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Product Details

  • Paperback: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Matthew D. Mark; 2 edition (April 28, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0989004546
  • ISBN-13: 978-0989004541
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,626,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Matthew was born and raised in Southeast Michigan where he currently resides. He served in the U.S Army in both active duty and reserve capacities. Matthew is a former police officer and public safety officer with instructor ratings in chemical deterrent, self defense and use of force continuum. A wide range of activities fill his spare time to include firearms, sports, camping, watching auto racing, computers and reading. More about the books and author may be found at www.darkdaysbooks.com

More About the Author

Matthew D. Mark was born in SE Michigan where he currently resides. Matthew entered the United States Army after high school and served in active duty and reserve capacities. After active duty he earned a degree in Law Enforcement which he put to use working for a small local police department. He currently puts his education and experience to work as public safety officer for a large, private corporation.

In his desire to learn as many skills as possible, he became an instructor for self defense in coursework accredited through MCOLES, and OCAT pepper spray training along with instructor status for hand cuffing and use of force continuum. He still applies those skills in training courses today.

Matthew is a fire arms enthusiast who enjoys shooting with family and friends. Stock car racing, camping, football and hockey are among his favorite past times. He also enjoys outdoor activities and camping. He rounds out his hobbies with computers and entertainment.

His greatest joy in life his daughter Kayla, pictured next to him in Hawaii, 2011. "She is my greatest inspiration for everything that I do," he says.

Customer Reviews

The story was exciting and well presented.
Amazon Customer
This is a well thought out and written story with a good plot, which is just challenging enough to keep you guessing.
Janice Augustine
Overall, the story lacked detail in some of the important areas, and was too wordy in others.
Joe VanHook

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jody on July 13, 2013
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Well it's evident that this book was written by a man and that he spent at least some time in the military and that he knows a little bit about guns. With that said I still enjoyed the story. I'm a wife of a retired Senior Chief (also likes his guns) and a mother of one in the air force and one a security guard so I understand about being "ready". I found that while reading this story I kept thinking I know this is fiction but what if? It seems so realistic. The characters seemed very real no super hero's, no paranormal BS just normal people who had prepped for a crisis taking care of their own and helping out the good guys along the way. It was a good read. Maybe could have used a little more "fun banter" chatter between characters but since it was a man writing... well, maybe their just not as good at that as I am :) anyway, I'm actually looking forward to reading the next book.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 13, 2013
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This was well presented and has a particular value for folks initiating a preparedness program, and adds value to those whose preps are more developed. Even for those who don't have the financial or other resources as the characters, it should help stimulate ideas on how to best use those available.

Military issues, security, and terrorism are subjects I am not unfamiliar with, I have some work that has been published on counter-terrorism so the general storyline is not unbelievable. I've been working on preparedness since the 1980's and found a couple of new twists and concepts to explore for our program. I really enjoyed it.

The writing was generally crisp, there were a couple of difficult passages that could have been improved, but all in all the editing missteps were very minor and did not interrupt the flow at all.

I soundly recommend this book.
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on September 13, 2013
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I'm an avid reader of post-apocalyptic fiction. I don't review books any more on Amazon, mainly because I simply don't have time, and would rather spend what little free time I have actually reading instead. However, after struggling through the first 20% of this "book", I felt compelled to log back in and leave a review.
PLEASE do not waste your money on this. If an "author" is careless enough to publish a work that hasn't even been proofread at a 4th-grade level, or even spellchecked, then does he/she really deserve your money?
This is quite simply the most disappointing Kindle book I've ever purchased, and I've struggled through some real duds. There's nothing new here (at least in first 20% of the book). It's a tired, old rehashed story that's becoming all too prevalent in the genre these days ... the power goes off and someone has to travel a ways across a country descending into chaos. There is no value added here, folks. There's no interesting tips, no good intel, no character development ... you get the point. Save your money and look elsewhere for something to read. I'd rather read the nutrition labels of my canned goods than try to forge a few more pages into this atrocity.
If I could give this e-book zero stars, I would.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Joe VanHook on July 21, 2013
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This book is a waste of money. There was no evidence of any type of proof reading or editing. I am surprised that the author ever made it out of elementary school. There were numerous syntax errors, run on sentences, contradicting tenses, and the dialogue lacked content. Many times the author used the wrong word (there versus their etc.) There were several instances of inconsistency throughout the book that simply made reading it a chore. Many times, scenes jumped around making it hard to figure what was going on.

There is absolutely no character development for any of the characters. At a minimum, there should have been some development of the main character (Haliday). By the end of the book, I still felt as though I knew very little about the main character other than he is a pompous arrogant pile that I could not bring myself to like.

The story line is very unbelievable. The first few pages offered a little promise, but everything fell apart very fast. I understand the idea of prepping, but Haliday seems to have just the right thing where ever he is to solve whatever problem he is confronted with, which makes the story TOO far-fetched. He also seems to have a lot of electronic items that work even after an EMP style attack. Overall, the story lacked detail in some of the important areas, and was too wordy in others.

I feel like I wasted a lot of time reading this. I kept expecting it to get better, but that never happened. Don’t waste your time or money.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By 74 Wave on February 28, 2013
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An excellent read of preparedness. This isn't your typical prepper book, it's about what's right and wrong and our core values. Action packed with strategy and gun battles. Strong characters both male and female added to the makeup of the book. I enjoyed this book, well written and to the point with a touch of humor.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Hannah on July 11, 2013
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I've read a bunch of this type of story in the past few months and this is one of the best. I've seen complaints about the editing but actually thought this book had a lot less typos than most of them.

It carried the reader along and I found myself waking up at 3 am and pulling out the Kindle to see how he and his family were doing! It flows very well and the author avoided the pitfall of feeling as if he had to kill everyone off to make it "real".

All in all I thought it well worth the read and - even if you aren't into survival/prepping - very informative!
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