Beating Banks At Their Own Game

As you are reading this, banks are giving away millions of your dollars in gift mortgages. The banks are borrowing money from the federal government for mortgages, claiming the loans have ‘gone bad' and then giving the title of the property to ‘deserving individuals.' There is no federal check on these ‘bad loans' so the mortgages are free and clear—and tax-free. A Writ of Mandamus filed by the author in August of 2017 may end this practice. Beating Banks At their Own Game, is a fictional approach to explaining how the process works. The Appendix includes a collection of nonfiction documents sent by the author to the FBI, SEC, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Housing Finance Administration to STOP the practice of gift mortgages. Beating Banks At their Own Game is the saga of five people who use occupational and real-life experience in banking and real estate to seize control of more than 120 lots in a six-block area in Las Vegas using money that does not exist. They slide the land titles into a shell corporation and then sell out to a development corporation for 75% of book value. By selling below market value they know the sale will go quickly and quietly. But can they get the land and sell it before their scam is uncovered by greedy competitors who want in on the action, state banking auditors, the IRS and the SEC?

The Matter of the Vanishing Greyhound

How can a Greyhound Bus with four bank robbers, $10 million in cash, the contents of all of the safety deposit boxes and 12 hostages being follow by the San Francisco Police vanish off the Golden Gate Bridge?  The police are stumped so a specialist in impossible crimes, Captain Heinz Noonan, the Bearded Holmes, is sent to San Francisco to solve the crime. With the clock ticking, Noonan will have to unravel how the bus was able to disappear – and why there are still hostages if the money has already been stolen and the bank robbers have vanished. Ride along with Captain Heinz Noonan, the nation's foremost impossible crime sleuth, and see if you can solve the crime as fast as he does!

The Matter of the Deserted Airliner

Unicorn Airlines Flight 739 with no pilot, no crew, and no passengers land at Anchorage International Airport.  As the authorities are wondering what happened, a ransom demand is made for the passengers: $25 million in diamonds.  Chief of Detectives for the Sandersonville, North Carolina, Police department, Captain Heize Noonan, is visiting his in-laws in anchorage when he is called onto the case.  He has 26 hours to determine how crew and passengers disappeared off Unicorn Airlines Flight 739 before $25 million in diamonds is paid to the extortionists.  But can he solve what appears to be an impossible crime, free the hostages, arrest the perpetrator, and resolve The Matter of the Deserted Airliner before the ransom is paid?

Cowboys of the Sky

For more than 80 years, bush pilots have carried supplies, delivered mail, and transported emergency personnel over Alaska's rugged terrain. They've flown with felons handcuffed to the seat, with corpses strapped to the wing, and with drugged polar bears sleeping in the cargo compartment. Ever since aviation came to Alaska planes have been far more important than cars or truck to the residents of the far-flung bush communities. In Cowboys of the Sky: The Story of Alaska's Bush Pilots, humorist and historian Steven C. Levi takes you on a wild ride through the heyday of aviation in Alaska, from the golden years, before federal regulations curbed the more dangerous and outlandish flying practices, all the way to the present. Through photographs and anecdotes, you'll meet brave and colorful pilots, the true cowboys of the sky who carved the face of America's Last Frontier.

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