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What do your children pass on the streets on the way home from school?

What would you be prepared to do to save them?

So today I want to honor the victims of war in general. Those who lost family members in the Holocaust, those who lost fathers or grandfathers who fought in the war, and you who will be reading this note and nodding your head. We too are victims. We too suffered the effects of the long-term war.

My father, and uncles participated in World War II. Although I’m Canadian and was not a child of this era, my Dad was in the Royal Canadian Army Signal Corps and was stationed in England.

My father never talked about the war. I remember watching programs on TV with the family years later. But I never really knew what he did. Was he in combat? Was he in an office behind listening devices. Did Dad code, or decode messages? Dad was a recognized Math genius. He entered competitions every year in the military. And my father kept a workroom in every house we lived in, to use his ham radio and talk with people from all over the world. So it’s possible he was involved in things he could never talk about. Or saw horrible deaths that he carried in his mind and heart his whole life. I will never know.

My Dad left a special legacy for us, the children of a parent who fought in the war. His legacy was anger and pain. He drank excessively. He fought with my mother. Although I never saw physical abuse–or maybe I blocked it–my younger sis says she saw marks on my mother’s neck.

I remember Dad drank excessively and by dinner time he was impossible to talk to. We fought all the time. My family dinner memories were of me leaving the table crying. I don’t think I ever finished a meal in my teenage years. My sis remembers only that I was the one who spoke up, so she didn’t have to!

My childhood was not pleasant. I suppose at the time, I didn’t know the difference. It was my reality. But with early blanked memories, I know there were things that happened that my mind has decided I don’t need to remember. And I’m good with that. I was one of the lucky ones. I suffered no long-term effects of that period on my life unless you count several divorces, and the inability to form deep, trusting relationships. I’m sure I’m not alone. Unfortunately, to this day, the men and women who go to war bring it home with them. It’s not their fault, I understand that. And many will get help and life will go on.

I implore legislators around the world, governments, who merely sit in the gilded cages and sign documents allowing militaries to destroy economies and lives, to think, just stop and think, about the ravages of war. Think about our own militaries–my nephew who served several times in Kabul, my SEAL friends who’ve lost their lives and those of their friends. Think about the long-term effect of war zones and war, before you routinely decide to blockade a region, turn off food supplies or close your borders!

Mexico, shame on you for separating men from their families and only permitting women and children to come through on Caravan from war-torn Central America. You must take full responsibility for the kidnapping of 100 women and children this past week. It doesn’t matter that its drug cartels or human trafficking rings, you alone bear the responsibility for leaving them unprotected.

And the US, I have no words for the leadership of the USA. The world once believed it was the greatest nation in the world. Everyone wanted to go to America. And now the best and the brightest from around the world are afraid to join your working ranks. Some refugees have no choice but to flee or die. But others have choices, and they are choosing to seek great job opportunities in other nations, places where they are wanted. If you’re not careful, all that will be left in the USA is the next generation of racists.

So take this moment to put yourself in the shoes or no shoes of the people who are fleeing the countries that in many ways first-world-countries have helped to destroy. Think about bearing responsibility for our actions in all things in life. And show compassion and love today not just for those who have died, but the current victims of war.

Refugee:

A refugee, generally speaking, is a displaced person who has been forced to cross national boundaries and who cannot return home safely. Such a person may be called an asylum seeker until granted refugee status by the contracting state or the UNHCR if they formally make a claim for asylum. UNHRC

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If you are curious about a first-hand fictional story of a refugee: mother and child, fleeing Syria read Lynda Filler’s  DISPLACED

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It’s free but keep this story TOP SECRET!

 

Who is Luke Raven?
Where did the world’s most elusive billionaire come from? 

Luke stalked his prey in the wilds of New Mexico from the time he was seven. His mother was proud to call him a Wolfer.
By the age of eleven, he was classified a science and mathematics genius, one the US Government would stop at nothing to control. When JET, the lethal ex-Mossad assassin needs help, Raven comes to the rescue.

Meet the patriot LUKE RAVEN behind Lynda Filler’s JET for Kindle Worlds for AMAZON fan-fiction series by  Russell Blake. In 2015 Russell Blake decided to share with a group of author friends and fans and allowed those writers to build a world around his NYT and USA Today bestselling character JET.

We rescued JET and her three-year-old daughter Hannah, escaping from the drug cartels in South America, brought them by mini-submarine to the southern coast of Puerto Vallarta. From there Jet met up with the Raven Group in Washington State and went off to save the USA from a cyber attack and the selling of private top secret information to vying evil zealots around the world. Non-stop action, high tension, open seas, high-speed chases…and the odd sex scene because it’s my story! I thought I’d write one novella and that would be the end of it. But I’d fallen in love with JET and the common refrains from fans were “It’s too short! We want more.” and “When is next one coming out?”

The main character in my novellas is Luke Raven and The Raven Group. With so many questions coming to me on FaceBook, I decided it was time to write a prequel and I’m giving it away FREE!

How much of LUKE RAVEN is based on fact? 

There could probably be several people who might fit into the above character. Possibly I have constructed him from my imagination. Or more than likely, use your imagination and assume I’ve taken poetic license with many details to protect those involved. I also put a disclaimer on the front of each novella because each story is a figment of my imagination… with worldwide global challenges at the center of each plot. But as the author of five JET stories for Kindle Worlds, I thought it was about time you learned more about the man who started the Raven Group. He’s known in many clandestine circles as Code Patriot.
This is where it all began. 

Download CODE PATRIOT free by signing on to my website here or newsletter. You will not be disappointed.

And to answer the next question, yes, I’m working on Novella #6. I will have it out for summer reading!

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I’d love to hear your thoughts so enjoy this story and come over to FaceBook and join the fun!

 

THE JET SERIES FOR KINDLE WORLDS 

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Syrian Government Used Chemical Weapons Dozens Of Times On Own Citizens– JET-Displaced.

Syrian Government Used Chemical Weapons Dozens Of Times On Own Citizens, UN Investigators Report

GENEVA, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Syrian forces have used chemical weapons more than two dozen times during the country’s civil war, including in the deadly attack that led to U.S. air strikes on government planes, U.N. war crimes investigators said on Wednesday.

In the most conclusive findings to date from investigations into chemical weapons attacks during the conflict, the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria said a government warplane dropped sarin on Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province in April, killing more than 80 civilians.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/syria-chemical-weapons-attacks_us_59afcc7ce4b0dfaafcf3e91a?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

READ my version of this brutal war in JET-Displaced  $1.99 on Amazon

We Could Have Been In Barcelona…

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I’ve always been intrigued by other cultures. I watch people and try to imagine their lives. For an author, travel opens my mind to plots and possibilities. Even tourists have something to add to my vivid imagination. Are they ‘accidental tourists?” Are they willingly here or are they following the whims of the group? What has brought them to this place–Porto, Portugal–at this time?

Even tourists have something to add to my vivid imagination. Are they ‘accidental tourists?” Are they willingly here or are they following the whims of the group? What has brought them to this place–Porto, Portugal–at this time?

What if we’d chosen to go to Barcelona instead?

What serendipitous event caused my son to choose Porto, Portugal instead of Barcelona, Spain? Is everything in life pre-ordained?

I believe every single moment in life should be special. I honor and send love to the families of the victims of terror and war everywhere.

You never know. You simply never know.

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I’m grateful for the life I’ve been blessed to live.

 

 

JET-Displaced Rocks!

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“Another great thriller in Lynda Filler’s additions to the Jet series.” E Finn

“A story filled with action, danger, and heart-wrenching consequences. Definitely recommended. Well done!” Sabrina Jean

“Their story will bring tears to your eyes and leave an everlasting impression on your heart. People can be so good. I hope to see Jet/Maya come together with this family again.” Melissa Sanchez

 

Have I told you lately how much I love writing this series? Book 4 has been amazing! JET, Maya, and the Raven Group want to thank you for being a part of their fictional world. The more you buy, the more I write. But let’s be honest, I continue to write this series because it’s so much fun!

After the violent elimination of a sinister group intent on a cyber theft of 50 billion dollars in JET-ULTIMATUM, the ex-Mossad assassin JET and her four-year-old daughter Hannah hide out in an idyllic Raven Group safe house in a remote beach town on the Bay of Banderas in Mexico.

Until she receives a message: Get out now!”

Once again, Luke Raven comes to the rescue and enlists the help of the beautiful and cunning Eurasian Israeli operative JET on a mission to meet with her old friends, the new President of France and his wife Simone. Europe is in the throes of a major humanitarian crisis that undermines the safety and stability of the Western world. The Raven Group and a consortium of wealthy philanthropies have an audacious plan to help. But while they are distracted by the refugee catastrophe, a brilliant Syrian biologist disappears from a private lab at a famous foundation in Seattle, Washington. A plot is revealed to engineer the ultimate bio-weapon, and the race is on to find the virulent prototype before it reaches a megalomaniac in the Middle East.

Jet’s simple mission turns critical when intercepted messages from the Serbian/Hungarian border hold the final clue to this terrifying turn of events. From Mexico to the United States, to France, Serbia, Hungary and Syria, JET rules!

From Paris With Love…

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Yes, I love the Parisian Architecture

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Full Moon night walk

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Yes, it’s a tree!

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After the violent elimination of a sinister group intent on a cyber theft of 50 billion dollars in JET-ULTIMATUM, the ex-Mossad assassin JET and her four-year-old daughter Hannah hide out in an idyllic Raven Group safe house in a remote beach town on the Bay of Banderas in Mexico.

Until she receives a message: Get out now!

Once again, Luke Raven comes to the rescue, and enlists the help of the beautiful and cunning Eurasian Israeli operative JET on a mission to meet with her old friends, the new President of France and his wife Simone. Europe is in the throes of a major humanitarian crisis that undermines the safety and stability of the Western world. The Raven Group and a consortium of wealthy philanthropies have an audacious plan to help. But while they are distracted by the refugee catastrophe, a brilliant Syrian biologist disappears from a private lab at a famous foundation in Seattle, Washington. A plot is revealed to engineer the ultimate bio-weapon; and the race is on to find the virulent prototype before it reaches a megalomaniac in the Middle East.

Jet’s simple mission turns critical when intercepted messages from the Serbian/Hungarian border hold the final clue to this terrifying turn of events. From Mexico, to the United States, to France, Serbia, Hungary and Syria, JET rules!

JET-DISPLACED Jet #4 New Release!!

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Lynda Filler sets the international stage for book 4 JET-Displaced in her latest action thriller ‘JET’ KW series based on NY Times/USA Best Selling author Russell Blake

After the violent elimination of a sinister group intent on a cyber theft of 50 billion dollars in JET-ULTIMATUM, the ex-Mossad assassin JET and her four-year-old daughter Hannah hide out in an idyllic Raven Group safe house in a remote beach town on the Bay of Banderas in Mexico.

Until she receives a message: Get out now!

Once again, Luke Raven comes to the rescue, and enlists the help of the beautiful and cunning Eurasian Israeli operative JET on a mission to meet with her old friends, the new President of France and his wife Simone. Europe is in the throes of a major humanitarian crisis that undermines the safety and stability of the Western world. The Raven Group and a consortium of wealthy philanthropies have an audacious plan to help. But while they are distracted by the refugee catastrophe, a brilliant Syrian biologist disappears from a private lab at a famous foundation in Seattle, Washington. A plot is revealed to engineer the ultimate bio-weapon; and the race is on to find the virulent prototype before it reaches a megalomaniac in the Middle East.

Jet’s simple mission turns critical when intercepted messages from the Serbian/Hungarian border hold the final clue to this terrifying turn of events. From Mexico, to the United States, to France, Serbia, Hungary and Syria, JET rules!

 

It’s Not That Easy To Ignore

 

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Who would have thought that writing an action/suspense novella would take me on a personal journey through the hell that refugees are facing around the world today. In my research for this issue, I took the map of the Middle East and followed the various routes Syrian refugees are taking to escape their war-torn country. Crisis centers are set up all over the world but are totally inadequate. The governments in Europe and the Middle East are challenged on how to handle the incredible surge of people.

The first photo breaks my heart. The second photo of the Serbian/Hungarian border makes me angry. This is where “Rasha” ends her journey in complete despair. The Hungarian government has closed its borders to refugees passing through. Instead they are constructing a secondary highly fortified fence and refuse to allow anyone to pass through their country even on the way to somewhere else. This is in complete defiance of the UN Refugee Convention of 1951 and the 1967 Protocol that says:

States are responsible for protecting the fundamental human rights of their citizens. When they are unable or unwilling to do so – often for political reasons or based on discrimination – individuals may suffer such serious violations of their human rights that they have to leave their homes, their families and their communities to find sanctuary in another country. Since, by definition, refugees are not protected by their own governments, the international community steps in to ensure they are safe and protected.

In my new novella JET-Displaced, the Raven Group once again tackles the serious issues that face the USA and the world today. In the first three novellas the Raven Group with the help of JET, fought the Mexican cartels, stopped a human trafficking ring, exposed Chinese hacking, annihilated a Hong Kong Triad, blew up an ISIS plan to steal 50 billion dollars and overall kept the United States of America safe from those who threaten it’s people.

In a traumatic turn of events JET and her daughter escape an idyllic safe house in Mexico and find themselves on the run once again. The Raven Group comes to their rescue with strings attached. Jet must travel to Paris to present an audacious plan to solve an international crisis brewing on French soil. In the meantime Luke Raven uncovers a plot for a WMD developed in Seattle; and a simple trip to Paris turns in a precarious direction requiring JET’s indomitable skills to save an entire nation before it’s too late.  

JET-Displaced, book 4 in JETKW Lynda Filler based on the NYT/USA Best Selling Author Russell Blake JET Series.

Watch for it. Coming to Amazon Kindle very soon