The Alex Cave Series. Book 1. Dead Energy [NOOK Book]

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The tanker left Valdez Alaska with a full load of crude oil for what started as a routine trip down to Washington State, until it entered the Puget Sound and the oil mysteriously vanished without a trace. The next day the Alaska pipeline is suddenly empty and oil fields start to go dry. Panic grips the nation when transportation of basic necessities cannot reach the cities. The only clue is a dollar size crystal found in the empty tanker.
Can Alex Cave, an ex-CIA operative, ...

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The Alex Cave Series. Book 1. Dead Energy

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Overview

The tanker left Valdez Alaska with a full load of crude oil for what started as a routine trip down to Washington State, until it entered the Puget Sound and the oil mysteriously vanished without a trace. The next day the Alaska pipeline is suddenly empty and oil fields start to go dry. Panic grips the nation when transportation of basic necessities cannot reach the cities. The only clue is a dollar size crystal found in the empty tanker.
Can Alex Cave, an ex-CIA operative, solve the mystery before it’s too late? Or will our dependency on oil cause us to suffer the consequences of . . . Dead Energy!

4.5 out of 5 stars Amazon. (32 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045363952
  • Publisher: James M Corkill
  • Publication date: 10/18/2013
  • Series: Alex Cave, #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 169,753
  • File size: 534 KB

Meet the Author

I’m a retired Federal Firefighter from Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island in Washington State, USA. While I lived on the island, I was fortunate to meet a famous horror writer named Hugh B. Cave, who became my mentor. Sadly, he passed away before I published my first novel, Dead Energy. In 2001 my wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer and wanted to see me published before she passed away. I’ll never forget her smile when that first sample paperback arrived, but three months later she was gone. I became deeply depressed after losing my soul mate and stopped writing. Two years later, I retired from the Fire Department. My depression lasted for eight years and I drank heavily, and then one day a stranger read an old copy of Dead Energy and thought I should start writing again. It was just the encouragement I needed at just the right moment. The next day I quit drinking and began rewriting Dead Energy with a new ending as the start of the Alex Cave Series. I re-published Dead Energy in Nov. 2013, and began writing episode 2, Cold Energy, published in Jan. 2014, and episode 3, Red Energy, published in June 2014. Now I live in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, with a wonderful view from my writing desk.

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  • Posted December 15, 2013

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    This is a very entertaining story, very well written, that devel

    This is a very entertaining story, very well written, that develops in a nice pace . When I was reading it, it reminded me the book "The Survivors" by Angela White in certain moments, mainly when the focus was on the army created after the chaos was in place. Also the NBC's TV-Series "Revolution" came to my mind, but this story is unique in a sense that the plot is directed to crude oil vanishing. Our hero is an ex-CIA agent named Alex Cave, that by coincidence witnesses the first case of crude oil disappearing from a tanker when he is sailing on his boat on close waters to the event. After reporting the incident, he is asked to investigate what is going on by his friend and Director of National Security, Martin Donner, and count on the help of Christa, a young physicist, and Bull, a supervisor at the All Alaska Oil Company. The story is full of very well developed characters, on a plot easy to follow and full of twists and keeps you cheering for your hero during the whole book. There are other parallel stories that are interlaced to the main plot in a very natural way, all converging to the apotheosis at the end. There are lots of brilliant sequences in action, some dose of romance and all the good ingredients that make this book a must read for all fiction lovers that want to spend some hours entertained. It took me around sixteen hours to read the whole book. I can cannot wait to read the next episode on Alex Cave adventures!
    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 1, 2014

    An amazing story. From science fiction to budding romance to doo

    An amazing story. From science fiction to budding romance to doomsday apocalypse, this book has it all. The author does a great job of weaving the fantastical with reality, and bringing them together as a single entity. The author takes you on a roller-coaster ride from the very first page, and it doesn't stop until the last page. I couldn't put the book down; I was dying to know what happened next. The author really keeps you on the edge of your seat. The book is fast-paced and suspenseful.
    The characters are written so well they really come to life right off the pages. The main character, Alex Cave, is a true man of mystery.
    As a debut novel, James Corkill really delivers. This is definitely an author to keep an eye on. I look forward to reading more adventures of Alex Cave.

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