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The New Madrid Run

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Travis Christian, owner of Island Air charters in the Florida keys, has miraculously survived nature's initial onslaught.As he faces the terrible new elements of a changed world and the baser ambitions of his fellow man, he attempts to navigate a battered sailboat toward hope of safe harbor in the mountains of western Arkansas.

Along the way, Christian gathers the most rema...more
Paperback, 310 pages
Published October 28th 1998 by Clear Creek Press (AR) (first published October 1998)
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Aug 21, 2007 Lafcadio rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Colin
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Before I get started on the content, I have a beef with the cover: if there were massive flooding due to global warming, sure the Mississippi river might get much wider, but the whole "California falling into the ocean" thing is ridiculous. Seismically and geologically it's impossible, but if we were to suspend reality for a moment and assume that California could, in fact, fall into the ocean, it certainly wouldn't fall into the ocean exactly along political boundaries. The continental crust do...more
I love post-apocalypse fiction so I tried to read this book.

I really did try.

It's awful, but not for the reasons you might think. I'm going to list some of the problems here in the hopes the author might see them and learn do do better, and so that people with actual political awareness are warned before they dive in.

1) You don't call Asian people Orientals. It is really insulting. It is racist. A rug is Oriental. A person has first a name, then a country of origin, and if you MUST generalize ab...more
Not my cup of tea at all I'm afraid. I rarely find a thriller that thrills me. Endless, tedious, dreary and unlikely blow-by-blow accounts of shoot outs. This one used Samurai Swords and World War II fighter planes to "spice" it up a bit - but I was left cold. The essence of the plot, I thought, was fantastic - what a shame the fleshing out was so poor. And the thing that always bugs me about this genre the most is that the "baddies" are always so BAD and the "goodies" are alwasy so GOOD - putti...more
Wayne Stinnett
This first novel by Michael Reisig will have you turning pages, long after you should have gone to bed.

After an apocalyptic natural event, the many well fleshed out characters are thrown together by a mutual desire. Survival, in a world gone haywire.

Earthquakes, tsunamis, and storms abound in this thrill ride of a novel, from the Florida Keys to the mountains of Arkansas.
This is my second reading of this book, even so this is a predictable book, well written, but predictable. I have always enjoyed end of the world type books so I picked this up years ago. I would have to say the luck this group has is pretty high which allows them to overcome some huge odds, but it allows the story to continue at a good clip. Fun but don't expect anything out of the ordinary.
A polar shift causes huge earthquakes and tidal waves that destroy large portions of the U.S. This fiction story follows some survivors as they head from Florida to Arkansas, and have run ins with pirates and an evil man with his army.
Daniel Ace
The science seemed a little loose but this felt like watching a good, fun B - movie. You could sense some twists coming but it was nice.
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What an amazing story you don't want to miss this one, loved that the story was based in Arkansas.
Brian Baird
Well written but the heroes of the story have a bit too much fantastic luck.
A nice easy summer time vacation read. Fill your boots.
Robert Lewter
A barn burner to the very last page.
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Michael Reisig has been writing professionally for 15 years. He is a former newspaper editor and publisher, an award-winning columnist, and a best-selling novelist.

He is the author of six novels. His works have been optioned for motion pictures, sold to overseas publishers, and produced in CD, audio, and e-book format. He has been featured in magazines such as Writer's Digest and Southern Living...more
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