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    Lou Cadle(Author)

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Chad has wanted to be a firefighter since he was a kid, but with another near-miss on the qualification test, it looks like he won't ever make it. At 23, his dream feels like it is slipping away from him. All he ever wanted to do was to help people, to save lives, to make a difference. When Mt. Hood erupts in spectacular billows of ash, not forty miles from his home town, he gets that chance. Wading into the swirling, debris-filled mudflows, he risks his life to save others. Even though the eruption is a horrible thing, he sees that here is his one chance to live his dream. Elsewhere on the mountain, ash fouls the engine of a helicopter carrying volcanologists, sending it plummeting into tall trees. A furnace-hot cloud of ash tumbles toward two hikers on their third date. A family camping on the mountain can't get out either, and one of them is struggling to draw a breath. Lives are at risk, and the mountain keeps pouring out its deadly ash. Who will survive? Whose life will the mountain claim?

Lou Cadle grew up in Tornado Alley along the New Madrid fault, was in San Francisco for the 1989 earthquake, watched minor eruptions of Mt. St. Helens from close up, and hiked several times over Kilauea’s active lava flows. Cadle currently lives in haboob country.

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  • PDF | 272 pages
  • Lou Cadle(Author)
  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (March 20, 2016)
  • English
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  • Literature & Fiction

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  • By Sarah Marie on November 15, 2017

    This is another good book from the author. In this case the eruption is of Mt. Hood. As usual, he does a really good job with his characters.Chad: Wants to be a firefighter but his legs aren't strong enough.Norio: Scientist who values data above people.Ellen: A librarian who has taken an unfortunate vacation.Jim: Young boy of Hmong ancestry. Cultural problems at home.Kate: Director of Cascade Volcano Observatory.Cadle puts his characters through hell, basically. Some involve people being in the place at the wrong time. Chad and another worker make a valiant effort to help people after the volcano erupts and starts covering everything with mud and debris (washed down from melting glaciers.) Ellen will probably give up hiking forever.Norio establishes himself as a grade number one mad scientist wanna-be, always wanting to save data he's taken over saving people. I really got to dislike him. He shows all the worst traits a scientist can have carrying his wanting data to a ridiculous extreme.The descriptions of what is going on are also well done. I've read a bunch of his books and this one is also a really good one.

  • By Guest on May 3, 2015

    I liked the book since it was written without R rated stuff added. The characters where well developed and seemed real. The story line seemed to be possible. Most of the names of locations are real and can be found on a map. I picked this read because I see Mt. Hood almost everyday. I have hiked/climbed to the top and around nearly the whole Mt. I have worked on or near it for years. It is a beautiful area in Oregon. I knew the cover photo on the book is not Mt. Hood, I know it is Mt. St. Helens. That was OK with me and that was explained at the end of the book. I have also been on it's top before it blew up. I witnessed that mountain erupt from the Columbia river and my home. I also know about the main trail and a feature named in the story, if you have been there you know what I mean. Mr. Cadle also explained that at the end of the book . It took nothing away from the story only made it better. Hope you like the book also and if ever you can visit Mt. Hood do so, in the summer or winter both seasons are great.

  • By Patricia Lamp on February 4, 2017

    This is the first book of what I will call the Natural Disaster Series. It is a story about how a mountain roars and changes the lifes of everyone it touches. It tells how a want to be firefighter becomes so much more than that, how he learns more about himself. It is a story of how he rescues two women from the face of death. It is about the adventures of a young man and woman that live through the horror of a volcano erupting under their feet. Its action packed and full of heavy emotion and fear. Its a story to read!

  • By AlaynaSky on November 3, 2014

    Honestly, the book deserves a lower rating, but I went ahead and gave it three stars because the story was decent and the blending together of each separate story line with the different characters was done fairly well.The book should NOT cost any money however. It should be free. When you charge money for a product, it MUST be polished and perfected.This book is far from that.There are so many badly structured sentences, you can close your eyes and simply point. Your finger will easily land on one because they're absolutely everywhere.. I got 30% of the way through this book and realized I hadn't grabbed a sample yet for the review. I didn't need to worry because there are plenty to choose from at any point in the book.It's so bad I'm wondering if English is not the authors first language. If it isn't, it sure would explain a lot. Or perhaps, this was originally in a different language and then transposed into English and left as is without proper editing.Example 1: "He hadn't slept well for lying there while his mind went round and round".Example 2: "Why would Kane have taken against him"?Example 3: "Wanted him without the condom she had tucked into her backpack". (Lol, What?)Example 4: "If it were only Akroyd saying so, he's question the man's senses".Example 5: " Over a few thousands of years, the process will continue through her bones, and finally, Sylvie will achieve a state only one in a million of us can hope for: She will become a fossil".(The first part of this is pretty clear what's wrong, but why is this a state that only one in a million of us can hope for? Terribly confusing and really doesn't make any sense at all. Incorrect use of a colon as well.)Many other instances, show sentences that are incomplete. Words are missing.Example 1: "What you doing this summer"?Example 2: "He imagined the guys at the firehouse flying into action and felt a wash of emotions so twisted up, he found hard to tell them apart from one another".(This sentence not only carries missing words, but bad sentence structure as well. (A wash of emotions so twisted up" does not make any sense. Missing word as well).Example 3: She looked up at Chad and, even through the mud covering her face, he could see she anxious". (There is no comma after the word "and" and there is a missing word as well)Example 4: "I could died in the lahar or gone into shock, Chad. (Missing word and unnecessary comma)Another problem was when the author was telling the story about Jim and his family, it took me a little while to figure out what was wrong here. Jim and his family are Asian. When you're reading the story about them, it is easy to see that Jim's father and mother speak broken English due to English being their second language. The problem was the author ended up narrating the story in a lot of broken English like Asians would sound while speaking. When you're writing and your characters speak broken English, you can only use the broken English in quotes when your character is speaking. You cannot narrate with it. Whenever the part of the story involving Jim and his family came up, it would be mostly in Asian broken English, but as soon as the story moved on to other characters, the English would go back to normal (somewhat).Example: "Mother came over and examined him". This is broken English and an improper sentence. The proper way to write this would have been "HIS mother came over and examined him". The father could have spoken and said "Mother, please examine him" and that would have been fine. Unless it's in quotes, it needs to revert back to normal storytelling text.I don't know. This may be another example of English not being the authors first language or the writer is very young. You cannot write a novel in English without clear precise knowledge of proper sentence structure.I did think the science behind the volcano worked and the story wasn't too bad. The writer is capable of telling a good story but without proper use of the English language and no professional editing (A good English editor could have repaired all of it), this novel fell apart. This book really needs quite a bit of work and should either be free, or pulled from public until it's been fixed.It's a big mess.

  • By Kindle Customer on August 30, 2017

    Read all of the books in order to really enjoy. Characters are realistic and get better and better. Storyline continues to grow and develop.

  • By Paul M Meyer on October 19, 2014

    Erupt by Lou Cadle is an excellent action adventure novel about the eruption of Mt. Hood and the effects of the eruption on first responders, towns people, and campers. The book begins with a section titled "One Month Before", then progresses to "Three Days Before", and finally "The Day". That sequence builds the tension to the powerful eruption and the aftermath. The novel certainly made this reader appreciate first responders. It also makes you think about how prepared you are for an event such as a tornado, earthquake etc. All in all, a very enjoyable book.

  • By Lover of Reading on April 2, 2015

    Wow, I'm a huge fan of Teotwawki, dystopian, SHTF books. I love to see how the author thinks people will behave versus how I think they would. Or even how I would react. Very rarely do I find a book that I really identify with in action or thoughts. I found myself readily agreeing with a lot of the actions taken. I found this story to be refreshing, new, actually fascinating.I wish I could find more books like this. Strong characters! I detest books where the characters r weak. This book offered none of that. Well done!

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