Giveaway Tour of Arctic Fire by Paul Byer

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Arctic Fire by Paul Byer

 Publisher: Fortress Publications (July 1, 2011)

Category: Thriller, Action Adventure, & Literary Fiction
Tour Date: September, 2013
ISBN: 978-0615504070
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…



“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



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.

 I have watched The Ice Hunter TV show, where the guys go out to an iceberg and shoot off pieces with a rifle. The Ice Hunters drag it back and sell it for bottled water and vodka.

 So how far fetched would it be to haul a complete iceberg?

Check out Weather  /  Zap2it  to get the lowdown.


 Cause and effect – one simple thing can change your life.

Chaos Theory and the Butterfly Effect

 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.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 STARS – Would Recommend To Others.



PaulByers_RSC0029_(2)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.

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taiwan flag smiley animated gif Pictures, Images and PhotosPaul 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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23 thoughts on “Giveaway Tour of Arctic Fire by Paul Byer

  1. Oh this subject is dear and near to my heart! I am a recycling freak, but I know I don’t do enough! I work at a college and make everyone actually throw the trash in the correct containers! The college has a great system, but do people actually read the labels??? So, a bunch of is volunteer to go through mountains of trash to get out the recyclables! Lots of love, Emily

    • Kudos to you Emily. I do recycle, turn off lights…….but like most people I feel I don’t do enough. I believe something is better than nothing. As companies make things easier to recycle, I think we will all get better at it. Keep up the great work!

    • Thanks Janna. Everyone I know recycles, just some more than others. Here in Florida, they pick up all recyclables but glass. I don’t understand that, but I think the only glass bottles I have are full of beer. LOL

  2. I try to do everything I can to recycle although I know it will never be enough. I tell my kids and the kids that I substitute to that we are doing this for their earth. As they throw things away, I am always grabbing it out and trying to put it into the recycling bin as they roll their eyes at me. It is quite comical. As Neil Armstrong said “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

    • Excellent. Above and beyond the call of duty. I think as our youngsters grow up they will be the ones to come up with a more efficient way to recycle even more things. You are so right about it being their Earth. I remember when I was young, we had never heard of such a thing as recycling. Pretty soon the kids that are rolling their eyes will be watching other kids roll their eyes at them when the roles are reversed. ^_^

  3. Sadly, I don’t do enough to conserve and recycle. My sister lives in an area where recycling is required, and you MUST separate your trash. Where I live, nope, we just toss our garbage into the dumpster. Strange, huh? This is something I need to do better at!
    I love the author’s bio and the way he describes his constant daydreaming, fueled by the things he sees around him. And I find the whole iceberg premise fascinating!

    • I wish they recycled more here, but I do what I can. Every little bit helps. I, too, love reading about the authors and Paul Byer’s bio spoke to me. Have you ever watched the Ice Hunters? They look like a bunch of nuts out there shooting chunks of ice off the bergs. lol It can be very dangerous too. I don’t think it is so far fetched that someone will try and corral one of their very own and bring it home. ^_^

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  5. Everything we can, including paper, cardboard, plastics, scrap metal, furniture, china, glass, books and clothes, etc. My family has been in the recycling business since 1958.

    • Awesome. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised someone saw the potential for recycling back then. I’m just surprised that we are still so far behind. Have a great weekend Denise.

  6. I know I don’t do near enough. I’m ashamed to admit it. I wish they picked up recyclables from the curb out here in the boonies!
    I knew you’d like this book. Sounds like it really got you riled up and thinking. I’m going to check my kindle and make sure, but I think I have this. Please enter me in the giveaway and if I already have this I’ll be back to let you know so I won’t take away someone elses chance to win.

    • I want to wish you luck in the giveaway, Laura. I wish Florida did a little better with their recycling. Curbside is really the answer and they just started doing that a couple of years ago. I think they can do better, though, and I hope they are working on recycling more items. When I lived in Panama City Beach, I used to take cans and plastic to the recycling center. A big hassle trying to store it, then getting it there.

  7. Recycling is mandatory in our town but my family tries to use and reuse policy to make something of disregarded items. We’ve been able to create many useful decoration and furniture items from second hand or multi owned items.

    • I am always amazed with people’s creativity when recycling objects. Many decorative and furniture items can sometimes be worth much money. Thanks Beth for commenting. Good luck.

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