Loss Of Reason (State Of Reason Mystery, Book 1)

Loss Of Reason (State Of Reason Mystery, Book 1)

by Miles A. Maxwell

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One Of The Most Disturbing Stories You'll Ever Read
Distant for many years, Franklin out of Pennsylvania and his step-brother Everon out of Nevada are connected by a single link: Their sister Cynthia.

Enter The Nightmare
A nuclear bomb is detonated in New York. Banker, wife, mother, Cynthia lives in New York.

The military has quarantined the city. All bridges and tunnels have been destroyed or blocked. Easterly winds have forced the huge radiation cloud out over Long Island. But the wind is about to change.

Franklin climbs mountains. Everon can fly anything. And Cynthia's brothers are determined to find her.
If it were your sister, what would you do?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152419849
Publisher: Miles A. Maxwell
Publication date: 10/19/2015
Series: State Of Reason Mystery
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 18,278
File size: 847 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

About Miles Long before 9/11, Miles used to lie in bed at night in his apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side -- just across the park from where Cynthia, Steve and Melissa would be living -- and listen to the sirens. Wondering when someone would drop "The Big One" on The City. . . . Wondering how the millions of survivors -- if there would be any -- could possibly escape . . . the city government itself encouraging twenty-four hour personal survival kits -- food, medicines, other critical essential personal items. See: Preparing for emergencies in New York City. As time went on, whenever Miles would leave The City for a day or so for one reason or another, he would return with a creeping, growing, building sense of dread. Driving toward the beautiful skyline on I-95 or the 1 & 9, he would look at the skyscrapers and think, "Is this the day?" He stuck with The City. To excise the paranoia, he wrote the beginnings of this story: Loss Of Reason . . . Until one night some homeless person stabbed a ballerina to death only a block away from his apartment on the street behind. It was a small, solitary death in the scope of the thousands who die in The City every year, but he took it as a sign. He never knew her, but the attack felt close and personal. He knew it was time to get out. So he moved west. Out to the Rockies, to the desert, where he no longer felt trapped by the masses. Where he could see the horizon on any given day simply by walking outside. Where the sky was open and the air was clear. It took six months to recover as the paranoia slowly left him. Was it truly paranoia? He watched TV that terrible day, like all Americans, with a horror that would have been sheer terror had he stayed, as the Twin Towers rumbled down. Not as a pinnacle of terrorism in The City, but as the beginning of things much worse to come. Miles A. Maxwell -- out of Cheyenne, Wyoming -- is the author of Loss Of Reason, Search For Reason and the forthcoming Finding Reason of the State Of Reason series.

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Loss Of Reason 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fair but left on a cliffhanger trying to force you to buy the rest of the books. This one was very short and i refuse to pander to the authors wants for monetary gain by breaking up a book into tiny portions just to make money. Either put it into a real book or not but stop this serial crap.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved i, can't wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
liked this book I am now looking for next one in series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting concept and plot but the writing is sub par
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well crafted characters. But a cliffhanger and teaser!! 'l expected more'. Bingaux
Jane_V_Blanchard More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful from the start, Loss of Reason by Miles A. Maxwell kept me wondering what will happen next. This book is very different from thriller and suspense books I've been reading lately. There are no gory details, chase scenes, or superhuman fighting skills, though the brothers Franklin and Everon are exceptionally adept and resourceful. Loss of Reason also differs from apocalyptic books in that it is hopeful. When New York City is blasted by an atomic bomb, Franklin and Everon try to rescue their sister and her family. With time against them, they meet challenges and situations that delay the search. Will they be successful? Will they find out who is responsible for the detonation? Though the book ends with a cliffhanger, which I detest, the author includes the first two chapters of the next book in the "State of Reason Mystery Series," which, in my opinion, is the rightful conclusion. I recommend this book as a refreshing change in the thriller and suspense genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Obviously some authors feel muck is necessary for reinforcement to any otherwise weakness in their writing skills.