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Dissolution: The Wyoming Chronicles: Book One by [W. Michael Gear]
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08SHKQHXK
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wolfpack Publishing (June 2, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 2, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5633 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 392 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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Greetings, All:

I started out as a physical anthropologist, boiling human bodies and identifying pathological bone in the Colorado State University Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology. Life as a starving graduate student changed when Western Wyoming College offered me a field archaeologist position. With my M.A. in hand and a BMW motorcycle as my only transportation, I tied on a tent, then my little Sheltie dog Ted hopped onto the tank, and we were off to Rock Springs, Wyoming. Neither Ted, nor I, ever looked back.

When winter interfered with "have trowel will travel" field work, I lived in the family cabin, built in 1859, high on Berthoud Pass in the Colorado Rockies. There, I read beside the wood stove, played stick with Ted, and enjoyed great classical music, up until the day I read a western novel that made me crazy. What set me off was the ending, where a herd of steers (neutered male cattle) were having spring calves. I threw the book across the room, vowing I could do better. I started my first book the next morning, and within two weeks had finished a 500 page Western novel. (Don't look so impressed, it was real crap.) But the bug had bitten. I LOVED writing.

A couple of years, and eight unsold novels, later, I met Kathleen O'Neal (now Kathleen O'Neal Gear) at an archaeological meeting in Laramie. She was working as the Wyoming State Historian at the time. She stepped on my hat. I was raised old-school where you didn't wear a hat in a restaurant, so I'd thrown it on the floor. A couple of weeks later, we discussed writing over our first date, discovering yet another shared dream.

Since then it's been one hell of a ride. I've published twenty novels under my own name in the fields of SF, Thriller, Historical, and Western, and another forty-some Prehistory, Techno-Thriller, YA novels and non-fiction articles co-authored with Kathleen. Together we have close to 18 million copies of our books in print and translated into 29 languages. We've seen our titles on the New York Times, the USA Today, Toronto Star, Het Parole, and host of other international bestseller lists around the world. My novel UNRECONCILED was placed 1st in the International Book Awards for the science fiction category. Several of our novels have been finalists for the Western Writers "Spur" award, and our co-authored PEOPLE OF THE RAVEN was a spur winner.

These days we spend our lives writing novels and wrangling a wily shetland sheep dog named Jake. In January of 2021, Kathleen and I received the Owen Wister Award for lifetime contributions to Western literature. We are deeply honored and humbled by the award. We will be installed in the Western Writers Hall of Fame this summer. No sooner than that had happened than I was infomed that I will also be inducted into the Colorado Authors' Hall of Fame on September 18, 2021.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A New View Of The World
By Senoj on June 29, 2021
Most apocalyptic and dystopian novels of today tell the same story, just the names and the villains change. As much as I love a good catastrophe book, I've found myself bypassing them in the last year or so for that very reason, but Gear's book DISSOLUTION is different.

The collapse of the banking system is powerful enough to virtually stop the world in its tracks, but what happens when you're a "big city" college kid on your way to nowhere Wyoming when it hits? Meet Sam Delgado, Anthropology graduate. (Debit cards not working? Weird, right? Got any cash on you?) Soon, the realities of how bad a human can be in a disaster situation surfaces, but fortunately, so does how good is humanity?

The beauty of this story is in the transition from a world gone mad without money and credit, to what really matters—people. The strength and bravery, and the ferocity of the fight, is worth every word of this novel. (Loved Breeze Tappan's journal!) The book is DISSOLUTION-THE WYOMING CHRONICLES: BOOK ONE, so it's obviously a forthcoming series. It's on my radar. No way will I miss Book Two!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The End of the World, as told through the eyes of a student
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