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Smilodon [Kindle Edition]

Alan Nayes
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Jason Bristol, ex-prize fighter and expert animal tracker, and part-time drunk, teams up with beautiful wildlife biologist Norah Phelps as they pursue a man-eating predator that threatens to derail her father’s prize real estate development project in north central Idaho.

Against the majestic pristine backdrop of Idaho’s Bitterroot Wilderness Area, the adventure unfolds. Jason, with Norah’s assistance, soon discovers the ghosts of his past are nothing compared to the battle he’s undertaken.

Smilodon. A saber-toothed cat. He’s angry, he’s frightened, he’s hungry, and he’s 12,000 years from home!

SMILODON 75,000 words or about 300 pages

Alan Nayes is the author of GARGOYLES, THE UNNATURAL, BARBARY POINT, and GIRL BLUE.


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About the Author

Alan Nayes was born in Houston and grew up on the Texas gulf coast. He is the author of the spellbinding sci-fi apocalyptic series, The Resurrection Trilogy (GARGOYLES, PLAGUE, RESURRECTION). He lives in southern California.

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  • File Size: 474 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005TWZNG0
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #241,400 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Smilodon April 18, 2012
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This sci/fi story would provide great material for a motion picture. The main characters have strong, appealing personalities, and the outcome of their encounters with genetic mutated feline from the past leaves a reader in a perpetual state of anxiety right up to the very end.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great adventure! March 24, 2012
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Once I started reading this book, I was so creeped out I wanted to stop reading, but I couldn't stop. The book is well researched and the writing is simply outstanding, with fast moving action and building fear of Smilodon, the giant cat who's more dangerous than any creature in the Pacific Northwest, including the grizzly bears. This was written by one very talented author!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smilodon by Alan Nayes October 24, 2011
By cas
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This book was a page turner. I was engaged from the very beginning and could not put it down. The descriptions by the author were so realistic i felt that i was right there. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys suspenseful fiction!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put this book down! November 22, 2012
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I love "creature" books and am always on the look out for new ones. This ranks right up there with Jaws & Jurassic Park. The book is well written, characters are believable and the only thing wrong with it is there isn't a sequel or a movie based on this book yet. I immediately searched for more books like this & was hoping Alan Nayes would have another book with a crock, bear, etc like this. Living out in the country I was actually searching the hills, pasture, and horizon for this big cat when I went out! Great read! I would highly recommend this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fast paced and entertaining May 23, 2013
By DP
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This is the kind of action adventure thriller that I love to read. It is obviously an ourtageous premise, however that is why it is fiction! Some of it was predictable. The characters were well developed. Some were the stereotype that you expect in this kind of story but they still made me scream out loud to them to "wake up stupid"! I read this book while on vacation last week sitting at the evening campfire and sometimes the noises in the woods made me jump! I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to be scared and surprised when they read. I am giving this book 5 stars because it gave me what I wanted and there were no typos or grammatical errors like other Kindle books that I have read. I especially liked the ending. Spoiler alert: There is a lot of violent graphic death in this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book March 20, 2013
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This is one of the best books I've read in a while. It was hard to put down. Even if you're not a SYFY fan you'll enjoy this one. Loved the characters both good and bad. And the Saber tooth made the perfect predator.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Story you can sink your teeth in January 20, 2013
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Good action yarn. Well written (unlike some of these cryptozoological stories). Fast paced & not totally unbelievable. Well worth the time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good until the end October 23, 2012
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Was well written. Good characters and description. Kept me wanting to read more. Would recommend to friends.
I like stories that take place in wilderness. Really couldn't wait to finish this book. Felt like I could see myself in the areas described. Well done.

Issue- The book just ENDS. No "this is what happened" next. Just an abrupt stop at the end of the book. Was kind of a let down after such a great read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing and tedious.
As someone who has lived and worked with the "big cats," I was really looking forward to reading this book. Read more
Published 17 hours ago by L. Combs
4.0 out of 5 stars A Cataclysmic Slap-Down from Mother Nature
Smilodon delivers a believable resurrection of a prehistoric foe coupled with the insidious blindness of human greed. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Aniko Carmean
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A fascinating but terrifying story; any sequel in the works?>
Published 17 days ago by Janice Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, can't put it down!
Riveting, exciting, good character development. Love the way it left it open for another story at the end.
Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A very fast reading story
I enjoyed the characters and the overall story line. Part mystery, adventure and terror. This would make a good SCI Fi movie.
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars 1,000 pound cat, Really?
A little bit hard to believe on the premise, but a fun read anyway. First one of this author I have read.
Published 1 month ago by Cindy C
5.0 out of 5 stars was a real good read. just wish they put pictures in it
was a real good read. just wish they put pictures in it. would have liked to see what a smiladon really looked like
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent thrill ride with a hint of the Jurassic Park heart pumping excitement. Great escape reading (no pun intended).
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good winter read
I enjoyed this book. Yes, it was very predictable, but if you read a lot, there isn't much that is left! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Doglover
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable
It's a great book. It's hard to put down this book, but it was difficult to finish in one reading. The characters were easy to keep track of throughout the book. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jeanette
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More About the Author



I live in Southern California but still consider myself part Texan by birthright. I was born in Houston and grew up in Dallas. I've resided in California since the mid 1980's but get back to Texas as much as possible. My first two published novels--GARGOYLES and THE UNNATURAL are biomedical thrillers. Actually THE UNNATURAL could also fall into the horror genre as it is a pretty bizarre tale. BARBARY POINT is a love story about a successful young woman who falls in love with a fishing guide. It was written on a suggestion from a former agent.

I have several other projects in the works. HEMLOCK POND is a horror story about a young woman and her son who move into an old farmhouse with a haunted pond. Boo!

GIRL BLUE, another pretty bizarre story, is about a world renowned sculptor who becomes haunted by his last work. Oh did I mention the sculptor is terminally ill?

SMILODON is the story of a huge cat that terrorizes a small town in the majestic Pacific Northwest. This one will grab you and not let go--yeah, that sounds like a cat.

PLAGUE is the riveting sequel to GARGOYLES. Fasten your seat belts, close your eyes and pray like hell because the world as we know it is coming to an end.

RETURN TO UNDERLAND is a middle grade children's adventure story that includes dinosaurs and cavemen. Ooooh!

Very soon I'll be releasing my first paranormal romance. THE LEARNER will be the first book in the Learner Series. I'm excited about gettng this one out there. It should arrive from outer space sometime in November. Yup, you guessed it--the story involves space aliens!

Then on December 1st I'll release my holiday novelette, ST. CLAWS. Love the holidays!

My favorite football team is the Superbowl champs GREEN BAY PACKERS. Sorry Cowboys. But when GB is not on the gridiron--Go Dallas! Great Cheerleaders, too!

I enjoy the outdoors and as a side note I'm one of only a few individuals to ever swim across Wisconsin's chilly Lake Winnebago. Does this make me a better writer--probably not.

When I'm not working on my next project, I enjoy relaxing and fishing at our family vacation home in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.




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