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  15:56:56  17 November 2014
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Jarrod McKenzie
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Just released Science Fiction novels set in the Exclusion Zone

My two novels, "A Wintering of Evil; The Pandora Affair" Part One and Part Two are now out at Amazon as either Print Books or Kindle E-book. They are also available at the Kindle E-book Library.

Part One; 710 pages
On April 25-26, 1986, a test of Plant # 4's reactor core at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Facility led to the worst nuclear power plant disaster in history. Many factors, from faults in the reactor design...to repeated human errors...began a cascade of events that are still felt today in the Ukraine and elsewhere.
A 4,300-plus square kilometer area around the Chernobyl facility was designated as an Exclusion Zone within two years. Along the Southern Boundary, are the five South Zone Settlements, boomtowns where anything can be had for a price.
Contained inside the military-patrolled borders of "The Zone"...is a world of speculation, misinformation and the unknown. It is a savage place... where criminals of all stripes, bandits, mercenaries, heavily-armed militant Factions and others...vie for control...for money....for survival.
The Russian Military has another name for the Zone, a very apt one.
The Zone of Alienation.
Mutation has altered and changed the creatures within the Zone, producing deadly mutants, both above ground and below.
Anomalous areas create strange artifacts worth small fortunes on the black markets of Europe. Endowed with differing properties across a wide spectrum of effects, many of these artifacts are also deadly in their own right.
Intelligence agencies have also come to the Zone in force. These covert agencies have brought their own agendas and ruthlessly pursue them with every tool at their disposal, from bribery and intimidation...to outright murder. There is a great prize to be had...the secrets of an on-going, massive covert operation...Pandora.
Those who control Pandora, control a path to untold riches and power.
But now another player has appeared. An intelligent species that predates mankind and whose preferred prey is humans. The Krailiaki, vicious predators that have been pushed into hiding with the rise of Mankind to dominance on the planet are going to strike back. They are going to wage war on the humans of the Zone.
Only the law of the gun ultimately prevails in this land...

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Part Two; 720 pages
War has come to the 4,300 square kilometers of the Zone. Inside the Boundary, every type of criminal is to be found. Mercenaries, arms dealers and smugglers and others call the Zone home.
Along the Southern Boundary are the 5 South Zone Settlements. Boomtowns where fortunes are made and lost every day. Towns where all men go armed, many dressed in Zone Suits. This is normal for Zoners.
But a deadly conflict is ready to erupt into open warfare. On the one side, General Nikolai Petrosky, commander of the vast Pandora operation. Nearly all of Pandora lies deep underground below the Zone. Petrosky’s rule over Pandora is protected by rich, powerful and corrupt men back in Moscow.
Men on whom Petrosky has collected extensive and damaging files he uses to ensure their support and protection.
But Petrosky’s hated enemy, Jarrod McKenzie, has resources and allies of his own and is ready when General Petrosky initiates a major military operation at a former KGB River Base.
The battle is joined when something unforeseen happens…a full-scale attack by ancient predators, the Krailiaki, a species far older than Mankind.
A species whose preferred prey is humans.

McKenzie
  04:25:30  22 November 2014
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Don Reba
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Awesome! Congratulations!

I never understood how to write 100 pages about anything and am slightly envious of people with that ability.
  05:25:37  22 November 2014
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Jarrod McKenzie
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Awesome! Congratulations!

I never understood how to write 100 pages about anything and am slightly envious of people with that ability.
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Thank you, Don....that is much appreciated. If you are into reading Sci-fi...you will not be disappointed.

"A Wintering of Evil; The Pandora Affair; Part One 710 pgs. and Part Two 720 pgs.
It is available at Amazon in either Print or E-book formats. It is also available at the Kindle Library.
Here are links to the Previrews.

https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1158334
https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1158333
  11:04:51  22 November 2014
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Very much so. It's going on my reading list.
  13:34:51  1 December 2014
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I just searched for it via the Kindle App on my phone.

I found the book, but it says that it is 704 pages.

Is this part 1?
  13:38:47  1 December 2014
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Vikingstalker
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It is
(I think 710 is the total amount of pages, including prelude, contents table etc. )
  15:24:59  1 December 2014
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It is
(I think 710 is the total amount of pages, including prelude, contents table etc. )
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Cool, just bought via the Kindle app on my phone

Looking forward to read it
  16:35:29  1 December 2014
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Jarrod McKenzie
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I just searched for it via the Kindle App on my phone.

I found the book, but it says that it is 704 pages.

Is this part 1?
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Yes. That is Part One. The Covers are also distinctly different and Part One has a figure silhouetted in a dark hallway.
  13:42:56  9 January 2015
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Just finished part 1, and bought part 2

Very well written, good flow in the story, and the characters in the story are well described.
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I am going to give it 5 stars on Amazon, it definitely deserves it.

When I am done with the second part, I am going to give a final verdict .
My best guess is that my only gripe is that the story is too short. I like long well written stories (Lord of The Rings length books )
  20:17:51  6 February 2015
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Just finished the second book today.

I must say very good. I can recommend the book.

Are you working on more books? I think there are more stories to tell, given the large number of characters in the book. A lot of stories that still can be told.
 
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