Arctic Fire by Paul Byer
Publisher: Fortress Publications (July 1, 2011)
Category: Thriller, Action Adventure, & Literary Fiction
Tour Date: September, 2013
Available in: Print & eBook, 412Pages
Wealthy entrepreneur Nigel Cain has devised an efficient new way to bring the earth’s most precious resource to the masses – clean water – by transporting massive man-made icebergs from the frigid arctic and delivering them literally to the doorsteps of millions.
Gabriel Pike works at a small engineering firm that has been awarded the task of giving the final safety approval to pilot the first gigantic block of ice into New York harbor.
A consummate showman, Cain has built a fabulous 5-Star hotel and casino high atop the iceberg so his celebrity guests and media elite can cover this spectacle from beginning to end. Pike is whisked away from his work-a-day world and dropped into the lap of luxury where he’s expected to simply rubber-stamp his inspection.
A brutal winter storms ravages the iceberg and exposes structural inconsistencies and hidden agendas that fill Pike with serious doubts about the true intentions of the project. But a grisly double homicide on the ice puts the inspections on the back burner and sends Pike’s life spiraling out of control when he’s accused of being the jealous murderer in a lover’s triangle.
But Pike soon discovers that there is far more at stake than just his life. He uncovers a conspiracy more heinous than anything he could have imagined – a plot that will level a city, change the political face of America, and whose shockwaves will be felt around the world. Fate rests in his hands – if he can survive long enough to take action…
PRAISE FOR ARCTIC FIRE BY PAUL BYER
“A madman’s insatiable quest for power could level a major American city and kill thousands, ushering in a New World Order. Arctic Fire is a thrill-ride that will leave you breathless.” – Jeremy Robinson, bestselling author of INSTINCT and THRESHOLD
“Audacious and ambitious, Arctic Fire burns with action, and chills with the possibilities of what the future may hold. A thriller not to be missed!” – Sean Ellis, author of INTO the BLACK
“A new twist on a classic battlefield ploy finds an iceberg controlled by a megalomaniac on a collision course with NYC. A provocative blend of fact and fiction that explores issues surrounding a critical natural resource, fresh water, Arctic Fire is bound to leave readers thirsty for more.”-Rick Chesler, author of kiDNApped and WIRED KINGDOM
“We’re running low on fresh water. What do we do? Let’s move an iceberg! I love the premise!! From the opening pages until the thrilling end, Arctic Fire is a heart-pounding adventure filled with risks, action and suspense. With engaging characters and a compelling plot, you will be hard pressed to put this novel down. Just when you think you know what is going to happen, with who and what, the author delivers another surprising twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The character are concealing and manipulative, yet believable. The rush of adrenaline is well-rehearsed with each operation, leaving the reader frantically turning to the next page, desperate to find out what is going to happen next. This is the first work I have read of Paul Byers, but he reminds me a lot of Clive Cussler with a twist of Brian Freeman – which is an excellent pairing! Arctic Fire is a novel that showcases his effortless feel for narrative as well as his flawless instincts for suspense. I can’t wait to see what Byers has in store for us next. I definitely won’t want to miss it!”-Mindy Hines, Minding Spot Website
“When I was first asked to review Arctic Fire I laughed out loud. I’ve always wondered why someone didn’t just do this exact same thing to help the countries that go through droughts so I was really looking forward to reading this one and I wasn’t disappointed. Arctic Fire is a fast paced read that I finished in just one day. I fell in love with Gabriel Pike from the first chapter and was dying to know just what sinister plot Cain had in mind. I highly recommend this one for anyone who loves suspense thrillers.” – Monie, Reading With Monie Website
“An awesome mystery/thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I really liked all the characters in this book and the mystery of a homicide. Wonderfully written! If you like a mystery with lots of thrills, you will love this book.”- Sherrie Plummer, Sherrie’s Books Website
MY REVIEW OF ARCTIC FIRE BY PAUL BYER
Pike is a pilot – he flies a Yankee Clipper jet which is 60 years old and an F 86 Korean War era Sabre jet. He is an Engineer at the Talbot Engineering firm and is a conspiracy buff. He has a do what I have to do, regardless of the consequences attitude.
Cain built a five star hotel casino on top of an iceberg. His plan was to bring it into the New York Harbor and turn it into drinkable water.
But there is so much more to the story than that. He has an ulterior motive.
Pike was chosen as the Engineer to make sure nothing untoward happened. A series of events causes a problem.
Would Pike’s worst imaginings come true?
The author sent me a signed first edition paperback for the tour. I was excited to receive it because I love the cover and conspiracy based books. Add a touch of “history” and I’m hooked.
Paul Byer did not disappoint. This is an action packed adventure, with twists and turns, keeping me turning the pages in anticipation of what would happen next.
The humor sprinkled throughout Artic Fire kept me chuckling. When Paul writes about his character being “Pike…Gabriel Pike.” I laughed out loud.
The book starts out slow, laying a foundation for what is to come. There is a huge BUT – the book has stayed with me long after I finished reading it.
The character development hit the mark. They felt so real to me.
I fell in love with Pike within the first eighty pages.
Paul Byer writes about the Senator being an ignorant, rude asshole and I agree. I sincerely hope he gets his. It makes me think of current political events.
Their have been water wars, pretty much forever. Reading Artic Fire made me think of how much water I use. In this day and age, I find most of us have a higher sense of our impact on Earth.
So how far fetched would it be to haul a complete iceberg?
Cause and effect – one simple thing can change your life.
I could rant about my thoughts the book caused to rumble through my brain, but I will leave it to you to read Arctic Fire by Paul Byer and find out for yourself.
4 STARS – Would Recommend To Others.
ABOUT PAUL BYERS
Paul grew up in Oregon on the shores of the mighty and mysterious Columbia River, and spent endless hours daydreaming on the beach in front of his house, making up stories about the ships from exotic ports all over the world that steamed up the river – what secret cargo might they be carrying; did they harbor spies who were on dark and exciting missions?
Later in adult life, he moved to another mysterious and provocative city – Las Vegas, just outside the famous Nellis Air Force base. After work he would sit on his porch and watch the fighters take off and land, igniting his imagination with visions of secret missions and rich speculation about what could possibly be hidden at Area 51.
After moving back to his native Pacific Northwest, Paul worked for the Navy and took every opportunity he could to speak with veterans from WWII to the Gulf War, listening to them swap stories and relate the experiences of a lifetime.
So it is this combination of a passionate love of history, a vivid “what if” imagination, and a philosophy of life that boils down to the belief that – there are few things in life that a bigger hammer won’t fix – that led Paul to become a writer of exciting, fact-based action-thrillers. His greatest joy is leaving his readers wondering where the facts end and the fiction begins.
Paul Byers is offering for the Giveaway 1 (one) ebook of Arctic Fire to 1 (one) lucky commenter. International. Easy entry as always, just leave your email address and answer the question:
What do you do to conserve and recycle?
Giveaway ends October 16, 2013
WINNERS!! The winners of the Arctic Fire giveaway are Janna and Laura.
Congratulations and happy reading. I hope you enjoy Arctic Fire as much as I did!
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