Bystander

Can you survive the new espionage? There are no sidelines. There are no boundaries. In the new world order, there’s no such thing as an innocent bystander. Seven short shockers from the New Espionage Collection by award-winning author JR Pomerantz. The Terrifying Importance of Mental ealth Jesse’s suffering from synthetic broccoli’s surprise side effects. When he …

Love in the Time of the Improvised Explosive Device

A government stooge finds himself at the center of some Afghanistan-based intrigue in Love in the Time of the Improvised Explosive Device. Up until a year ago, Jim Schneider had a wife and two small children. Now they are dead thanks to a medical device that his employer—the Food and Drug Administration—failed to properly vet …

Mind Control: A Brief History

A few years ago, I dated a man who had been wrongfully imprisoned in a secret U.S. detention camp in Iraq. He’d been accused of terrorism by a co-worker, and then held and tortured for months by U.S. government employees, part of a protocol under the so-called war on terror.  A United States citizen, ex-Marine, …

I bet deathbed research is skewed

I haunt Twitter in my spare time these days like the ghost of procrastinating writers, and something I’ve noticed that pops up every few days or so is a tweet about people on their deathbeds. I bet deathbed research is skewed. For one, who is affording death beds and living to be an old age …