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Loss Of Reason: A Thriller (State Of Reason Mystery, Book 1) by [Maxwell, Miles A.]
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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 bomb's huge radiation cloud out over Long Island. But the wind is about to change.

Franklin climbs mountains and truly understands people. Everon can fly anything. And Cynthia's brothers are determined to find her.

If it were your sister, what would you do?

***A ripping good tale of how intelligence and determination can overcome the near-impossible. And of the true price of altruism.

Before there was Wool there had to be a Loss Of Reason.

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 that 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. It was his home. But to excise the paranoia, he spent his spare time writing 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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1307 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: B B Broadington LLC (Sept. 1 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B011M65UWI
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #491,038 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A thriller in the disaster/adventure genre this was one of the best books I've read this year. A really enjoyable read, I can't wait to dive into the next instalment from Maxwell. If you are looking for a page turner to keep you up nights, treat yourself to this one!
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This book was a good read, great character development, plot and story. I like a little of the mysterious in my novels and this one certainly has plenty. Want to go to the third book !! Joyce
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i was very disappointed . deleted it after 1 chapter. thought action book not sex book
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HASH(0xa0fc70b4) out of 5 stars I also liked how the author really mapped out the geography for ... Oct. 21 2015
By Steve Cosentino - Published on Amazon.com
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I read this book on a flight from Phoenix to Kansas City which tells you what a fast read it is. This is a real page turner, a written equivalent of a modern action film. I thought it could have used a tad more dialogue and some more details around the effects of nuclear radiation but those are minor complaints for a novel that really keeps your attention and bonds the reader with the characters. I also liked how the author really mapped out the geography for you - giving you a real sense of what was happening and where. The characters were certainly compelling. It is not as good as the movie, The Day After, when Kansas City was destroyed by a nuclear attack, but it is a close second!
26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
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This is not a stand-alone book, in that it is the first in a series. At the bottom of the book description, it states there is a book 2. Anyway, that aside, I found this well-written book to be engaging and intense. The action is non-stop. After a nuclear blast, two step-brothers go right into the destruction to find their sister along with her husband and small child. Danger is all around them as they struggle with near-insurmountable obstacles. I tried reading this at night but found myself staying awake to see what happens next. It's that good. Very suspenseful. I could picture the scenes in my mind like watching an internal movie. In fact, I think it would make an excellent movie. It does close on a bit of a cliffhanger but still it's a big story in and of itself.
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HASH(0xa0fc7408) out of 5 stars The Many Reasons I Like Miles A. Maxwell Sept. 23 2015
By L Roger - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are a fan of action / adventure novels, you will love ‘Loss Of Reason.’ I found this to be a fun romp, full of intrigue, romance and nearly non-stop action. If you want to lose yourself in a story for a few hours I highly recommend this one. It is first of a series and the sequels promise to be every bit as exciting.
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HASH(0xa0fc7900) out of 5 stars Awesome Read May 26 2016
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Interesting how the author deals with a bomb exploding in NYC.. The trials and tribulations of a family trying to come together to save their sister mixed against their responsibility to save lives. A real cliffhanger!
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HASH(0xa0fc71ec) out of 5 stars Truely a Page Turner March 3 2016
By Larry B. Gray - Published on Amazon.com
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Do you want to read a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat and glue to its pages? Then you need to read Loss of Reason by Miles A. Maxwell. This is truly a page turner.

The author has developed a tale that is fast paced and full of intrigue. I really liked the adventure and action in this story. The storyline is full of plot twist and turns, but at the same time is very believable and easy to follow. I found I could not put this book down.

Miles A. Maxwell has created a cast of character that make the book come alive. I found it easy to identify with them and get behind the lead characters.

I really enjoyed Loss of Reason by Miles A. Maxwell and highly recommend this book to all readers. I like it so much I have already bought the follow up novel.