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Smilodon [Kindle Edition]

Alan Nayes
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 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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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005TWZNG0
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #254,122 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 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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12 of 12 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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13 of 15 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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3 of 3 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
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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3 of 3 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, a must for all cat lovers. February 2, 2013
By Greg
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A great read, a must for all big cat lovers. I loved the ending of this terrific novel. I thank all who read this will enjoy it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read January 18, 2013
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Very plausible story line. The characters were very well written and the scenery described made you feel as though you were hunting the big cat right along side with Jason and Nora. I recommend this book to anyone who liked Jurassic park.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Readable!!!
Readable!!!
Published 26 days ago by William T. Muse
4.0 out of 5 stars Go tiger
Really enjoyed the book, it kept me wanting to get back to the book, when I had to put it down.
Published 1 month ago by Bags
5.0 out of 5 stars smilodon
I wish I could give the story a higher rating, but I can't. The book was well written and I hope the author brings out a sequel to the book. Read more
Published 3 months ago by steve padgett
5.0 out of 5 stars Smilodon -- dinosaur or mutation?
This book was a very good read. It was exciting. It had a romance, sort of, going but with no sex. This was a very good point for me. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jewels
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Read!
If you want an antagonist with fangs you have come to the right place. The book features a sinister, mutated (saber-tooth) Siberian Tiger which wreaks havoc on the unwitting... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Rich
4.0 out of 5 stars Good plot, good execution
An enjoyable book for those who like this sort of thing, and I do. Well written, and it holds the reader's attention until the very end. I'll look for more from this author!
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good read and plausible
good character development, nice to see a good ending to a book rather than always have to have a real face off macho book that is man against everything. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Andrew R. Links
5.0 out of 5 stars A good one
Grips the reader from the first page and NEVER lets go. I read this book in one day because I couldn't stop. Characters were great and personalities developed easily and quickly. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Gail J. Morris
4.0 out of 5 stars fun read
I enjoy sconce fiction that deals with prehistoric life. If you enjoy this genre you might like this book also.
Published 7 months ago by kriscolben
2.0 out of 5 stars Revolvers do not have magazines!!!
I wish people who write books that have anything to do with firearms (even some of the big name authors) would learn something about firearms before they write about them. Read more
Published 8 months ago by RHR
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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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