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Paul Byers

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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 w
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Average rating: 3.95 · 79 ratings · 24 reviews · 7 distinct works
Arctic Fire

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Shattered Sky

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Act of God

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Catalyst

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Greed

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Arctic Fire (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: 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...
Catalyst (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Catalyst is an exciting WWII thriller inspired by true events

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Lost City of Gold by Rai Aren
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Lost City of Gold is fun and fast paced and reminds me of watching the old action-adventure Saturday matinees as a kid.

It’s a quick, easy read but has all the elements of a good story. It has the adventure of traipsing through a dark jungle on a ques
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Underworld is a collaboration between Jeremy Robinson and Sean Ellis and is a great action packed thriller. I have read both authors separately and this is a good pairing of the two. Underworld is a series in Robinson’s Chess Team saga but it is a go ...more
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Secret of the Sands is an interesting book running two parallel stories at the same time, yet taking place 12,000 years apart. It’s part Indian Jones, part mystery thriller.

The first part of the story is about a team of modern day archeologists who
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Once again, Rick Chesler delivers a good, solid performance with Solar Island. This is the third, Special FBI Agent Tara Shores adventure and they keep getting better and better.

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Like Michael Crichton’s, Prey or Jurassic Park, Rick Chesler’s, KiDNApped shows just how far today’s technology has come and how truly frightening it can be. Though not a true techno thriller, the technology used in the story is central to its theme.
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message 27: by Robert

Robert Stermscheg Hey Paul, I hope you're enjoying the holiday weekend. Have you read anything by Dick Francis? Great author, now, sadly, dead.


message 26: by Rai

Rai Hey Paul,

Congratulations on your second book! It sounds really good. The cover is striking, too.

I've added it to my tbr list :)

Wishing you great success with your writing!

Cheers,

Rai


Christine Hi Paul,just dropping by for a visit. I would like to invite you to check out Shadow Forrest Authors for charity and help support illiteracy issues.
http://www.shadowforestauthors.com
We also have a SFA group here on goodreads. Have a great week.
Blessing CJ



message 24: by Paul

Paul Byers Hey CJ
Thanks for stopping by!


Christine Hi Paul, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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Join shadow forest authors and help stop illiteracy worldwide.
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message 22: by Paul

Paul Byers Thanks Derek, good luck with your new book
Paul


message 21: by D.A.

D.A. Schneider Hello,

My new book The 9 Ghosts of Samen's Bane is available now at amazon.com. I hope you have a great holiday.

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message 20: by Robert

Robert Thank you, Paul! Best of luck with your thriller!


Alexandra Thank you for including me.
Alexandra Everist
Author of "A Katrina Moment"
and "No Place to Call Home"
www.alexandraeverist.com


message 18: by Paul

Paul Byers sorry Christine, need a better spell checkcer :)


message 17: by Paul

Paul Byers Hey Chritine
Doing good, just trying to figure out how all this works. You have great week too!
Paul


Christine Hi Paul, stopped by to see what's new with you. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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message 15: by Ida

Ida Plassay Hello Paul!
Thank you for the friendship and thank you for voting for my books.


message 14: by Andrea

Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend.


message 13: by Paul

Paul Byers Thanks Bradley, you too!


message 12: by Bradley

Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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message 11: by Paul

Paul Byers Hi Jeannie, you too!


message 10: by Jeannie

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi there Paul and thanks so much for the friendship!
Blessings,
Jeannie


Christine Hi from down under Paul, thanks for adding me as a friend, I hope to get to know you better.
Check out shadow Forest Authors group and website.
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Blessings CJ
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message 8: by Paul

Paul Byers Sandy wrote: "Hi Paul, I saw your invite to me some days back and I didn't respond for a while because - quite frankly(!) - I wondered what kinda guy would have an email address called "gunfighter451st" and did ..."

LOL Sandy, I see your point. I do have my "Professional" email of paulbyersonline@yahoo.com, Gunfighter is my "everyday" account. It was named after the online fighter squadron I use to fly with, like you said, you meet all kinds here :)
Thanks for giving me a chance and I hope you enjoy my book. And tell your brother Congrats on finishing his!


message 7: by Sandy

Sandy Hi Paul, I saw your invite to me some days back and I didn't respond for a while because - quite frankly(!) - I wondered what kinda guy would have an email address called "gunfighter451st" and did I really want to know this guy? Well, anyway, having met several other really great folks on GoodReads I decided to 'wing it' and 'be your friend'. It looks like your own book is pretty interesting. I've added it to my 'to read' list - getting longer by the minutes. I'll post my thoughts on it when I get to reading it. Congratulations on your accomplishment of actually finishing such a daunting project as a book. My brother just finished his first book - took him 4+ years! "The Sacred Sea: A Journey to Lake Baikal" by peter thomson. I know that such a task is really challenging! Anyway, take care! S. Thomson


message 6: by Paul

Paul Byers Chester wrote: "Hi, Paul. You joined the author ranks at 50, huh? Good for you. I didn't see publication until age 76. I'm still going strong, though. At 83 I have my fifth mystery coming out in April. All a matte..."

"OTHAL" LOL sound like a Jessica Fletcher, Murder she Wrote plot


Jessie Hi Paul, how's it going?


Chester Hi, Paul. You joined the author ranks at 50, huh? Good for you. I didn't see publication until age 76. I'm still going strong, though. At 83 I have my fifth mystery coming out in April. All a matter of putting butt in chair and pressing keys. I have lots of senior friend writers. Maybe we should start an organization called OTHAL--Over the Hill Authors League.


message 3: by Beth

Beth Hi Paul,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author!


message 2: by Noni

Noni Hi Paul, many thanks for adding me as a friend. It's pleasure to meet you here.


message 1: by Carl

Carl Paul:

Thanks for the friend add!

Take a look at my book, "Bader Field" recently published by Nightengale Press. Lots of flying of twin engine aircraft. Not military but an integral part of my life

www.carledavid.com for an in depth look.


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