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  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Camden Cascade Publishing (August 3, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615808387
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615808383
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #775,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I enjoyed the inner knowledge of military traditions and protocol. The characters are interesting and the plot is woven masterfully." - A Navy Vet (Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer)


"Excellent read! Well written, fast paced, realistic." - Mick Hager consultant and author of Monkey Business, 7 Laws of the Jungle for Becoming Best of the Bunch.

From the Back Cover

Terrorists smuggle a nuclear bomb into Washington D.C. and detonate it during the State of the Union Address.  Army veteran and congressional staffer Caden Westmore is in nearby Bethesda and watches as a mushroom cloud grows over the capital.  The next day, as he drives away from the still burning city, he learns that another city has been destroyed and then another.  America is under siege. Panic ensues and society starts to unravel.
 
Through Many Fires is Kyle Pratt's third novel.  His science fictions novels, Titan Encounter and Final Duty - The Alien War Anthology are both available on Kindle.  Titan Encounter has recently been released in paperback.  All of his books are available on Amazon.com.

Kyle Pratt grew up in the mountains of Colorado.  When money for college ran low he enlisted in the United States Navy.  His first assignment was with a U.S. Navy unit at the Royal Air Force base in Edzell, Scotland. While on leave in Israel he met a young lady named Lorraine from Plymouth, Devon, England and married her the next year. Together they spent the remainder of his twenty-year naval career traveling around the world from Guam to Japan, Hawaii to Virginia and many other places.

Today, Kyle and Lorraine live on a small farm in western Washington State.

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Hello and thank you for visiting my page on Amazon. I am the bestselling author of three books. The latest, Through Many Fires, is a post-apocalyptic thriller released in paperback and on Kindle in early August 2013. Within two weeks it appeared on both the Kindle Science Fiction Post-Apocalyptic list, reaching #10, and the Mystery, Thriller and Suspense list, reaching #39.

I grew up in the mountains of Colorado and went to Mesa State College in Grand Junction. When money for college ran low I enlisted in the United States Navy. I thought I would do four years and then use my veteran's benefits to go back to college.

My first assignment was with a U.S. Navy unit at the Royal Air Force base in Edzell, Scotland. Two years later while on leave in Israel I met Lorraine from Plymouth, Devon, England. We married the next year. Together we spent the remainder of my twenty year naval career traveling across the United States from Virginia to Hawaii and on to Guam, Japan and beyond.

Today, Lorraine and I live on a small farm in Western Washington State.

I am what Guy Kawasaki calls an "APE," an Author, Publisher and Entrepreneur. In July of 2012 my debut novel, Titan Encounter, a science fiction space adventure, came out on Kindle and later in paperback. Titan Encounter is now on three Amazon bestseller lists. My second book, Final Duty - The Speculative Fiction Anthology, was released in January of 2013. The anthology is regularly updated with new short stories and samples. The bestselling post-apocalyptic thriller, Through Many Fires, was released on Kindle and in paperback in August of 2013 and is now available in most formats including an audiobook.

If you've read one or my books and liked it, please leave a review and tell your friends. The best advertisement I could possibly get are reviews and word-of-mouth recommendations. Thank you!

You can easily find and follow me online.

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Richard hall on September 2, 2013
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Through Many Fires is a solid adventure read. The decapitation of American leadership by an attack at the State of the Union address has been used before (Tom Clancy), but the description was plausible (a nuke in the general vicinity would suffice) and was an effective way of jump-starting the narrative. And I liked how the focus was less on the precipitating acts and more on the aftermath. Personally, I'm hoping the book doesn't carry a veneer of foreshadowing. Since our society is so specialized and interconnected, it wouldn't take much to cause things to unravel. I recall reading somewhere that, thanks to just-in-time delivery schedules, there's a 3 day supply of food in the grocery pipeline. It wouldn't take much disruption to have a lot of hungry people in a very short period of time. And when that happens, Katy bar the door. I don't think it would necessarily take a series of small nukes in metropolitan areas. Heck, the collapse of our economic system (which increasingly seems held together with duct tape and collective wishful thinking) would more than suffice. The use of a major national trauma to throttle liberties and expand surveillance is something that has regrettable historical precedent. And would regions of the country start to schism from the Union after such stresses? That's a scenario straight out of the James Howard Kunstler playbook.

Pratt wisely realizes that you don't have a story if you don't have characters you can get invested in. There is a certain randomness to the assemblage of his characters, but I say that as a compliment. Life will throw people together in unforseen combinations and there is a logical consistency to everything that happens. Pratt's characters are likable and have virtues and faults that we can all relate to.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Captain Frank on September 20, 2013
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The book hooked me in the first chapter and I could not shake it loose. I found it to be fast moving in every chapter, leaving me anxious to continue reading. I gave the book a score of 3.5 because (1) the agreement between China and the USA does not seem even remotely plausible, (2) the aftermath effects of radiation and blast destruction in the areas surrounding the targeted cities were largely ignored by the author even though thousands of refugees are brought into the story, and (3) the military tactics, strategies and the employment of the armory weapons and equipment were inadequately portrayed to the point that the key battles were over simplified. I look forward to the sequel with some of these points considered by the author.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Despain on September 4, 2013
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After reading several books in this genre, I think this is one is better written than most. The characters are interesting and the story really moves. The author did a great job showing what could happen politically without being preachy. Great read!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dupe on September 3, 2013
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A scenario out of our nightmares unfolds in this book. The pace, emotions, tactics and humanity written here are first rate. I am always saddened when a good book ends, wish it was ten times longer. An excellent book. One worth reading more than once.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 7, 2013
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I enjoy catastrophe stories, and this is a good story. I especially liked that Mr. Pratt didn't focus on the destruction or violence, instead he based his story on the strength and basic goodness of some of the survivors. He gave us characters that we could imagine to be real people, and he developed them just enough, without overdoing it. My only dislike is that it's too short, but I'm comforted that ending on the cliff hanger it did, a sequel is sure to come soon.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By William E Adams on August 30, 2013
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Finally, a well written post apocalyptic story that has it all. You get characters that you feel like you know and quickly care about, locations described so at you visualize you're there and a very believable story line. Could easily have been taken straight from the news headlines! This is a must read for any fan of "SHTF" stories. You won't be sorry! Looking forward to following ths storyline,
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Navy Vet...VT town TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 5, 2013
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Nuclear explosions are hitting major cities in the US. Caden is in DC and tries to make it to Atlanta to rescue his fiancé. That rescue gets sidetracked when Atlanta is also bombed. Caden is ex-military which also adds to this story immensely.

This is the story of Caden's journey home to Washington state. And, what a journey it is. Death and destruction are everywhere.

President Durant declares Martial Law and is involving the Chinese in some shady treaties. So credible when one thinks of the debt the US owes China!

I enjoyed the inner knowledge of military traditions and protocol. The characters are interesting and the plot is woven masterfully. Wait until you meet Maria and little Adam!

One quote that I found most appropriate especially with the news of late "...government controlling and probably monitoring the calls and letters of citizens"!! It seems as though Americans are being lulled into a false sense of security. Recently, there was outrage when the internet and phone call monitoring was exposed. When it was revealed that pictures of all letters were being taken on conveyor belts in the PO, I didn't hear a peep.

Wonderful story and most highly recommended.
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