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Remember When Inventors Were Heroes?

This weekend (8/1/14 – 8/3/14) Pendulum of Justice  is on sale for $0.99.  The hero of this fast paced techno-thriller is Hank Rangar an inventor.

 

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

With two high tech start-ups going gangbusters, former cyber warrior Hank Rangar has finally “made” it. His lab, “Made By Man,” has revolutionized cardiac procedures, potentially saving millions of lives and billions of dollars. But, the most important person in his life is very sick and his technology is suddenly stolen. Hank discovers two things: This lifesaving procedure may be the only way to save his sister AND Big Washington will stop at nothing to bury it.
 

Here is what people are saying about Pendulum of Justice:

 

“Pendulum of Justice reads like a book on anti-gravity: impossible to put down! My main complaint is how come the next book in the series isn’t out already.”

Peter Cresswell
Publisher of NotPC

 

“Convert this to a movie script and sell it to Hollywood. Excellent theme and plot.”

The Magnolia Blossom

 

WOW! I feel like I just watched a movie in my head.

Hines and Bigham’s Literary Tryst

 

Absolutely brilliant – that was my first thought after I finished reading this compelling novel.

Lit Amri for Readers’ Favorite

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August 1, 2014 Posted by | News | , , | 14 Comments

Win a FREE Copy of Pendulum of Justice

Win a free copy of the thriller Pendulum of Justice.  Click HERE to enter the Goodreads giveaway.

 

Back Cover

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

 

With two high tech start-ups going gangbusters, former cyber warrior Hank Rangar has finally “made” it. His lab, “Made By Man,” has revolutionized cardiac procedures, potentially saving millions of lives and billions of dollars.  But, the most important person in his life is very sick and his technology is suddenly stolen.  Hank discovers two things: This lifesaving procedure may be the only way to save his sister AND Big Washington will stop at nothing to bury it.

 

 

Praise for Pendulum of Justice

Pendulum of Justice reads like a book on anti-gravity: impossible to put down!  My main complaint is how come the next book in the series isn’t out already.”

Peter Cresswell, Publisher of NotPC

 

Convert this to a movie script and sell it to Hollywood. Excellent theme and plot. 

The Magnolia Blossom

 

WOW! I feel like I just watched a movie in my head

Hines and Bigham’s Literary Tryst

 

Absolutely brilliant – that was my first thought after I finished reading this compelling novel. 

Lit Amri for Readers’ Favorite

 

 

February 21, 2014 Posted by | News | , , , | Leave a comment

Halling asked to Speak at Atlas Summit 2014

Dale B. Halling, author of Pendulum of Justice  (with his wife Kaila) and The Decline and Fall of the American Entrepreneur, has been asked to speak at the Atlas Summit 2014.  The topic of his talk will be “Why did Rand Choose Inventor as Galt’s Profession?”

Abstract

Why did John Galt say “I was an inventor.  I was one of a profession that came last in human history and will be first to vanish on the way back to the sub-human?”  Today, there is an all-out attack on inventors.  Effective property rights for inventors are relatively new, dating from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.  Currently, patent rights are under assault from all ends of the political spectrum and almost everywhere around the world.  Was Rand wrong when she said, “Patents … are the legal implementation of the base of all property rights.”

February 12, 2014 Posted by | News | , , , , | 4 Comments

DK Halling Interview with Fran Lewis

The authors of Pendulum of Justice, Dale and Kaila Halling, will be on the Fran Lewis show on Thursday, January 16 at 3:45pm (EST) discussing their book, writing, and more with several other authors.

January 15, 2014 Posted by | News | , , , | Leave a comment

Latest Review of Pendulum of Justice

The Magnolia Blossom one of the premier review sites for independent authors just reviewed our book Pendulum of Justice and gave it 10 out of 10.  Here is what they had to say:

Convert this to a movie script and sell it to Hollywood. Excellent theme and plot. Big business and big government, intrigue, power-plays, coverups, tragic consequences and revenge of the “little guy”.

Let me put it this way: I read the first couple of chapters the night before, picked it back up the next morning and didn’t put it down that day until I was done. This definitely classifies as a “page-turner”.

Read the full review here.

January 9, 2014 Posted by | News | , , | Leave a comment

Pendulum of Justice Now in Paperback

Pendulum of Justice is now out in paperback.  It now has 21 reviews on Amazon with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5.0 stars.  Here is what people are saying about Pendulum of Justice 

 

I loved this book. Just when I thought I had it figured out another twist came. Intelligently written but easy to read. If you like books that break the rules and keep you guessing then you will love Pendulum of Justice. I highly recommend it. 

 

 I do not read fiction and the scary thing is it appears I still have not.

 

 WOW! I feel like I just watched a movie in my head.

 

November 8, 2013 Posted by | News | , | Leave a comment

Pendulum of Justice Reviewed By Steve Moore of Bookpleasures.com

Steve Moore ex-scientist and author six sci-fi thrillers reviewed Pendulum of Justice  for Book Pleasure.com.  Here is part of what he had to say:

Like all good thrillers, this one leaves you breathless but also makes you think, “Could this really happen?” After you remember things that go on in the real world, your answer will probably be a resounding “Yes!” And that’s the scary part. As I was reading, my mind kept going back to The Fugitive—the movie, not the TV series. There Harrison’s Ford character probably generates more sympathy than Hank, but the latter protagonist is perhaps more realistic. But for all lovers of a good thriller revolving around a nefarious conspiracy, this book is required reading.

For the full review click here.  SPOILER ALERT – but be aware that the review gives away part of the plot.

October 9, 2013 Posted by | News | , , | 2 Comments

Pendulum of Justice – A Novel About Inventors and Patents

My novel Pendulum of Justice  is now available on Kindle.  It is a technothriller involving the theft of life saving technology.  The main character’s journey illustrates the incredible problems today’s technology entrepreneurs face.  Here is the back cover blurb for the book.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

With two high tech start-ups going gangbusters, former cyber warrior Hank Rangar has finally “made” it. His lab, “Made By Man,” has revolutionized cardiac procedures, potentially saving millions of lives and billions of dollars.  But, the most important person in his life is very sick and his technology is suddenly stolen.  Hank discovers two things: This lifesaving procedure may be the only way to save his sister AND Big Washington will stop at nothing to bury it.

 

Pendulum of Justice reads like a book on anti-gravity: impossible to put down!  My main complaint is how come the next book in the series isn’t out already.”

Peter Cresswell, Publisher of NotPC

 

I hope you enjoy it.

August 29, 2013 Posted by | News | , , | Leave a comment