Cold Energy: (The Alex Cave Series. Episode 2.)

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Overview

SCIENCE FICTION IS SOMETHING THAT COULD HAPPEN - BUT USUALLY YOU WOULD NOT WANT IT TO.

When the Polar Ice Sheet mysteriously expands by thousands of square miles, the sudden freezing temperature begins to alter the weather patterns on a global scale. At the same instant, an earthquake destroys the City of Victoria Canada, and awakens the sleeping Mount Baker volcano north of Seattle.

Alex joins the owner and scientists on the research ship, ...

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Overview

SCIENCE FICTION IS SOMETHING THAT COULD HAPPEN - BUT USUALLY YOU WOULD NOT WANT IT TO.

When the Polar Ice Sheet mysteriously expands by thousands of square miles, the sudden freezing temperature begins to alter the weather patterns on a global scale. At the same instant, an earthquake destroys the City of Victoria Canada, and awakens the sleeping Mount Baker volcano north of Seattle.

Alex joins the owner and scientists on the research ship, Mystic, who had accidently activate a mysterious device deep in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Washington. Soon they discover that another strange device has been activated in the Arctic Ocean, and is causing the increasing size of the Polar Ice sheet. If it continues, the world will enter a new ice age.

As they begin a harrowing journey to locate the device and shut it down, they don't realize that the Captain and his first mate plan to murder the crew and steal the Mystic before they complete the mission. Will Alex and the scientists succeed and save the planet? Or will humanity be extinguished by COLD ENERGY.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781493797738
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 11/17/2013
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

I'm a retired Federal Firefighter from Whidbey Island in Washington State, USA. When I wrote my first novel, Dead Energy, in 1986, I hadn't considered it worth sharing with anyone. I printed a copy with an old dot matrix printer and put it in a ring binder, where it collected dust for eight years. One day a friend needed a place to stay for a few days and I offered one of my guest rooms. The next morning he blamed me for him not getting any sleep. He set the old ring binder on the table, stating that he had found it in the corner of the closet, and once he read the first few pages, he couldn't put it down and stayed up all night reading to find out how it ended. He suggested that I send it to a publisher for editing, but I procrastinated and put it back in the closet.
In 2001 my wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer and wanted to see me published before she passed away. Back then self-publishing was just getting started by small companies like Booklocker and Mighty Words. Steven King had just put out a story to be read on a PC, so I had a friend do the editing and published the first edition of Dead Energy with Booklocker. Shortly thereafter print on demand become available, so I gave it a try. My wife smiled when that first sample paperback arrived, but three months later she was gone. I became deeply depressed after losing my soul mate, so I only had a few more copies printed for my friends. None of them liked the ending, so I gave up writing any more stories.
My depression lasted for ten years and my liver was losing the battle with my heavy drinking. One day a stranger read a copy of Dead Energy and thought I should start writing again. It was the encouragement I needed at just the right moment, and the next day I quit drinking and began rewriting Dead Energy with a new ending.
After many hours of editing I thought it was time to join the new Indie community, so once again I self-publish Dead Energy, and my new story, Cold Energy.
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  • Posted July 1, 2014

    James Corkill doesn't disappoint in this second installment of t

    James Corkill doesn't disappoint in this second installment of the Alex Cave Adventures. Just as in the first book, Dead Energy, Cold Energy is full of adventure, suspense, science fiction, and excitement. Where the first book had extreme survivalists and doomsday apocalypse with riots in the streets, the second book has pirates and extreme weather phenomenon. If you enjoyed the first book, you'll love the second book.

    Alex Cave is at it again with a new group of cohorts...mostly new faces but some familiar faces as well. The author does a great job maintaining the character development of Alex through the second book. We learn a little more about him, but he's still the same Alex we cheered for in the first book.

    One of the marks of a good author is whether or not they can make a sequel be just as good as the first book. James Corkill definitely hits the mark with Cold Energy. Not only is the storyline riveting and make it to where you don't want to put the book down, but the author also does something extraordinary when it comes to writing a serial. The second book meshes so well with the first book, yet it's so strong of a story that it can easily stand by itself. So whether you're a reader who wants to read the series in order, or if you decide to read the series out of order, you can easily do that.

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  • Posted February 27, 2014

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    This is a brilliantly written story, that develops in a fast pac

    This is a brilliantly written story, that develops in a fast pace . If you thought that the story of our hero, an ex-CIA agent named Alex Cave, could not get better after Dead energy, you were completely wrong. In this episode, world is experiencing some strange strong earthquakes that affects only a very localized area and other major climate changes. Alex Cave is involved in the journey to figure out what is going on, as his hometown is directly affected by the situation. With the help of friends on a research boat named Mystic, they found a device that, if activated, is causing all those problems. Soon they realize that there is more than one device on Earth and they enter in a run for saving the planet before it is too late. There are unexpected opposition from inside their group and the story develops in a very fast pace. You will read the book on the edge of your seat. Every turn of a page brings more excitement and it is guaranteed that you will be entertained for hours. It took me about ten hours to read the whole book.




    I just hope this is not the end of Alex Cave adventures! I can hardly wait to read more! You definitely should try James Corkill's books. His intelligent plots are here to stay.




    This book was written by James M.Corkill and I received an electronic version for reviewing. I was not requested to provide a positive review. Opinions expressed here are my own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Anon

    Did not read #1 but had no problem with characters or story. If you like Cussler and Pitt you will like this.

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