The Lost Forest

The Lost Forest

John Francis Kinsella

John Francis Kinsella

Ennis had no illusions about the risks of such ventures; he sought no challenge, no proof of his own mortality by leaving his body to rot in a dark corner of the humid rainforest. His justification was more down to earth; the search for rare tribal art and antique heirlooms to be sold at a profit in his Paris gallery. But what he discovers in Borneo will shake the science of human origins.Coping with the traumatic experiences Ava endured with the Kakos is more challenging than she ever imagined it to be. She finds herself struggling to remember the details of her time kept away with Damien Kakos and when the memories assault her mind, she is plagued with crippling fear. There is something in the back of Ava’s thoughts screaming at her, telling her that the fight with the devil’s brood has not yet ended.Newly married, Ava and Ari deal with issues involving trust, honesty and faith in one another and as they plot their course for a new life together, they discover that their individual wants and needs don’t exactly match. Ari’s promises to Ava begin to break. Some of the Alexander’s family secrets are revealed and Ava realizes that she needs to keep her friends close, and her enemies even closer.A Broken Fate, the second novel in The Beautiful Fate Series, dives further into Ava and Ari’s nail-bitter of a story and adds even more suspense, mystery, romance and thrills. This series is impossible for any reader to resist.
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The Plan

The Plan

John Francis Kinsella

John Francis Kinsella

The Plan is the third part of the Turning Point trilogy 2009-2010, the crisis bitesWith the euphoria of the American elections past and the world struggling to come to grips with the financial panic that seem about to overwhelm it Pat O'Connelly returns to dublin. The contrast between the city's bleak landscape and the bright skies of Miami could not have been starker. As his taxi made its way through the city centre, the Christmas lights, which still decorated the streets, gave off a strange glare in the early evening fog. The driver sniffed and mumbled that they 'would do little feckin good for the working man, with jobs melting away like good Irish butter on toast'. The millions of twinkling lights that decorated O'Connell made a sad contrast with the gloomy atmosphere that had descended on the city, dampening its usual festive spirit. After two decades of prosperity Dubliners had forgotten what an economic crisis was and were desperately trying to come to terms with the calamity that had struck them.
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Cornucopia

Cornucopia

John Francis Kinsella

John Francis Kinsella

The pursuit of wealth by bankers and their friends in London, Moscow and hong Kong.City bankers : Pat Kennedy, Michael Fitzwilliams,Sergei Tarasov and their friends Tom Barton and John Francis continue their pursuit of wealth in a rapidly changing international political and business environment. Thwarted by Vladimir Putin's dreams of a Greater Russia, they are faced with falling commodity prices, the annexation of Crimea and the struggle for power and influence in London, Moscow and Hong Kong. Kennedy, Barton, Francis and their friend Pat O'Connelly search, each in his own way, to survive the dangers building up around them in an increasingly volatile geopolitical situation.
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Turning Point

Turning Point

John Francis Kinsella

John Francis Kinsella

Determined men such as Michael Fitzwilliams, spurred on by the encouragement of compelling political leaders, grasped, like so many others, the chance destiny had suddenly thrust on him, his dream of transforming a relatively unimportant regional bank into a multi-national finance and investment institution with a deserving place in the adrenaline driven heart of the London’s square mile.Following an altercation with his brother, a young gay teen wrestles with acceptance of his identity and the fear of rejection of those closest to him.
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The Legacy of Solomon

The Legacy of Solomon

John Francis Kinsella

John Francis Kinsella

A story of archaeology set in modern day Jerusalem and the search for the Temple of the Jews, destroyed in 70AD by the Roman Emperor to be Titus, who sacked the city and razed the Temple to the ground.A story of archaeology set in modern day Jerusalem and the search for the Temple of the Jews, destroyed in 70AD by the Roman Emperor to be Titus, who sacked the city and razed the Temple to the ground. Today the Temple Mount is crowned by the Haram esh-Sharif controlled by the Muslim Waqf. A successful writer, Pat O'Connelly, is contacted by a strange French archaeologist in Paris who has developed a theory relating to the site of the Temple using documents dating from the nineteenth century when the British Army surveyed Palestine. The archaeologist seeks O’Connelly’s assistance in the hope of finding a publisher for his work. O’Connelly discovers the arcane world of Biblical archaeology and the conflict between Jewish and Muslim authorities in the Holy Land.
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Offshore Islands

Offshore Islands

John Francis Kinsella

John Francis Kinsella

Forces driven by market frenzy and the explosion of Internet technologies created phenomenal wealth in virtual money. At the same time inconceivably large sums of money were derived from crime and drugs with criminal organisations laundering their ill gotten gains via the world’s banking and financial institutions. Virtual reality was never so real and never so ephemeral as on offshore islands."...an incredible feat of literature: a genuine page-turner..." "...an amazing book...the underlying narrative voice and tone is very consistent all the way through...a very good yarn.""...outrageous and bawdy verse novel...shocking, hilarious and sometimes unsettling...""I felt the eyes of Imti Mentoo watching my every move. And you know what? I kind of liked it." - customer reviews of God The Banana on Amazon.When the bright young graduate Benjamin Bremmer arrives in the mysterious tropical island republic of Amanga, he is seeking some purpose to his life. Volunteering at an orphanage in the poverty-ridden capital city, Ben meets and falls in love with Teri, a beautiful but pious fellow worker. The couple journey bravely into the remote heart of this forbidding country, but unbeknownst to Ben the evil local deity Imti Mentoo has already decided his purpose. This is the first of the three-part satirical epic sonnet sequence, God The Banana.
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Borneo Pulp

Borneo Pulp

John Francis Kinsella

John Francis Kinsella

At the end of the twentieth century the destruction of the Indonesian rainforest accelerated as vast industrial forestry complexes were planned in the untouched heart of Borneo. The promoters of one of these, backed by international banks, vied for a share in the rich rewards, heedless of the destruction to be wreaked on the habitat of the indigenous peoples and the natural environment.Paige Frey left her Montana homestead after graduation with the intention of never returning home; not for weekends, holidays, weddings...or funerals. When news of her mobster step-father’s death reaches all the way to the big apple, Paige's first reaction is a resounding good-riddance to both Giovanni Denmari and her sizable inheritance. Only the sage advice of her roommate Erik convinces her to return home to claim what's hers.But if she thought returning to Montana would mean a simple weekend trip, she was dead wrong. Family dysfunction, ex-boyfriends, Erik's bizarre behavior and probate quickly turn her mountain retreat into a madhouse.
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Death of a Financier

Death of a Financier

John Francis Kinsella

John Francis Kinsella

Tom Barton arrives in Kovalam, a small tourist resort in the southern Indian state of Kerala. In the Maharaja Palace he finds himself in the company of holiday makers including Stephen Parkly, the CEO of a City bank, and his young wife Emma. Parkly falls gravely ill as his mortgage and investment bank is caught in the financial storm with it’s shares plunging on the London Stock Exchange.Orphaned by humanity. Rejected by his own. This is the life the young raptor faces in a cruel world. But in a chance encounter, he is given the opportunity for another life. Taking on the name Scarface due to the nature of his most notable injury, he travels with a bounty hunter that hopes to make a name for himself. Through corrupt military officials and illegal fights that end only in death, the raptor is forged into something far greater than anyone could have imagined. But the humans that care for him are only an obstacle as Scarface sets his sights on revenge. Monsters are not born. They are forged.
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The Prism 2049

The Prism 2049

John Francis Kinsella

John Francis Kinsella

It is the year 2049. John Ennis, a writer and political analyst, finds himself in Medina Hurriya , capital city of Algharb. His goal is a new media series for Global Focus Report, but he quickly finds himself dangerously ensnarled in a struggle against Algharb’s oppressive regime.It is the year 2049. John Ennis, a writer and political analyst, finds himself in Medina Hurriya, capital city of Algharb. His goal is a new media series for Global Focus Report, but he quickly finds himself dangerously ensnarled in a struggle against Algharb’s oppressive regime.The story has its roots in the early part of the twenty first century. During that period Europe and more particularly France had entered a period of intense transformation. In addition to the wave of continued immigration from Muslim countries, the sons and daughters of previous generations of immigrants reached maturity. The Muslim population of France reached eleven million. Islam had replaced Protestantism to a very large extent as the second religion of the country.Successive governments had encouraged or condoned immigration, without looking further than their next election, without questioning the changes that were taking place in the world, without taking the decisions necessary to integrate the new arrivals into the mainstream population.The result was a gradual radicalisation of attitudes of both the recent arrivals and the existing population towards each other. Most immigrants felt excluded or discriminated against and many were easily converted to the attitudes of their co-religionists in their countries of origin, who in turn were conditioned by events in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world, where Islam was in conflict with the West. This novel was originally written in 1991 and I have altered relatively little in the story as it is told here. Many of the scenarios have come to be: a Middle Eastern Caliphate, the massive flight of refugees towards Europe, the rise of right wing political parties, encroaching Islam, the spread of communitarism, the retreat of the UK from the EU, and the threat of disintegration of both. The politicians of Europe and the USA are largely to blame for the situation that exists in the Middle East today and the paths that lay ahead for France the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe are fraught with danger.
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