Failure to Fire

Derek Almer is encouraged to start a small think tank by a friend in the CIA to research the threat of man portable, shoulder mounted surface to air missiles known by the acronym. MANPADS.



In England, Jaco’s friend Darren Smythe is now caption of Gladius, a frigate armed with twenty 12-pounders. When Dilletante fails to crush Scorpion, Smythe is given command of a small squadron. His sailing orders – sink or capture Scorpion.


Flight of the Pawnee

Al Qaeda sends its top bomb maker to the U.S. His mission – kill at least 10,000 Americans in one attack!


Raider of the Scottish Coast

The Continental Navy is born and its captains are ordered to disrupt British commerce. To do so, they have fight the best trained, equipped and experienced Navy in the world, the Royal Navy. 


The Simushir Island Incident

A missile fired by North Koreans from a Russian island by North Koreans who are protecting an illegal drug factory owned by a Hong Kong company shoots down an American spy plane. Josh Haman has to shut down the factory without starting World War III.


The Josh Haman Series

From the Vietnam War to the post-Cold War era, Josh Haman is tasked with difficult, if not impossible missions. Many of the enemies he encounters are known but often the more dangerous ones are within.

Marc Liebman - Author

Marc is an experienced pilot and writer whose career as a Naval Officer and Naval Aviator, business executive, consultant and entrepreneur helped him fulfill his dream of becoming a novelist. He has five books in print with more coming. In the novels, Marc created stories with rich, interesting characters and puts them the proper historical and operational context. His books are memorable, exciting and fun to read.


Enjoy Marc’s unique perspective. Read his published articles, weekly blog, From the Hac’s Seat, and Fun & Dumb Things I’ve Done in Flying Machines!

Josh Haman Book Series

In the series, Josh flies combat search and rescue and special operations missions during the Vietnam War; hunts terrorist in Germany; rescues POWs left behind; chases a spy in the Pentagon; is sent to the Soviet Union as a independent set of eyes and ears; and struggles to keep WWIII from starting by shutting down a North Korean base on a Russian island.

Jaco Jacinto Age of Sail Series

This series follows the careers of two men, an American in the Continental Navy and an Englishmen in the Royal Navy. They start as mortal enemies but meet and become friends. Later in the war, they are mortal enemies and throughout their careers, their lives intertwine testing their friendship because sometimes they are looking at each other over a gun barrel.

Derek Almer Series

Derek Almer faces challenges common to second decade of the 21st Century. He hunts terrorists; puts drug dealers out of business; and holds corrupt officials in the U.S. government and industry accountable.

From the blog

An 1800 Act of Union

August 14, 2022

Fast forward 171 years to 1707, to when Queen Anne added Scotland so the Kingdom of Great Britain now included, England, Scotland, and Wales. The English and Scottish parliaments, legal systems and economies were merged.

The 1807 Tale of Ograbme

August 7, 2022

Jefferson sent James Monroe and Thomas Pinkney to England to negotiate a treaty that would resolve our differences. In December 1806, the pair brought back a proposed treaty that did not include an agreement by England to end impressment. Jefferson refused to send the document to Congress for ratification in January 1807 so the treaty died.

The Chesapeake-Leopard Incident

July 31, 2022

In June 1807, the Royal Navy was blockading two, 80-gun French ships of the line which had called in Hampton, VA and were waiting for an opportunity to escape into the Atlantic. The British squadron commander, Sir George Berkeley, learned that Royal Navy deserters were on board U.S.S. Chesapeake, 38 guns and he dispatched H.MS. Leopard, 50 guns, with a search warrant and orders to seize any deserters, by force if necessary.

The Laundry List of Section 8

July 24, 2022

Section 8 is the longest in the Constitution and has 18 clauses that gives the House of Representatives the most power in the Federal government. What is amazing is that most of the clauses are only a single short sentence long.