Dora Encounters Bears, Not Buffalo: When Dora and Edward flee to Yellowstone, making a car journey across the United States via the Lincoln Highway in 1934, they encounter all sorts of obstacles both natural and man made. Not the least of these obstacles is not the buffalo but bears. Dora and Edward are fresh from New York City. That is where they usually tryst at the Waldorf Astoria. Edward is from London before that. Neither are accustomed to the wilds of North America. But no sooner do they arrive than they sit at a picnic table along the Madison River near the West Entrance looking for a spy sent by Winston Churchill, the backbencher Parliamentarian back in Britain who is also part of their map plot. While trying to avoid Hitler they run into a grizzly bear.
But little do they realize that the black bear or the grizzly bear is not the most dangerous creature in the park. It never has been. Decade after decade the biggest animal obstacle is the bison, or buffalo, which can suddenly appear as a herd blocking traffic for many minutes if not for half an hour or a whole hour. Because they don’t look dangerous tourists often tend to go after them and can get injured.
Perhaps Dora and Edward were lucky this time. Who knows what they will encounter on their second visit to the park in another upcoming novel in the Edward Ware Thrillers at War series.

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As we feature Yellowstone settings in various young adult and Edward Ware Thrillers at War novels, we will also feature the Lincoln Highway. What was that? Before the age of the interstates, before 1-90, 1-40, and 1-10, you crossed the country on the Lincoln Highway instead. It extended all the way from New York City to San Francisco, Time Square to the Golden Gate — 3000 miles of America. It opened its first lengths right about the time of the First World War in 1913-1914. Its heyday was in the 1930’s and 1940’s. It began its inevitable long, slow decline starting with the Eisenhower interstate program in the 50’s.

Cheops Books LLC would like to recommend two books on the Lincoln Highway, first Greetings From The Lincoln Highway: A Road Trip Celebration of America’s First Coast-to-Coast Highway and The Lincoln Highway: Coast to Coast from Times Square to the Golden Gate. These two paperbacks were used by our authors during the writing of the Old Faithful Plot, the thriller about Hitler trying to blow up America through the supervolcano buried beneath the ground near Old Faithful geyser. Many of the motels, diners, colorful billboards, giant signs, and restaurants mentioned in the guide are included in the suspense novel. Edward and Dora stop at the same campgrounds with showers and electric lights. They see the same colorful signs. Perhaps they even meet some of the other travelers who kept journals about their travels on the Lincoln Highway and who are quoted in these guides. They certainly paid the same amount for gas when they filled up their tank. They took the advice of carrying a spare gas can and a water canteen as they traveled ever farther west.
After all, Dora and Edward had to get across the country in record time, at least what was considered record time in the 1930’s. Spies sent by Hitler are chasing them all the way to the Old Faithful geyser, threatening them with their lives. Inbetween you cannot help but experience all sorts of Americana.

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John Kerry Never Heard of Titus: John Kerry, in an attempt to rankle the incoming President Elect Donald Trump, issued one of the most uneducated, unconsidered statements that I have ever heard a politician make in this country when he said that Israel can’t be both Jewish and Democratic at the same time. It shows that he has never heard of the Emperor Titus.
I would agree that the Jews probably couldn’t practice their religion and act democratic in the western sense if they had never run into the son of Vespasian, one of the three Flavian Emperors of the first century B.C. But in 70 B.C. Titus, then yet to become Emperor, went into the Jewish city and sacked the Temple in the Siege of Jerusalem. This led to the Diaspora, sending the Jews out into the Empire either as slaves or to fend for themselves. After centuries of this experience the Jews became more westernized and Europeanized than their Arab counterparts. That is why in the twentieth century they were able to recreated the state of Israel after almost 2000 years. They can now practice their religion and act democratic in the western sense because of their centuries long experience. The Arabs never experienced such a Diaspora. They are the ones who cannot deal with the westernization experience and all the modern thoughts and idea such as democracy. They are the terrorists. The Jews are not. John Kerry should realize this.
Titus is a character in the upcoming Cheops Books LLC historical thriller about Roman times called the Vesuvius Plot.

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The German translation of Chapter 4 of Captive at the Berghof: Part 1 has been posted today on the appropriate section of the Cheops Books website. It is the next installment in a chapter by chapter publication of the work in the style of such nineteenth century novelists as Charles Dickens. By the end of 2016 we have translated almost half of the historical thriller about the lead up to World War 2 into German. Hitler threatens Colonel Sir Edward Ware and Dora, Lady Ware, that if they don’t hand over the Lawrence maps, key to world domination, he will kidnap their daughter. When we finish translating all the chapters the suspense novel will be published in German in a separate edition of the work. It will be the first book in a foreign language printed by Cheops Books, LLC. We will feature it on the amazon.de website with a lead in on the author’s page in German.

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Would Be Christmas Bride: Miss Dora Benley got engaged to Lieutenant Edward Ware in May of 1915 when Edward was about to ship off to Gallipoli. She returned to Pittsburgh with her Crusader engagement ring that Edward gave her in England, an heirloom passed down in his family for generations, with the understanding that they would be seeing each other again at Christmas time. The war was supposed to be over. Peace was going to reign, and they were to be married at Salisbury Cathedral. Dora’s mother even bought the ocean liner discounts for all the guests to travel with them in an entourage back to England. But when Christmas came Edward was still far away fighting. He never returned for their wedding. Dora waited Christmas after lonely Christmas for her true love to return to her. She waited four long years for the Great War to end.

This story is recounted in the first volume of the Edward Ware Thrillers at War series, Key to Lawrence: Special Edition.

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William Shakespeare is not only the most famous English writer of all times, he is frequently considered to be the greatest writer who ever existed in the whole world. But did he really exist? Was his name really William Shakespeare? Or was Shakespeare merely a pen name to conceal his real identity? There was a William Shakespeare who was a businessman at the time, who bought New Place at Stratford upon Avon. But was he a patron of the artists or a writer? Did the real writer just borrow his name? And why did he want to conceal himself? In the past people have suggested that he might have been close to the royal court and thus wanted not to be known for political reasons. But whoever he was the mystery he leaves behind is intriguing and has become the subject of the upcoming Edward Ware Thrillers novel, Murder at Hamlet’s Castle.

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Novel With Pictures?: All about the Vesuvius Plot, one of two Roman thrillers, to be Published Net Year
Cheops Books LLC and its imprint Edward Ware Thrillers at War will publish Vesuvius Plot next year, the second novel in a series of Roman thrillers about Edward Ware’s Roman ancestors. It will also include the Cherusci Plot, the thriller about the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. This historical thriller Vesuvius Plot will feature Pliny the Elder, the 1st century BC philosopher and naturalist who was also the Roman governor of the province of Germania. The Germans spell trouble for Pliny just as they spell trouble for his latter day descendant, Colonel Sir Edward Ware. Find out how in the upcoming publication complete with paintings and pictures from the time period. Some are taken directly from Pompeii such as the painting on the cover which is on display at the Naples Museum in Italy.
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The villainess, Helga von Wessel, Hitler’s chief spy, struts boldly across the cover of this book with Europe at her back and all sorts of ambitious notions in her head. As far as she is concerned it isn’t Hitler’s Reich. It is Helga’s Reich. She will wrap Edward around her little finger to prove it.

Dora isn’t sure she is cut out for this life of intrigue against Hitler and his chiefest spy, Helga von Wessel, who turns out to be Edward’s mistress and the mother of his bastard son, Leopold. After all, as the only daughter of a Robber Baron from Pittsburgh, she is used to having things her own way. The conflict heats up between Dora and her husband, Colonel Sir Edward Ware, and they are headed for a splashy divorce that makes headlines around the world just at the moment when the globe is poised on the brink of war. Hitler’s Spy is coming soon from Cheops Books, LLC.

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Hamlet is Shakespeare’s longest play. Did you ever get tired of all that lack of action, that constant lamenting, that constant to be or not to be stuff? Did you ever wish Hamlet had been an action hero instead with a whole new face and purpose? Well, you have to look no farther than Murder in Hamlet’s Castle to be published by Cheops Books LLC.

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During the late Roman Republic Marcus Crassus was a Roman billionaire with all sorts of real estate investments everywhere in the ancient city with one million people. All sorts of anecdotes abound such as the one that he would send agents around town to set fire to apartment buildings only to bargain with the owners to sell them the property as it burned. When the agreement was reached, he would put out the fire with Republican Rome’s only fire department.
He had political aspirations of his own, but they could go only so far in those days. Rome was an aristocratic society. Office holders had to be the scions of certain noble families. So Crassus used his money to back the most successful Roman politician and conqueror who ever lived, Julius Caesar.
Cut to 2016 America. Donald Trump is a real estate billionaire from New York City, the Rome of modern day America. In this democratic society he can run for office himself and has won the current election. For the first time Marcus Crassus gets his chance to rule.

Anything is possible in the world of Cheops Books, LLC.

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