by Jason Brant


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Like so many of his generation, Lieutenant Asher Benson left Iraq with a traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and a Purple Heart. His doctors warned that the symptoms would be life altering. They had no idea. As his body healed, the thoughts of those around him began to echo through Ash's mind, stretching the boundaries of his sanity.

Five years later, Ash is drowning the voices with copious amounts of booze and self-loathing.

When unidentified intelligence agents abduct him in broad daylight, Ash is thrust into a world of espionage and assassinations. A unique terrorist is operating on U.S. soil, and the government needs Ash, and the malady that has plagued him for half a decade, to find him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494830205
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/29/2013
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Jason Brant is the author of thrillers and horror novels. His works include Devoured, The Gate, The Dark, the West of Hell series, and multiple novellas and short stories.

A job led him from the mountains of western Pennsylvania to the outskirts of Baltimore, Maryland. For a little over half a decade, he held the position of Digital Forensics Analyst for the Department of Defense. He escaped that post to write novels, watch movies, and drink microbrews.





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Ash 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. Couldn't put it down.
Necroscope84 More than 1 year ago
Okay, well first of all after recently reading Devoured and Consumed: the first two books in The Hunger by Jason Brant I was very much looking forward to Ash. I've only read four of Jason Bran'ts books (One of them co-authored with another author) but they were more than enough for him to become one of my new favorite authors and earned him his very own folder on my Kindle which pretty much means I will be buying every single book he has out or will one day put out. His books are just that good and Ash...Ash was something else entirely. It is in a league of it's own Aka in JamieSpeak: it was Freaking Amazing!!! Once again Jason Brant shows that he can not only write some of the best action scenes ever but also how well he can walk that fine line between action and character depth/character development. The pacing is perfect and the characters (both good and bad) are the heart and soul of this book and Ash is at their center. All of the characters were rich and had their own distinct personalities and the dialogue between Ash and his friends had me cracking up throughout the whole book, especially between him and Drew who is his best and probably only friend. Then there's Sammy who is just an innocent bystander (and a really hot one at that) who gets sucked into the middle of everything along with Nami whom I'm not even going to say anything about other than every single scene with her in it was just too much fun. You'll just have to read for yourself but she's just larger than life and had me laughing so hard I thought I'd broken something. Jason Brant has a wicked sense of humor and his characters really shine because of it. There's just so many things to love about this book. The storyline was excellent with plenty of action, humor, witty dialogue and characters you will be thinking about long after you've finished reading the book. This is not only the best book by Jason Brant that I've read but one of the best books I've read period. The man has a real knack for telling a great story. I literally could not put my kindle down. I'd been having a bit of a reading slump because I've had so much going on but this book officially ended that slump. I loved this book and cannot wait to read more about Ash. The ending leaves it off in such an excellent place for a sequel and I am eagerly looking forward to the day that I get to continue my adventures with Ash along with all his friends. I really hope Nami and Sammy will be in the sequels. They were just too much fun and I would love to know more about both characters. I cannot recommend this book enough. If you love any type of paranormal, action/adventure or thrillers then this book will be right up your alley. Even if that's not your normal cup of tea then I'd still urge you to give Ash a try. It's just written in such a unique voice that I think this tale will pretty much appeal to everyone It's just that good! Stories like this are why I read. I say it every single time I find a great book but it's the truth. I love the escape. I love identifying with characters on an emotional level and I love the way a good book makes me feel. Ash deserves at least 10 stars for doing all of that but unfortunately I can only give it 5 because that's all that's allowed.
Rosemary_Montgomery More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a fast paced action thriller with great characters and a very unusual and interesting story line. Ash, the main character, was a confident well-adjusted soldier leading a team in Iraq but after a devastating incident in which he was injured, he was sent back home to a future he could not come to terms with.  He could not cope with what was happening to him and the bottle became his escape, that is, until someone wanted to use him and his gift/curse for their own gain.  He then began to take his life back.  He certainly has my sympathy – I cannot even begin to imagine what it must be like to live with the thoughts of random strangers taking up space in my head – I have trouble organizing my own thoughts and having everyone else’s thoughts vying for space would drive me nuts within a few minutes, but it sure made for interesting reading and Jason Brant’s storytelling ability made this a very interesting and entertaining read. I sincerely hope we get to read more about Ash and his friends in the near future – this is a great story.  I loved it :) ps I love the cover too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful, exciting, interesting, clever book. Great characters. Going now to get 'Madness" , Book #2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome psychological thriller
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced and implausible, with a touch of humor on the side
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to the sequel.
Luvsmesomebooks More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, although not as much as Jason Brant's Hunger series. I think I judge everything he writes by that now, which isn't fair. This is a really good story, though, with a great main character and great supporting ones (loved Nami!). I will probably get the next one in this series soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sort of a mind control Jack Reacher, lots of violence tempered by quirky, fun characters. And, of course, it was free. Give it a try.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, can't wait for more on Ash.
Terri_Kinckner More than 1 year ago
I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.  I honestly loved it!  I read the original novella, Echos, a long time ago and enjoyed it tremendously, but thought there could have been so much more to Asher Benson.  I was hoping for a sequel, but this is so much better!  I really got to know Ash better in this book, and his “friends” in this story are completely original and wonderful characters! Ash is a horribly flawed person, though not through any fault of his own.   He’s an alcoholic who lives in squalor, and barely gets by on his disability check.  After suffering an injury in Afghanistan, he awakes to the realization he can hear people’s thoughts.  All of them.  Alcohol and isolation helps him to drown them out and numb himself.  A routine beer run changed his life when he walked past a bank and heard the terrified thoughts of the bank patrons as the bank was being robbed.  He stepped into the bank and his world turned on its axis. Government corruption, espionage, a mass-murdering psychic, and a whole lot of action make up this book.  It was incredibly well written and had me on the edge of my seat (literally).  The thing I love the most about Jason Brants book is that his characters always make me laugh, even in the worst situations.  This book is no different.  The characters are completely different, yet meld together perfectly to create a comedic masterpiece in the midst of complete terror.  That’s the only way I can think to describe them.  Brilliant! I am really hoping to see more of Asher Benson and his interesting group of friends, and the ending of this book seems to leave that possibility open.  I have my fingers crossed for many sequels!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not only a smart, fast paced thriller, but funny too. Getting the next book RIGHT NOW!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read in one day! Exciting, smartass comments and mind reading...ohhh and big muscles !! I loved it, ordering the second book and hope there will be more Ash stories soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced with a smart mouth leading man. Equals lots of fun and a hard to put down book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks for a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seriously, I laughed out loud many times. Also, I think the amount of swearing was perfect. Being a military vet, I know just how much cursing I bless this goddamn world with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was pulled into this book big time, this is the first book from this author that I have read. I can't wait to read more of his books!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Very suspenseful and enjoyable. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fast-paced action thriller. The characters were very good and the flow was excellent. Loved the story. Didn't want to put it down. This was a great read, defintely recommend. Looking forward to reading more from this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters. I really enjoyed the story. A bit gory but love the humor
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book because it was free and I'm surprised I loved it. With Ash ' s attitude and sass it was something I needed. On to the next book!
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Scary to think of what it would be like for people to be able to read someones mind. Would need a strong moral values to remain honest. Good read.
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I enjoyed this book. It was action packed and entertaining and kept me enthralled from the beginning. I look forward to reading more from this author.