Not on Fire, but Burning: A Novel by Greg Hrbek

By Greg Hrbek

Twenty-year-old Skyler observed the incident out her window: a few type of metalic item soaring over the Golden Gate Bridge earlier than it collapsed and a mushroom cloud lifted above the town. Like every person, she ran, yet she couldn't outrun the radiation, along with her final concepts being of her liked child brother, Dorian, secure in her far away kinfolk home. 

Flash ahead to a post-incident the US, the place the rustic has been damaged up into territories and Muslims were herded onto the outdated Indian reservations within the west, even if nobody has decided who trigger the explosion that destroyed San Francisco. Twelve-year outdated Dorian desires approximately killing Muslims and approximately his sister—even notwithstanding Dorian's mom and dad insist Skyler by no means existed. Are they nonetheless shell-shocked, attempting to placed the previous in the back of them . . . or is anything extra sinister going on?

Meanwhile, around the road, Dorian's neighbor adopts a Muslim orphan from the territories. it is going to trigger a chain of more and more terrifying incidents that may result in both tragedy or redemption for Dorian, as he struggles to end up that his sister existed—and used to be killed by means of a terrorist attack.

Not on hearth, yet Burning is not like whatever you're learn before—not precisely a mystery, no longer precisely sci-fi, no longer precisely speculative fiction, yet really a super and soaking up event into the darkish center of an the United States that turns out ripped from the headlines. yet simply as powerfully, it offers a charming hero: a tender boy pushed by means of like to search the reality, no matter if it ability his inner most ideals are fallacious.

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We're rushed as hell, but I like it. I've been coming to the office an hour earlier than usual, but she beats me to it. She's always there first. . What? . I don't know what she does at night. Nothing much, I guess. . No, she never goes out with anyone. She sits at home, mostly, and listens to music. She plays records. . What do you care, which records? Richard Halley. She loves the music of Richard Halley. " CHAPTER IV THE IMMOVABLE MOVERS Motive power—thought Dagny, looking up at the Taggart Building in the twilight—was its first need; motive power, to keep that building standing; movement, to keep it immovable.

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I wish they'd fire that bartender," he said. "For instance, consider Associated Steel. We've got the most modern plant in the country and the best organization. That seems to me to be an indisputable fact, because we got the Industrial Efficiency Award of Globe Magazine last year. So we can maintain that we've done our best and nobody can blame us. But we cannot help it if the iron ore situation is a national problem. " Taggart said nothing. He sat with his elbows spread wide on the table top.

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