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H.A. Raynes was inspired to write NATION OF ENEMIES by a family member who was a Titanic survivor and another who escaped Poland in World War II. Combining lessons from the past with a healthy fear of the modern landscape, this novel was born. A longtime member of Boston’s writing community, H.A. Raynes has a history of trying anything once (acting, diving out of a plane, white water rafting, and parenting). Writing and raising children seem to have stuck.

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Waking up to news of the Las Vegas shooting gave me chills. The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history took place at a concert. I wrote about a devastating event just like this about four years ago. And just in the past week a strange story came out of Cuba about Sonic Weapons being used against U.S. diplomats. I used such a weapon in my earlier writing as well. It was surreal to read about it in

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