Monthly Archives: March 2016

2,000 year-old relic kills all who possess it … The Mask of Minos

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Robert Walton’s The Mask of Minos: Bruno’s Inferno, a satirical action-adventure akin to Raiders of the Lost Ark.

About the Book:
Only coercion, and a beautiful government agent, could force Harry Thursday out of retirement. This time to find the mythical Mask worn by the Minotaur over 2 thousand years ago. A mask worth millions, a mask that kills any who possess it, a mask that might just have started WWII.

tmom_fcExcerpt:
1941 December Somewhere in Russia

The Captain trudged steadily through waist high snow and the frozen earth, fighting fatigue from not hours but mere minutes in the freezing temperatures, fear of the uncertain more than actual exposure. The wheat fields and grazing pastures were stripped of any value before the enemy could arrive, nothing was left for the invading Germans to use or benefit from. Homesteads and barns lay empty, livestock long gone. Nothing of value, no bucket or broom, post or fence. But the imperious army was late in arriving. They found out the hard way that Russian winters won more battles than the soldiers fighting them.

The biting wind blew at his back as he walked away from the SAZ-3 he left on the side of the field after it had run out of gas. He glanced back once more to look at the rusty old car, its tires already hastily covered with a heavy snow and he walked the last leg to the farm house and pulled his collar up as high as it would go and tucked his scarf down and went on.

“What the hell am I doing here for God’s sake,” he asked himself, his teeth chattering, his hands nearly frozen. For what? He knew; it was the same thing that took many souls before him to their early graves; avarice walked haughtily among the likes of men who would challenge the very depths of their souls for personal gain so much so that it has become almost an honorable characteristic, at least among thieves. He cursed it with every step as he neared his destination.

As the snow crunched under his feet, as he cursed and mumbled, he could hear the sporadic pounding of the German cannon clearing the way into the Motherland. Three hours ago the last of the military columns hurried by to defend Russia from the Nazis. Truck after truck filled with young boys barely out of school, carrying with them their mothers’ milk still fat in their bellies, were followed by more trucks filled with old gaffers some of whom remember fighting in the revolution. It was a way of life.

Dagon cared nothing for their problems. All he wanted was to get out of this God-forsaken shit hole. It was all part of doing business. As he neared the house, he saw a large German limousine sitting in front. A tall man with an unsmiling face greeted him.

“My car broke down,” he said in German. The man said nothing, but ran his hands briskly over his body and found a Colt .45 in his pocket and took it. More frisking. “Do you speak fucking Russian?” he said in English. Still no response. Finally he was allowed to go inside.

He was greeted at the door by a tall, thin man with wire glasses and thinning hair. “Welcome Dagon. I’m glad to see you join our little organization.”

Dagon stepped in the house and shook involuntarily from the sudden adjustment to the warm air. A fire burned in an iron stove in one corner of the kitchen where the meeting was to take place. The rooms he saw were dry and brown, empty save for a few pieces of stick furniture.

“I haven’t decided anything yet Skinny,” he said looking around the room, the rustic Spartan fixtures, the ice box, and wood stove, the windows with no curtains had frozen over with a thick coating of crystalized ice that cast everything in a blueish hue.

He saw the unimpressive man, the Russian he was told would be there sitting at a table holding a glass of vodka in his hands.

“You can call me Alex. Your being here, buddy is decision enough. You don’t make a trip across this crap without commitment.”

P1000602About the Author:
Robert Walton, grew up in the small multi-cultural village of Narberth in the Main Line region of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Armed with a degree in Archaeology from Penn State University, Bob has worked tirelessly over the years to live up to his father’s expectations. Having failed at that, he has traveled the world in search of the true meaning of life. Still, this has not stopped him from pursuing a career in writing that began in 2007 when he joined Pennwriters and The International Thriller Writers.

Robert sold his restaurant after twenty years in business selling bagels to a hungry citizenry, and is now selling houses for Century 21 Realty Services in Camp Hill. He lives in New Cumberland with his family.

His second novel The Mask of Minos: Bruno’s Inferno, extends the story of Harry Thursday in a quest to solve the riddle of the Mask of Minos. Still more Harry Thursday stories are forthcoming. He is also working on a science fiction novel that more directly questions the meaning of life.

The Mask of Minos: Bruno’s Inferno
Authored by Robert Walton
List Price: $16.95
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
320 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620066836
ISBN-10: 1620066831
BISAC: Fiction / Action & Adventure

Also available on Kindle

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Mask-of-Minos-978162…

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Ike’s Pennsylvania German roots detailed

trodde_fcMECHANICSBURG, Pa.  — Sunbury Press has released The Relations of Dwight D. Eisenhower: His Pennsylvania German Roots, by Lawrence Knorr. Over 3500 relatives are detailed.

About the Book:
Dwight D. Eisenhower had many direct ancestors who lived in the Susquehanna Valley area of Pennsylvania and eastward. This volume tracks the former president’s lineage back to Germany and England and focuses on those descendants from the lines who lived in Pennsylvania. Over 3500 relations are detailed, including the Matters, Rombergers, Eisenhauers, Boones, Millers and many more.

Contents:
Preface to the 2nd Edition
Introduction
The Ancestors of Dwight David Eisenhower
Photos of Ike’s Parents and Siblings
Photos of Young Ike
Photos of Ike at War & as President
Photos of Ike, Mamie & Family
The Descendents of Hans Nicholas Eisenhauer
Matter Photos
The Descendents of Johannes Matter
Balthasar Romberger Photos
Romberger Photos
The Descendents of Johann Bartholomus Romberger
The Descendents of John Jacob Miller
The Descendents of George Michael Boone
Kinship Overview
Kinship Report of Dwight David Eisenhower

About the Author:
Lawrence Knorr is an amateur genealogist with deep roots in the Pennsylvania Dutch Region. Lawrence has had a 33-year career in information technology. He is also the co-owner of Sunbury Press, Inc., the owner of 2nd Floor Gallery, Inc., and an adjunct professor of Economics and Finance at Wilson College.

Lawrence holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Economics (History Minor) from Wilson College and a Masters of Business Administration from Penn State. He is also a Certified Computer Professional, Project Management Professional, and Certified Scrum Master. Lawrence lives with his wife Tammi and has two daughters a stepson and a stepdaughter.

He is the author or co-author of the following books:

Keystone Tombstones Anthracite Region (2015), (co-author) Sunbury Press
Keystone Tombstones Susquehanna Valley (2015), (co-author) Sunbury Press
Keystone Tombstones Philadelphia Region (2015), (co-author) Sunbury Press
How I Got into Hollywood (2014), (co-author) Sunbury Press
Keystone Tombstones Civil War (2013), (co-author) Sunbury Press
There is Something About Rough & Ready (2013), (co-author) Sunbury Press
General John Fulton Reynolds (2012), (co-author) Sunbury Press
The Hackman Story (2011), (co-author) Sunbury Press
The Relations of Dwight D. Eisenhower (2011), Sunbury Press
The Relations of Isaac F. Stiely (2011), Sunbury Press
A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California Gold Rush (2008), Sunbury Press
The Relations of Milton Hershey, 4th Edition (2007), Sunbury Press
The Descendants of Hans Peter Knorr  (2007), Sunbury Press
Seventy-One Years of Marriage: The Ancestors and Descendents of George and Alice Knorr of Reading, PA (2003), Self-Published.

The Relations of Dwight D Eisenhower: His Pennsylvania German Roots
Authored by Lawrence Knorr
List Price: $19.95
8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White on White paper
312 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620067307
ISBN-10: 1620067307
BISAC: History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Relations-of-Dwight-…