The Terrorist by Harun (Glen Aaron)
The nom de guerre “Harun” is simply the Arabic word for “Aaron” and is used by the author to emphasize that this novel is not about prejudice but is, rather, a geopolitical thriller wrapped in an inter-ethnic love story.
Yazid, a Saudi, and Ahmad, a Palestinian, met and became close friends at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. On holiday, they travel to the Palestinian-occupied territory out of simple curiosity but become embroiled in life-challenging experiences. The trauma thus caused sends the two friends onto different paths–Yazid to graduate school in America, Ahmad to jihadism with the intent to attack the United States.
While the two young men’s lives travel in opposite directions, at the same time and unrelated for now, CIA agent Brad Hackman is on holiday, checking into the Atlantis at Dubai. Cyra, an American Persian beauty from New York City temporarily working at the Dubai Atlantis, checks Brad into the hotel. There is an immediate attraction. That evening, they meet for dinner and promise to get in touch when Cyra returns to Columbia University for post-graduate studies and Brad returns to CIA headquarters at Langley.
Yazid is soon accepted at Columbia as a graduate student. He meets and becomes good friends with Cyra. However, one night Ahmad shows up at Yazid’s apartment and tries to draw Yazid into his terroristic intrigue. The pressure is more than Yazid can stand and he seeks Cyra’s help. She then turns to Brad for help. The plot turns thriller of international intrigue, jihadist and terroristic plans, with Brad and Cyra’s counter-attempts to prevent attacks on their homeland.
Jacob Stern is a high-echelon private investigator. In Revived In Rio, the boutique estate law firm of Jones, Kall and Knight hire him to find out why their wealthy heiress client fired them and, in their place, hired a street lawyer.
REVIVED In RIO
A Jacob Stern novel
The assignment sounds simple enough. Turns out, it runs Stern head-on into the heiress’s gigolo and his lawyer, the one just hired to replace Jones, Kall and Knight. The plot thickens and enters dangerous territory when Stern learns that the gigolo and the new lawyer are siphoning the heiress’ money into a scam perpetrated on AIDS victims in Rio de Janeiro. The scam involves AIDS victims’ life insurance, sometimes known as a “viatical,” a fancy name for buying life insurance policies and hastening the demise of the policyholders.
In Rio, Stern meets the beautiful Lucia. They fall in love amidst helping Lucia’s sister, a transferral, as she seeks both medical and psychological adjustment.
BAGHDAD On The BAYOU
A Jacob Stern novel
Jacob Stern is at it again when Professor Jefferson of the University of Houston contacts him about his missing daughter who did not return with her class from their graduation trip to the New Orleans French Quarter. Stern investigates and determines that she has been kidnapped by a former Blackwater employee operating a drug ring out of the 7-11 Bar in the Quarter. His rescue attempt takes him deep into Mexico and indigenous territory. With near misses and harrowing violence, Stern’s tenacity pays off – but not without a price.
The Jacob Stern novels, tales of intrigue, violence and love, are gripping and fast-moving.
In Broken Justice, author Glen Aaron takes on the criminal justice system of injustice in two parts. Part I contains actual, real-life, shocking stories of what the system has perpetrated upon innocent people. Part II segregates each element of the criminal justice system from prosecutor to our system of incarceration, vividly showing where shortfalls exist.
Broken Justice is a readable expose of what goes on behind the facade of justice, the dysfunction that the average citizen never thinks about.
Confessions From Prison is a compilation of prisoners’ stories, their crime and their experience, as well as some of their letters written from prison. One can never actually walk in another’s shoes, but Confessions From Prison humanizes the person without stereotype and gives us a sense of who these people really are.
Glen D. Aaron
Originally, Glen wrote Letters to My Grandchildren over a period of time as letters of advice and essays of opinions. Because he often found it difficult to verbalize these subjects when enjoying the presence of a grandchild, he wrote to them, instead. Ultimately, the collection was bound into a book, primarily for the family’s use. However, when friends asked for a copy and suggested making the book generally available, he published it so anyone could acquire it.
The letters and essays cover many topics, but a common theme describes how much easier life will be if, early on, self-discipline and a willingness to study becomes an integral part of character; looking for diversion or an easy way out is never the best course. By following tried and proven principles, over time, life becomes easier. The sage and good advice, with a little humor injected here and there, makes Letters a fun read.
The Prison Trilogy
As an observer of life and individuals on their path of life, as well as an observer of his own experience, Glen Aaron has written a three book trilogy:
*Each book in The Prison Trilogy can be acquired for all e-reader formats through Amazon Kindle, B&N Nooks, Ibooks and Smashwords.