Cornerstone

Cornerstone

by J.M. LeDuc

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Overview

PRAISE:
"Stunning suspense. J.M. LeDuc's "Cornerstone" is the kind of book that will make you forget life's obligations and have you riveted to your chair flipping pages and making you believe you're actually an integral part of the Phantom Squad, the inner circle, protecting the President and loyal to the Ambassador to the power punched end."

-Sandra Brannan, author of the acclaimed Liv Bergen Mystery Series

"Perfect research as always; the in-depth facts regarding history and locations are right on the money. But the descriptions, the flow of this writer's work, allows readers to feel as if they are standing in the most revered locations on this planet. Not surprising, considering this is one of the most revered authors of our generation.

"What's the conclusion? "Cornerstone" is a TOP PICK for 2013 when it comes to action, emotion and pure entertainment!"

-Amy Lignor, author of the Tallent & Lowery Series & The Angel Chronicles

DESCRIPTION:
In the blink of an eye, a life begins and another ends.
In a blink of an eye, Brent Venturi falls into the chasm of despair.

What do you do when everything is lost? When the person you loved is gone and all you have left is guilt? These are the questions that face Brent, the leader of the Phantom Squad and the latest in Noah's line of descendants. His answer-go back to the beginning, back to where it all began-Mount Ararat.

The last known resting place of Noah's Ark.

In his travels, Brent will meet Rowtag Achak, a Cree brave and Special Forces sniper who is on a similar path of self-destruction. Together, they will trace their steps from Palm Cove to Washington D.C., all the way to Armenia and the Khor Virap Monastery, which sits at the base of Mount Ararat. Their travels will eventually take them to Alpha Camp and the Hindu Kush mountains on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

When President Dupree and the Phantom Squad get captured by the Brotherhood of Gaza, time for introspection is over and time for action begins. Brent must find a way to get back to the man he was in order to save the people still left in his life.

What begins as a sabbatical of self-awareness turns into a mission of survival. His own, that of the squad and more importantly, that of the president of the United States. What man and nature takes away, only God can restore. The restoration of the Cornerstone.

To find the beginning,
one must walk through the past and be willing to step into the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484188682
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/21/2013
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Mark Adduci, writing as J. M. LeDuc, is a native Bostonian, who transplanted to South Florida in 1985. He shares his love and life with his wife, Sherri and his daughter, Chelsea.
Blessed to have had a mother who loved the written word, her passion was passed on to him. It is in her maiden name he writes. When he is not crafting the plot of his next thriller, his alter ego is busy working as a professor at The Academy of Nursing and Health Occupations, a nursing college in West Palm Beach, Florida.
J.M. LeDuc's first novel, "Cursed Blessing," won a Royal Palm Literary Award in 2008 as an unpublished manuscript in the thriller category. It was published in 2010. He has subsequently written "Cursed Presence" and "Cursed Days, books two and three of the Trilogy of The Chosen, as well as a novella, "Phantom Squad." He is a proud member of the Florida Writers Association (FWA) and the prestigious International Thriller Writers (ITW).
He loves to interact with his fans and can be reached at jm_leduc@yahoo.com and on Facebook.

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Cornerstone 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
GHott More than 1 year ago
Synopsis: “Affectus mos adepto vos iuguolo” Emotion will get you killed. It’s the mantra of the phantom squad whose priorities are God, country and squad before all else. They’ve had to completely eliminate emotion from their missions. So when there leader, Brent, cannot get past the devastation of the last mission he’s given a leave of absence until he can get his emotions under control – and see what God has in store for him next. The only thing Brent knows at this point is that he must start at the beginning – the beginning of the covenant between God & Noah. But can Brent discern between his priorities and make the right choice when God has a mission for him, his country is in jeopardy, and his team is captured? Review: Absolutely amazing! This book was so enthralling that before I’d even finished I’d gone back and purchased every book Mr. Leduc has for sale! More… Genre: Christian Fiction... Adventure Source: Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours Grade: A+ Ages: 16+ Steam: YA Series: Phantom Squad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
J M LeDuc is a fairly new author, but his Brent Venturi novels leave me spellbound. He has the ability to make the reader want to be a better person, to reach out to a God who constantly watches over all of us! His books are inspirational. I look forward to reading more about Brent and his family and the Phantom Squad!!
readaholic-nana More than 1 year ago
Cornerstone.... WOW just WOW!  J.M. LeDuc has pulled off another religious thriller.  At the end of the Chosen Trilogy, Phanton Squad leader, Brent Venturi, has lost his beloved wife after the birth of their daughter.  Brent, who is a devout Christian, has lost everything including his faith.  In is state is no good to anyone including his baby daughter, Faith. As with all stories and journeys, it is often best to start at the beginning.  This is exactly what Brent has to do.  The beginning for Brent is a monestary at the base of Mt. Ararat.  It is there he will come face to face with God and his own inner torment.  While Brent had intended to go this alone, he meets up with Tag Achek who a Cree Indian and also a former Amry sniper. The Phanton Squard along with Brent and Tag must defeat two forces.  One is a former prospect for the Phanton Squard who has teamed up with a member of the Gaza Brotherhood. Cornerstone is packed full of action, emotion, religious searching and love.  It is an absolute page turner.  I wasn't ready for the book to end.   Absolute must read novel.
coziecorner More than 1 year ago
J. M. LeDuc pens "Cornerstone" filled with action, suspense, heartbreak, and revenge. A fast paced historical fiction that will keep you at the edge of your seat. Between the author's characters were are very well developed and the many twists and turns within the story line, I had a hard time putting the book down and highly recommend it to all readers. This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
VicG More than 1 year ago
J. M. LeDuc in his new book, "Cornerstone" Book One in the Phantom Squad series published by Suspense Publishing gives us another adventure with Brent Venturi and The Phantom Squad. From the back cover: In the blink of an eye, a life begins and another ends. In a blink of an eye, Brent Venturi falls into the chasm of despair. What do you do when everything is lost? When the person you loved is gone and all you have left is guilt? These are the questions that face Brent, the leader of the Phantom Squad and the latest in Noah's line of descendants. His answer--go back to the beginning, back to where it all began--Mount Ararat. The last known resting place of Noah's Ark. In his travels, Brent will meet Rowtag Achak, a Cree brave and Special Forces sniper who is on a similar path of self-destruction. Together, they will trace their steps from Palm Cove to Washington D.C., all the way to Armenia and the Khor Virap Monastery, which sits at the base of Mount Ararat. Their travels will eventually take them to Alpha Camp and the Hindu Kush mountains on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. When President Dupree and the Phantom Squad get captured by the Brotherhood of Gaza, time for introspection is over and time for action begins. Brent must find a way to get back to the man he was in order to save the people still left in his life. What begins as a sabbatical of self-awareness turns into a mission of survival. His own, that of the squad and more importantly, that of the president of the United States. What man and nature takes away, only God can restore. The restoration of the Cornerstone. To find the beginning, one must walk through the past and be willing to step into the future. While this is the first book in the Phantom Squad series it is actually the continuation of the previous "Trilogy of the Chosen" series which introduced the Phantom Squad and Brent Venturi. There is also a novella, "Phantom Squad" which is the prequel to the "Trilogy" series which gives the creation of the Phantom Squad. I mention all of that so, while this book can be read as a stand alone, quite a lot has come before with these characters. And within "Cornerstone" there is also quite a lot happening. The President, along with the Squad, are kidnapped and Brent has to go and rescue them. However it means Traveling to Mount Ararat and dealing with the Brotherhood of Gaza. The lives of Brent, The Squad and The President are in great danger. "Cornerstone" is a wonderful thriller as Brent and Rowtag Achak strive to stay alive and rescue everyone. "Cornerstone" have you flipping pages to find out what happens next. I don't recommend starting this book late at night because you will give up sleep trying to finish it. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Partners In Crime. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cornerstone by J. M. LeDuc brings us back to that ragtag group that you cannot help but affectionately consider family. Here we see the Phantom Force after the Trilogy of the Chosen and watch Brent struggle with some of the worst pain he has had to deal with yet and thus go through another painful but necessary transformation. Just when Brent is ready to give up, he receives a message from the divine that gives him the push he needs to finish his mission. Although there is a religious base to this book (as with the previous trilogy) it is not so overpowering as to overtake it and definitely worth reading. Be prepared for tears with this heart wrenching story and an ending that leaves you wondering where this tale will go next. If you have not read the Trilogy of the Chosen, you should start with Cursed Blessing (Trilogy of the Chosen)