Carry the Flame

Carry the Flame

Gutsy...With references to ecological despoliation and oil as a precious commodity, Jaros's novel has a noticeable Mad Max vibe, replete with quirky characters and nonstop action. Tense, terse prose suits the setting and carries the story nimbly along."

Publishers Weekly
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Burn Down the Sky
Sequel To:

Burn Down the Sky

An intense, amazing, post-apocalyptic tale of unleashed terror and undying hope. This is gifted writing, and a superb, brilliant thriller."

Bill Evans

New York Times bestselling author of Category 7

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Nykanen has published his two most recent books under his pen name, James Jaros

Mark Nykanen:


Nykanen is a four-time Emmy and Edgar-winning journalist, and acclaimed author of extraordinarily tense literary thrillers that feature protagonists who find themselves pushed to the absolute extremes of behaviour and imagination.

Nykanen is a master of knowing what scares us deep down…Words have power, and Nykanen knows their secrets."

Salem Statesman Journal
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So much drivel has been written by climate change deniers about a so-called slowdown in global warming that in a more rational world the news from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would end, once and for all, the phony debate about the escalating heat.  Alas, we don’t live in that world.  We […]

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