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Product Details

  • Paperback: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Milt Mays (August 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935670964
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935670964
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,922,826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

There is a host of information at Milt's website: www.miltmays.com.

Milt grew up in Colorado, though he spent most of his adult life as a Navy doctor, caring for those at the forefront of many conflicts, including Vietnam. He graduated from the Naval Academy and Creighton Medical School. His medical career included tours with the Marines, a Navy Security Group in Scotland, Pensacola Naval Hospital, and now at the Veteran's Hospital in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

He has been a fly fishing guide in Rocky Mountain National Park, and continues to ply these waters with a long stick and pieces of fur and feather.

Other published works by Milt include a novel, Dan's War, and short stories, "Thanksgiving with Riley" and "The Dry-Land Farmer." Don't miss his soon to be released book, Take the F...ing Fly, an illustrated poem on the wisdoms and frustrations of fly fishing, illustrated by Mike Friehauf.

Milt is married and lives in Northern Colorado.


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The characters were well developed.
Susan K. Galvin
It makes you supply your own preferred ending while waiting anxiously for what really happens next to Dan.
Jane H. Bock
This book is a fast read, and hard to put down once you start.
Jenna D'oria

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jane H. Bock on August 9, 2011
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The plot and the characters of Dan's War demanded my full attention. I read it non-stop. Much of the setting is in Cajun country, so well portrayed that you can smell the boudin and cigales bubbling in the pot. The time is the near future. The story's premise is that all the world's oil disappears within in a few days. The scientific theory for this is defensible. Along with the petroleum, the thin veneer of culture and civilization also drains away. Dan isn't a super-hero, but he's mightily engaging. Thrillers can end tidily, but this one doesn't. It makes you supply your own preferred ending while waiting anxiously for what really happens next to Dan. Milt Mays' fine writing spins a haunting tale.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BigAl on March 16, 2013
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A reader will often perceive a review like this as lukewarm. Often that's right. However, I see this one as hot and cold. There was much about Dan's War I liked, and liked a lot. But this was offset with enough that I didn't. The premise and the overall story both worked for me. The characters, especially the protagonist Dan, were distinctive and non-stereotypical. All the elements of a good thriller are here.

The problems I found were the kinds of things that tend to throw me out of a story. Some of these were editing and proofing issues, with this book just exceeding my somewhat intolerant threshold for such issues. Others were lines that had me saying, "Huh, how does that work?" For example, "odors of dead crawfish, beer, and swamp mud floated in." Really? You're driving through a Louisiana bayou, crack the window of the vehicle, and the smell of beer from the outside is that strong? Or talking about the miles per gallon a prototype of an electric car got? When did we start measuring electricity in gallons? I'll leave it to you to figure out what it might mean to say that a boat "maintained a steady, though rumpled ten knots." I think I know what it was trying to say, but it seemed like a strange way to say it. Despite this, thriller fans who don't mind occasionally tripping over a word should find Dan's War a worthwhile read.

**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **
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By Skeet on January 27, 2014
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I would actually give this 4.5 stars if that rating were available, I like to reserve 5 stars for something that is perfect--this is not quite there. It was harder for me as a scientist to suspend disbelief of some of the basic assumptions here, but that done, it was a really good read. Thrilling and suspenseful science fiction about a war over oil and those that wanted to destroy it to save the world vs those that wanted to save it. Milt paints a vivid picture of the places and the action.
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By Cameron Denton on October 2, 2013
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Milt has a great way of bringing you into the book and relating to the characters. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun read.
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Not one much for thrillers, let alone a techno-bot one, I started Dan's War with curiosity. It didn't take long to become absorbed in a fast paced, globe trotting story with good character development and setting. Though "high-tech" in its plot line of destruction and salvation of the world's oil supply, the information was delivered in a manner at which I not only understood, but drew me into the story even deeper. A couple of times I paused and wondered..."is this really a future possibility?" Not only did the story telling draw me into its world, it also brought me back to ponder such questions. I haven't encountered many books that do that in a positive manner, versus being taken out of the story becuase it just doesn't work.

There were a few places where I re-read a sentence or two to make sure I grasped a concept or setting, those times being an odd word choice or descriptive scene which I wasn't convinced as believable. But those times were few and far between.

An intriguing tale and entertaining read. Once I started reading there was no turning back.
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By j.a. kazimer on November 10, 2011
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Dan's War is an amazing book filled with suspense and high stakes. This isn't a book for the faint at heart. It's non-stop and fast paced with enough heart to warm even the most jaded of thriller reader. You cannot help but feel a connection to the main character, Dan, as he tries to stop the destruction of our world. Yet, you also feel a deep empathy for the villain too. This is a must read!
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By Jenna D'oria on September 6, 2011
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This story really makes you think...what would you do if your computer program--one you made--started an oil war? This book is a fast read, and hard to put down once you start. The idea of an oil eating bacteria also stays with you long after you are done reading this book. Your mind spins with the ideas this story drums up. Like...would it be such a bad thing if all of the world oil simply just disappeared? Could it be possible. The story is not just about world oil though--it's about a man: Dan Trotter. He's fighting with his inner demons, his wife and his endless need for respect all while the weight of the world rests on his shoulders...shoulders that might not be strong enough to withstand such a load. I won't spoil the ending but it's a good one and Milt Mays has written a wonderful book. I look forward to his next work.
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