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Pale Horse (A Project Eden Thriller Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Brett Battles
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From thriller and suspense master Brett Battles comes Pale Horse, the third book in the Project Eden thriller series.

And I looked, and behold a pale horse;
and his name that sat on him was Death,
and Hell followed with him.
—Revelations 6:8


A simple push of a button and the world will never be the same.

Martina Gable returns home from college to spend Christmas break with her family, but the relaxing vacation she expects is not even close to what she'll get.

Sanjay, a young man in Mumbai who knows more than he should about Project Eden’s plan, will do whatever he can to keep Kusum, the girl he loves, alive and safe.

A boy named Brandon Ash runs for his life in the hills of Montana, wanting only to see his family again.

But first there is Daniel, the boy’s father, who watches Olivia Silva’s finger hover over the enter key that will decide the fate of humanity.

Do you think you’re safe?


Pale Horse is part of the Project Eden continuing sage, which is best read after completing volumes 1 and 2 (Sick and Exit 9)


Praise for the Project Eden Thrillers

“Sick didn’t just hook me. It hit me with a devastating uppercut on every primal level—as a parent, a father, and a human being.” — Blake Crouch, author of Run

“…a gem of an outbreak story that unfolds like a thriller movie and never lets up, all the way to the last page. Absolutely my favorite kind of story!” — John Maberry, New York Times bestselling author

“…not only grabs you by the throat, but by the heart and gut as well, and by the time you finish you feel as if you've just taken a runaway train through dangerous territory. Buy these books now. You won't regret it.”—Robert Browne, best selling author of Trial Junkies

“You think Battles was badass before? He just cranked it up to 500 joules. CLEAR!”—PopCultureNerd.com

“Brett Battles at his best, a thriller that also chills, with a secret at its core that's almost too scary to be contained within the covers of a book.” — Tim Hallinan, author of the Edgar-nominated The Queen of Patpong


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About the Author

Brett Battles is the author of over a dozen novels and several short stories. His second novel, The Deceived (part of his Jonathan Quinn series), won the Barry Award for Best Thriller. He is one of the founding members of Killer Year, and is a member of International Thriller Writers. He lives and writes in Los Angeles.

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  • Language: English
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars An installment, not a book, in a too-long story July 9, 2012
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The first Project Eden book was gripping and a great read - and unlike the later ones actually had a beginning, middle, and end and a clear, motivating and manageable focus. The second had too many characters and felt distant from all of them. It felt more like a bridge between the first and the third books, more like an installment than a book. I plowed through the doom & gloom side stories mainly to see how things would end, assuming that Pale Horse would wrap up the series, but now it seems the author is just dragging it out into as many books as possible, maybe to get readers to keep paying? I don't think I'll keep reading. I certainly won't keep paying $3.99 for any more 'installments' full of side characters doomed to death that affect the plot only minimally or not at all.. The threat that almost everyone's going to die except a select few is clear. That's why those few are the main characters. Packing the book full of people we won't hear from again dilutes the suspense and drags down the main threads of the story. If you're going to write a series, write a series, but don't break what is really a single, too-long book into chunks that obviously can't stand on their own and then try to pass it off as a series.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This doesn't conclude the series :-( caveat emptor July 22, 2012
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I liked the first two volumes of Project Eden, and purchased/read them like a chain-smoker. I was confident "Pale horse" was the last, and I did read it like crazy (yes: it's hard to put down, and I wanted to get the end of the story).
This volume is also fast paced, the many characters are an evolution of the writing style and they are nice to follow throughout. But what an anticlimax when hitting the last page and discovering that we'll have to wait until "Fall 2012" to (hopefully) have the end of this saga :-( Reason why I rate only *** despite the fact I that enjoyed reading the three Project Eden books.
Contrarily to an another reviewer, I think it's predictable but maybe not in the way this reviewer believes. I don't want to spoil anything, but I am fairly sure the next volume isn't going to surprise me, but that won't prevent me from purchasing and reading it, if only to reach the well-deserved conclusion and happy end the characters (and the patient readers) deserve.
I just hope the price of the volume to come will not be (again) increased.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put it down! June 26, 2012
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This third book in the series was so hard to put down I stayed up past 1am to finish it. I think there are several things that draw me into this story. First, I am constantly surprised, I can never guess what's coming next. But I'm also caught up in the individual characters and their struggles, while following the dire situation throughout the entire world. I hope the wait isn't too long until the fourth book in the series is available; I have to know what happens next!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Predictable. June 26, 2012
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The first two books of the series were tremendously unpredictable, and coupled with the exciting plot, they were unputdownable. It was with this eagerness that I looked forward to the third book of the series.

The pace of this book matches that of the first two, and I was able to finish this relatively shorter book in about 3-4 hours single sitting. The imagery created is once again vivid, and the characterisation is nuanced. However, I found this installment of the series predictable and a little 'Hollywoodish', and to that extent, it lost out on the punch. Perhaps I was expecting too much out of this installment. After all, when there is a multi book series, there is bound to be some crests and troughs. I cannot get into the details and reasons for my feelings for this book, since that will necessitate getting into plot details and I don't want to do that as a spoiler.

So, overall, I still think that as a series Project Eden is fantastic, but as a book this installment was a notch below for me. I am now eagerly looking forward to the next installment!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An okay but forced read... January 16, 2013
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The first book Sick, does a great job of telling a story with an actual end, but leaves you knowing that there's more coming. The good thing is that you can decide whether or not to continue the series. Since then Exit 9 and Pale Horse, though pretty well written, don't actually end, but lead you into buying the next book to find out what happens. I am assuming the story will actually end in Ashes...but who knows? Guess I'll have to buy it to find out. Nice set-up! :-/
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother with this rip off July 23, 2012
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i read sick the first one and would give 2 to 3 star on the basis that it was free and it at least did have a proper ending. The second one Exit 9 was better written and was fine up to the end when there is no conclusion at 5.99 it was still a solid 3. However, Palehorse is just a lazy piece of trash, just a series situational descriptions of unconnected characters which is tedious in extreme, not least because all the situations are just the same. Don't be ripped off by this so called author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I loved Sick. One of the best books I've read in a while. Exit 9 was short in story development, but still good - it cliffhangers in to this book. Pale Horse is a shameful pry of another book fee out of your wallet. Most new (undeveloped) characters, complete lack of story line, and ANOTHER cliffhanger so they can sucker you in to the next book. This is a short story at best.

This should really be combined with book 2 and 4 for a sequel. Not nearly enough content as a stand alone book. I won't be buying the fourth. Without spoilers, let me tell you there is nothing in this book that you couldn't guess from the others, or write in a few chapters.

Sorry Brett Battles - I was a fan before this
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love, Love, Love.
Published 26 days ago by Amy E Fox
5.0 out of 5 stars A very gripping series !!!!
This story is awesome, just like the others in this series. Books that make you think "what if......."
Published 1 month ago by Kathy Snelling
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
this series is very good. thrilling for sure!
Published 1 month ago by Carolyn D. Mason
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Summer Read
The Project Eden series of books is addictive. I no sooner finish one book than I simply must get the next. It is the characters that capture attention and draw me into the story.
Published 1 month ago by Kathleen D. Burger
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK
This book was a great read .l love the storyline, it's more realistic. Strong characters that you can feel what they are feeling. Series a must read.
Published 1 month ago by K Con
5.0 out of 5 stars Another one I couldn't stop reading
I love this series, even though it is dark......I love the additions of the characters in different parts of the world dealing with this horrible man-made disaster. Read more
Published 2 months ago by kristi harter
5.0 out of 5 stars Project Eden series
Loved the characterisation and the plots. Well written and great imagination. Cannot wait to read them all! Brett Battles an amazing author.
Published 2 months ago by Boswell
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome. Read series.
I found this author after reading all of Blake crouches books. I read the first book Sick and couldn't stop. The whole series is great. Highly recommend!!!!
Published 3 months ago by PDX_RIDER
4.0 out of 5 stars Pale Horse
Loved the story. Anyone who reads this author, will really enjoy his work. Can't wait to purchase another of his books.
Published 3 months ago by janice
5.0 out of 5 stars This whole series is so exciting!!!!
Brett Battles keeps me up way past my bedtime. I just can't put it down!! Just starting the next book in the Project Eden series with great anticipation.
Published 3 months ago by Beverly J. Booth
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Brett Battles is the author of over twenty novels and several short stories. His novel THE DECEIVED (part of his Jonathan Quinn series) won a Barry Award for Best Thriller. He is one of the founding members of Killer Year, and is a member of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. He lives and writes in Los Angeles. More info available at www.brettbattles.com.

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