will send the anomaly into deep space. But his promise masks the alien agenda that brought the Rho Ship to earth. Now a trio of altered humans, Heather McFarland and Mark and Jennifer Smythe, must...read more

  • Richard Phillips

    Anyone who dares challenge the Rho Project is being systematically picked off. At the top of the hit man's death list: NSA fixer Jack Gregory, and the three teenagers who first exposed the Rho Project's dark agenda to the world. On the run for their lives, Heather, Mark, and Jennifer know that the Rho Project's alien nano-technology has been released into the world, disguised as a miracle cure. But what they don't yet know is that the serum has taken on a life of its own, modifying human DNA in a way that even its engineers cannot control - one that will alter the very fabric of...read more

  • Richard Phillips

    In 1948, an alien starship crash-landed in the New Mexico desert and brought with it the key to mankind's future. Code-named the Rho Project, the landing was shrouded in secrecy, and only the highest-ranking US government and military personnel knew it existed. Until now. The US president is preparing to unveil one of the nation's greatest secrets when three students stumble across the wreckage of a second ship outside of Los Alamos. With a single touch, the alien technology the government has spent untold resources trying to unlock is uploaded into the minds of three teenagers - teenagers who now know the frightening truth about the Rho Project. The battle for humanity has...read more

  • Richard Phillips

    Jennifer Smythe escapes Earth's invasion by the insidious Kasari race, hijacks an alien starship, and survives the deadly passage through a wormhole. But escape is short-lived.... When Jennifer emerges on the new world of Scion, she is confronted by the same deadly enemy. Now the Kasari have sided with the planet's angel-like elite against the warrior underclass, but with the intent of ultimately ruling both. And when Jennifer is captured by the brutish Koranthians, her alien-enhanced abilities make her a crucial asset in battling the Kasari and their winged allies. Back on a divided Earth, Jennifer's brother, Mark, and Jack "The Ripper" Gregory wage their own war...read more

  • Richard Phillips

    When the world’s greatest evil is resurrected, one young woman is challenged to bury it once and for all. What chance does a young woman stand against the world’s supreme evil? Lorness Carol Rafel was prophesied to destroy the unfathomably dangerous Kragan. But as the magic wielder’s monstrous horde marches on Endar Pass, razing everything in its wake, Carol fears that Kragan is not only unstoppable but that he has risen from his tomb more powerful than ever. For Kragan, knowing the millennia-old prophecy is his greatest weapon. He has shielded himself from attack with primordial and insidious magics that serve him well, and if he finds the fragments of an ancient...read more

  • Richard D. Phillips

    In What's So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?, the Rev. Richard D. Rick Phillips shows that the doctrines of grace, those theological tenets more popularly known as the five points of Calvinism, are comforting, faith-strengthening, and humbling teachings. In six short chapters, Rev. Phillips demonstrates conclusively from Scripture that this view of salvation exalts God and makes plain His great love for man, which drove Him to do all that was necessary to redeem a people for Himself. In his opening chapter, Rev. Phillips cites the calling of Isaiah the prophet to show that a proper understanding of the sovereignty of God leads to a willingness to serve, a humble obedience to God s...read more

  • Richard D. Phillips

    Offers an overview of the doctrine of revelation while responding to some of postmodernity's objections. In today's postmodern world truth is increasingly difficult to define and defend. The quintessential questions we find ourselves asking are, "Is there such a thing as truth?" And, if so, "How are we to define what truth is?" The Bible is very clear: all truth comes from God, and he has made it known to us. In this Gospel Coalition booklet, Richard D. Phillips answers the question, "Can we know the truth?" He points us to the Bible as the revelation of God's character and his design for our lives. Refuting postmodern objections, Phillips explains the role of...read more

  • Richard D. Phillips

    What does it mean to be a man made in the image of God? And what does it mean to be a man under God's grace, called according to His purpose? In The Masculine Mandate, Dr. Richard D. Phillips cuts through the cultural confusion, highlights God's mandate for men, and encourages listeners to join him on a journey of repentance and renewal. Phillips begins in the Garden of Eden, drawing foundational teaching for men in the earliest chapters of God's Word. He provides clear biblical instruction for husbands, fathers, and sons as he carefully examines important truths from...read more

  • Scott Phillips

    The 11th Hour Audio Anthology is a collection of eleven macabre tales created by masters of modern audio drama to haunt and terrify you. Intensive Care by James ComtoisHeavenly Deception by Steve SchneiderKill the Boy by Scott PhillipsA Dread Light Shines in the Serpent's Sky by Scott PhillipsCargo by Matthew McleanVultures Over Low Doves by Justin MullaneMonster's Game by John BallentineThe Martyr Protocol by Jeremy Hennessy and Scott PhillipsThe Hooded Figure by MJ Cogburn, Shane Harris, and Jonathan RussellShadows of Halloween by Neil GustinIvory Towers by Richard H. Brooks11th Hour Audio Productions is an Aural Stage Studios, Inc., event that challenges up-and-coming storytellers to...read more

  • Richard Brewer

    For years, writers and filmmakers have speculated about the possibility of the Earth being invaded by aliens from another planet. But what if the aliens have been watching us, infiltrating us via human collaborators, or even surgically altering themselves to look human? Occupied Earth is a groundbreaking anthology that explores the idea of what the world would look like years after its conquest.Twenty years after a successful invasion by the Makh-Ra, human beings still exist, only they have become subservient to a new race of occupiers who now govern the devastated planet. But, as much at things continue with some sense of normalcy, something has happened in the Mahk-Ra's empire. Earth,...read more