by J.M. LeDuc


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"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

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
Series: Phantom Squad Series
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 and on Facebook.

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