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Product Details

  • Series: Ashes (Book 5)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pinnacle; Reissue edition (November 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786019611
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786019618
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 1 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #606,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kevin M. Cox on January 8, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I don't know how anyone else feels about Johnstone's work but with the Ashes series I believe he can't be outdone. This book which is number five in the series is as good as the others my opinion is that if you liked number 1 you are guaranteed to like number 5
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 22, 1996
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This particular book is written very well and never misses a beat. Like all of his books in this series you can relate almost everything he talks about to todays government. The content is very good and some is very scary to even think about but most of what is written you can see happening in todays world. Read this book and the rest of them too and think about what is said
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kevin P. Grover on June 26, 2001
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Ben Raines finally gets what he wants. A chance to be alone. However, that proves almost to be his undoing as he is located and pursued by two of the worst gang leaders that have come along. They're not as bad as Hartline, but enough to twist Ben's guts into such a wrinkle that he's bound and determined to rid the world of them right here and now. Again, there are not enough words, or enough room here to really say what should be said. William Johnstone has an uncanny ability to make you wonder if he has received gifted insight into the future. A future that is frightening, yet comforting to know that Ben and his people are there and ready to go!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BRIAN HOBERG on February 8, 2011
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Ben Raines takes to the road in this volume of his book as he continues from what he alluded to within the Blood in the Ashes book, that he wanted to head out and continue pursuing his passion within writing what was and what is now following the War. Along the way, Ben encounters a large number of warlord he must contend with and deliver swift justice to. He meets up with Lila, a woman whom has taken in a large number of children in hopes of offering the children a better future. Lila and Ben meet up in Texas, crossing paths and joining to fight Jake, Texas Red, and other warlords in their quest to head towards the former Tri-State area. Along the way, Sam Hartline and the Russian General show up again and offer a huge shift in the story towards the end, alluding to William Johnstones next book, Wind in the Ashes.
The book was well written and highly addictive. I finished the book in two days, having been drawn in to the story line as it plays out like a movie (or mini-series). Excellent description of the surroundings and character personalities seems to be Bill Johnstone's forte and he made it shine within this book. Excellent writing and literary work. I'm very impressed and am continuing on with Wind in the Ashes already.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 3, 1997
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Johnstone should fire his editor, or bother to run a grammer check and spelling check, but the Ashes series is addictive. The blatant knocks of our current situation touch a nerve with many people who are tired of this wishy-washy world. The plot is thin, but you still have to keep turning the pages. It's an addiction you will want to hide!
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By And read on September 22, 2012
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The reality portrayed is almost chilling with the exception of the one man army/ mcgiver stereo-typing. As you read, Johnstone's style allows you to become a member of his rebels team, misfits, brainiacks, hardheads and the normal people all serve to try to redevelop America after the disasters of the world leaders ignorance and attitude result in nuclear holocaust.
People band together to fight against the challenges and rebuild a life.
I have faced destruction and disruption of my life due to forces of nature, Johnstone captures the emotion and reaction of people faced with an unclear future and hardship to survive as I have experienced.
this series is can't put down fictional reading.
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Great book and great story with a great action sequence. Characters are well thought out and sequence of events is riveting.

Hey, I am writing a few year's of revies. This stuff is tedious, so give me a break.
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I am on book 7 of the Ashes, Smoke from the Ashes. It is very hard to put the books down after you start reading. I would highly
recommend reading all of William W Johnstone books. Postal Kid
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