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.


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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

Creating the Mighty 11th Amendment

November 27, 2022

At the same time the lawsuit was winding its way through the court system, Congress passed the Judicial Act of 1789. The provision that is relevant to this story is that the Judicial Act of 1789 specifically allows a citizen (or legal entity) in one state to sue a citizen or legal entity in another state.

Modifying How the Electoral College Votes With the 12th Amendment

November 20, 2022

Some representatives argued that only the top three candidates should put before the House for a vote. Others, mostly from the Northern states, wanted to abolish the Electoral College altogether.

The First Purple Heart

November 13, 2022

As military services go, the U.S. Armed Forces lagged behind our friends in Europe. This was partly because the kings and dukes who ruled their countries and dukedoms could give land and titles to deserving citizens. During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress could not give away land since it didn’t own any.

America’s Most Contentious Election

November 6, 2022

The year was 1800 and Thomas Jefferson from Virginia and Aaron Burr from New York campaigned against John Adams from Massachusetts and Charles Pickney from South Carolina. Democratic-Republicans faced off against the Federalists. Northerners were pitted against Southerners. Former allies during a long war that led to independence were now at each other’s throats.