Two Wheels Through Terror

Diary of a South American Motorcycle Odyssey

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Author: Glen Heggstad

Publisher: E C W Press

ISBN: 9781550229226

Category: Transportation

Page: 365

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Ripped from his motorcycle by Colombian rebels and robbed of everything, adventure motorcyclist Glen Heggstad journeyed through South America, and the trip became a nightmare as he was forced to march through strange jungles carrying heavy equipment with assault rifles at his back. Even with all the hand-to-hand and sophisticated combat training Heggstad possessed, this chronicle shows that it was his shrewd thinking, precise planning, and a ?do-or-die” last act of desperation that eventually secured his freedom. The shocking personal tale of an unimaginable journey through Central and South America, this travelogue details one man's capture by Colombia's rebel National Liberation Army and the eventual realization of his dream to complete his journey.

One More Day Everywhere

Crossing 50 Borders on the Road to Global Understanding

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Author: Glen Heggstad

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1770903283

Category: Travel

Page: 422

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The motorcycle adventurer and author of Two Wheels Through Terror delivers a “spectacular and gripping read” of his solo journey around the world (Friction Zone). In November of 2001, on a motorcycle trip to the tip of South America, Glen Heggstad was kidnapped at gunpoint by Colombian rebels and held captive for five weeks. Yet even after his traumatic incarceration, Glen did what few others would—finished his trip. Three years later, frustrated by the climate of fear in a media-saturated world and the resulting stranglehold of self-imposed security in the United States, Glen decided to look for truth on his own terms—on the back of his motorcycle. Starting in Japan, Glen wound his way through Siberia, Mongolia, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa, stopping in over thirty countries. This was not a tourist’s bus tour—Glen battled extreme temperatures, knee-deep mud, bureaucratic roadblocks, health problems, and loneliness, but these problems faded to insignificance with the thrill of the open road and the smiling receptions he received from locals and fellow bikers at every turn. With One More Day Everywhere, readers can share Glen Heggstad’s vision of a world ungoverned by fear and, like Glen, embrace each experience, with one eye always on the horizon. “If anyone knows determination, perseverance, agony and terror it is Glen Heggstad. And that motorcycles are fun!” —Jimmy Lewis, editor, Cycle World Magazine “This is a story of extreme travel at its finest.” —RoadRunner “Heggstad manages to illustrate the joys and hardships and benefits and drawbacks of two-wheeled global travel to some of the most difficult places on the planet.” —Friction Zone

Colombia

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Author: Sarah Woods,Richard McColl

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841629219

Category: Travel

Page: 496

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This guide to Colombia reflects the resurgence of the country among travellers following years of lawlessness. With a strong focus on the country's cultural attractions, it will appeal to visitors seeking to discover Colombia's renowned flora and fauna, as well as its historic colonial cities, and its range of eco-tourism initiatives

Global Secret and Intelligence Services II

Hidden Systems that deliver Unforgettable Customer Service

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Author: Heinz Duthel

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3738607781

Category: Political Science

Page: 548

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Global Secret and Intelligence Services II Hidden Systems that deliver Unforgettable Customer Service Global Secret and Intelligence Services II Hidden Systems that deliver Unforgettable Customer Service First Edition 2006 Second Edition 2009 Third Edition 2014 Updated: UUTYG/TT5443 Note: Because of some special contents of this publication, some pages are in French, German and Italien The DEA in popular culture * The DEA.org (The Drug Enjoying Americans), a drug information site. * Gary Oldman played a corrupt DEA Agent in The Professional. * Luis Guzman and Don Cheadle play two DEA agents in the movie Traffic. * Vin Diesel plays a DEA agent in the movie A Man Apart. * Max Payne is a DEA agent in the video game series Max Payne. In the game, Max battles addicts of a fictional designer drug called Valkyr. * David Duchovny played a transvestite DEA agent, Denise/Dennis Bryson on the series, Twin Peaks. * Mary-Louise Parker finds out that her boyfriend is a DEA agent on the Showtime series "Weeds"

Going Places

A Reader's Guide to Travel Narratives

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Author: Robert Burgin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598849727

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 572

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Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Wheels of Terror

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Author: Sven Hassel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297865765

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Sven Hassel's ultimate tank warfare novel. 'This is a book of horrors, and should be left alone by those prone to nightmares. Sven Hassel's descriptions of the atrocities committed by both sides are the most horrible indictments of war I have ever read ... A great war novel!' Alan Silitoe Stationed on the Russian Front and now equipped with armoured vehicles, Sven Hassel and his comrades from the 27th Penal Regiment fight on remorselessly... All of them should be dead: life expectancy on the Russian Front is measured in weeks. But Sven, Porta, Tiny and The Legionnaire fight to the end, not for Germany, not for Hitler, but for survival. WHEELS OF TERROR is a sobering depiction of war's brutalities, and the violence and inhumanity that the history books leave out.

Home-Grown Terror

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Author: Patrick Gorman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493116894

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

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Peter Maynard is an English mobile telecoms engineer, and happily married to his Filipina wife of some three years. Peter takes on a 3 month contract in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is at this time whilst the engineer is carrying out his work on a rooftop site, one Friday morning that he makes a sinister discovery. Whilst looking in one of the three rooftop outbuildings for spare parts, the engineer discovers something very sinister, a terrorist sleeper cell. Apart from weaponry, concealed with a blanket, and other suspicious objects, he discovers a manual with disturbing data. There are names of prominent MP’s (POLITICIANS?), addresses, dates, newspaper cuttings, and what appears to be, planned attacks for some time into the near future, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the UK and USA. Peter hurriedly takes the manual back to his hotel, where he photocopies some of the pages, as evidence for the British security authorities. On his return to the rooftop site, he finds it impossible to replace the book, as the four occupants of the outbuilding have returned. He therefore, has to conceal the book, and he returns to the radio room. The terrorists soon discover their precious manual missing, and over the course of time, the engineer, under suspicion, is followed, spied upon, hounded, and gradually, matters go from bad to worse, with unexpected twists and turns along the way... Throughout the book there is a thread of tragedy, sorrow, emotion, humour, and in some cases a spiritual element. The reader is kept in suspense as to what will happen next, with an unexpected outcome!

Terror on the Peninsula

The Larucci Files

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Author: Dana L. Coy

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426934726

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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With its ever-threatening weather and harsh terrain, life on the Alaskan Peninsula can be challenging. But for Wayne Carpenter, an Alaskan bush pilot, Dillingham, Alaska, is where he calls home. Nicknamed "Hammer" for his aggressive flying style, he is one of the best in business. During a routine food drop to his best friend Bill Rankowski, owner of Iliamna Fishing Guide Service, Hammer suspects that something isn't quite right with his friend and the lodge. Risking his life, Hammer investigates and finds that Bill's lodge has been overtaken by an al Qaeda terrorist cell. While Bill survives the ordeal, his lodge cook and the animals do not. And the stakes grow larger when cell members threaten Hammer's family. Vowing retribution, Carpenter and Bill hatch a plan to track down the terrorists and exact revenge. They do not know that they face Toni Larucci, one of the most ruthless terrorists within al Qaeda.

Marie-Therese, Child of Terror

The Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter

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Author: Susan Nagel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1596910577

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 418

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The biography of Marie Antoinette's only child to survive the revolution and the woman who helped shape the future of nineteenth-century Europe.